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Truth be told, I hate the winter. It's probably because I truly hate being cold. It always seems to take forever for me to warm my bones up once the chill has gone straight through my body. The best way to prevent the cold from taking over is to make certain you have a quality barrier between you and the wind and rain (or snow, sleet...you get the picture). I discovered Mia Melon last Fall and it's been my go to jacket to take on the weather ever since. Mia Melon has two great pieces of outwear for HIM and for HER if you are looking to be weather proof this winter season.
The Mia Melon Heidi Jacket features innovative fabric technology that is both waterproof and windproof. The Heidi is a spring weight street style shell perfect for travel, layering and every day use. Lightweight denim exterior is lined with quick dry mesh for ultimate comfort. It features a metal center front zipper with tonal stretch rib, hood adjust ties and mesh lining. Two reverse entry welt hand pockets are secured with gunmetal logo snaps. Attached hood for great coverage from the rain and elements.
- 100% Light Weight, firm, cotton denim outer shell.
- 5K/3K WATERPROOF & WINDPROOF breathable membrane.
- 100% polyester quick dry mesh interior.
- Additional DWR treatment to bead off rain.
- Temp range: 42F/6C - 68F/20C.
Being on the shorter end of the height scale means that it's always been tough for me to find a rain jacket that fits. I always seem to look like the jacket is wearing me instead of the other way around. The Heidi, though it looks more like a zip-up sweatshirt has more of a rain jacket texture which took me by surprise. I was amazed that someone could get a waterproof and windproof shell to look like this! With plenty of room in the hood and a snug pocket for my hands, I'm looking forward to staying dry when I'm forced to go outside in the elements! Couple that with the fact that this jacket looks "super cute" and I'm left with the perfect outwear garment for those dreary days. The elastic band both at the bottom the jacket and around the cuff are an additional bonus. The Heidi stays snug at my waist and my arms stay warm and dry! This one will be hanging in my closet probably all year 'round!
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The One Man Commuter Hoodie is our most innovative style and features innovative fabric technology that is both waterproof and windproof. Are you an urban cyclist or daily commuter? This style was designed specifically for you. Loaded with features, it has hidden reflective taping on cuffs, a 2-way zipper for better movement, cozy micro fleece lined zippered hand pockets, a zippered cell phone pocket, a detachable hood with cinch pulls and underarm zipper vents for cooling. Wear this style Fall to Spring. Designed in Portland.
- Medium Weight 97% cotton / 3% spandex durable outer fabric
- 5K/3K WATERPROOF & WINDPROOF breathable membrane.
- Additional DWR treatment to bead off rain and snow.
- Temp range: 32F/0C - 65F/18C.
My husband was so impressed with my Mia Melon jacket that he really wanted one for himself. He got lucky when Mia Melon began a new line of men's outerwear One Man just this year! Ben's first experience with the Commuter Hoodie left him with nothing but compliments for this zip-up. He first tested in out over the Thanksgiving holiday while visiting family in Michigan. If you've never experienced winter in Michigan, it is it's own kind of beast. After coming inside from playing with the kids, Ben was amazed at the capability this outwear has to be windproof.
This jacket is also great for being active, with plenty of zippers for keys, cards, and more. Ben and I both loved the extra length in the back of the jacket for that little extra "modesty boost" when bending over or sitting down. The fabric on the Commuter is a little softer and warmer than my Heidi Shell. For our West Virginia winters, where it doesn't get below 32 degrees all that often, the Commuter has been a perfect choice for Ben!
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Mia Melon's Heidi and Commuter Jacket offer shelter from the elements of wind and rain. Lightweight and breathable they are perfect for outdoor adventures when you never know if the weather might turn, while at the same time, they are also perfect for running around town. When I say it's waterproof, they mean bring on the downpour! The Heidi isn't rated for temperatures quite as cold as the Commuter so if you are venturing out in low temperatures you'll want to wear something warm underneath. Thankfully the Heidi is flexible enough to allow plenty of room for layers underneath.
Ben and I are definite fans of Mia Melon and One Man outerwear. I"m still shocked every time I wear this on a windy day at just how much it protects me from the sharp chill. Stylish, trendy, and fully functional, can't believe someone finally made outwear that looks this good and gets the job done too!
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