Men's Insulated Squall Parka
I bought this for my husband, hoping it would keep him warm in our Canadian climate. He is beyond pleased with it. The quality, fit, and features are excellent. All expectations are fulfilled.
December 11, 2013
Exactly what I wanted.
I had very specific requirements when I bought this coat. I wanted a quality parka that provided protection in VERY cold environments but DID NOT have down insulation. Down coats are simply too hot for me. I live in northern Minnesota where the winter temp gets down to -35 and rarely gets above zero. I needed good mid-thigh length in the body, at least one inside breast pocket, and a two way zipper. This parka meets all my requirements and more. It is nice and warm in -25 degree temps, but not overly hot like down. I am 6'1", weigh 250 lbs, and have broad shoulders. I usually wear size XLT, but I went with a regular XXL this time. The sleeve and body length are perfect and I have enough room for a bulky sweater if needed.
Regarding the two-way zipper, I don't know why some other posters complain - it works perfectly. Sure, two-way zippers are a bit more difficult to get started, but certainly not worth complaining about - it's just the way they are. I found that a small shot of silicone spray made it easier to work. I have no complaints about the zipper.
The construction and quality of the coat seem to be top-notch - no complaints at all.
December 9, 2013
Used to be a great product
I have bought this product before and it was great. Unfortunately when I replaced it, the current version has a poor zipper, but more importantly the snaps have "covers" with the lands end logo that fall off for no reason. This has happened on 3 of the 4 pocket snaps. For this price and the reputation this product had previously, it should not have been cheapened. I hope that this is corrected soon.
I still have the previous iteration of this product which has performed and is still performing better than the new one I just bought.
December 8, 2013
This coat is a great fit.
I ordered this coat in extra large size and found when it was delivered it was too large all over. I liked the coat a lot and ordered one in the large size. It came in the mail today and when I tried it on it fit perfect. At the time I tried it on the wind was blowing and the temperature was 35 degrees. Our mail box is across the street from our house and I wore it to pick up the mail. The coat was exactly what I expected. It was warm and gave great protection from the wind. I would recommend this coat to anyone who has to be outside in inclement weather.
December 7, 2013
Great product at reasonable price
I just purchased my second insulated Squall Parka - the first one, which I purchased some years ago, still looks like new despite frequent use as it washes well but I wanted an additional color. This coat does the job of keeping one warm. My only disappointment with the new Parka is that the inside zippered pocket, which could be accessed in the old coat without unzipping the coat itself, has been moved to inside the main zipper so that it cannot be accessed without unzipping the coat. This makes it much less convenient to use the pocket for things which require security and access without exposure to the cold.
Other than that, I believe that this is a fine product at a reasonable price.
December 7, 2013
a "go to" coat for winter and it is available in tall
Bought this coat several times in the last 20 years. Saw my son literally wear forever until it is really wore out, although I had bought him another new one to replace it after 10 years. He uses the old one for work and the new one to wear other times because he got the first one so dirty. Yes- it washes very well. But I bought in taupe, so it shows the dirt, etc. a bit more. Now I am buying for my grandson because it is also tall and the length will serve him well. GREAT Coat and the boys like them for the winter. My son's wife is recommending another new coat in another color for this year. Buy it if you are in the winter weather and want a coat to cover your butt and upper thighs. Worth every penny.
December 1, 2013
BEST COLD WEATHER COAT I'VE EVER OWNED.
Because of the mixed reviews I've seen in the past, I held off giving my opinion until I owned this coat for a full year. It is simply the best and warmest cold weather coat I've ever owned. Though it might be a bit bulky for some commuting in a car, I wear it primarily for using my snow-blower and other outdoor activities in windy and sub-freezing snowy weather, convincing me that it is perfect for long, cold wear outdoors. The extra-long length protects the thighs and hips and is also welcome when sitting at an outdoor event. The collar can be adjusted and snugged to protect the lower face, allowing your own breath to warm you. There are more than enough pockets, large & small and inside & out, with zipper or velcro closures. I find the visor on the hood to be a distraction, but it can be temporarily folded under or permanently cut off, though some might welcome it when walking toward the wind. It has shown no wear and the zipper has not been a problem for me, though I don't wear it every day or tax it with my size when I do. After the first cold weather wearing, I was so impressed as to give one to my son for Christmas, as he commutes and has a long walk & wait at the bus-stop both ways. He appreciated the extra warmth beginning with his first wearing, including the warm hood and the inside pockets for his mp3 player, and he also praises it as the over-all best cold weather coat he's ever owned.
November 26, 2013
We have more than gotten our money's worth from our Insulated Squall parkas,
We first ordered ours in November of 2002 and we just ordered a replacement one for my husband
That is 11years with this great product, Thank you Land's End!
November 25, 2013
Very well made.
Needed to replace a jacket and this was exactly what was needed.....plenty of pockets.
May 13, 2013
Great coat, only complaint is that my prior one had more inside pockets & I do not no why they removed them.
April 13, 2013