Women's Down Chalet Long Coat
Fit runs big
According to the size chart, I should wear a medium (I'm 5'4" and 150 lbs). The coat was huge on me even when wearing a sweatshirt - I need an XS. I found the hood was also very big on my head. When I tightened the drawstring to be small enough, the hood covered my eyes. And I wish the hood had fur trim.
I like the length of the jacket; it hit me mid-calf. The coat seemed like it will be very warm, but it hasn't been cold enough yet for me to test it outside. I like the warmth, but because of the fit, I'm not sure if I will re-order this in a smaller size.
October 4, 2014
Good but will have to exhange
The coat seems great quality, and I do want one. However, I'm going to return this, preferably to the store so I can see and try on other sizes/colors. I'm generally a size 10 or medium in clothes, and got a medium in this. The sleeves were sooo long I would have to alter them. Also, I got the plum, which looks vibrant on the screen, but which in person is a bit of a muted, maroon color that feels too much like a sleeping bag color to me -- may well be to other peoples' taste. I am hoping a petite will fit better (if not, I like this enough to alter the sleeve length), and that i'll like the blue when I see it in the store...otherwise back to basic black, which is always safe.
October 4, 2014
long and warm
Maybe i'm too short... from the picture, it's just below knees, but on me, it's just above my ankle.
it fits perfect and i will not worry about my winter. (ok...i'm in chicago, at least worry less about my winter...)
September 26, 2014
Exactly What I Was Looking For
I wanted a long, parka-style coat to wear inside cold hockey rinks, and the Down Chalet Long Coat perfectly fits the bill. It's light-weight yet very warm and provides a nice, insulated cushion beneath me and the cold bleacher seats. Too, I'm short and the length is absolutely perfect - not too long so that I look like I'm wearing my big brother's coat but long enough to provide full-body warmth. I'm 5' 2" and weigh 150 lbs. and I ordered the Petite Large. I'm very happy with the fit. The bottom hits me just at my knees. The overall fit is a bit roomy but I tried it on with just a light weight shirt and will be glad for the extra shoulder and chest room when I'm wearing heavy, bulky sweaters. I also really like the ribbed cuffs that are hidden beneath the hem of the sleeves which will keep drafts from going up my arms. As my summary says, this coat was exactly what I was looking for.
September 23, 2014
best coat ever!
I just received this coat.Wow! I just threw out a down coat that I had been wearing for 7 yrs.It had made me look frumpy and dumpy.
This Lands End coat has a great sillouette.It fits just loosely enough without billowing out in the middle or widening at the bottom.It's lightweight and cozy.I love the fleece in the pockets,cuffs and collar,the inside pocket,the hood.
I expect to wear this a whole lot.
The color is darker than pictured but I actually like it better than the lighter color on the model.
Thank you,Thank you ,Lands End.You've found a way to take the down coat out of the doldrums and make it actually look great.
btw,it can look dressy as well as casual.
September 20, 2014
A great coat for the price!
This coat is a winner. I am a size 10 and the M is a good fit. The coat is warm and lightweight, just as advertised. Would definitely recommend.
March 2, 2014
Really warm and cozy coat
I have other down coats from Lands End, but was looking for a longer coat to keep me warm during this brutal winter. This coat is exactly what i was looking for! . I am 5'4" and weigh 140 lbs. I ordered a petite large and the sizing is perfect. The coat is about two inches below my knees. There is plenty of room for a sweater under the coat and the sleeves are the right length for me. The hood fits nicely and I actually prefer not having fur trim. The fit is very stylish with a belt in the back adding a nice touch. Overall, I would highly recommend this coat.
March 2, 2014
Warm and well made
I bought the regular coat in a size XS (color: fresh spruce). They definitely run large, and puffer coats generally have a roomy fit. I'm 5.5" and about 125lb. XS was the size for me, but it's still roomy. The fleece additions are amazing (inside the pockets, at the cuffs, inside the collar)! It makes the coat the coziest I've ever owned, no cold fabric touching your skin anywhere! The drawstring in the waist does the trick, but I wish the fake "belt" in the back could be adjusted too to give the coat even more shape. The hood works great, you adjust the drawstring once and after that you can just pop the hood on and off easily without any further adjusting (I was fine in the snow this morning despite leaving my hat at home). The green color is slightly darker than in the picture, which is a good thing I think. I felt cheery in a sea of black coats this morning :-)
February 26, 2014
Loved it at first.
I was so happy with this coat when I first got it as a Christmas gift. It was warm, stylish, and loved the color. At first, I noticed a feather or two would come out on a daily basis. Then, as time wore on, I noticed around 10 or more feathers coming out. I figured at this rate, my coat would have no feathers left a year from now. I have 2 LE down coats from 3-5 years ago and I have lost maybe 10 feathers TOTAL. This was a huge disappointment and I returned it. Thank you to LE for their unconditional guarantee. Maybe I got a defective coat since everyone else seems very happy with it. Or maybe they just don't mind leaking feathers. The search for the perfect long down coat continues.
February 19, 2014
Best Coat EVER for worst winter EVER!
I live in the Philadelphia area and we just finished our 9th snowstorm of this winter, with more on the way over the next 3 days. I bought this coat 6 months ago and it is saving my life on a daily basis! I washed it for the first time today and it came out soft, fluffy, and ready for the next onslaught of snow. I love the color (hunter green) which is classy and appropriate for work, church, or casual. It is lightweight but warm as toast...I haven't ever spent a lot of money on a winter coat before but this is worth every cent.
February 13, 2014