Free Country Review

>> Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I feel I always need a clear disclaimer that I'll never, ever venture into actual fashion blogging territory. I mean, just look at me -- I'm awkward, and I'm not fishing for compliments here! However, just as I posted a review of a yellow polka dot bikini in a season when a bathing suit was basically my uniform -- I recently had the opportunity to review a coat from Free Country. Well, it's officially freezing outside, and I've already given this jacket one heck of a workout.

I suppose I was particularly enthusiastic to tell you guys about Free Country because even without this new coat to review, I was already a happy customer. That's right -- the week after Ada was born back in 2011, I was shopping around for a better winter coat and chose a Free Country coat out of like 50 different jackets. Crazy.

Here's my new favorite:

If you're unsure what kind of winter jacket is for you, Free Country offers this handy tool to give you options based on climate, your intended use of the jacket, and personal temperature preference. Since I already had one of the softshell jackets (actually, here's a photo of me in it -- it's held up nicely even after a couple years of regular use), I was looking for something different this winter.

After browsing around for quiet some time, I chose the Palisade Power Down Jacket -- it's super light + thin and initially caught my eye with its pretty purple contrast liner and zipper. It's incredibly warm and blocks the wind, yet if we're out and about, I can easily roll it up and stuff it in my diaper bag.

Just like this:

The material is high quality and reminds me of similar thin down jackets that go in excess of $250 (and more!). I do wish, just for fun, that this coat was offered in more colors -- but black goes with everything, too. And as far as sizing, I'm generally a small in most tops, but I typically order coats a size larger. The medium is a generous fit on me, but accommodates bulky sweaters nicely.

If you're shopping around for a new jacket as the temperatures continue to dive, consider checking out Free Country's selection -- for the entire family, actually. Many styles are currently on sale, and if you know that my other gig besides blogging is sharing deals on Wise Bread -- you know how important a deal is to me. I tried timing my review of this jacket with Black Friday, because -- for example -- select softshells and fleeces will be starting at just $29.99 later this week.

Follow along on Facebook for additional deals + details. Oh, and all orders ship free w/ $40+!

FYI: I was given the down jacket to review for this post. No other payment was involved, nor will I receive commission on sales or any other perks if you guys buy anything. Honestly, I was excited to share my enthusiasm for this company and their reasonably priced/quality coats because I had purchased in the past without extra incentives!

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