raincoat review

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Woolrich raincoat in steel blue (also available here); Forever 21 embroidered peasant dress (sold out, similar); Lucky Brand Wekka sandals; Vintage necklace (similar in yellow); Silver & turquoise bangle (old); Diamond band ring (similar); Cartier tank watch.

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Forever 21 embroidered peasant dress (sold out, similar); Lucky Brand Wekka sandals; Vintage necklace (similar in yellow); Silver & turquoise bangle (old); Diamond band ring (similar); Cartier tank watch.

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Woolrich raincoat in steel blue (also available here); Forever 21 embroidered peasant dress (sold out, similar); Lucky Brand Wekka sandals; Vintage necklace (similar in yellow); Silver & turquoise bangle (old); Diamond band ring (similar); Cartier tank watch.

I’m beyond thrilled with my new Woolrich raincoat, it’s even better in person. I discussed it previously here. After trying it on and actually wearing it this morning during a thunderstorm, here’s my review.

The pros:

1. Machine washable (yes!).
2. It has a removable hood (easy to snap on and off).
3. Longer length so your thighs and butt won’t get drenched.
4. Roll-up sleeve tabs secured by a snap. I love that the sleeves can be rolled up and stay rolled up.
5. Lots of big pockets (7 total!), there are 6 exterior pockets and one secret interior pocket. All are secured with Velcro. They will easily store all the essentials, I think I’ve found my new tailgating/sporting event jacket. No other coat or jacket of mine has this many big pockets.
6. Cool slate blue color with pops of traffic cone orange interior piping.
7. Colorful and feminine madras-inspired mesh lining.
8. Well ventilated in the back.
9. Zipper and snap closures in the front. There’s no way water is getting inside this raincoat!
10. The material is very light and thin, but it seems wind-proof. It’s not meant for sub-zero temperatures, but it’s a perfect lighter layer to protect you from the elements.
11. I love the cocoon shape of the coat, it’s subtle in its modern silhouette. It looks like a classic raincoat but it doesn’t age you or make you appear heavier than you are. I bought a size Small, so I think it’s true to size.

The cons:

1. I was disappointed that the raincoat is not made in the USA, as was indicated on Madewell’s website (mine was made in China per the inside tag). This raincoat is on the expensive side and I don’t mind paying more for goods made in the US, but what a letdown that it was made in China.

2. It also does not have the orange piping at the sleeves and hood that you see on Madewell’s website. But it does showcase the colorful checked lining when you roll up the sleeves and the hood’s interior has the lining too.

I love this raincoat and I could see myself reaching for it even when it’s not raining outside. I highly recommend it!

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