Have you heard of “the coat” from Amazon? I first heard of it in my Peloton Moms Facebook Group and apparently it’s the “Upper East Side Mom Coat” of the year. Truthfully, I was a little skeptical. I’ve had some good luck with Amazon fashion buys but I was more of the belief that a winter coat wasn’t going to be warm or worth it at that price point.
A few weeks ago, I saw that “the coat” was going to be a Lightning Deal on Amazon, so I figured that getting a $119 coat for even less (it ended up being $65) was worth at least buying it and giving it a try. Worst case, I could return it and call it a whole bunch of unnecessary hype for a coat that wasn’t all that great.
Well…it’s actually a pretty great coat! I have been wearing it as my everyday coat for dropping the kids off at school and just the usual running around. So I thought I’d do a quick review and round up the best things about this coat and why it’s worth the purchase.
It has pockets.
Like a ton of them. And how much do we all love skirts, dresses, coats, etc. that have pockets? We like them a lot. Right?
So I use the zipper pockets on the front for my keys and my phone, and occasionally I’ll throw cash in there if I’m running quickly into Starbucks or somewhere that I’ll just need it quickly. I honestly think the regular “put your hands in them” pockets are a little oddly placed and kind of weird, but I’ve been wearing gloves anyway, so I just don’t really use those.
It is actually warm.
During the freezing cold spell we had a few weeks ago, I figured that would be the time I would learn that this was totally not a Michigan winter-worthy coat. Well, I was wrong! It kept me very warm in our minimal trips out of the house during that week or so and it was great for walking around up north a couple weekends ago too.
It is surprisingly stylish.
I like the oversized style (I bought it in an XS and it is perfect, with room for layering and sweaters), the sherpa-lined hood and all of the zipper details. The zipper detail on the side is good because you can have them all the way down or open a bit either for looks, maybe to accommodate a baby bump or, if you’re like me, you need a little more booty space!
It also comes in a bunch of colors including black, navy and the olive green that I got. All of which are really good, neutral colors that will go with anything!
It is a great deal.
It’s true, it’s a good deal. Right now it’s $139 and even at that price, I think it’s worth it. You can check back occasionally to see if the deal comes up again, and it might, but I definitely give this one my two thumbs up either way!
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Photos thanks to Eleven Creative.