Men's Squall Parka
I really wanted to like this jacket. The sleeve length was good, but other reviews which say that it fits like a tent are dead on. The bottom of the jacket just fans out way to wide, and looks ridiculous. You can tighten the drawstring for the waist, but it doesn't taper the outside of the jacket at all. The next size down would be too small. I like the reflectors, I like the thumb holes in the sleeves, but I'm going to have to return it. Too bad--both my kids have been wearing this jacket for years and love it.
November 19, 2014
Great color, but why wasn't a Tall size offered. This doesn't fit right.
the subtle red sucked me in and thought an XL would fit, but needed a Tall Large. Why doesn't this coat come in Tall sizes?
November 16, 2014
Three Seasons Plus
Just what I was looking for. Great dog walking coat, especially with darker hours in the mornings. Very nice lining that allows you to layer with a polartec jacket or vest. Pockets are good size. The inside glove pocket seems a little light duty so I have not used it. Love the hood.
November 8, 2014
Looks like a tent
This coat is nice before you put it on. It fit well in the shoulders. But, that is the only place it fit. It looked like a tent! Fitted in the shoulders them flaired out. There is no way it would keep you warm.
November 8, 2014
Ruined a great product
I have owned the two versions of this parka before this version. They were awesome. This new version ruins it. First there is the size problem that other reviews mention. Mine (a L, 42-44, same as my last two, which fit perfectly) is tight across the shoulders and chest, and the sleeves are too short (and I am only 5'7"). I considered ordering an XL, but the new sleeve design (with built in fleece glove-like things) is terrible, as other reviews have mentioned. They are not confortable to use, and you can't get your arms past them to avoid them. Advice to LE: pull this design, and reintroduce the older design next year.
November 7, 2014
This coat is nice in many respects, but why aren't there pockets at the hips? I find this very annoying. Furthermore, I really don't like the "interior sleeve extensions." Though I know I don't have to use this feature, it makes for a cumbersome process every time I put on the coat.
November 3, 2014
Not many details for the price. A removable hood would be nice. Love the integrated thumb gloves. Sent it back & opted for a different squall with more details.
October 31, 2014
Great winter jacket!
My husband's winter coat was stolen; he loved the coat so I was worried about finding a replacement. He was reluctant to buy a coat online but I assured him we could return it if he didn't like it. We ordered an XL but when it arrived and he tried it on, it was way too big. We returned it and got a large, which just arrived. It fits perfectly! My husband is very happy with the coat and is looking forward to trying it out this winter (here's hoping we get snow!). He especially likes the cuffs that pull out and hook around your thumb! Thanks to Lands End for making the search for an acceptable replacement so easy!
October 28, 2014
I like it so much I ordered the men's tall squall parka for my husband!
I ordered this parka last spring before my husband and I moved from Georgia to Virginia for grad school (anticipating colder winters), and I've already gotten a chance to use it on the cold, windy and occasionally rainy walks back and forth to school. This is the best coat I've ever owned - it keeps me warm and dry in cold wind and rain - and I like mine so much that I just ordered one in the men's tall version for my husband. I hope that the 2XL tall will fit him, as he is 6'9 with very long arms! I'm hopeful because I am 6 ft tall and the men's large regular squall parka has more than enough sleeve length for me! His current winter coat is not waterproof or windproof, so I know he will be pleasantly surprised when he wears the squall parka! My only suggestion to Land's End is to please expand your selections in tall sizes for big and tall men - I greatly appreciate the quality of the women's tall clothing!
October 24, 2014
Loose fit, wind comes in
In my opinion the parka has a very loose cut, it seems like you wear a paper bag. The drawstring waistband in the middle is almost worthless, since it doesn't change the outside shape of the parka. At least there should be a second drawstring waistband in the bottom of the parka. Because of the wide cut, wind comes in.
If you are looking for a fashionable product, don`t choose this parka! I have an older Squall Jacket and I am totally satisfied with it...
October 10, 2014