CG Chateau Jacket
No need more comments on warmth and quality. I would like to say something about the fit. I am 5'9, 155lb, I usually wear size small on Patagonia, but after read all reviews, I got a size large of Chateau. It fits big on me if I only wear a t-shirt underneath, but it's just the way I like. Because it's slim fit, even the size large on me doesn't look bulky. If I wear a pata R4 underneath, it's just perfect. The sleeve a little long, but you can roll up a litte bit and it doesn't look ugly. If you plan to only wear t-shirt, shirt, or thin sweater underneath this parka, then I suggest size medium.
warmest jacket in the world
This jacket is PERFECT for those below-freezing days when your butt feels like it's going to freeze off! I like the length of it--it's also super comfy and well-insulated. It's a little bit heavy, but I think it's the warmest jacket in the world. Feels very comfort and good quality. Recommend to you.
another classy piece from CG
I'll get the "bad" out of the way first: CG seems to have an issue with handwarmer pockets: either they're too small, too high, uninsulated or non-existent. In the case of the Chateau, they're too small. Now with that out of the way, I'd like to say that this is one warm, classy looking coat (jacket would not seem to describe it- my XL is 1487 g., bulky and 36" long from collar base to hem.) So this is a MAJOR parka. Classy because it does not have patch or bellows pockets on the surface as do most CG coats, so it presents a smoother, more citified look. Removable ruff it has (important in many circles). I wear size L in all jackets except CG- you must size up in those identified as "slim insulated fit". I have the CG Constable in "L", but they call that a "regular insulated". Finally, it is not waterproof: it might repel some light rain, but you don't want to get it drenched; all that down inside would need time consuming maintenance. There's no such thing as "cold" when you're wearing this coat.