Review Details

THE MACKINAW COAT

THE MACKINAW COAT

Product Review (submitted on January 10, 2014):
I've always been a fan of wool hunting coats, the classical look and feel beats all in my opinion. I bought the this Mackinaw coat last year and I love it, I love the feel, the weight, and the warmth, and I love how it's made in my own State of Michigan. However, when I review and judge the overall product I bought, I, like many, like to compare it to other products in the same league it in. As many who have looked at other Mackinaw wool coats, many know that the company of Filson makes a classical Wool Mackinaw cruiser, which has existed long before Stormy Kromer started making it's coat line. I was given a Filson Mackinaw cruiser years ago, and judging it to the Stormy Kromer, both are the same in my opinion in quality and warmth (though I heard Filson now makes their coat 2oz lighter than used & than this Kromer jacket, which isn't great). The pros of the Stormy are the more warmth compare to new Filsons are the bigger buttons which are easier to un-do than the Filson's, the pocket buttons compare to the Filson's snap-in buttons which get accidentally un-do easily, the exterior front pocket design and the four slide in pockets the Kromer has, and obviously the cheaper price. The cons are that the Kromer lacks the back carry pocket the Filson has, the lack of interior pockets like the FIlson has, and the Kromer has cheap poor-quality buttons. If Kromer included some of these features on this coat, it would superior to the Filson, however I can make do with those features and I believe for the overall package, this coat is better than the Filson's, though it could improve.