Men's Squall Parka
Okay except for Zipper
This Men's Squall Parka is a good quality except for the zipper. It is difficult to align things just so, in order to zip it up, and it will probably break.
November 11, 2013
I have a squall parka I bought from LE probably 40 years ago and it has been a wonderful winter jacket in the Atlanta latitude of the south. I ordered this one as the replacement but it is simply too much coat for our winters which occasionally include snow and often ice storms. Clearly LE has replaced my old squall parka with one that is much heavier.
November 10, 2013
Very good value.
My wife bought me one of these ten years ago. I wore it to work, on the ski slopes, on vacations, practically all through ten cold winters and it served me well. The plastic coating over the bottom tip of the two-way zipper started to shred and though still functional, closing the zipper became a rather involved affair.
So she got me a new one. There's a 50% price increase. It used to be $100 a decade ago. And there's a change in the design. The outer two diagonal pockets now have zippers and the tiny inside pocket no longer exists. I really miss that small inside pocket. Otherwise, the quality and fit remains excellent and I hope to use this for at least another decade.
August 28, 2013
A good quality warm coat that is not too bulky and looks stylish.
I wear this coat when walking the dogs in temperatures at around freezing and the warmth the coat gives is exceptional. Not a big heavy coat but it does the job. It is stylish enough to water to a casual restaurant without being too good to walk the dogs in it. I chose a smaller size than I normally choose and it fits perfectly.
July 8, 2013
Just what my husband needed!
I have the women's version and love it so I decided to try one for my husband. His winter coat was an old and very heavy leather coat. This fit him perfectly! He is 6'3" and 330# so that isn't easy. He loves it also. Warm but light weight, and a cheerful red that matches our Element. A great coat for Michigan weather.
March 31, 2013
Decided to lose weight and needed a warm coat to walk in. I wore it every day for at least two miles from October to March. It kept me warm and dry through the Michigan winter. Elastic cord at the waist allowed adjustment to the size. Looked good to begin with and still does. I ordered it snug so was able to add a sweater as the weather got cold and I got less fat.
March 11, 2013
Emergency Medical Technician son LOVES IT!!
My son is a 18 yr old college student and volunteer firefighter/EMT. I wanted to get him a new winter coat for his EMT calls. I stumbled across this NAVY coat a few weeks ago in Sears Land's End at 80% off!! My Sears rewards reduced the price even further!! What caught my eye was that it was not only a TRUE navy, but it was warm and waterproof with a hood!! An answer to a mom's prayer!! The cleaners sewed on his squad patches and it looks great!! My son told me what he loves most is that the coat is warm but it isn't bulky, allowing him to move quickly (without over heating him) with his patients as he climbs in and out of the amublance all hours of the night!! He said it also comes in handy when he has to walk across campus after his late night study groups. We had a mild snow storm today and he texted me thanking me again for the jacket because he is on call until 7 am. According to my son, he would've paid full price for this jacket. He loves it that much!! He's also received compliments from other EMT's members who plan on purchasing one as well.
March 6, 2013
Outstanding product, great value
I bought this coat for an Antarctic Expedition trip. I needed a waterproof jacket that I could layer for different temperatures and conditions. I wore it on every excursion. It was waterproof and windproof, comfortable, and warm. At the end of the trip, I threw it in the washer and dryer, and it is like new. No failures of any kind. I was and am totally happy with this parka. I was going to include a picture of my wife and I (she took the women's version of this coat) standing on the Antarctic Peninsula, but there does not seem to be a place to include pictures.
February 10, 2013
Beautiful color, very warm but.......
The largest problem I've had with LE coats lately is their odd fit. I found this with the newer ladies coats and it is evidently the case with mens as well. This coat fit very well in the shoulders and has good arm length but was much too large around the middle. Even the draw string couldn't close the gap without looking baggy. Otherwise, my significant other loves it. He says it is very warm without being bulky and is stylish. He decided that the large middle wasn't enough of an inconvenience to return it.
I've purchased LE coats in previous years but have only recently noticed this disproportionate sizing which makes it difficult to find a good fit. Please reconsider sizing as the quality of LE garments is otherwise wonderful.
January 9, 2013
Super Soft & Warm Coat
Purchased this coat for my teenage son in navy...it's hard to buy a coat for a teenager! He LOVES it! It's warm, looks good and is still nice looking without being trendy OR out of style. Dark navy is a good color, too. It's hard enough to get a teenage boy to wear a winter coat, but he loves to wear this one because he tells me it's so soft!
January 7, 2013