Boys' Waterproof Squall System 3-in-1 Parka
I am LIVID!
I bought this coat twice, and not because I needed two of them. I purchased one coat and was excited when the order finally "took" online. Despite the inventory showing that the color(s) and size(s) were available, they were suddenly out of stock when I attempted to add them to my bag. Yet if one were to revisit the site later the same day/night or even the next day, the same coat(s) would be shown to be in stock. But that's really a nuisance - the true problem is in the coat themselves.
My son wore his new coat once. ONCE before the zipper was no longer operational. Not stuck, not torn off, not jammed. Suddenly the pieces would not go together at the bottom and the coat was useless after one wearing. So back to the store it went (fortunately I have a location nearby and did not have to rely on the mail service or associated postage expenses for a return.)
After several weeks of the in-stock/out-of-stock online game, I happened to time it right when my second order "took." Surely the first coat was a fluke and the famous Lands End quality would be evident in coat number two. Not. This time we got 2 wearings out of it before the same problem with the zipper occurred. I guess in some circles that might be considered progress. I do not belong to those circles and back this coat will go too.
When I took the first coat back I also brought back a number of other recent Lands End purchases just because I was that ticked off with them and didn't want to give them my business. Now I find myself needing to go back with another return yet again and for the same defect. So back other items will also go, just to avoid future headaches and to make my point that I don't need this nonsense. I don't know what you've done Lands End, but I no longer think this is a fluke and am fed up. It's January and my son does not have adequate outerwear - has not had adequate outerwear for most of the season - and not for lack of my trying to provide him with something of quality and durability. This coat STINKS! There are other players who offer quality outerwear with the same lifelong guarantees, and THEY will get my business moving forward.
January 28, 2015
great fit and warm
Good quality. Fits well. Nice looking.
January 25, 2015
Beautiful Color and Feel of this Jacket
My son wears a size 10, I ordered the size S for him. This jacket fits him well and may be a little loose. My son is not tall and is smaller build. He loves the fleece lining inside as it keeps him warm, and he likes having the different pockets. We have not had the opportunity to wear the jacket or fleece separate, but I always like this option in these jackets. My son is always cold, so he will wear the fleece all spring and early summer.
The color is dynamic - CHESAPEAKE BLUE
January 12, 2015
The coat is perfect for cold weather.
I bought this coat for my grandson. It fits him great. He really likes this coat.
January 4, 2015
Love this jacket
Such a great fit, and so comfortable for our little boy. The two pieces zip together easily, and he usually wears them separate for different conditions. Highly recommend it!
December 14, 2014
Son loves his jacket
The jacket fits my 12 year old son perfectly. Didn't love the color choices, ordered the blue at first and it wasn't our taste (too bright). We are satisfied with the grey and black.
December 11, 2014
I've been buying this coat for 11 years. I started with my first grandchild and now that I have 5, these coats have been handed down to all my grandchildren year after year. I usually buy 1-2 every year. This year I bought for my 4 year old grandson. It's a tiny bit long but at that age, it's exactly what I want. Keeps the little ones nice and warm. He'll get at least 2 winters out of it since the coat never seems to wear out. It also washes beautifully on gentle cycle. It's a very warm coat and I love the styling.
December 5, 2014
By far the best winter coat / parka I have every brought. It's on 4 years of use in a row!
We get brutal cold Chicago weather, so I got this for my son in Kindergarten knowing they spend some time out doors. He is now in 3rd grade and it still fits perfectly. The arms stretch as the kids grow, the size S 7/8 has fit age 5 - going on 9! I brought it a little big in the first place. I washed this regularly and it does not show any signs of wear. I just came back to buy a girls version for my daughter.
Changes- the lining was changed to fleece, GREAT, now it's warm right when she puts it on. The buttons have been replaced by velcro, NOT good. Either you velcro it up to their chin and they are uncomfortable or don't velcro it & their chest is exposed. Maybe a scarf? And I hope the velcro doesn't wear out.
also the faux fur hood liner in NO longer included which did add a cute touch to it.
November 22, 2014
Disappointed - New but Not Improved
We purchased this coat following ownership of the same one twice before. My now 6 year old has gone through 2 of the "original" version of this coat for 4 winters. This years version is disappointing. If you look carefully you'll see that although it is named waterproof squall parka 3 in 1 it is not the same as the waterproof squall parka jacket. The front pockets are very different and terribly small. There is only one top side pocket as compared to two and this one is also very very small. I am ver disappointed. My son travels very far for school and I will have to find another coat that suits his needs. Very sad!
November 18, 2014
Versitile winter coat
We have been getting squall 3 in 1 for about 8 years - they are great coats.
October 25, 2014