Cons: the hook fastenings are large and heavy and near impossible to close. The lobster clasp is very miserly in the width of its opening and is wound so tight that I found it impossible to have my finger operating the clasp and the hook trying to loop into it nearly impossible to be present simultaneously. And I have small fingers! The zipper closes smoothly. Giving the illusion that the clasps are closed, but it's still clunky.
Another con with the clasps is that the gold finish will definitely rub off or get scratched over time. I don't know if that's noticeable unless you look closely at them, though. The coat is unlined; it is strictly a summer piece.
Sizing: I got the P2 and my usual size 0 for outerwear. I would say it fits TTS, because both fit fine in the body. Size 0R was definitely longer in the arms. See photos.
Verdict: again, in quite conflicted. I love the functionality of a hooded raincoat that's properly waterproof. However, the disfunctionality of the hooks is irksome. Everyone lives it in "the community" and at my store, so they urge me to keep it. It doesn't punch me in the gut when input it on.
I put the two together to find differences in shape or construction or both. The construction and quality are consistent. The 0R has longer sleeves and front length, by a hem width, each. Funnily enough. The armhole depth is the same and the *petite* is wider at the hips and low waist than the size 0!
What are your thoughts on this piece?