Hadley Puffer Riding Jacket is rated
Rated 4 out of
Just what I was looking for!
This coat has quickly become my go-to. It fills a tricky niche when you don't need your heaviest coat (that's used for the bitterest of winter days), but a jacket or fleece isn't heavy enough. So this coat is plenty warm for southern winter weather (think northern Mississippi), and great for early- and late-winter in northern climates (i.e. November-December and March-April in northern Minnesota).
I ordered an XL, and it is pretty roomy so I can wear layers under it (usually a long-sleeved t-shirt and a 1/4 zip fleece). I'm 5' tall, 46" bust, 36" waist, and broad through the shoulders. I can easily move my arms above my head. The sleeves are slightly longer than standard and generously cut. The sleeve holes are pretty large as well, although this is nice because I don't need to fuss with getting my coat sleeves around my gloves at all.
The coat is soft and squishy and cuddly feeling, even though both the shell and lining are slick material. The material is great for shedding season, as the hair just brushes right off.
The length is great for this weight of coat and covers enough of my backside that there aren't drafts when picking feet, although this might be different for taller people or those with longer torsos.
The elastic and snaps on the back add a nice touch of styling and make the coat a little more flattering. Although, the entire snap unit on one side popped off almost immediately.
The pockets are standard slash pockets with zippers. They are plenty big enough for hands, a phone, treats, carrots, and all the other oddball stuff that ends up in barn coat pockets. Weirdly, the zippers on the coat I got are different from each other. One is a heavy duty zipper with big teeth and the other is a much daintier zipper with very small teeth.
The blue color is absolutely stunning and I get tons of compliments on it specifically and the coat in general. Even though it's a barn coat, I find myself wearing it for lots of other tasks as well--dog walking, quick errands, or any other time I can get away with it.
Date published: 2023-05-22