a Review of the new Everlane Renew Long Puffer

a Review of the new Everlane Renew Long Puffer

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updated on 11/4/19 to say: I’ve now used this coat for an entire winter season and the verdict is…

it’s great! It kept me warm and cozy through an entire winter (with one of the coldest/snowiest February’s on record). With that said: it may be TOO warm if your climate isn’t like mine. Something to keep in mind. But if you’re going for serious warmth, I highly recommend it!

I once read in a book about French style that French women would never wear a puffer coat.

Something about it not flattering the figure ha!

And my first thought after reading that was… they’ve never been to Minnesota.

My figure is the last thing I’m thinking of when it’s -20 outside. SOMETIMES I care more about my comfort than my figure… sometimes. 😉

But my second thought was, “I don’t think they’re that bad?” ?‍♀️

Which is probably why I’m happily from Minnesota and not Paris.

But I digress.

Speaking of outerwear (how’s that for a transition?)!

I’m pretty excited to share today’s post with you because a.) I get to partner with one of my favorite brands and b.) we’re talking about goooood outerwear.

Yay!

You guys know how much I appreciate Everlane. They make ethical fashion doable for a lot of people, and their wide range of basics is perfect for those of us who like to have a wardrobe made up of, well, basics.

You’ll also know if you’re a long time follower that for awhile there, I felt like I wasn’t really connecting with anything they were creating.

But at some point this summer, that all changed for me. I just have really resonated with all of their recent designs. You’ll know by now that I live in their denim, and I’ve been super enjoying their glove flats and cotton sweaters (can’t wear wool boo). I mean, that’s no surprise to you if you read my weekly outfit posts.

So I was intrigued to hear about their new Renew collection.

They gist:

it’s a new outerwear collection made of discarded plastic bottles.

But not only are they using discarded plastic bottles in their new line, they have also made the commitment to eliminate all virgin plastic in their supply chain by 2021:

including eliminating all single use plastic from their offices and stores,

replacing all synthetic fabrics with renewed materials,

and replacing all virgin plastic poly bags with renewed versions.

Cool right?

I think so!

The collection includes 2 fleece sweatshirts (including this beautiful mustard colored one), 2 lightweight jackets, 4 heavyweight coats.

(the men’s line includes 2 fleece sweatshirts, 1 puffer, and 2 parkas)

To help me share about their new line, Everlane kindly sent me one of the Long Puffer Coats in Black.

It retails for $175, and it. means. business. ha!

It’s really cozy and warm… much more than I thought it would be!

The specs:

:: I’m 5’5″ and it hits me right at my knees

:: It’s oversized. I normally wear an XS, but I gambled on a S so I can wear chunky sweaters with it. I would suggest doing the same and ordering a size up if you plan on layering under it. Order your normal size if not.

:: It’s still very structured for a puffy coat, with a slight a-line shape. The material is very sturdy and thick. It’s definitely meant for very chilly weather.

:: It has a nice, big hood, the hard wear is black, and the pockets are massive (love!). It zips up the front, and there are also button closures.

:: the fabric is very matte, which I love. I hate black puffer coats that look shiny… whether they are or not, I think it makes them look cheap. This one is a nice shine free fabric that looks really nice.

:: overall, I’m really pleased! I’ll keep you guys updated once it gets colder, and I can really put it to the test. I imagine it will pass the test though as I was sweating in it on a forty degree day ?.

You can find it here.

I think this line is really cool, and I’m happy to see Everlane moving in this direction.

The line launches today, and I imagine it will sell out pretty quickly so if you are interested make sure to head over and take a look now.

Oh and if you’re worried about the possible environmental impacts of washing synthetic fabrics in your washing machine, try the guppy bag. It reduces the amount of microfibers that may enter rivers and oceans from washing. ??

I hope you found this helpful!

And thanks to Everlane for sending me to coat to review for you guys.

What do you think of this new initiative?

Also wearing:

boyfriend denim

boots

t-shirt

Until next time,

Karin

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16 Comments

  1. October 24, 2018 / 2:35 pm

    When Everlane first launched (tshirts and cashmere!), I loved everything. And then, like you, I went through a long period of not liking a lot of things (too boxy, not petite-friendly), and then suddenly, I want everything again. But for my budget, I have a long list of lovely things I like at Everlane, Amour Vert, and Cuyana!

    • Karin
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 3:30 pm

      Agreed!

  2. Susan
    October 24, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    I’m sad they are including a Polar Fleece type fabric as the amount if microscopic fibers from this kind of fabric that ends up in the water supply is staggering.

    • Karin
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 3:31 pm

      I hope they’ll eventually offer the guppy bags like Patagonia does, but that’s definitely why I linked to them.

  3. Jennifer
    October 25, 2018 / 8:36 am

    Does the zipper go in both directions? This is always a major thing with me for coats. If I can’t zip up from the bottom when sitting or bending in the coat it always frustrates me!

    • Karin
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 3:36 pm

      It does!

  4. Kate
    November 1, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    Loved your review of this coat! I’d been eyeballing it since the ReNew line launched and your post gave me the convincing I needed to buy it. Especially since I could see it modeled on someone shorter than their 5’9” models.

    • Karin
      Author
      November 18, 2018 / 11:13 pm

      Thanks! Yes for a coat this big, the height thing makes a big difference. Glad it was helpful!

  5. Ruth
    November 11, 2018 / 10:49 am

    Love how you’ve styled it! Exactly what I’ve had in mind- though I’ve been waffling between this and Patagonia’s Down With It parka. Is the hood detachable?

    • Karin
      Author
      November 18, 2018 / 11:16 pm

      The hood is not! It’s a hard decision honestly… I would say if you’re in a place with an extreme climate, go with the Patagonia parka. The Everlane one is SUPER warm, but Patagonia knows how to make coats that will withstand any element.

  6. Alice
    November 16, 2018 / 8:19 am

    Thanks for this review! Is it heavy-duty enough to handle the coldest winter days in Minnesota? I live in Michigan and am looking for a serious coat that will keep me WARM… and when it comes to cold-weather gear I only trust the opinions of other Midwesterners and Canadians haha.

    • Karin
      Author
      November 18, 2018 / 11:20 pm

      Haha yes! I know EXACTLY what you mean! I’m always skeptical when someone from Georgia recommends cold weather gear haha! I would say YES, it’s definitely warm enough for the coldest winter days IF you’re not going to be outside for hours at a time (which I’m not sure why you would be?). I find the weight of it to be warm, but there are features missing that would make it be warm over a long period of time, such as: the zipper doesn’t zip all the way to the bottom, and the neck doesn’t allow you to button it all the way to your ears. However, with a bit of layering you could probably make it work for extended periods of time out in -20 weather. 🙂 I hope that helps!

  7. Claire
    January 7, 2019 / 10:32 pm

    Hello! Thank you for this review. Like others it’s great to see what it like on an average size woman. I’m 5ft 3 so this really helps.

    I was wondering if the hood stays up in windy weather? I have so many coats where the hood just blows down and it’s infuriating…

    I’ve read on other reviews that it’s too warm for walks in the country and it’s more of a city coat. Would you agree? I live in the UK so it rarely gets below 0C but I love to be toasty warm

    Many thanks for your help!

    • Karin
      Author
      January 17, 2019 / 1:46 pm

      I haven’t worn the hood on my head a ton, but it’s stayed put when I’ve had it on! As far as your second question, that’s a bit hard for me to answer because I live in Minnesota where temps are frequently way below freezing. It keeps me warm on those days so it MAY be too warm for you? But if you like to be toasty warm it may be okay… but I know how our body experiences heat is also determined by what we’re used to haha! I’ll just say that it IS a very warm and toasty coat and it works in VERY cold weather. I hope that helps a little!

  8. Lisa
    October 20, 2020 / 2:43 am

    Hey there! I came across your review of the jacket because I’m looking to buy this myself this year! It says on the website it’s ‘water-resistant’. Do you know how it holds up in rain? I live in rainy Amsterdam so need it to be both warm and water resistant!

    • Karin
      Author
      October 21, 2020 / 10:26 am

      Hi Lisa! Yes, I’d say it’s water resistant, but not water proof as the website says. I haven’t really taken it for a spin in heavy rain, but I’ve used it in very wet snowfalls, and it’s kept me dry and warm!

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