Women's Down Commuter Coat
Like the coat but my arms are cold
I ordered this coat to hopefully handle what has so far been a brutally cold winter in northern Wisconsin. I am 5'4" and the coat hits just above my knees, so is a good length for getting in and out of the car and walking the dog etc. The hood is a nice size and design, doesnt droop over my face. Fur trim would be a nice addition for face protection in cold, blowing snow. Warmth is OK... adequate so far in the body but seems to have less insulation in upper arm area. Our temps have been in the 0's to -15F with much colder wind chills, so I really need a coat that is warm all over as winter has barely started.
December 18, 2013
It's warm and fits well
but the zipper again. I usually order the squall jacket, have had one for years, but after a year or two the zipper becomes a major problem. So I decided that by now Lands End must have solved the problem with their zippers and I decided to go with a different coat. Well, after a day or two the zipper is a major problem. I'm not sure why I just didn't return it but I really needed a new coat so if you can devote 5-10 minutes to put the coat on and off too, the coat is warm and I like the extra length. But I should have had known better when they have to attach instructions for zippering. I think this is probably the last Lands End coat I buy which is a shame because they are really great for cold, snowy weather.
December 17, 2013
Incredibly warm...but wayyy too big
I have been looking for a coat that actually keeps me warm, in addition to being waterproof, for years. I live in New Hampshire and am cold all winter. After trying this coat on from a friend, I decided to give it a try. Online, the coat looks quite unfashionable, but in person it is really cute... IF it fits. This coat is absolutely gigantic. I am 5'6, 110 pounds, and the xsmall had enough room for several of me. It seems that the xsmall has narrower shoulders than the small, but the same width at the hips, which looks really weird. Too bad, since the coat is the warmest coat I have ever tried on. I can't support Lands End anymore until they create a smaller xs (xs should be size 0, not 2-4). Thank you.
December 17, 2013
A coat to conquer winter in Wisconsin!
When we moved, I learned all of the coats I had collected in my life before Wisconsin were inadequate. I needed:
2) Something that doesn't make me look a lot bigger than I already am.
3) Practical details (like a double zipper, useful hood, and a ton of pockets so I can avoid carrying a bag)
My daughter is on her third Squall Parka, and I really like the quality and details in her coat, but wanted to avoid the velcro zipper cover and preferred down insulation. I read another reviewer's plan to wear this coat for recess duty, and that sold me. The commuter coat is exactly what I was looking for! Very warm, great details! I love that there is secure room for keys, phone, small wallet, mittens, and still a set of fleece-lined pockets to stick my hands into. I like the soft fleece lining on cuffs and neck. The fit and weight are great. I nipped in the waist a bit more with the drawstring and end up looking like I have a shape under my layers. I actually think it's a little more flattering on me than on the model in the pictures, which is unusual. The zipper does take a bit of getting used to, but worth the effort! Probably going to replace my husband's stylish but impractical winter coat with the men's version of this one.
December 15, 2013
Great "tall" coat
I'm 6'0" tall and 170 lbs. Sleeves are long enough. Length of coat comes 1/2 way down the thigh. Able to wear a turtleneck and sweater underneath. Nice and warm. I've worn it in 20 degree weather. Hood is detachable. So happy to find a "tall" coat that fits my height.
December 14, 2013
I loved the coat but did not like the fit.
I bought this coat a few years go and wear it all the time, and decided to get another one for good. The new one does not fit the same as the old one, (same size). I was very disappointed with the fit, I can wear a sweater with my old coat and the new coat, is uncomfortably snug. Sadly I returned the coat. If they ever go back to the old fit I will reorder.
December 12, 2013
I am 5'4 originally ordered the XS, but it was a little long in the length/arms. I returned it and re-ordered XS petite and it was a perfect fit. The cuffs and collar are fleece lined and very soft. The coat is fitted so it has some style, but is not too tight. It is very warm and I like that the quilting is on the inside, giving the outside a more polished look. The hood is a generous size and provides good coverage.
December 9, 2013
The Winter Down Commuter Coat is exactly what I wanted.
As the description of the Winter Down Commuter Coat states, it's made for maximum warmth. I would add that the craftsmanship is marvelous in such niceties as the multiple and well-secured, deep pockets, a welcome surprise in women's clothing; they more than adequately hold gloves/mittens as well as keys and Other. An inner sleeve linings fit snugly to the wrists; there's a high zip collar for added neck protection, and the hood is large enough to cover a cap for those of us who need it. A wind flap covers the two-way zipper. The sizing always runs true, the color choices are lovely, the durable fabric is easy-care: I have a S mid-thigh length in "Toast", a medium light brown that's a welcome addition to my winter wardrobe. This is the second winter jacket I've bought from Land's End and I'm delighted with both of them.
December 9, 2013
Pockets need help - cold air holes
Warm coat with many nice features; Pass-through pockets a deal-breaker. I returned the coat. These pass-through pockets (apparently) are so that one can reach inside the coat to access your other clothes' pockets. I believe that in cold weather one either twists the lower opening of the coat around a bit to reach those other pockets, or you have the things you need in the pockets of the COAT! The 2 big holes formed by the two pockets lets cold air right through, the small snap tab only subdivides those holes into 4. For the price I should not have to sew the pockets closed to keep warm, or forgo putting my hands in the pockets to keep hands warm. Lands Ends has many issues with pockets placed too low to reach comfortably, too shallow to put things in, and seems to treat pockets as an afterthought and target for cost-saving.
Pockets! PLEASE Place them high enough for comfort, deep enough to use, line them with fleece and skip the scratchy zippers. Put zippers on the OTHER bellows over-pockets, chest pockets, and inside pockets so we can keep our stuff nearby, but make just two (one for each hand) for your hands!!! Please!!!
December 8, 2013
The Perfect Winter in Wisconsin Coat!
I have several types of Lands End coats. All top quality and last for years. (Sometimes I wish they'd wear out so I can get a new one) This time I needed one to handle more Wisconsin winter--namely, Recess duty! It handles the cold, the wind, and the snow. It's comfortable without being bulky. Fits nicely, even with a sweater. Perfect for a Wisconsin winter!
December 7, 2013