Hi y'all and how's this for a backdrop for my Everlane review photos? This was taken on our last trip to South Lake Tahoe, which I thought would be a perfect place to try on the two puffers I purchased from Everlane, and yep both kept me cozy despite the wintery temperatures.
So when I first got this Short Puffer Jacket and polled you guys on Instagram, most of you guys gave it a thumbs down. And I can see why. It's quite an oversized square fit that just makes me look pretty wide on top. I'm wearing a small here (my usual Everlane size) but I think I could have gotten away with an XS. However because it's a bit large I can comfortably fit a sweater underneath should I need it. In these pictures I'm wearing Grana's cropped cashmere sweater.
I actually really love this short puffer. The material is waterproof but not shiny and slippery (it's quite matte). The Primaloft filling is lightweight but does it's job well of keeping you warm. There are angled pockets that are lined with a fleece-like material to keep your hands warm. The zipper is super heavy duty and easy to zip. There's an inner snap pocket large enough for my 7+ iPhone and there's inner cuffs at the sleeves to keep the cold air out.
I didn't personally test out how waterproof the jacket was since I didn't want to get it wet if I wasn't sure I was going to keep it. But I did see Everlane's promo insta-story where they took it up to Canada and had it floating in an icy lake. So I trust that it's quite waterproof.
So the only thing holding me back from keeping this jacket is the fact that since it's a short puffer, even if I'm toasty up top, my butt and legs will be still exposed to the cold. That's why when I buy winter jackets I usually get the long version. And I know Everlane has their own long puffer, but then I would have 3 long winter jackets (plus their long puffer looks like it'll dwarf my short stature). And I'm not sure I really need that many long winter jackets seeing as how I live in California (my other 2 winter jackets stay in my closet in Tahoe).
What do you think? Should I keep it?