Girls' Waterproof Expedition Parka
Not what they used to be....
I ordered the boys parka 2 years ago and was blown away by the great quality!! I loved the fabric, the arm zippers and patch gave it a high end look, and the fur was so long and fabulous. We have had SO many comments on that first jacket. I ordered one last year for my other son and was shocked at the lower quality. The fabric was not as nice- a real cheap feel, the fur was cut and not luxurious, no arm patch or zipper. I was disappointed... and I payed MORE!!!
So I was thinking of ordering one for my daughter this year- again the price has gone up! After reading the reviews and remembering my disappointment I picked another company to order from.
PLEASE bring back the quality you had years ago.. It was perfect for our cold Canadian winters.
Sad to say I have to tell everyone who still comments on the jacket that if they order now it will not be the same as the one my older son has on:(
October 28, 2014
Bought same jacket last year. Don't like shoulder ruffle. Soft lining is greatly reduced
I really loved last years model. The white fuzzy lining was over more of the back and the chest to take away the chill of a silky lining. So very disappointed in that regard. There was a token bit of soft fleece at the back of the neck, but it's like a token bit, not serving any purpose. Ruffle on shoulder a little immature for my 12 year old. I liked the more streamlined look and think it's a bit goofy. Sorry you changed it. It was a five star last year.
October 24, 2014
Like previous reviewer said - they cut alot of the great features and cheeped out. There is no cinch waste on the inside to make the waste more fitting especially nice for kids that are slim. The fur looks like it got a hair cut - looks cheap, fleece lining also not as the quality used to be especially for the price tag...colors are nice though - but what good is that if it does not fit good
October 15, 2014
Fit way too big. Returned for smaller size, still waiting to receive
Fit way too big. Returned for smaller size, still waiting to receive. I am thinking of cancelling it altogether as I not confident the smaller size will be better. Best for this year to cancel and go to stores and try on.
October 14, 2014
Where is the Brown???
We bought this coat 2 years ago for our daughter and it was great. We were surprised at how well it kept her warm in the Illinois and Colorado winters were we spend our time. We loved the brown coat with the fur hood. She felt like she was a big girl since I also have a brown coat with fur hood. This year all the colors are nice but NO BROWN! It matched with everything and we would much rather have the brown option back than to see these other crazy colors. Other than color choices we love this coat and the grow-a-long feature allowed her to wear it for 2 seasons along with her pink bibs. Please bring back the BROWN color option with fur trimmed hood for girls!!!
October 6, 2014
Disappointed in this years style....
I have ordered this coat for several years , and felt that the quality was worth the price.
This year though I was very disappointed to see that many of the great features were either gone or of lesser quality. My daughter loves the color. The ruffles that were added this year give what was a very sporty coat, a generic look.... Not a fan of ruffles on a coat, especially for a 7-8 year old. The fur on the hood looks like it got a crew cut which cheapens the look of the coat. There is less fleece lining and no expedition patch on the sleeve. Fabric feels thinner and I worry it will not perform as well in wet weather.
Please, if you are going to skimp on quality and style, lower the price..... This jacket does not live up to Lands End standards - at least the old standards.....
September 14, 2014
GREAT winter coat
I bought this coat last year for my daughter (she picked it out) and it was well worth the money! We live in Boston and had an insanely cold winter with a snow storm every single week! The coat kept her warm and dry! Because of Lands End ingenious grow along sleeves it still fits her this year! Also because of the grow along sleeves I will buy every winter coat here until she is too big for the sizes they offer. Great price for such a great coat! My daughter adds that she loves the thumb holes and never wants a coat without them!
September 3, 2014
Very warm, water & wind proof
My husband got this coat for my 4 years old daughter last year and it kept her upper body very warm. We had one of the worst winters last year in NYC. I think her size 4 looks like still might fit her this year but I think it's kind of too short on her. We are getting a bigger size this year. You have made some changes this year from velcro to snap and removing some features and adding some feminine touch to it. I still have have 2 complains on this coat. #1) It was too short. Would love to see a longer version of it (knee length). Sometimes, we have to walk to school and it was too cold for her upper legs. #2) The elastic on the back (now you have it on the entire waist) is nice but I wish you make it adjustable with drawstring. I have a slim little girl and even with some clothing inside of the coat, I know wind will get up to her upper body with such loose fit. We are keeping the coat but please consider these changes next year.
August 31, 2014
Best features cut, price continues to go up
I just purchased this for my daughter. Compared to past years, the wonderful features of this year's parka have been cut, but the price continues to increase. I am disappointed with the quality. For this kind of money, I would expect MORE features, not to cut the best features and use cheaper materials. This loyal customer will not be returning.
August 21, 2014
Love this year's colors!
Thank you Lands' End for listening to the customer reviews from last year and improving the color choices for the girls winter coats. This year's jewel tones are absolutely gorgeous! I purchased the down-filled Expedition Parka for my seven year old son last year and it was by far the best winter coat he has ever had, especially considering we went through one of the worst winters in history and he never once complained about feeling cold while wearing your coat! It survived about a dozen major snow storms, and was washed probably ten times, and it still looks brand new! We got compliments on it all winter long and he is going to wear it again this year. I had really wanted to buy my four year old daughter the same coat last year, however all of the colors looked like Easter eggs! Yuck! I will definitely be purchasing one for her this year though. The hardest part will be deciding on which color to get!
August 1, 2014