John Blair Poplin Jacket
I found this jacket pretty useless. It's designed so the zipper keeps sticking on the cloth edge. Several times, I had to use pliers to pull it free, and I felt lucky to get it open at all. I finally gave up entirely on zipping it, and I'm just wearing it open till a replacement arrives from another company.
Also hated the elastic cuffs and the garish lining, which shows at the top when the jacket is not completely buttoned up.
December 5, 2013
Brings back college days
Looked for a long time to find this Barracuda style.
Love the fit and material. I had the same trouble initially with material getting caught in the zipper. Best to go slow the first time and beware!!! Have had no problems with the zipper since.
Glad to have the Red and Tan and will be ordering the blue one.
November 7, 2013
We are very happy with product, but
Then only problem we found with the product was the zipper catching in the material. Other than that, it is really a very nice product and both my husband and myself are very happy with it.
August 16, 2013
Decent jacket for the price
Fit well, zipper works fine, great for cool Spring mornings. Have worn it and it does the job.
June 24, 2013
Blair can do better
This jacket looks comfortable, but the arm length was too short. The zipper is the old cheap metal, and snags easily on the fabric. I tried both a Large and an X-Large, but neither was good. This jacket is close to being good, but the drawbacks negate its positives. I was disappointed, and returned it. Hopefully,Blair will improve this jacket, making it what customers expect.
May 13, 2013
WONDERFUL JACKET- FOR PICKY HUSBAND
I was so pleasantly surprised by this jacket. My husband is VERY picky and doesn't like it when I order something from Blair or any other place. He was very pleased with this purchase - and we purchased another one in another color. I would highly recommend this jacket.
April 25, 2013
I bought this for my husband who needed a light weight jacket. He loved it and it fit him just right. I was suprised that he wanted a red one. He looks good in it.
March 19, 2013
A very rare Blair underperformer
This is the only Blair product I've ever ordered that was not made well. The zipper is atrocious; I was unable to make it work at all after I unzipped the garment (with difficulty) to try it on. Men with long arms might want to order up a size unless they intend to wear nothing more than a T-shirt underneath the jacket. The plaid lining makes the jacket look like the tried-and-true flannel-lined poplin windbreaker of old, but in fact the lining is just a slick polyester that happens to be plaid. I am not being mean-spirited here; I love this company, but this particular product is rather awful.
June 8, 2012