The North Face Arctic Parka
Price Paid: $239.99
You don't need to sacrifice style for warmth anymore! This is the best winter jacket that I own! If you're looking for a warm, stylish, fitted down jacket this winter without looking like the michelin man, then look no further than The North Face Arctic Parka!
Extremely warm with 550 down fill (-35c in my area of the world) water and wind-proof and feminine with a gorgeous fur trim on the hood. The hand pockets are perfectly situated to keep your hands warm, the jacket it long enough to keep your legs warm, and the multi-media pocket inside the jacket is an awesome bonus.
I am a medium and I ordered a size up to large to allow for layering and it's a perfect fit. (I'm 5"4 and 145 lbs) Best jacket purchase ever!
Fill: Down Insulated
Price Paid: $324
This coat is beautiful, extremely warm, and comfortable. I was so happy with it up until I had to clean it. It doesn't have a removable fur trim like some of the other coats do. The directions indicate that it's to be machine washed and not dry cleaned so I did just that. When I took it out of the wash before even drying it, the fur trim was disgustingly ruined. It looked like burnt hair. I thought that maybe after drying it would go back to normal but it didn't. I had to send it back to North Face and I'm waiting to see what they will do about it. Hopefully they will stand by their product as they say they do. The 3 stars I gave were for looks and warmth.