Women's Down Chalet Long Coat
Well made & fits me very well
I purchased one of these coats about 7 years ago and was very pleased. The coat was a perfect fit, washed up beautifully and was every bit as warm as LE stated it would be. I would still be wearing it but it got a small tear in it (due to someone else's carelessness ONLY). I repaired it, washed it and donated it to a local charity. This new coat is of heavier (better) material, the Blackberry color is beautiful & fits me perfectly. Bought the new coat in early May but have no doubt it will be as warm as the old one. Great coat and I just love it - I have recommended this coat to many others (including my boss)
June 9, 2013
This is my favorite down coat I,ve ever bought!
At first I had trouble with the zipper. Read instructions and it is the easiest zipper I,ve used.
The fit ios a little big but lands end is always a little big . The drawstring waist makes up for the fit.
I,d love to have one in white also. I love the lenght. It is so light and warm. I,d rate it as a 5 star. And would recommend it to anyone for any cold area. Thanks Lands End!!!
May 31, 2013
It passed the 7 degree test with flying colors this morning
I wanted an alternative to the traditional Colorado "layers" approach to winter warmth and something long enough to meet the tops of my high boots since I like to walk to town. This morning I got a chance to test the warmth, walking several blocks in our frigid weather. I was warm and cozy with no bulk. The soft fabric used at collar, cuffs and pocket interiors is an unanticipated bonus. I love my new coat.
December 6, 2013
Own a few Lands End Down coats and I love them, BUT...
This is the second Long Chalet Down coat that I have purchased..the first being in 2009. At that time, I ordered a Medium/Petite (I am only 5'2") and wanted to see how the Petite sizing worked with the actual MEDIUM over all size.
Also in 2009, I ordered the Long Down Commuter coat...in a Medium/Regular.
I LOVED LOVED both of these coats and in the Quebec winters, they were both superb..comfortable....(zipper on the Commuter coat takes a bit of getting used to...)...I still wear both of them but I wanted to be able to wear a warm sweater underneath the coats..and I have put on a few pounds..
This month - Dec. 2013 - I decided to order the Long Chalet Down coat in Large/Regular......
The coat arrived...! And the few changes since 2009 are evident in the overall FIT....The Large now is exactly like my Mediums of 2009....The ONLY difference is that the sleeves are longer (because I chose Regular instead of Petite)...but the coat is definitely more fitted than its 2009 counterpart.
I am afraid to order the XL because I am sure it will be too large...so I will keep this Large size...if only because I do love my 2009 coats...
Just note that if you, as I, have purchased coats in previous years, the new version is definitely on the Smaller size....
December 5, 2013
No comments, this coat *must have*!
Absolutely winter coat. Light, comfy. I want to buy a different color more.
December 5, 2013
Works for me!
This coat looks and feels like very high quality! I am almost 6' 2 and I ordered a small tall since my usual size is 8, and it fits me well. The sleeves were long and large enough around when I tried on the coat with a thick fleece jacket underneath. I love the fact that it extends below my knees to keep my legs warm. I am looking forward to wearing this coat on rainy or snowy days, or just around town.
December 3, 2013
Way too fitted for my taste
I loved my original Chalet and still have it, but thought I would update to a new color. I love the green, but when the coat arrived, it was way too fitted. I prefer my coats looser to accommodate sweaters or jackets, and this one just didn't work for me, so I sadly returned it. Please bring back the original!!!
December 2, 2013
Perfect for Cold Mornings
This coat is exactly what I wanted in a down coat. I am 5'11" tall and the tall XL hits me below the knee, the sleeves cover my wrists, and the hood comes completely over my forehead. I selected the green and I love the color! It is a hunter green and is pretty close to the photo. They have thought of everything in this coat: double seamed zipper with snaps, adjustable wrist snaps, polar fleece pockets and wrists so that drafts don't go up the sleeve. I originally ordered the L (14) but it was a bit snug. This coat is very tailored at the bust and waist. Order a size up if you want to wear a sweater under or if you are a little 'padded' like me!
November 28, 2013
This coat is very cozy and attractive
I received this coat yesterday just when an icy blast hit Virginia. The coat fits very well. I normally wear a 16W or 18W, I am 5 feet 5 inches and weigh 182. I purchased the 2X as I like my coats a little larger. The 2X is perfect, the pockets are in just the right place and the fleece used is extremely soft, not scratchy at all. I ordered the Spruce Green, it is a very pretty shade of green. I am very happy with this purchase.
November 27, 2013
Cold arms but perfect in every other way!
I have my original Chalet from 9 years ago and it is poofy which I don't mind because it is WARM everywhere. I just put the newest version on that I got the end of last season without testing outside. Tags still on it. Yesterday it was 20 degrees and my arms were cold from shoulder to wrist with a LE fleece sweater on! I noticed the fill was very thin in the arms and very disappointing. The styling is perfect and flattering with great details like soft trim and a great hood. I'm 5'6" at 135 pounds and the small fit like it was made for me. But when it's freezing and wind is blowing, I'm not too concerned about style so cold arms are unacceptable. So sorry it's going back but thankful for LE generous return policy.
November 26, 2013