Rated 5 out of 5 by HazelBean from Much better than the imposters! I’ve had an “off brand” fleece gilet for about a year now and I wore it all the time. I found it really hard to justify the price of a Schoffel but decided to just chance it. I don’t live in Europe so I had never tried one on before ordering so I wasn’t really sure if it would be any more substantial than the gilet I currently had. Turns out, it is. The Schoffel gilet has a much thicker and softer fleece and a more comfortable fit. It feels warmer and the back is longer. I love that the pockets zip, too. Another thing I noticed is that somehow dog hair doesn’t seem to stick to the Schoffel gilet, unlike the off brand! LOVE that! Does all that justify the price? Maybe, but it’s definitely a superior product. I can see myself ordering a second in the future. Good ordering experience with Outdoor and Country, too, even as an international order.
Date published: 2019-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by HazelBean from I think the quality has changed? Still good I bought my first Schoffel gilet in 2019 and my second a month ago, it arrived today (North America). I am pretty sure that Schoffel has started using a cheaper fleece material as it seems thinner and lighter. My first gilet seems to be made of Polartec fleece and my second is not. The new version also has a double zipper feature which is nice. I'm sure I will like the second just as much, but it's just a bit disappointing when brands start to cut corners. Also will add a photo of the difference between navy and kingfisher colours in case anyone is interested.
Date published: 2021-03-09
How do these fit across the chest for a large bust?
I brought the 12 and have fairly large bust would recommend getting the next size up i.e 14 as fairly snug fit.
Date published: 2021-02-23
Can you tell me the difference between the gilet colours kingfisher and navy? I can’t make out the colours on the website:) I also like gun metal but I think it’s basically black?
Hi, the kingfisher is a lighter shade than navy can look either bluish or greenish depending on the light conditions.its quite versatile in that respect and looks really nice.
Date published: 2020-10-11
Is the colour gunmetal black (with reference to the Schoffel Lyndon fleece ?
Its almost black. It's too dark for grey. Its not a true black, but still goes with anything.
Date published: 2020-12-16
Please could you tell me centre back length. Thanks
Thank you for your question and your interest in our products. We can confirm that this item has a back length of between 67cm - 74cm depending on size. Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.
Date published: 2019-10-04
Please could you tell me the back length on a size 8?
Thank you for your question. The back length for the size 8 is approximately 67cm.
Date published: 2021-03-16
Could you say exact measurement across the chest of size 14 please....I have read elsewhere they come up very narrow.
Thank you for your question and your interest in our products. We can confirm that the size 14 has a chest measurement of 100cm | 39.5 inches. Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.
Date published: 2019-10-12
What is the back length of the size 10 and size 12 Lyndon Fleece Gilet?
Sorry I dont have a tape measure to hand but I can say its a great fit. Im five foot 1 and bought a 12 as it allows room for a jumper. Its long enough to go past my hips and the back has an added depth to it. So no rising up and getting a cold back. The gunmetal is a very dark/black but not a definite black. It looked so nice i had to buy one for my son and husband. Expensive
Date published: 2020-11-24