Posted July 12th, 2018, 04:03 PM
Buying one if needed is my decision (we're cruising in Sept). I'm in the market for a new one, anyway. A friend who cruised a few years ago said she bought the best coat she's ever had at one of the stops on her cruise. DH didn't think that was a great idea, but if $20 is accurate, that might change his mind!
The $20 jackets are generally water-resistant with a fleece lining. They are jackets, not coats typically going to mid-thigh.
Don't expect a down jacket (or even synthetic equivalent), water-proof breathable or a winter coat for that price.
Generally most find them adequate for an Alaska summer though I prefer to have something that is water-proof, breathable rather than water-resistant. I also prefer to have the shell and fleece as two separate pieces so I can wear the water-proof layer with insulation when it is rainy but not that cold or wear just the fleece when it isn't rainy or windy and I just want a little insulation.