Rated 2 out of 5 by Michelle9876 Poor Quality- gets worse every year
I have been ordering Lands End outerwear for 12 years for myself and kids. The quality seems to be going down hill in the past few years but this year it took a nose dive. Plastic? These other reviews must have been written before wearing. The fleece is soft and runs true to size but the zippers are plastic! I noticed how cheap this was on purchase but thought maybe it will hold up. My son wore this for three weeks and the zipper just broke this morning and is unusable. The plastic piece on the bottom broke off and now the zipper comes undone from the bottom up. Three weeks and I need to purchase a new fleece! Lands End- you really need to get your quality back or you will be losing a lot of repeat customers. I also purchased my kids ski jackets (3) which they haven't worn yet and noticed its all plastic too! May be returning everything. My kids can't be in zero degree weather and not be able to zip their coat waiting for the bus. Very disappointed.
November 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by llan Beautifully made. Lasts forever. We've bought several before.
I accidentally chose too small a jacket for my son; he wears men's sizes. My error!
November 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by CountryMommy Nice jacket, just would like a bit more structure and place for the thumbs
My son is a size 12 but slender. The medium is roomy but not too oversized. It's really soft and washes up well. Perfect for our typical rain, cold, wind, sunny all in one day weather we get in the Pacific Northwest. I called my son's school and they agreed to add this fleece jacket in Navy Blue to their list of acceptable dress-code toppers (they only listed sweaters and a couple of sweatshirts to the list before). It looks a lot nicer than the sweatshirts do after a few washings. The only changes I would make to the jacket would be to improve the shape to have more structure and to add thumb-holes on the sleeves. These are both elements of the fleece "liner" in the 3-in-1 jackets sold by LE. My son LOVED that fleece jacket and we were hoping this jacket would be like it. Same fabric? I think so. Same fit? definitely not but my son likes it well enough that he's going to keep it.
February 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kecpa I'll buy another one when my 14 year-old son grows out of this one.
It fits great. It's the perfect weight for our mild Houston winter. I purchased it ~6 weeks ago and have washed/dried it 3-4 times (my 14 year old son is a little hard on it) - it still looks great.
December 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EngineerMom Stands up to eveyday wear
My son literally wears this fleece almost everyday as a second layer - at school, at home, etc. He's got some other brand fleeces, but this is by far his favorite. It fits pretty true to size and has held up to the frequent washings. There's been some loss of softness of the fleece, but given the use it's seen, it has held up much better than other less quality fleeces. The styling is nice and simple. He can wear it to church or a restaurant and not look like he's wearing a sweatshirt. I finally got around to ordering a second one for him, long overdue.
December 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by OnthegoMom Great Quality - hard to fit
I originally purchased this in a size Large for my son, he is currently in a 10/12. I wanted a loose fit with room to grow, so I could possible get 2 years out of it. The large he was swimming in it. Sleeves were at least 3" past his fingertips, chest area 3" to 4" extra on each side & length was way to long. Exchanged for a Medium. The medium is much smaller, it fits perfectly right now, I don't anticipate it fitting by Christmas as he will have outgrown it. Over all he likes it but sizing had me perplexed.
October 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by slsdenver Good quality, but my son complains about wearing it
This jacket has the Lands End quality I would expect, but my 5 year old son complains about wearing it because the elastic around the cuffs is so tight. (He is fairly slim, so I don't think it's the size of his wrists.) Maybe this is something that can be fixed in future models?
October 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JTPTMT Very Light Weight
I bought this for my son. It is very light weight and not bulky. Good quality.
July 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TessL Great coat
This is a super soft fleece that is thicker than cheaper versions at local stores. My son is almost 12 but wears 10-12 in clothing, so we tried the 10-12 coat. It's plenty big enough and long enough too. Glad we didn't go up or it would have been too long on the arms. It's a good thickness and will be warm enough for our mild weather here.
October 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MB123 Perfect fit and color.
This jacket fits great and holds its color through several washes. It's really light but still quite warm. I love that I can put it on my son before going out to the car and he can still wear it with his seatbelt unlike a bulky coat.
October 1, 2013