My current down jacket is about 5 years old and starting to fall apart. It had ripped a few times and Greg repaired with some kind of fancy tape or glue that he bought at MEC but it was looking pretty rough. So I decided to retire it to my camping bin and find a new one. I had been looking around for a replacement and didn't love the fit on any of them. I was in Lululemon one day looking around while I was in the mall and found the down and around jacket and loved it when I tried it on. I wasn't sold on the price though so I left it behind at Chinook and went on my way.
A few days later though, I realized that I really wanted it so I went to Lululemon in Southcentre to take the plunge and purchase it. Unfortunately they didn't have my size in black so I had to order it online and wait for it to arrive. Usually it will arrive within 48 hours, but because I ordered it late on a Friday, I didn't actually get it until Wednesday morning. My FedEx guy always has my lulu orders at my door before 8am. It is fantastic haha.
Here is why they made this:
*cold weather won't get you down in this zoned, insulated jacket tailored for life on the move
*thermoregulation: 800-fill-power goose down provides our highest warmth in our lightest weight
*water protection: glyde fabric is water repellant to protect you from light rain on the body
*wind protection: glyde fabric is windproof
*Insulated hood keeps your head cozy and warm
*added stretch in the s;reeves and side panels lets you move without restriction
Anyways, my jacket arrived and I loved everything about it. It was a chilly morning so I wore it to take the girls to school and then I put it on over my workout clothes to wear to bootcamp. And since I can't do any cardio to get warm, it did great keeping warm. I ordered the same size I would in most Lululemon tops and was happy with the fit. I probably could have sized down and been fine but I wanted to be able to wear layers to it when I went winter hiking or snowshoeing. It also fits great underneath my shell so that was good too.
I wear this jacket literally every single day. I love it so much and have gotten many compliments on it. It is perfect for walking the girls to school, soccer and grocery runs, you can wear it with jeans or leggings and it always looks great. I recently wore it xc skiing and it was perfect with the few layers I had on underneath. It is truly one of the most versatile pieces I own. I think they are sold out online and in most stores but if you happen to come across one on a buy n sell site or somewhere, definitely check it out. It was worth every last penny I spent on it.