Orolay Down Jacket Review: Is The Amazon Coat REALLY Worth It?
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You’ve probably heard a lot about “The Amazon Coat.” Every girl and her mother have been singing high praises about this Orolay down jacket.
I needed a replacement/upgrade to the Michael Kors winter jacket I already owned. And the Orolay winter jacket with its over
7,000 8,000 23,000 raving reviews on Amazon sounded like the perfect fit.
The Orolay Thickened Down Jacket has been a hot topic of discussion so much so that Sam Edelman and Steve Madden (cheaper) came out with a designer-inspired version of this coat!
And as you might have suspected, the Sam Edelman Faux Shearling Lined Puffer Coat and Steve Madden Hooded Puffer Jacket have been flying off the racks.
- Shell/Lining Fabric: 100% polyester; Body/Sleeve Filler: 90% duckdown , 10% duckfeather
- Polyester with a density 60% higher than usual in the market. It has excellent windproof and warm-keeping quality.
- The bottom of the eiderdown garment adopts unique crumples. This was coupled with fashion design and manifested a unique...
- Featuring warm fleece lined hood, special side zippers, 6 big pockets, it is warm and cute for you to enjoy the outdoor activity...
- KINDLY BE NOTED: The warm down coat will be folded and compacted inside of the package when delivery, so you may feel it thin and...
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There are only a few sizes and one color left of the Sam Edelman puffer. But before you run off to order one, keep this in mind.
As of the time of writing this post, the Sam Edelman jacket cost $139 (same price as the Amazon Coat) but only 50% down and 50% feather fill compared to 90% duck down and 10% duck feather in the original Orolay coat.
Other than the placement of the front zip patch and the slightly different shade of green, these two jackets are identical. Even more identical than my twin sister and I when we dress alike! Humor me with our matching green skirts 😀 [Meet Orolay & Sam]
But there are many more Orolay-inspired winter jackets like this one (cheaper) and this one (also cheaper).
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Orolay Down Jacket Review: First Impression
I ordered the green color in size S and my package arrived in a few days. The coat felt warm and well-insulated. The true test to knowing that this Amazon Coat felt as good as it looked was wearing it for the first time.
For reference, I am 5″5 and roughly 135 lbs. I typically wear a size 4 (S).
The puffer jacket had some decent weight and thickness to it. The jacket is roomier than a lot of winter jackets so technically you could size down.
I decided to order my usual size for extra room for layering should I decide to. I’ve since layered the Orolay thickened down jacket with this fleece jacket to work. I also bought it in size 2X for my mom and it’s true to size for her.
And a few days ago, I put this Amazon coat to the ultimate test at -8ºF with a wind chill of -19ºF followed by a wind chill of -33ºF just a day later. The good news is that this jacket nailed it on all fronts.
But, it’s not all roses though. Keep reading for the pros/cons of this top-rated thickened-down jacket.
Orolay Thickened Down Jacket Details
Orolay Women’s Thickened Down Jacket – Size S – Green (runs true to size)
Material: 90% duck down, and 10% duck feather
Lining: 100% polyester
Price: $139.99 – $149.99
The Amazon Coat is available on Amazon (free shipping/return with Prime) and the Sam Edelman puffer coat is available on Nordstrom (free shipping/return).
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Orolay down jackets come in several styles and colors. The most popular styles are:
- The Amazon Coat (Kids, Men)
- Orolay Down Jacket with Faux-Fur Trim Hood
- Orolay Thickened Drawstring Down Jacket
Pros of Orolay Down Jacket
- 90% density – This 90/10 feather ratio is hard to find at this price range.
- Lots of pockets – There are at least 6 big pockets.
- Hooded design – The fleece-lined hoodie keeps your face and ears warm.
- Expandable style – The zippered side design allows you to expand the jacket when needed.
- Washer safe – Safe to wash in your washer/dryer. Follow the instructions on your jacket.
I am wearing size small | mom is in size XXL
Cons of Orolay Down Jacket
- Loose-fit hoodie – No drawstring to tighten the hoodie. During windy conditions, the hoodie repeated got blown off my head.
- Cream-colored shearling – If you wear makeup, expect the light-colored shearling to get stained (more obvious if you have darker skin).
- Undetachable hoodie – Sometimes you don’t want the bulk created by a hoodie. Sorry, this one is not removable.
- Fur-trim – Not a dealbreaker for most people.
For the price and quality, the Orolay down jacket knocks it out of the park making it an easy “yes, highly recommended” from me.
Who is the Orolay jacket a fit for?
The Orolay women’s thickened down jacket is perfect for those looking for a heavy-duty winter jacket that is lightweight and cheap. If you’re looking for an affordable alternative to the $$$$ Canada Goose winter jacket, this Amazon Coat gives Canada Goose a run for the money.
With an impressive 90/10 feather ratio, excellent windproof design, and a 60% higher density compared to those in the market, this winter coat is a great option.
I’ve only used this jacket in the cold, dry Alaska winter months so I’d caution using it during rainy or very humid conditions as moisture affects the thermal efficiency of down (source). I see you Seattle!
Frequently Asked Question: Orolay Down Jacket
Is the Amazon Coat aka Orolay Thickened Down Jacket worth the money?
Yes, the Orolay coat is worth every penny. The only parts of my body that felt cold after wearing this jacket at a wind chill of -33F (-36C) in Alaska were my uncovered face and parts of my legs. I should have worn an insulated skirt.
Are Orolay coats waterproof?
Although the popular Orolay thickened down jacket is not waterproof, it is water-resistant providing some level of protection from moisture. However, the brand makes some waterproof jackets like this jacket and this coat.
Why is the Orolay coat so popular?
The Amazon Coat became popular in the Upper East Side (New York) and subsequently gathered momentum before going viral on social media. The coat even has a dedicated Instagram page!
Where can you buy Orolay coats?
Where is Orolay made?
Orolay is a Chinese fashion brand that was founded in 2006 with target customers in North America and Western Europe. And is owned by 32-year-old Kevin Chiu (source).
How would you stylishly wear it?
Although some might argue that this puffer coat appears bulky, there are many ways to style this Orolay coat to make it stylish. An easy way is to pair the winter coat with fitted jeans or leggings and cute boots. Loose bottoms will make you look boxy.
I endured subzero temperatures as low as -40ºF (-40ºC) living in interior Alaska wearing some ok and some amazing winter jackets. So, I knew that spotting the fluff wouldn’t be too much of a task once the Orolay jacket arrived.
I hope you found this Orolay down jacket review post helpful in your decision to buy or skip the purchase. If you liked this product review post, you’ll love these related posts and reviews of other popular products I own:
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Thanks for posting this! Looks great on you and your mother! ‘Had never seen this coat on Amazon or anyplace else before & no idea the much lighter ‘Long Utility Puffer’ at JustFab is a riff on this coat for extreme weather. ‘Would definitely consider this for times when we get a blast of cold & snow in Nevada!
You’re too kind thanks, Debbie. I had no idea that JustFab had a dupe for the Amazon coat either. At $99.95 on JustFab you’re better off getting the real deal Orolay that’s made with genuine duckdown than paying that amount to JustFab.
This is great to read a review from someone I trust to write about this coat. I don’t have a problem buying from Amazon because you’re pretty protected with your purchases through them but even with the ease of returns accepted at Kohl’s stores, it’s a little bit of a hassle to return things. I love the way the coat looks on you and it looks great on your Mom, too. And those fleece jackets are great – love the color and your Mom is such a cutie! I’ll definitely pin this – thanks for sharing! A happy and healthy 2020 to you and your family!
Oh, you’re too kind Ruth. Thank you for the lovely comment. Wishing you and your family a wonderful new year. ?