Boys' Expedition Waterproof Down Parka
Love this jacket!
I bought the old 3-in-1 for my eldest son a few years ago which I loved... but this I love even more! I ordered it for my 6 year old. The quality is great, it's super warm, enough to withstand Canadian winters, I love the fleece lining in the hood and that it's large enough to block all of the cold elements from his head and face. Most of all, I love that it's actually waterproof! We ordered the zinc colour, and while I worried it wouldn't be bright enough, the colour is just right. In only the couple of weeks he's been wearing it he's gotten so many compliments on it and everyone wants to know where it's from. He'll fit in this jacket for another year or 2 with the extend a sleeve feature. I've bought a lot of stuff from Lands End, and this is by far my favourite purchase. For the quality and wearability, the price is decent, especially with 30% off :)
November 4, 2013
Third year and still like new!
We bought this coat for my then, 8 year old son, three winters ago! It still looks like new. It still fits. It is very warm, for our frigid winters! My son is crazy harsh on clothes, especially outerwear. This coat has stayed nice through two winters and is bracing for the third. I am impressed. The price has increased significantly in 3 years, however.
October 29, 2013
Good but missing hood closure and reflective strips
Overall the coat is super. It is extremely warm, fits well and looks great. There are 2 features that are missing. Your version from a few years ago had reflective strips on the front and back them so that a child is safe walking around after night fall. This was ingenious. Alas now this feature is gone. There is also no way to close the hood around the face. The hood is wide and gapey. A coat this warm needs to have closure around the face. The hood easily flops off with a gust of wind. We live in Canada and my sons need the same warm protection around their heads, ears and chin as they do around their bodies. Please bring back these features. Thank you
October 27, 2013
Love this coat - where did the husky go?
Bought this coat 2 years ago for my son in a 14-16Husky and he loves it. Unfortunately he has grown a size this year and we need to replace it. Much to my dismay and dissappointment it is no longer available in husky sizes. Please Lands End - bring back the husky option. If available in husky this product would have gotten a 5 sail boat rating, but since husky is no longer and option I had to lower the rating
October 23, 2013
survived 3 winters in Chicago
Best winter jacket ever. I bought one each for my son and daughter and both were able to wear them through our first 3 winters in Chicago, walking to and from school and all over the city. The grow-a-long sleeves made this possible. My daughter is now older and wants something a little more stylish, but I am buying the same one for my son in a bigger size. They both survived wash after wash looking great and the only reason I need to replace them now is my kids have outgrown them! Great job Lands End... but PLEASE for the love of all that is good, get some better colors for your girls clothes and jackets! I've seen many things that I would have purchased had they come in other colors and shades besides the cheesy turqoise, weird purples, diluted blues and pepto-pinks!
October 22, 2013
Awesome! Going on third winter of wear!
I bought this coat for both my son and my daughter two years ago, and it is AWESOME. Here in Minnesota, winter lasts for MONTHS, and they play in the snow for several hours every single day. They love how the fur on the hood catches the wind and snowflakes and protects their faces. They stay very warm and dry. The snow cuff in the sleeves and the Grow-a-long features are absolute GENIUS. This coat washes very well (remember: DON'T wash OR MACHINE DRY the fur!!!). We're starting to break them out for their third winter and both coats still look like new. Took out the grow-a-long stitches for the first time--very easy, so now have two more winters of wear! Also have a younger son, and have absolutely no doubt that my oldest's coat will be in perfectly good shape to be handed down and worn for another two winters! Bottom line: these coats were worth every penny. Waterproof, windproof, very warm, LASTS FOREVER!
October 18, 2013
Not as nice as the old version
Shame on you, Lands End, for cheapening what used to be your premium down jacket for kids. I bought the old version of this jacket a few years ago. The new version has no down from the waist up, including the hood, and instead has fleece, which is noticeably heavier and not nearly as nice as the old all-down-filled jacket. It also unfortunately has velcro along the front flap instead of snaps.
Pro's: we love the thumbholes in the sleeves and all of the pockets.
We will keep the jacket, but I'm just sorry we couldn't get one like the old version.
September 21, 2013
Happy with my purchase.
It's an attractive looking jacket, true to size, comfortable, and I can tell it will be warm. Another good purchase from Lands' End.
September 14, 2013
Great coat, very warm.
I've bought 2-3 of these every year for the last 10 years. I've got 5 grandchildren and wouldn't have them wear anything else. It's the warmest coat out there and the quality is great. I just want to ask LandsEnd, why no orange this year for the boys? I've always bought orange for the boys, my daughter insists on having the kids in bright colors that can be seen easily. The red is ok but all their accessories are orange. So this year, if it fits, we'll be passing down an orange coat and hope orange comes back next year. Although I'll be buying the pink for the girls as usual, I'm a little dissapointed that LandsEnd has changed from last years pink.
August 30, 2013