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post #166 of 210

Can anyone find something similar to this AllSaints Rotary Coat?

 

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I was ready to order it the other day, but it's now sold out. 

 

Thanks!

post #167 of 210
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Anybody know who makes this coat?

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Brunello Cucinelli probabaly.

post #168 of 210
i'm sure he will thank you two and a half years later
post #169 of 210
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Tried it on a few years back. My initial reaction was that it looked and felt cheap. The kind of down coat where you suspect it will leak down and feathers over the years. I could be totally wrong in that assessment. It's seems to be positively reviewed on their website. Other companies offering parkas in the same price range as LL Bean are Eddie Bauer and Lands End.

Perhaps you don't want to spend this much, but for $200 more you can get a Marmot Whitehorse parka. I got one for my dad for Xmas. Waterproof and superior quality to the Baxter. If you are going to rock this parka for potentially 10 years it's worth the extra money IMO.
 

 

Reviving an old post as winter approaches.  

 

The BSP from long ago was better made than today's model (which I have).  You will get some leakage and it is so bulky that it is all but impossible to drive while on.  It is very warm and if you are walking the dog in the cold and it is under 20 degrees, you will appreciate the warmth.  It isn't meant for hiking and the mobility is in question. 

 

If I understand china manufacturing just a bit, it seems that the competition among factory managers is so severe that corners cut have become an art form.  I know Bean has its quality assurance, but...for a few hundred more, Canada Goose might be worthwhile, or Wiggy's (though synthetic and not down).   

post #170 of 210
love these threads, finding a great winter coat is a major pain in the ass.
post #171 of 210

Winter coats are something I pay particular attention to because the season lasts about 4 months here + an additional 2 (one building up, one tapering off), so it's cold here for the half the year:

 

Here's what I have:

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CMFR Exclusive Oxton Bomber (Mink fur hood, calf leather trim throughout, down fill, DINTEX poly outer)

Aspesi Cashmere Down Jacket (100% Cashmere outer, 80/20 down/feather fill) 

W+H x HR Fishtail Parka (Waxed Cotton outer, quilted inner with light nylon fill)

ToJ Fishtail Parka (Fox fur hood, wool outer, detachable polyfill inner)

Schott 24oz Wool Blend Peacoat (with leather trim throughout)

KKA Short Duffel (Angora/Wool/Cashmere mix), good for Fall & Spring (when winter is starting + ending)

 

post #172 of 210

I have a RL wool and cashmere blend charcoal coat...as it gets colder, with London Fog light brown wool (for color change)...along with a nice collection of wool and cashmere scarfs, as it gets a bit colder and I go to:  

 

Beaufort - (casual, weekend)  and RL Trench Coat, (with optional liner) for icy rain like conditions,  and then on to the extreme cold here I am going to go with...

 

Canada Goose Constable in blue.  This should suffice in walking the dog, or standing still flooding the back yard ice rink night after night---especially in the sub zero F temps at night.  I'll find the right hat/gloves combo. 

 

If something warmer is needed, I am staying inside. 

 

I live near a LL Bean outlet and could have saved $200+ on one of Bean's warmest, but the quality is not the same that I had years ago.  Some people here have parkas from decades ago that were solidly constructed without seeing goose down feathers everywhere, or being unable to move one's arms.  The barn coats are nice for....carrying wood in from the barn, but the temperature rating on it is not realistic.  

 

I'm only a few hours from a North Face outlet, but I really wanted to give CG a shot.  

post #173 of 210
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Canada Goose Constable in blue.  This should suffice in walking the dog, or standing still flooding the back yard ice rink night after night---especially in the sub zero F temps at night.  I'll find the right hat/gloves combo. 

Had one of those and I can describe it with one word, shit.
post #174 of 210
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Had one of those and I can describe it with one word, shit.

Care to elaborate?

 

Calling something "sh**" without explanation holds no value.  If it is bad enough to describe this way and you can articulate intelligently why you've designated it, I have time to cancel the order, or return it (a benefit of buying through Amazon). 

 

I was looking for warmth, without too much bulk, and readily go for walks in temperatures that the coat describes as being useful for.  

post #175 of 210
I've mentioned it in the CG thread a couple times, but I didn't find it as warm as my chiliwack was and its not waterproof, so if you are out in the elements for elongated periods as you are during dog walks, it will get soaked and loose all ability to keep you warm.
post #176 of 210

I'm in New England for grad-school and need a coat.

 

 

I'm all over the place. Should I get a woolrich? TNF? Patagonia? Nau? L. L. Bean? 

 

I'm interested in duck down insulation but should I completely steer clear of synthetic? 

 

Is it worth getting one that comes with a shell or will just the down coat alone be good? 

post #177 of 210
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I'm in New England for grad-school and need a coat.

 

 

I'm all over the place. Should I get a woolrich? TNF? Patagonia? Nau? L. L. Bean? 

 

I'm interested in duck down insulation but should I completely steer clear of synthetic? 

 

Is it worth getting one that comes with a shell or will just the down coat alone be good? 

It depends upon:

 

1.  What part of New England

2.  What kind of activity outside

3.  The money you are willing to spend

 

If you are northern New England, and will be outside stationary or slow walking, you need something very strong. 

If grad school money is the issue, go to LL Bean outlet and get Baxter State parka.  Even in -10 below F you will be comfortable walking to class. 

If you are more about hiking with movement, the technicals from TNF will serve you well. 

post #178 of 210
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It depends upon:

 

1.  What part of New England

2.  What kind of activity outside

3.  The money you are willing to spend

 

If you are northern New England, and will be outside stationary or slow walking, you need something very strong. 

If grad school money is the issue, go to LL Bean outlet and get Baxter State parka.  Even in -10 below F you will be comfortable walking to class. 

If you are more about hiking with movement, the technicals from TNF will serve you well. 

Should add 

4) Where are you from, and how is your cold resistance?

 

I did a stint in Cambridge, but I grew up in Kingston Ontario, on Lake Ontario, where it is both colder and more damp in the winter.  In the Boston Area, I can count the times I needed more than a midweight sweater and a mid weight wool coat on one hand, over a four year period.  A good hat and pair of gloves is always worth the money, btw.   You can have on the warmest winter coat, and if you aren't wearing a warm hat and good gloves, it's going to be uncomfortable.

post #179 of 210
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Should add 

4) Where are you from, and how is your cold resistance?

 

I did a stint in Cambridge, but I grew up in Kingston Ontario, on Lake Ontario, where it is both colder and more damp in the winter.  In the Boston Area, I can count the times I needed more than a midweight sweater and a mid weight wool coat on one hand, over a four year period.  A good hat and pair of gloves is always worth the money, btw.   You can have on the warmest winter coat, and if you aren't wearing a warm hat and good gloves, it's going to be uncomfortable.

 


Any recommendations for gloves?
post #180 of 210
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Originally Posted by Oldguy View Post
 

It depends upon:

 

1.  What part of New England

2.  What kind of activity outside

3.  The money you are willing to spend

 

If you are northern New England, and will be outside stationary or slow walking, you need something very strong. 

If grad school money is the issue, go to LL Bean outlet and get Baxter State parka.  Even in -10 below F you will be comfortable walking to class. 

If you are more about hiking with movement, the technicals from TNF will serve you well. 

1. Boston

2. Mosting walking outside/waiting on public transit/occasional outings

3. Willing to spend up to $350. 400 at the max. 

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