Women's Featherlight Down Jacket
Very poor quality coat!
This coat would have been my second down coat from LE. But upon receiving the coat, I immediately realized the poor quality of this coat! The amount of down was minimal compared to my other LE jacket and stitching was loose so that the feathers would come out. I returned the coat today! I will think twice before purchasing another coat from LE after this purchase. Seems that LE quality control is headed downward!!
December 12, 2013
Attractive but poor quality, sheds feathers
This is a nice-looking coat; the quilting and cut are feminine and flattering, and I do receive compliments wearing it. However, the coat is shedding feathers all over the sweaters and fleeces I wear as base layers. The stitching is starting to come out of the quilting, and I'm sure I won't get more than one season's use out of this coat. Too bad, since it is a nice style! There are other details that seem like signs of poor quality; the pockets are flimsy and attached to the coat with plastic ties. It feels like the pockets might rip, and with such thin lining, they provide no warmth.
Recommended for style, but not durability or great warmth.
December 10, 2013
Stylish and warm jacket.
This is my favorite winter jacket. It is both lightweight and warm and looks great on. I liked so much that I bought one for my daughter for Christmas.
December 8, 2013
Fine for fall and spring but not winter
This is a very attractive, trim, and stylish jacket, but I have not found it to be warm enough for anything below 40 degrees. The sleeves provide little warmth. The body is slightly better. I was very disappointed because, based on the warmth rating (which I have found to be fairly accurate in past years), I was expecting something warmer. I was hoping this would replace my older Lands End down winter jacket. I guess I will keep the old one a little longer for the cold days and this new one for fall and spring.
December 8, 2013
Daughter loves it.
I bought this same jacket for my granddaughter and when it came my daughter informed me that she wanted one just like it in black. She hasn't had a chance to check out just how cold it can be and still be comfortably warm yet but with the ice and snow we just had in Texas I will probably know shortly. The fit is good and she can put a light sweater under it.
December 7, 2013
Great coat for the price
Cute coat and super light weight. My intent was to have it for running errands b/c it is so light but keeps u warm too.
December 7, 2013
Nice coat but not for me.
I did like the coat, but it just wasn't what I needed now. The color just wasn't right and what I needed was something heavier and longer.
December 7, 2013
Nice lightweight warmth
I bought this in the Women's Plus size 3X and it fit nicely. I normally wear a size 24 to 26 on top, so it was pleasant to find that this still fit. I was hesitant to buy this as being my size, I did not want to look like the Michelin Man. While I was a little puffy, it didn't make me look like I was inflated. The Wine color is a nice earthy burgundy that is more interesting than black but not flashy. I was able to smash this jacket down far enough to fit into the seat pocket on the airplane, which was nice, as most other people with winter coats on the flight had to hold them on their laps since the overhead bins were full. In terms of warmth I would say this could perform as advertised if suitably accompanied. I wore it on a 23 degree morning with a midweight sweater and was warm enough. For colder days you definitely need to layer more. I wore the Women's Plus Size Polartec Aircore 200 Parka the day before and felt that this jacket (Featherlight Down Jacket) was warmer, even if the coverage was less. I think the high neck collar was good enough without a scarf, but the sleeve length is so exact you need gloves.
December 4, 2013
Comfortable, warm, and flattering
I have a small collection of Lands End down jackets and parkas for every kind of cold Chicago winters (and autumns and springs) have to offer. This is a great addition and is already a favorite. It's slimmer profile and lighter weight make it feel very comfortable while running errands, getting in and out of the car, and especially for grocery shopping when I tend to boil with heat inside the store when wearing one of my other jackets. I also absolutely love it for traveling as it's perfect on a chilly plane without being bulky, and it really does fold up small so it's easy to stuff into a bag or backpack. This jacket feels almost weightless so I was surprised how warm it is. I've worn it in 25-30 degree weather with a light shirt and was comfortable, especially when moving. Any colder than that and you definitely need something warmer underneath, like a sweater or a fleece shirt, or layers. Also, if you wear it in the house for a few minutes before going out, it warms up and traps your body heat, so it feels warmer once you're outside. I wear an S or M in LE jackets, and bought this in M so I could layer underneath if needed. The collar is soft and doesn't feel like it's choking me when it's snapped all the way up. The sleeves are a bit loose on me, but I prefer that for ease of movement and for layering or wearing heavier sweaters. The fitted shape is flattering and stylish. Very happy with it.
December 1, 2013
Lightweight, cute, reasonably warm but not as warm as stated
This is LE's entry into the lightweight (packable) down jacket that everyone is putting out nowadays. It's similar to the uniqlo ultralight down jacket that is ubiquitous this season. I think it is warmer and more substantial than the uniqlo entry (which I own), but it is not as warm as claimed. I know how to layer properly and if I do a base layer, a mid layer and a wool sweater, the jacket will probably comfortably get me into the low 30s (Fahrenheit) and maybe into the mid 20s but I think that's kind of pushing it. If you're the type to run warmer or you layer jacket in jacket it'd probably be pretty comfy.
I think the jacket is a good value on sale, though you can definitely see where they cut corners. They mention in the description that you can probably roll this jacket up and tuck it away but there is no included stuff sack. The pocket design is also lacking. I don't expect lining (very few lightweight down jackets are lined) but uniqlo uses squared off pocket lining that is sewn down to create useable inside pockets. Here the pocket liners are curved and just flop around inside the jacket, sewn at one small point with a useless fabric tab. The down has a nice high fill power and though it is probably duck down and not the 90/10 goose down of a lot of the competitors, there is actually more fill in the jacket, so I consider that point a wash.
Sizing is standard LE. I take an XS in this jacket as I do in all LE jackets though I take a S at most other national chains. I like a snug fit and this jacket is fitted but with enough room to layer. I consider it a more attractive and sleeker modern look with armholes cut high reducing the bulk of the jacket through the shoulders. This might make the jacket feel tight to some folks so trying it on in store is probably best if you've never tried any of the more modern fits. I like the zip and button neck design. I find the collar quite warm and buttoning it increases the warmth a lot, though I tend to wear the collar open. If I were somewhere very cold and windy (where I don't think this jacket would be adequate, to be honest), I'd probably find the lack of zip up to the top of the front collar annoying.
November 27, 2013