Women's Core Down Jacket
This coat was not for me sadly as it was just entirely too boxy. I'm 5'5 and around 168 and I do tend to have a straight shape. I purchased this in a large and it was a little big. The fit is not flattering at all, I felt like I was stuffed into a marshmallow. The material felt much cheaper that the f(x) jacket I got last year, definitely not as durable or thick. This coat could also benefit from a hood. Sizes at lands end are all over the place. In the shimmer down coat I got last year, I'm a medium, the fx coat I was a medium and the long chalet coat I wear a small. I wanted to like it, especially for the price, but I had to return it. I was instead able to get the Regular f(x)? Down Jacket on clearance which fits awesome (why was it discontinued :( ) and the Everyday Down Parka which is a very flattering fit as well.
December 17, 2013
sleeves way too long
Sleeves go past my fingers. Wind goes right through zipper. Outside pockets have one little snap in the middle - worried my keys will fall out. Not the quality of a previous landsend jacket I own. Color (teal waters) is very nice. Can't decide if I will return it. Maybe I'll go to sears and return it and find a different brand with higher quality. Bye-bye brand loyalty.
December 17, 2013
Comfy Jacket for Driving/Shopping!
I finally found a jacket that is comfortable to wear driving, lightweight but very warm, & great for shopping without getting overheated like other down-filled jackets.
I am 5'7", busty & 180, so I decided to try the roomier Large Tall. Was pleasantly surprised with the length which covers my bottom. The sleeves are longer than the norm, but with gloves they are fine for me. No issues with wind blowing up inside, as I read in another post.
Today, the temp was 19 degrees,(colder with wind chill) and I was toasty warm. Don't let the light weight fool you. This jacket delivers!!!
Would totally recommend, and in fact, I just ordered another one in navy - first color was black. Great jacket for casual or dress. Paired with nice lightweight animal print black/gray scarf that I also purchased at Land's End! Happy, Happy :)
December 16, 2013
This jacket is really cool! It is very light-weight and not bulky at all - but it is really warm. I was surprised. The sleeves are long which I also love. And I like how the jacket is a bit shorter than some!
December 14, 2013
Love the Bright Lime!
Thanks to another customer's review (also 5'7" 130 lbs) I got the SMALL size (instead of Med.) and it fits great (i.e. consider sizing down if you are an in-between). Sleeves are indeed somewhat long, but I will enjoy the added hand protection provided by those sleeves and will simply roll them back when needed. And contrary to complaints about 'colors not being toned-down enough' I LOVE the bright Lands End palette! 'Bright lime' will be great for evening visibility - and the best news is, this jacket is indeed WARM. While we 'wimps' in the high desert of N.M. consider 29 degrees cold, it does get colder and very windy, and I this jacket will be worn all winter with a wind-breaker shell as needed.
December 14, 2013
Lightweight and warm
This coat is awesome in that it is so incredibly lightweight and doesn't add bulk like most "puffer" coats do. When I first tried it on, I thought there's no way this coat can be warm, but it is! Only drawback...feathers. Not at all noticeable until after about a week of wears - then I thought I was molting. Only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5.
December 13, 2013
Although I had read reviews complaining about the sleeves of the jacket, I took a chance and bought it since I only wanted the coat for casual wear. However, there is something wrong with the sizing of the jacket, as the sleeves are several inches too long. My arms are average length, and I've never had this problem with any jacket or coat purchased anywhere in the past. I returned the jacket, but now I'm hesitant to purchase another jacket from Lands End. The store was always my "go to" store for jeans, turtlenecks, and coats, but lately I've been disappointed in the quality and selection of merchandise.
December 11, 2013
Love, love, love this coat. Everything about it. It looks great on. Its really warm (I can get away with something pretty light underneath it and still stay very warm). Its pretty good in snow (survived sledding and although wet, I wasn't wet underneath). I don't know why folks complained about the sleeves. No, they don't, but I much prefer that (I hate any tightness around the wrist and assuming you have proper gloves, nothing is going to get in easily). Sleeves are very comfortable and just the right length. I am a big girl (but with curves) and I got the 2x and it looks and fits perfect. Got the navy and love the color. Also got the matching accessories in some of the pics online and it all looks great together. Have a puppy I walk A LOT and I now live in this coat and am fine with that b/c its a winner!
December 10, 2013
Great winter travel jacket
I don't have much need for down jackets in sunny Southern California, but I needed something for a trip to Europe in November / December. The forecast called for snow, rain and wind on several days of our trip, and I frankly had no idea how much coat I would need. A New Yorker friend gave her approval on this one, and I ordered two sizes just to make sure I got the right one. I ended up keeping the larger size, because I wanted to be able to really layer under it if needed.
I was really skeptical when this coat arrived because it was FLAT, and I really could (and did) roll it up and stuff it into a purse. My husband assured me it would fluff up, but I wasn't convinced that it would keep me warm enough, so I did what any SoCal woman would do - I wore it to my local bulk grocery store and stood inside their freezer for a while. With just a knit shirt underneath it was plenty warm, so into the suitcase it went.
I can honestly say that I was not once cold the entire two weeks of our trip, to include walking at the peak of Mt. Rigi in Switzerland, nightime winter markets in Strasbourg, and blowing snow and sleet in Germany. This jacket was all I needed as an outer layer, and I am so glad to have had it.
Personally, since I always had long sleeve shirts or sweaters under the jacket, I can't imagine wanting cuffs on it, and a waistband would have made it less wearable for me. It was perfect as is.
December 10, 2013
cute light coat
I bought this in spite of the reviews and it is great! It is warmer than I thought it would be. I am 5'8" 130# and the small tall fits perfectly, even with room for a sweater underneath. I bought this looking for something warmer than a fleece but lighter than my super warm wool coat. It is perfect! I never have problems with wind blowing up the sleeves, like some reviewers said.
December 9, 2013