I bought several coats from several different manufacturers in a variety of styles and colors to decide what I like and what would keep me warm.
My favorite was Patagonia's Hi-Loft Down Sweater Hoody.
When I first tried it on, I was surprised to see that it looked more marble than white. This was due to the fact that you can see the feathers through the shell lining. I wasn't thrilled about this, but figured the coat was still worth a try.
The coat itself is super light, which is a fantastic feeling that you are warm but don't feel like a big puffy marshmallow. And even though it is light and compact-able, it is filled with 14.6 ounces of feathers.
The downside? Stock was selling out and of the colors that were left (a pink, a blue and a white), I liked the white better. I never had a white coat before, it seemed versatile and wintery. Unfortunately, as a woman who wears makeup, I realized that if I put the hood up, makeup will rub against the trim...and I don't cake makeup on. I started to wonder if I can really keep this coat, unfortunately the coat is practically sold out everywhere so I can't exchange for another color (that I like enough). Perhaps the coat without the hood would be a better option for me, but then I'd have to buy a hat.