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    I Tried One Of The Most Popular Coats On Amazon, And The Hype Was Valid

    It has so many pockets.

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    So...I've become a bit obsessed with the Orolay down coat on Amazon – and I'm not the only one.

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    You can get in on Amazon for £109.99+ (price varies depending on size and colour). It's available in sizes XXS-5XL, and comes in a variety of colours.

    For those of you who don't know, it's one of the most popular winter coats on Amazon, with an average rating of 4.5 stars and over 16,500 reviews.

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    75% of reviewers (over 11,000 people) left a five star rating.

    This coat has developed a bit of a cult following and even has its own Instagram page.

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    It has over 5,000 followers!

    Oh, and Oprah likes the coat– it was on her favourite things list in 2019!

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    So when I had the chance to try it for myself and see what the fuss was about, I obviously said yes.

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    I decided to get the yellow coat in a size medium. Yellow has always been my favourite colour, and it's really visible in the winter.

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    A medium-sized yellow coat costs £139.99, which is way more than I normally spend on coats...or anything, really. That being said, most of my coats get busted zips and/or tears pretty quickly – you get what you pay for. According to the reviews, the Orolay coat is really durable, so I'm hoping that it will actually save me money in the long run.

    The coat arrived in just two days! The colour was pretty similar to the photos, and I loved how the hood was lined with sherpa.

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    At first, the coat was a lil' squished from delivery. I hung it up, and after one night it had fully puffed-up.

    When I tried it on, I immediately felt some sleeping bag-chic vibes. The feathers make the coat puffy and the silhouette is oversized, so I felt a bit like a big yellow marshmallow. A very cosy big yellow marshmallow, of course.

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    I personally prefer oversized silhouettes for winter, because they're more forgiving of layering. I immediately knew that I could wear the bulkiest of bulky jumpers underneath the Orolay coat and it wouldn't show.

    Also, shoutout to my dad for taking this picture of me "for the internet."

    Despite its oversized design, the coat wasn't heavy at all. It's definitely light enough to pack in a suitcase for some post-vaccine winter holidays.

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    As you can tell from the photos, I wore the coat out in the snow – and it was amazing. I was in the snow for three hours and stayed dry the entire time. Plus, the coat was so cosy that I didn't need to wear a hat or scarf!

    This is definitely the warmest coat I've ever had. The sherpa lining in the hood kept my ears cosy, and the jacket is long enough that it keeps your butt warm.

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    The length also means that your butt stays covered when you sit down, so you no longer have to fear freezing park benches.

    But the best part of the coat was not its lightness, nor its cosiness – it was the pockets. People, this coat has six pockets. That's right, SIX. And they're real pockets too, deep enough to easily carry your phone AND wallet AND a pair of gloves – is this how men feel all the time?

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    A handbag? Who needs her?

    But seriously, I've never had a winter coat that's had more than two pockets in my entire life and I feel ROBBED. I didn't know life could be this easy, and that my clothes could function as storage. In the above picture, I packed my pockets with my hand sanitiser, keys, phone, phone charger, wallet, lip balm, backup mask, and two cookies from Gail's, with four pockets still to spare! This coat basically has the carrying capacity of a small tote bag.

    I was really excited to try the coat and it more than lived up to the hype. I'm a one-coat woman now, and that coat is the Orolay down coat. It is on the pricier side, but considering the fact that I've worn it every day since its arrival and I plan to wear it every winter from here on out, I think it's got a pretty great cost-per-use! If you're looking for a new winter coat that's comfy, cosy, and convenient, I really recommend this one. Get your own coat from £109.99!

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    Once again, shoutout to my dad for being my personal photographer for this article.