Published on February 10th, 2011 | by Greg0
Winter Wear From Woolrich: Kensal Stadium Coat
Though we’re based in San Francisco and have writers from Hawaii to Nigeria, the Midwest seemed like one of the most appropriate places to go to test out some winter gear recently. The Bay Area has seen record highs recently, but we descended into the snowy, freezing cold of Iowa to put a new coat through the paces. This one is strictly for the women, and is from a company we haven’t checked out before- Woolrich.
The Woolrich Women’s Kensal Stadium Coat is 80% wool and 20% nylon, has a hood, large front pockets, as well as side pockets. The front also has a heavy zipper with velcro tabs that turn out to be a mixed blessing, as we occasionally caught gloves on them. The attached hood is fairly sizable, but might be not good for those wanting to wear a hat.The cuffs have two snaps to make the
sleeve tighter for those with tiny wrists, keeping cold air out. The collar is low, allowing you to easily layer as you wish, and add a scarf.
There’s also a small security pocket inside the jacket, and though the jacket is insulated, it is not quite heavy enough for truly bone-chilling temperatures or serious wind on it’s own. We found it was best used layered over a sweater, and offers decent moisture protection while keeping the wearer dry. The lighter weight means it’s fairly comfortable though, and flexible between seasons.
Not only is it classy looking for a stadium coat but comes in wonderful colors- Oatmeal, Navy, Ruby, Onyx- and for anyone living in a cold weather state we heartily recommend this durable coat. Priced between $149-$200,it’s a pretty decent value as well, and available widely online and in stores.