Laundry by Shelli Segal Softshell Anorak (Nordstrom Exclusive)
Perfect for Travel!
I bought this lightweight coat for spring travel. It is super comfortable and perfectly sized. It is already a favorite and I just took it out of the box!
cozy all-purpose jacket
This jacket is warmer than I expected - with layers underneath, it's good down to around 40. It's not waterproof but works in light rain. It runs a bit small through the shoulders, but has lots of room in the waist. I'm 5'4" and the petite works better on me, though I don't usually wear petites - the length on the regular was awkward. It works with business casual and really casual outfits both. Very happy with this jacket!
One reviewer complained that the sleeves need a slippery lining. This is true, although since the leaves are cut generously it's not really annoying.
Well made sporty outdoor coat
I'm 60.5 inches tall with a 61.5 inch wingspan, 31-23.5-35 measurement, 32b, small-framed. I bought the PXS. I'm high-waisted and the anorak hit my waist perfectly. It does cinch in but I have about 2-3 inches "extra room." I can see the fit feeling tight if you don't have a high "waist-to-hip" ratio or just like a roomier fit around the waist. It hits me 3 inches above the knee. Like the photo, the shoulders fit "dropped" and not as tailored, I assume to leave room for layering underneath. It has lightweight, fleece lining, and very sporty elastic stretchy feel, almost like neoprene. The arms are about 1/2 inch too long on me. Color is accurate. My only complaint would be the back closure. It is made to be pulled tight, but the chords are not chord material throughout, they attach to an elastic and you can only pull so tight around the bottom before that unattractive black frayed-end elastic pops out. For people dealing with a lot of wind, this could be a problem. I wish the bottom would have had separate toggle pull closures on the sides (like the hood does) instead. Overall I like it and it fits well for an off-the-rack coat. I'll be keeping it.
This coat wasn't what I expected. It looked nice in the pictures, but when I received it, I did not like the feel of the material and it was very lightweight. There is a cord around the bottom of the coat and tied in the back. It felt odd. I returned it. I ordered the chocolate color, very pretty color.