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Old 01-23-2014, 12:35 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Is it quilted down? They are great but hate that Michelin Man look

1F is getting to be considered warm as of late, two days ago it was -19F on the back porch
-19F without wind chill factored in? Yeah, that sucks. That reminds me of Kansas weather. We did have weather that dropped down to -11F without wind chill the other week but I think that was the lowest temp we have had this winter.

No, it is not quilted. It is a thigh long thing. Maybe I can find an LL Bean photo. I am very pleased with it, as the hood snaps under my chin (this was a big concern). When I am out in that wind w/ my sweet furkid, I wrap a scarf around my face so that has worked pretty well with the tight hood.

I can't find the one I ordered but this one is very similar. I am really glad I got something that hits lower than the traditional ski jacket:

Winter Warmer Coat: Winter Jackets | Free Shipping at L.L.Bean
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:01 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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OMG poly shell with fleece lining? That might work if I put on my Carhartt coveralls over it. Looks pretty light duty to me.
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:13 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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OMG poly shell with fleece lining? That might work if I put on my Carhartt coveralls over it. Looks pretty light duty to me.
My coat looks pretty much like that jacket at the hood and neck closure, but the one I have has a quilted down filling, and fleece lining in the pockets and interior of coat . . . and a knitted band at the wrists so the wind doesn't come up the sleeves (if that even makes sense!)

My coat is about the length of the one in the photo and is water repellant (I think the one in the photo is, too).

I got my coat at a discount and it may have been discontinued but as far as the design, it looks a lot like the one in the photo. I didn't want one that was quilted down (a puffer) b/c it would only accentuate the additional poundage I have put on, lololol. This one still makes me look like a big round Raspberry, so I guess having a quilted design wouldn't really have mattered as far as "looks."

Since gaining weight, I am not going to look good in anything - that is just a fact. You can hide a lot of imperfections, but once you put on weight, you can't hide but so much fat.
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Old 01-23-2014, 03:49 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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My coat looks pretty much like that jacket at the hood and neck closure, but the one I have has a quilted down filling, and fleece lining in the pockets and interior of coat . . . and a knitted band at the wrists so the wind doesn't come up the sleeves (if that even makes sense!)

My coat is about the length of the one in the photo and is water repellant (I think the one in the photo is, too).

I got my coat at a discount and it may have been discontinued but as far as the design, it looks a lot like the one in the photo. I didn't want one that was quilted down (a puffer) b/c it would only accentuate the additional poundage I have put on, lololol. This one still makes me look like a big round Raspberry, so I guess having a quilted design wouldn't really have mattered as far as "looks."

Since gaining weight, I am not going to look good in anything - that is just a fact. You can hide a lot of imperfections, but once you put on weight, you can't hide but so much fat.
The one in the picture isn't down filled and I thought, YIKES. But if yours is down, it must be nice and warm. Well, in this strange weather, nothing is really nice and warm but it would sure beat something that's only fleece or polyester.

I'm doing okay in my 600 fill down parka that is longer length--similar in looks to the one in the picture. Thank goodness for the hood and the zipper that goes right up to your chin. If I ever get another one and if we are going to continue in the minus temps in years to come, I would get 650 fill or more.
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Old 01-23-2014, 04:37 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Good, the quilted lining is like my Carhartt. I have two, one for light duty and the other is about twice as thick, I use it for subzero. I could practically jump in it wearing my jammies and be warm.

But I've been too lazy to pull it out so I wear a fleece lined hoodie and flannel lined jeans under the light duty one. It's so convenient with these trips to the barn, it's like when you were a kid and jumped into your snowsuit, threw on the boots, hat and gloves and off you went.
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Old 01-23-2014, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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It's been warming all day ~from -9F to now -4F and to be 0F at midnight with a high tomorrow of 32+F~~yea ~~ heat wave. Maybe this will come your way.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:04 PM
 
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It's been warming all day ~from -9F to now -4F and to be 0F at midnight with a high tomorrow of 32+F~~yea ~~ heat wave. Maybe this will come your way.
Sounds toasty. I'm sure you will be sad to see it go. Imagine--temps getting up as high as freezing.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Default A friend sent me this - very appropriate for today

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Old 01-23-2014, 05:08 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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^^^ LMFAO I should pin that to my mirror.


Umbs, I just saw on the news they have frostbite centers in the hospitals up there? Blackened limbs? Amputations in the hundreds this year?
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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National Weather Service in Blacksburg says the overnight low will be around zero with a wind chill of -17. Of course I won't be out in it at it's coldest unless one of the dogs decides they absolutely have to go out at 3 or 4 in the morning which does happen occasionally.

I can't just open the back door and let them out for a quick pee break. The 13 year old black lab needs coaxing to go down the steps to the back yard when there is snow or ice so I have to accompany him down at least 3 of the steps before he leaps down the rest of the way. I wish I could teach him that to go slowly and carefully would be much safer but that does seem to be one trick the sweet old dog just can't figure out.

Guess I should be happy that he is able to realize he needs to go and makes it all the way outside before doing so.
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