It is really annoying that the &Go Cityfarer Anorak is priced as absurdly as it is because I really liked it a lot. For a long time I was obsessed with getting the similar Urbanite Blazer off the resale market and I finally managed to get one at a decent price but it looks terrible on me. This jacket has similar styling but is way more wearable for my body type.
I think it should have been priced at $168, maybe even $178. I grabbed my TTS 10 to try on and I sort of wish I'd also grabbed a size 8 just to see. It's a very roomy TTS but I think you need that roominess for the right drape and fit and for layering. The size down would have probably looked nice too but then layering would have been tricky and you wouldn't get that dramatic peplum/cinched in waist look. This jacket is water resistant, not water proof, and it is lined in nice soft coolmax. It's not at all a substantial jacket but it is also not flimsy. I'm surprised that this jacket is being released in winter because it is really more of a spring weight jacket in weight and in styling. The outer Glyde isn't the same glyde used in the Down For A Run line. This glyde is a soft-shell so thicker and it has a matte sheen to it that makes it a bit 'fancy'. I think I've seen this material used in the mens line before but never the woman's line.
All in all, I really liked this jacket a lot but I hate the pricing on it. I'm going to keep it on my radar and really hope it gets marked down for Boxing Day or Black Friday. I think what I liked so much about it is that it reminded me a lot of the Barbour Jacket I tried on at J Crew last year, fell in love with but left behind due to price.
you can cinch the waist on the inside. Here it is mostly uncinched which gives it a bit of a boxier fit.