Anorak Rain Jacket
Jacket Is Perfect For My Travels
I wanted an inexpensive lightweight, rainproof, jacket with hood to provide warmth and keep me dry. This jacket fills the bill. The others I found were priced at $169 but when I discovered this one at Blair, I bought it on the spot. Would have liked a different color but black is always good. It fits true to size although sleeves are a bit short on me. I am 5'9" so my arms are longer than the average woman.
August 1, 2013
I ordered this jacket in stone becuase the blue was no longer available. The stone is not pretty in any sense - very blah and the material is stiff. I ended up returning this jacket because the fit was not true. I ordered my normal size - 1X and it was extremely small around the bust and through the shoulders. I could not even zip it closed.
May 13, 2013
What's With This Zipper???!!!
I am very happy with the quality and fit of the jacket. It is more than I wanted to pay for a rain "slicker", but I needed one badly, so I bit the bullet and ordered this one.
I am somewhat less happy with the color. I wanted black, but in my size it was only available in "Stone. The "Stone" is actually a very light beige--much lighter than I am comfortable with. The really annoying thing is that now--only a week after I ordered mine--the jacket is now available in my size in black! Grrrrrr!
Now, on to the zipper. Having lived on this earth for more decades than I care to think of, and having raised 2 sons, I have faced many zipper challenges. This one, however, wins the grand prize. After many false starts, I have managed to get it unzipped and zipped several times, but I am unable to detect any pattern in why it works sometimes and not others. This has not been a problem at home, but I cringe at the thought of being out in public and not being able to get out of my own jacket! I hope somebody will post a review that will unlock the puzzle.
April 17, 2013
Lots of details
This rain jacket has lots of details. The wrist cuff has two snaps for different tightness and there are three pockets inside the jacket that could hold a cell phone and keys or cash. As someone else mentioned, the jacket pictured in the catalog has more blue in it and the one on the website has more green in it. I would have preferred the bluer one, but the greener one is ok, too. I'll probably have to wait until next fall/winter to wear it since it's seems on the warm side. The top half does have netting on the inside, so that should help with breath-ability. I like the length and style.
April 11, 2013
Almost 5 Stars
I liked the jacket when I saw it in the catalog. I read reviews of it. Several people said they had ordered the Stone color, thinking it was gray, as it appeared in the catalog. But when it arrived, it was tan. That was good news for me, since I don't wear gray. So I ordered the Stone color. I wouldn't call it tan. It is more like ecru. A very pretty and neutral color. The fit is good, the jacket has many great features--outer pockets that zip, small inside pockets that have velcro closures. Grommets for circulation, nice lining. And it is lightweight.
The only problem I had was with the zipper. There are two zipper pulls--the second one opens the jacket from the bottom. However, I couldn't get the lower zipper to release from the fabric, so the jacket would open, and the zipper got damaged when I tried.
I called Customer Service and the representative was as nice as she could be. She replaced the jacket and did not charge me shipping. I got the replacement jacket, and took it to a friend, who managed to get it open without harming the zipper. I highly recommend the jacket. If you can't get it open, find a friend who can.
April 11, 2013
I liked the fit and styling of this jacket but the material does not breathe. Too hot when warm out and too cold when it's a little windy. Returned the jacket.
April 9, 2013
Anorak Rain Jacket
I love this jacket, but i can't figure out how to unzip it. It would be very much appreciated if someone would tell me how to do it. I also thought it was gray, but the tan is nice too. Thank You L.G. 64
April 8, 2013
This jacket was a perfect fit with plenty of room to wear sweaters, etc. beneath. The fabric and design are better than the picture in the catalog shows. I love it.
April 4, 2013