The full review is here at patternreview.com.
Is my son cute or what? This jacket is made of three layers: XALT breathable laminate on the outside, polartec 200 as insulation, and polyester wicking sweatshirt fleece as a lining. I put the slick side against the skin.
This is the drawstring for the waist.
Here is the hood drawstring. I will change the hood next time. It shows too much cheek and forehead.
The sleeves and hem were easy. Cut off the lining an inch, fold up the shell material, fold under the edge and edgestitch.
I'm not sure that I like what happens when the hood drawstrings are tightened. The drawstrings are only attached to the lining so it pulls the lining snug but not the rest of the hood.
I put reflective tape on the back of the coat too.
Next up: The girl coats. I haven't traced this off yet but there are a lot of pieces!