This cape felt very well made and I so wanted to love it. I liked that the faux fur trim is removable, and there is a bit of reflective tape on the back of the hood. But something about the stiffness of the fabric on this one made it stick out in the front and back like a tent, which made it unflattering. Maybe that is from the wax waterproofing and would have softened in time but I decided to return it anyway. Seemed a great weight for cool weather, plenty of room for layers underneath, and a unique look. Also had no trouble wearing a messenger bag with it.
"Disappointing... Water RESISTANT, not water proof"
I just tested it in 50 degee temps, heavy, wind driven rain. The cape soaked through in the sleeves and shoulders, which is why I rated this disappointing. Apparently you can buy Greenland Wax to waterproof it. I may try it, or I may return this.The pluses: it's light, has a roomy front pocked and a gusseted neck, which neither rain nor wind penetrated The insulation is light enough to make this a three season coat, four with supplemental insulation in winter. The minuses: water resistant at best. The grey is so dark, I would classify it as BLACK. I would love to see reflectors on this cape; if you're out in low light, you're going to disappear.
This cape is great. Fur on hood is faux, but not crappy looking. Fjallraven says this is for women but it is in fact modeled on garments worn by bad-ass male Saami reindeer herders who would probably cook you for lunch and serve you on a rye krisp if you pointed that out. Two points to keep in mind: One, the front zip does not run the entire length, only partway down the chest. This is good for warmth and wind-stopping but makes putting it on a slight production. Two, you can't wear a shoulder bag with this cape since your arms are under it, you must have a hand-held purse. That's probably what the reindeer herders have to do with their purses, too.