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Published on February 10th, 2011 | by Greg

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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.

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.



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