You know the Lolë winter coats I ALWAYS rave about? They’re on sale right now!!
In all honesty, I meant to get this coat review up in like November in time for Black Friday, but I’m just now getting around to it. 😂Great timing though, because…they’re all on sale again!!
I feel like I’ve been chirping about how great their winter coats are forever, but obviously, they change from year to year, so I reached out to Lolë and asked if they’d be able to send some of their latest styles so I could give you guys the most up to date review possible. And of course, they are lovely, so they said yes! (However, while they have been a sponsor in the past, this post isn’t sponsored by them!)
Who the heck is Lolë?!
Who the heck is Lolë?!
If you haven’t heard of Lolë, they’re a Canadian company I’ve loved for quite a few years now! In my eyes, they basically get put into the same category with Everlane (which, as you know, is basically the highest level any brand can get to in the Jess Keys levels of brand favoritism) but they’re really in a league of their own, and here’s why:
1. They are a super ethical company that is committed to making the world a better place wherever possible––for example, they are committed to sustainability, and a lot of their materials are made from recycled plastic bottles (although, you’d never know it!) Their brand is built with a genuine concern for people, product performance, and positive impact–and I love that! I always feel like I’m doing good wearing their clothing!
2. Their products are LEGIT. They are true *lifestyle* products, and very worthy of the investment. Their items–and they make a lot of them–are made for all-weather, all-season, all-occasion. From commuting to work to travel to just living, my Lolë items are the ones I find myself reaching for over and over again.
I turned so many of you guys into believers in their winter coats (which I think is where they shine the MOST) and I was so happy by how many DM’s I’ve received saying “thank you for introducing me to Lolë!! This coat has changed my life this winter!!”
So, if you’ve been wanting to upgrade your winter coat, I HIGHLY recommend doing it now!! 🙌🏻Because these coats are on major markdown! I always describe them as a great budget-friendly alternative to Canada Goose. Here is my run/down on the differences between each coat so you can decide which is best for you!
Lolë Parkas On Sale
Lolë Parkas On Sale
Nora Puffer: $300 (marked down from $429!)
This was a new puffer that I got this year (I’ve had the Katie and Marybeth in previous years!) but this was new to me––and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it.
I have worn this coat the most this year (granted, it’s actually been a “warm” winter so far, so I haven’t needed to pull out the arctic level coats quite as much yet.) I really love the color (many of their other coats come in this color too!) but my favorite is how it’s slim-fitting but LONG. It makes a big difference to have so much of your legs covered!
What’s also nice is that this coat is different looking–you know, a nice mix-up than your average parka. It also has a different collar than their other coats–it comes up higher and the way it’s cut keeps the air out a lot better than the others as well.
Warmth Factor: Very similar to the Katie coat (below) in terms of insulation/warmth! BUT, I think it’s much warmer because It’s so much longer, the collar is more air-tight, and there is no exposed zipper! The website says it’s suitable for temps down to -4 degrees F. It’s not waterproof, but I think it’ll keep you warm in an average drizzle––don’t go walking without an umbrella in a downpour, but other than that, I think it’ll keep you nice and dry! I’ve walked in light rain before in it with no issues.
Sizing: Run TTS. I’m wearing a small and there is still enough room for layering. It’s slimmer cut than the Marybeth, and maybe a litttleee bit roomier than the Katie. (I’m 5’6 for height reference.)
Marybeth Parka: On sale for $384! (Marked down from $549)
This is Lolë’s warmest Women’s Jacket–if you’re looking for something comparable in warmth to Canada Goose for less than half the price–this is the one to get, my friend!
This jacket uses the highest quality Cruelty-Free Down, 700 fill-power (it’s actually warmer than Canada Goose, which has 650 fill power) and 90/10 down to feather ratio (the lightest available). It’s also waterproof, windproof, has a removable hood lined with detachable faux fur lining as well as being eco-friendly (OEKO-TEX® certified).
NOTE: There are some updates to this year’s Marybeth jacket–the main one being that it does not have a faux fur trim on the hood, and it comes in a lot more colors! I have black from last year so I chose this light color to mix things up!
Warmth Factor: The warmest of the jackets, suitable for temps down to -22F. I definitely thought it was waterproof (sorry I mispoke in some of my earlier instagram stories, because I swear last year’s was, but it says this year’s is “water-resistant.”)
Sizing: It’s definitely a roomy jacket! I’m wearing a small here but the XS fits me better. (I have an XS from last year and wanted to compare sizing so I ordered a small this year–I prefer the XS.)
The Katie jacket is perfect for you if you don’t need sub artic levels of warmth (i.e. -25), and you want something that is really cute, feminine and form-fitting! If you’re looking for a cute, warm, mid-length parka for under $300–you can’t beat this one!
It’s most comparable to a North Face puffer in terms of warmth (but is actually warmer, at a fill-power of 600 vs. North Face’s average 550). It’s also much cuter!
It has many of the same features as many Lole coats in that it’s made with cruelty-free down, has a removable hood with faux fur lining, and is eco-friendly. It’s also water repellant!
The color I’m wearing here is a really cute color–it looks more cream on the website but it definitely has more of a blush/lilac undertone in person! A nice mix-up from the traditional black!
Warmth Factor: Suitable to temps down to -4F. One thing I will point out that this jacket lacks vs. the other Lole coats (below) is that it doesn’t have a zipper flap––so if the wind hits you right, it goes through the zipper and this jacket is less air-tight than the others as are result. I think this makes it less warm than it’s counterparts. (Although, still very warm, so don’t let it deter you that much.)
Sizing: Slim fitting, so if you’re typically a range of sizing I would go with the larger size if you want it to accommodate more layers. (I’m wearing a small here vs. an XS! I have an XS from last year and the small is more layer friendly while still being form-fitting!)
Lolë packable jackets on sale:
Lolë packable jackets on sale:
Packable Hudson Jacket: On sale for $139!
This is a more relaxed fit, waterproof, vegan, version of the Emeline (below)! It also packs into a tiny pouch and its insulation is eco-friendly AND happens to be the closest synthetic alternative to natural down ever developed! (I know many of you prefer vegan alternatives, so I was really excited when I saw this jacket get released!)
Hudson Warmth Factor: Suitable for temps as low as 32 degrees F, windproof, and waterproof! (NOTE: Emeline is not waterproof!)
Hudson Sizing: TTS. (Wearing a small!)
Packable Emeline Jacket: On sale for $101!
I now own this jacket in three colors and I’ve been a huge fan of the Emeline for YEARS!
Just like the Hudson, this jacket is packable, meaning, it squishes into a tiny little pouch that can fit anywhere–it’s like magic. It’s also very warm for how lightweight and thin it is–wind and water repellant with 600 fill power down insulation. It’s also very fitting when zipped (unlike the Hudson which is more relaxed) so it’s great for running as well!
The down is also responsibly sourced and trackable–each jacket comes with a unique serial number which can be used to trace the origin of the down.
This is the perfect jacket to bring with you for that weird in-between spring weather, or when you’re traveling to a chillier climate. (This would be a perfect spring European adventure trip jacket!)
Warmth Factor: Suitable for temps as low as 32 degrees F, water repellant and windproof. (Hudson is not windproof!)
Sizing: Runs TTS! Wearing small. (I wear small in more fitted jackets and XS in looser jackets. I have broad shoulders, haha!)
More details on my WATERPROOF BOOTS! 🙌🏻
Before I let you go, I couldn’t NOT mention the awesome winter boots I’m wearing here. I’ve talked about them quite a few times on IG stories but in case you missed it, I couldn’t NOT tell you here, too! These boots are THE. JAM. They’re totally waterproof (right out of the box). See that giant mud smudge I got on them? I just cleaned them with a wet rag and it came right out. They’re the best “in between” winter boots (I.E. if it’s snowy/slushy out but you don’t want to clomp around in HUGE snow boots all day!)