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Nicole of High Latitude Style in a downcoat from Happy Goat Lucky standing in the wild at -12C (11F)

This post reviews a fitted Happy Goat Lucky down coat. Read why this coat is different and why you will love it.

  1. Moving to Alaska
  2. I Was in Tears
  3. Happy Goat Lucy Brings Style to the North
  4. Finally, a Down Coat with a Fitted Cut
  5. Great Insulation
  6. Outstanding Price-performance Ratio!
  7. Fitted Happy Goat Lucky Down Coat in a Nutshell


Disclosure: Ad. This coat is a sample of my choice from Happy Goat Lucky. The post is not endorsed by them. I wrote it entirely on my own and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.


Moving to Alaska

When we moved to Alaska in summer 2001, Judy gave me recommendations of which hairdresser, which vet, which doctors, where to buy what, car repair shop, etc. When the list was about one and a half pages long, Judy asked “Do you have a down coat?” “No, I wouldn’t wear that! I don’t want to look like the Michelin Man!” I replied with a horrified voice and face. “You need to buy one asap. Go to XYZ (here XYZ is a placeholder for the store, Fairbanksans surely know which one). They have the largest selection.” she insisted. “And when you want a choice, go before the just-arrived military wives start shopping when the first flurries fly in September.”

I Was in Tears

We took her advice seriously and drove to the store. A big building from the 1950s with a gold miner advertisement store sign. “Ok, ok, there are some motels and hotels in the area. The design of the sign is to attract the tourist for souvenirs.” was my first thought. Wishful thinking! Once in the store, I felt like being beamed into the wrong world.

Upon entering the women’s department I fell in tears! Outdoor clothes! Heavy like my granny’s old bedding, and they also looked like being cut from them! Three rectangles and a half moon with a scratchy wolf fur trim! The colors? They just emphasized the first impression. Yellowish white, muted white, baby pink, light blue! They made me look awful! I hated my reflection in the mirror! I refused to spend a dime on one of these monsters!


Happy Goat Lucky Brings Style to the North

You can imagine that when asked by Happy Goat Lucky to review their down coats I was skeptic like that’s not my style nor me. Nevertheless, I took a look at their webpage and I am so glad I did! 🙂 Finally, down coats that have a stylish look, great trendy and classic colors, nice details, and most importantly a fitted cut!!!!!!

The models looked their weight and size and not 3 or 4 sizes up.

mature woman in a fitted camel down coat
Down coat c/o Happy Goat Lucky worn with own headband, LeatherCoatsEtc gloves, G-III suede skirt, GNW tight, Salamander shearling booties, Pavlova scarf and Coach shearling mini bag


There is no need to look like a dumpling when wearing a down coat. #HappyGoatLucky Click To Tweet


Finally, a Down Coat with a Fitted Cut

I picked the Grace in camel in a size XS and its fit is true to size. You can also order it in black or dark rose.


#over50fashion mature woman walking in winter wonderland
Side view to illustrate how slim one looks with this garment


There is nothing more flattering than a Princess seam cut in the front and back of a garment.

These vertical lines together with the covered zipper front closure have a slimming effect on every body shape. The press buttons are easy to open, even with cold fingers. They look stylish and decorative, chosen with love for details. The same applies for the dyed-to-match fur-trimmed hoodie.


details of fitted Happy Goat Luck y down coat seams, zipper, fur and buttons
Left: Zoom-in on the fabric, zipper, and seams to show material thickness or better its slimness. The tape measure is in inches (1 inch ~ 2.54 cm). Right: Zoom-in on one of the beautiful press buttons to show the love to detail mentioned in the text.


#winterstyle blogger Nicole with a fur trimmed hood
Here I demonstrate how the hood looks when it covers the head. It nicely frames the face. Look, I’m smiling despite it snows and it’s a dark day.


I have never ever felt such a light-weight smooth fabric! The coat is so cozy and light weight, I honestly look forward to wearing it again. Full disclosure, since it arrived on Thursday, I haven’t worn any of my other coats!


#agelesstyle mature woman in a Princess seam cut dressed for fall
Zoom-in on the Princess seams in the front. There are also Princess seams in the back (see photo later in this post). The upward directed zipper closure pockets guide the eye up and contribute to the illusion of height, and also have a slimming effect. See also the nipped-in waist.


I love the Grace! <3  It’s so me! So incredibly stylish!

I can't believe I fell in love with a downcoat! #HappyGoatLucky Click To Tweet


Great Insulation

The filling consists of high-quality down (90% downs, only 10% feathers). That’s why it is so light and feels so soft. It is ranked a 600-650 fill power.

influencer standing on a scale for comparison of the weight with and without wearing the down coat
Me standing on a scale for comparison of the weight without (left) and with (right) the down coat


The small horizontal compartments prohibit the filling to gravitate to the hem of the garment. Thus, the insulation stays well distributed. The different widths of the compartments add interest to the design. They look more like embelishment that serving a purpose.


#advancedstyle back view of midlife woman in camel, black and red warm outerwear
Back view to show the Princess seams. You can still see the shape of my body!


Science says that people adapt over time to the weather conditions of the climate region they live in. Consequently, living in Alaska for more than 18.5 years, I am certainly adjusted to low temperatures. The Grace is rated as 3.5, i.e. it is good for temperatures between 35F and 50F (1.7oC to 10oC) with a light sweater.  When we took the photos I was wearing a sweater with layering top underneath and I didn’t feel cold at all despite of 11F (-12C) and despite it was snowing. Thus, this piece is great for late fall when you live in a temperate climate and for winter in a Mediterranean climate like southern California. Learn more on what to look for in a down coat.


Alaskan woman beating the cold in a classic with a twist Happy Goat Lucky down coat
Happy Goat Lucky Down Coat styled with own head band, G-II suede skirt, GNW tights, Salamander shearling booties, Coach shearling bag, LeatherCoatsEtc gloves, scarf at 11F


lifestyle blogger Nicole Mölders in cute winter outerwear
Me frolicking and feeling great and warm in the super classic with a twist winter robe c/o Happy Goat Lucky
Nicole in puffer coat, blanket scarf, gloves and beret standing in a mall
Vince Camuto skirt, Pavlovo printed wool scarf, LeatherCoatsEtc gloves and beret, DIY brooch, jade earrings, Longchamp bag, tall boots with DIY statement heels and barrette (all own) and camel puffer coat c/o Happy Goat Lucky
fashionista looking cozy in a downcoat styled with Russian scarf, knit midiskirt, statement boots and beret
Back view of outerwear look with Vince Camuto knit skirt, remade footwear, Kate Moss for Longchamp satchel, LeatherCoatsEtc gloves, LeatherCoatsEtc beret, Pavlovo Russian scarf (all own) and Grace hooded down coat c/o Happy Goat Lucky


Outstanding Price-performance Ratio!

And the price? Unbelievably affordable! This beauty was $295, but is now on sale for only $149! You save $146.00! Happy Goat Lucky’s down coats are filled with high quality downs, are super light, fitted to a woman’s body, have great craftsmanship and design, and look incredibly stylish!


Fitted Happy Goat Lucky Down Coat in a Nutshell

Happy Goat Lucky offers stylish, fitted down coats with flattering cuts for various weather conditions at affordable prices. See for yourself. Browse their collection now.

You can looks stylish and slim with a down coat from Happy Goat Lucky. #agelessstyle Click To Tweet

P.S. A post about my Happy Goat Lucky’s Valentina review is coming soon. Stay tuned and warm.

Photos: G. Kramm

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. shelbeeontheedge1

    Nicole, this is a great coat! And it is super cute, too. I love my down coat. It is an absolute necessity living where we live! But I am like you and I want to also be stylish while still protecting myself from the elements! And a stylish down coat is always a plus.


  2. Ja an der Küste ist es immer elend windig und naßkalt! Wind mag ich nicht. Lieber -40C als Wind wie an der Küste!

  3. Ein toller Mantel liebe Nicole. Ich liebe warme Daunen im Winter. Bei uns im Norden kann es schnell kalt werden.

    Liebe Grüße Sabine