Men's Waterproof Squall Parka
After 9years still looks great!
In 2004 I had a business trip to a rural area in Siberia. As it was Spring (March 21) I was led to believe that the weather would not be too harsh by then. I had no gloves with me and only a ball cap for my head. I did have my Squall Jacket and a wool sweater. The village I was staying in had a First day of Spring celebration -outdoors. The temperature was -19F! By the time I attended I had rustled up some wool mittens and a toque. And I was warm! My squall jacket and sweater were perfectly adequate. I still have the jacket and wear it every winter. It is light in weight, wind-resistant, and WASHABLE! I am out of doors every day hauling wood for the wood stove, feeding livestock, blowing snow, but the jacket still looks like new. I also wear it when we go out as I no longer have a topcoat ( hey, I'm retired!). Except for a down jacket I bought when living in Canada and still use occasionally but is too frayed and worn to wear in polite society, the Squall Jacket is the best jacket I've ever had.
January 6, 2014
Warm and Light Weight
This parka is very light on your shoulders and yet quite warm due I am sure to the windbreaking shell and the warm lining. The hood is detachable and the pockets zip shut. The coat is not too long to comfortably drive your car but gives you enough cover in blustery weather to keep you warm. Highly Recommended.
January 27, 2015
Good jacket, but didn't like the color.
I ordered this jacket with the hope that it would be an off-white, but it is more of a walnut color. The item itself is fine, although waterproof jackets can be a bit stiff. I liked it better than the similar LL Bean hanging in my closet.
January 27, 2015
Does exactly what I want
I wanted something warm, rainproof, and lightweight. This parka is exactly that. It also looks good. I must admit that I probably have an extra-small head, since the hood just completely covers my eyes, so I removed it (certainly easy to do) and I wear a hat instead. Definitely a great and useful purchase.
January 26, 2015
My new warm winter coat
The first time I used this coat, it was raining, mid 30's and it felt great! Since then in the single digit wind chill I have been very comfortable. Good range of movement.
January 26, 2015
Lightweight yet warm!
I bought this parka for my son. His previous coat was bulky and heavy. I have worn LandsEnd Squall Parkas for years to I thought it would be a good choice for him. He commented the other day that he loved how warm it was but without all the bulk and weight of his other coat. Good fit.
January 25, 2015
Excellent and fits well.
It is what I expected and feels very warm and comfortable.
January 23, 2015
Looks good, and works for me.
I live in the Southeast US, so the cold weather here usually doesn't compare to weather my friends up north live with. I've had a couple of occasions already to wear this in temps around 20F, mild winds. With only a t-shirt and flannel shirt underneath, this coat kept me plenty warm.
The zipper has been an issue, however. It is designed so that once the zipper is closed, it can be opened from the bottom. All good so far, I have used that feature for more comfort while sitting, and I like it. Getting it zipped to begin with is the issue. It seems to have a combination which I cannot always find quickly. Since the bottom of the zipper is not a fixed "permanent" piece but second slider, it's not always easy for me to get the two sliders aligned correctly, and the zipping started. I believe that is probably my clumsiness. I'm always able to get it zipped, but it may take 3 or 4 minutes. Never experienced that before. And as others have mentioned, I would prefer snap buttons to the Velcro. The Velcro seems to reattach itself without my consent while I'm opening or closing the zipper. This would not be an issue with snap buttons. Just a personal preference.
About the fit: it seems to run true. I almost always wear a tall-large size in clothing of this type, and that's what fits in this instance. The only drawback with the fit is arm movement freedom. It feels a little constrained where the sleeves join the coat's body. Not a show stopper, or even uncomfortable, but noticeable.
In summary, there are a couple of quirks, but no big deals (from my perspective). I like the coat.
January 22, 2015
Best Parka I Have Ever Owned
I purchased a squall parka in 1999, while living in Rochester, NY. It kept me warm, and I received compliments on its appearance, for 15 years. I have finally torn a pocket and ripped a seam. I think it is about time for a new one. This coat was amazing.
January 21, 2015
I am 6'4" and 260 lbs. I ordered the XXL Tall and it fits perfectly. I love the Blue color and the great price.
January 16, 2015