Men's Sportsman Oilcloth Jacket
This is an absolutely wonderful jacket. I got the rust color and receive complements on it every time I wear it out. It feels very sturdy, nice and warm (I live in Florida so coldest I've worn it was 40F), and is waterproof. I would definitely recommend this jacket. The only thing I will say is make sure you size down. I am 6' 190lb athletic build, 42R suit size, and I got the Medium, which fits wonderfully.
December 8, 2013
The jacket does fit large I fell right into the XL chest size which I ordered and quickly sent back for an exchange. Land's End return policy and set-up is amazing and the best that is out there.
The jacket is super warm and is waterproof as waxed canvas gets, it does kind of soak in but it doesn't soak through, that's how it is designed.
Plenty of room for layers and great for going out and about or hunting.
Just an awesome jacket.
December 7, 2013
Best Jacket for the Worst Weather
A go-to when it's cold and wet here in the Pacific Northwest, I wear it to walk the dogs (when even they don't want to be outside), to the office,and around town. Okay, I'm an outwear nut. So I also have a waxed cotton jacket from that British maker with a big name in waxed cotton outerwear. The Sportsman Oilcloth from Land's End was a quarter of the price, and for comfort, fit, waterproofness and overall satisfaction it stands up just fine. I even like the split pocket. If I made a change I'd fashion the interior chest pocket for a wallet instead of a mobile device.
November 27, 2013
Sharp and great quality
Great quality coat and with sale price is good value. Split pocket is useless and should be like other pocket but both with side slots to put your hands in. I question the temperature rating also.
I purchased both XL and L to try on. I usually wear XL (46R) from Lands' End/LE Canvas. XL was too baggy and sloppy looking, but was long enough to cover the bottom ends of a blazer worn underneath.
L fit better but is short if you wear a blazer underneath. Wish it was offered in other colors but like the Dark Rust version which was available and I purchased. Could use Thinsulate or similar insulation.
Returned the XL and kept the L. Hope I don't have problems with layering as winter goes on. Solid coat I have been eyeing over 2 years. Great with additonal discount on clearance items and lower price currently.
November 24, 2013
solid but huge
I'm 6'2 165lbs and went for the medium tall. The length was on target but the jacket was still huge all the way around, even the shoulders were big. The quality the the coat is definitely great, especially for the money. I just wouldn't recommend buying this if your a skinnier guy. Also, its got some heft to it, so I would say its a solid winter coat but too heavy for the in-between seasons.
November 11, 2013
Very Solid Coat, One of Lands' End's Hidden Gems
I have been mulling over the idea of buying a waxed-cotton jacket for a while, now. As someone who typically dresses on the "sharper" end of the spectrum, I have no problem throwing down fairly significant amounts of money on a tailored overcoat. However, most of the well known waxed-cotton coats on the market cost roughly $300 or more, amounts I hesitate to expend on strictly casual clothing. Enter the Lands' End "Oilcloth Jacket," a reasonably-priced and well-constructed alternative.
Having read the reviews, I was concerned that this jacket would be too large for my frame (a more-or-less exact 40R/Alpha Medium). Concerned enough to contact a representative, in fact. Now that I have worn it for a couple of weeks, I am pleased to report that the fit information provided by Lands' End is a little misleading. For instance, the listed 47" chest sounds absurd for a Medium item. However, that extra 4 -- 5" is accounted for by the pleated upper back; the actual flat chest measurement is a sane 21-odd inches across. The shoulders fit perfectly (about 18"), the length is reasonable, and the sleeves are perhaps slightly long, but within tolerances (this will come in handy for those who want to go down a size for a trendier fit). Yes, this is NOT a modern, slim-profile jacket. It is a comfortable, classic cut that's roomy enough for a moderate sweater layer, without looking puffy. To the extent that I've researched the topic, this is the case with the more prestigious waxed-cotton jackets as well. Basically, a relaxed yet masculine profile.
Everything seems to be well-constructed, with no loose threads or cheap-looking hardware. The fabric comes from a respected maker and is quite water-resistant. The detailing is simple and largely functional. I don't mind the bifurcated left pocket that some have complained about, perhaps because I have slightly small hands for my size, but also because it offers convenient storage for a phone or camera. In any case, I've been training myself to use the slash pockets for warming my hands, as intended.
This jacket has already joined my vintage peacoat as a go-to casual/functional cool weather coat, and is a good example of those times where Lands' End hits a (quiet) home run.
October 18, 2013
Quality and Style
This is a classy jacket, well tailored and well made. The stitching is very thorough, the zipper is robust, and the fabric itself is of a high quality. I like the way it hangs on me, and I like that you can walk around town with it open (unzipped), and not worry about the wind catching it. It's got heft. The lining is also very well done, and cozy.
This jacket runs large, so order a size down. I'm 5'9", 175 lbs and I was happy with the small size. But if you want to wear a heavy sweater under it, you should maybe stick with your normal size.
April 18, 2013
In general, a useful coat,
In general, a useful coat, warm enough for cold weather and a good fit over a sweater. However, there are several problems. In the rain, the coat absorbs water like a sponge and remains soggy for some time. Re pockets, the split cargo pocket on the left is just a poor design that is a constant annoyance...nothing fits in. There should be an additional inside pocket, and most important, there should be hand warmer pockets behind the two cargo pockets. The upper pockets are nice for stuffing gloves, but are at the wrong angle for placing your hands while walking.
With those shortcomings, I still wear it almost all the time...
January 1, 2013
Excellent change of pace
I'm a size 38r, and small fits perfectly. I can comfortably wear a medium-weight sweater beneath the jacket. Has a quality look and feel to it, and is warm enough for mid-Atlantic winter nights.
December 22, 2012
Good material, size down
I'm 6'2", 180 lbs, and usually wear a 42L with sleeve lengths of 34/35. I usually wear a Large in shirts and jackets, but following the advice of other reviews I went with a medium. The sleeve length is just right, although I have slightly short arms for my height. The body is plenty big for layering underneath. The overall length could be an inch or two longer, but it doesn't look too short and I think it makes it easier to wear. The hand warmer pockets are a little high, it would be nice to have side-entry pockets lower down. The split pocket is kind of odd, as others have noted, but it is a good place to put a sunglass or eyeglass case and the other pocket is very large for everything else. When this is on sale, it's certainly the best value in waxed cotton out there. I went with the saddle color, which looks about the same as the picture, maybe slightly darker.
December 22, 2012