Toad & Co – Tori Fitch
Toad & Co EveryDay Jacket Review
I received the EveryDay jacket in my preferred color of ‘Caliente’ to review on behalf of Toad & Co for the Engearment.com website.
I waited eagerly for this coat to arrive – not only was it cute and punchy in the ‘Caliente’ color scheme; a bright orange-red body with burgundy hood and trim, but Toad & Co is a socially conscious company that is using the outdoor gear platform to help provide employment opportunities to adults with disabilities, support non-profits and focus on using sustainable materials.
In addition to all the good vibes, I LOVE the design of this jacket! It’s tailored through the waist with a hip-hugging fit, so plenty of length to make sure your midriff is always covered while giving enough form to show off all the hard work you have put in on the trails. This tailored look is also what makes the jacket so versatile – you can wear it on a fall/winter date night without feeling like a ski bum, but you look equally as good and functional on the mountain.
Some of the other notable features of this lightweight, down alternative jacket, are the 2 large inside pockets. These are great for a pair of gloves, a light scarf or an extra hat. They are roomy and made of a mesh material so heat can easily pass through while you remain comfortable.
The two exterior hand pockets have zipper closures and are lined with a soft fleece fabric. Perfect for a quick warm up and to stash smaller items – for me, it’s always chapstick and my iPhone!
My test adventures were mostly in the post-dawn morning, where the chill of the mountain air is still present but the heat of the sun begins to cut through the damp morning air. This jacket kept me cozy in the coldest temps and shed excess heat perfectly when the morning started to heat up.
The jacket is well made, with double stitching on the cuffs and zipper enclosures. The alternative down is sewn into small, even pockets to make sure the fill stays evenly distributed.
Tori studied at Johns Hopkins University, University of Baltimore and St. John’s School of Arts as well as Denver School of Arts. She is the mother of two wonderful boys and loves being outside.