Equine Couture Raleigh Soft Shell Hunt Coat
Coat hangs poorly
This coat is very comfortable...has nice give and take, ran true to size for me...(buyer needs to realize it is shorter than most coats, look at the photo!) - but that didn't bother me at all. Its just the material looked cheap...and I know it isn't an expensive jacket, but I just expected better quality overall I guess. The collar and buttons hung poorly. Too bad - because it was really comfortable - would have been nice for those warm show days!
April 17, 2013
I expected a better jacket after reading the reviews. Not sure why I expected it to be so great at this price. This Jacket is a true example of "you get what you pay for"! In the past, I have ordered value priced items through SmartPak and have been surprised at the great quality.
The sizing was fine and from a distance I'm sure the jacket will look fine. I could see how it would also be cooler than the wool type jackets. I found the back flap to kick out a bit to much and the fabric was a bit bunched at the seams.
Would have loved to have found a good soft shell coat at this price, but it just was not for me. I sent it back. I will be saving my money for the ridiculously higher priced but better quality soft shell jackets!
Thanks to SmartPak for the super fast and easy return.
April 12, 2013
Love this jacket
I can't wait to wear this jacket this show season. The style and fit are amazing. It's light weight..exactly what I was looking for at an affordable price. I could not rate durability as I have not worn it yet. Definitely would recommend this purchase.
April 3, 2013
it really is the " Best Purchase Ever"
I purchased this coat last year and I have finally been able to put it to use. The material is by far the best in terms of look, comfort, and quality. "What more could you ask for" :) I plan to take a trip to the cleaners since it is now dirty from my last show as I am afraid to wash it after reading one of the reviews. Just a final note....I noticed many people disliked the long length of the sleeves. I have long arms anyway but I personally prefer a longer sleeve as it allows for a better jump without the coat sliding past my gloves.( I am pretty sure they designed the coat this way to accommodate just about everyone as it is easier to just hem your sleeves whereas; the rest of us are usually left with little to no option)
Thank You Equine Couture! I plan to order another one
April 2, 2013
Soft Shell Coat Yes, But Not This One
This is a very inexpensive soft shell show coat so I gave it a try. You get what you pay for. The coat arrived wrinkled (crinkled) and did not hang out over night. I don't know if you can iron it and I didn't steam it. I thought wrinkles would be a problem anyway.
I would never discourage someone from trying a product from Smartpak. It might work for you.
March 27, 2013
Great Show Coat
I haven't had this coat for long and it is my first coat. I will be doing my first Hunter show in April. While searching for my perfect coat I was asking friends and they all recommended different brands but the prices were all too high. This coat has GREAT ventilation and really does look good. I live in Florida and believe me, riding can get hot but this coat keeps me cool. I cant say much relating to the durability since I haven't had it long.
The only down side of this coat was that when I received it the arms were too long. My friends grandma fixed that right up for me though! I recommend this coat to anyone who will listen.
March 5, 2013