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Review: Danskin X-Training Jacket

The weather is starting cool, considerably in some parts, and that means wearing more layers — sometimes even indoors. I don't like feeling cold, but so many sweaters, jackets, and hoodies are just too bulky, so I have been looking for something form-fitting, cozy, and thin. I put on my new Danskin X-Training Jacket ($76) a couple of days ago and have yet to take it off.

It meets all my requirements and then some. It's perfect for typing in my shady house and walking the dog. The fabric is super soft: The jacket feels good on, and my husband loves hugging me when I am wearing it. Since I am wearing it all the time, that is a good thing.

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The jacket is form-fitting without being tight, and it has a dual zipper so you can unzip at both ends. The side pockets are zippered, too, which makes this a great outer layer if you are on the go. I also love the back stash pocket, which fastens with Velcro, it's very helpful for carrying bags when hiking to clean up anything my dog Bonnie might leave on the trail. I also like the iPod port that goes from the front left pocket inside the jacket and out the collar — this feature would be handy for a run. Although there is a bit of reflective detailing on the jacket, it's not enough make you super visible if you are running at night. But I appreciate that the jacket is long and covers most of my bum. I am definitely wearing this under my ski jacket on cold mountain days once ski season starts.

Since I am trying not to buy black clothing — I have so much of it already — I got the jacket in purple, aka "prism." It also comes in pink (snapdragon), black, and pale green (arctic). You can order directly from Danskin.

If $75 seems like a lot for a jacket, I rationalized my purchase this way: Since I can wear it inside, I won't have to turn on the heat for a while, and when I do, I won't have to crank it because I will be so cozy in my Danskin jacket. Check out the other colors and the collar iPod port below.



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laital75 laital75 8 years
There is only one Danskin Store in NYC. It is located on at 159 Columbus Ave. between 67th and 68th Street. NY, Ny 10023. 212-724-2992.
Fitness Fitness 8 years
I just wore this jacket for a cold morning run and it was great! It wicks the sweat well and since it fits so well it is not cumbersome.
kconlan kconlan 8 years
We here at Danskin just wanted to thank you for the positive review. It is very important to us to hear what our customers have to say, whether it be good or bad. Thanks again! I hope our product continues to keep you happy!
javsmav javsmav 8 years
Orders over $100 get 20% off with code OCT8. I'm going to be a ballerina for halloween so I got the jacket & a couple dance basics for my costume. I hope this is as warm as you say, Fit!
lexichloe lexichloe 8 years
Cute, but I wouldn't pay that price for a Danskin.
kneenuh87 kneenuh87 8 years
I like it! I have been looking for a jacket like that, but the prices are a bit too high for me. Maybe it will go on sale soon!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
This is very nice! I may just have to put it on my Christmas wish list. :-)
sandy82 sandy82 8 years
very cute, but the price seems a little steep to me.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I'm always cold and I'm usually wearing a hooded sweatshirt when I'm inside, but this is way cuter and a lot less bulky. If I can find a deal on one, I may pick one up.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Really cute, and I like the many pockets, but I think I have to wait for it to go on sale.
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