Saturday, November 11, 2017

Everlane Short Puffer Jacket | Review

Everlane Short Puffer Jacket Review Photos Sizing Fit Petite

Last week I was complaining to fellow woodworkers about the balmy, summery, unseasonably warm fall weather, and now as I'm writing this it's 25 degrees outside. What the actual eff. Anyway, it got cold just in time for me to test out one of Everlane's four newly launched puffers! Today I'm reviewing the Short Puffer Jacket ($125), so keep reading for lots of photos and the full review! Outfit details are linked below and at bottom of post for any who are interested:

Outfit Details:
Cashmere Sweater (XS, Ivory) // Cashmere Scarf (Camel, c/o) // Everlane Short Puffer Jacket (XS, Black, c/o) // Skinny Jeans (24 waist, 28 ankle) // Bag (Navy) // Boots (Taupe, c/o)


Everlane Short Puffer Jacket Review Photos Sizing Fit Petite

Everlane's Short Puffer Jacket is not only functionally warm and stylish with its clean and contemporary aesthetic - it's also very smartly designed. The boxy, cropped cut looks flattering, even when there's something bulkier layered underneath like one of the Lightweight Puffer Jackets ($88) or a sweatshirt, and the sleeves have been designed to be quite roomy, which again makes an extra layer underneath very comfortable without feeling tight or looking like a snowman at all. 

Everlane uses the well-known, down alternative insulation called Primaloft, which anyone who has spent time doing outdoor activities in cold-weather will be quite familiar with. It is extremely high quality and can provide comparable levels of insulation to that achieved by traditional down feathers. I've been wearing this in weather from low to high 30s with a cashmere sweater and scarf (seen here), and it's been very warm. I wore it with a cotton tshirt and cotton sweatshirt, and I was a little chilly...maybe because my legs were not insulated at all, but still I recommend wearing insulating clothing like cashmere or wool, lighterweight down shells, and/or heattech baselayers, etc with this once it starts getting into the 30s.  Don't expect to wear a cotton shirt and super thin skinny jeans and this jacket and be toasty and cozy in 20 degree weather...it's a good jacket, but it doesn't have magical properties. Take it from a southern chick who went to college in New Hampshire and who has continued to abide in yankee territory for the last 3 years :)

Everlane Short Puffer Jacket Review Photos Sizing Fit Petite

Everlane Short Puffer Jacket Review Photos Sizing Fit Petite

The features of the jacket are extremely impressive, especially for the very economical price point. Once you put it on and start putting it through the wringer, you will immediately notice (and appreciate) all the useful and thoughtfully designed elements that have been incorporated into the design! For starters, the two large pockets with flaps on the exterior close with a snap, which is very easy to do with mittens or gloves on. They are roomy and perfect for storing a phone or keys or whatever you have to carry that you don't want to lose.

Everlane Short Puffer Jacket Review Photos Sizing Fit Petite

Everlane Short Puffer Jacket Review Photos Sizing Fit Petite

Concealed behind each large pocket and accessible through slits on the outer edges of each pocket, are two, fleece-lined pockets that are for hand-warming. They have no zippers or closing mechanism so that they're easy to get to, and they are indeed super toasty for the fingers, especially when it's cold enough that your fingers are feeling the bite but not so cold that you want to go to the trouble of wearing mittens or gloves. Because they are open pockets, I don't recommend putting anything that you don't want to lose in them as it might fall out at some point. 

Everlane Short Puffer Jacket Review Photos Sizing Fit Petite

Everlane Short Puffer Jacket Review Photos Sizing Fit Petite

Additionally, there's a pocket that is concealed from view in the interior of the jacket - a typical breast pocket that closes with a snap like the two outer flapped pockets, which is perfect for storing any important items in like a wallet.

Inside each of the sleeves is a stretch ribbed cuff to seal in body heat and prevent cold from entering through the gaps that are left in the end of most sleeves - a very smart feature! The hood is substantial and sits easily on the head without being annoyingly tight around or too close to the face (hate it when I turn my head and wipe makeup all over my hood...that doesn't really happen with this one which I really appreciate), and it's great for when temps drop into the 30s and you need an extra boost of warmth. Never underestimate the warming power of a good hood!

Everlane Short Puffer Jacket Review Photos Sizing Fit Petite

Everlane Short Puffer Jacket Review Photos Sizing Fit Petite

Lastly, the double zipper is substantial, is very easy to operate with no catching at all, and offers the option of zipping your jacket all the way up, leaving it unzipped or leaving it partly unzipped from the top and bottom.

I am 5'2", 103 lbs, and the XS fits perfectly. I would not size down for the XXS unless I wanted a tighter fit, but then I don't think it would be as comfortable to fit a sweatshirt or a lightweight puffer underneath...so IMO XS is perfect. Go for XXS if you're under 5'0".

Everlane Short Puffer Jacket Review Photos Sizing Fit Petite

The Short Puffer Jacket is a perfect casual, everyday puffer that is so packed with features and relatively affordable to boot. It manages to be cute and at the same time super functional without compromising one bit on warmth or aesthetics. In addition to the Short Puffer Jacket, Everlane has created other items in its Puffer collection to meet your needs for warmth, whatever the temperature may be:

So basically, there's a puffer for everyone! Happy cold-weather shopping people - stay warm! 

xx Georgia Grace

*Many thanks to Everlane for providing the Short Puffer Jacket for consideration and review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own!

Outfit Details:
Cashmere Sweater (XS, Ivory) // Cashmere Scarf (Camel, c/o) // Everlane Short Puffer Jacket (XS, Black, c/o) // Skinny Jeans (24 waist, 28 ankle) // Bag (Navy) // Boots (Taupe, c/o)




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