Women's f(x)? Down Coat
So incredibly warm! I love it!
I received this as an early Christmas gift from my mom and I absolutely love this coat! I'm a plus size girl so I'm always leery of puffy looking coats, but this one doesn't add bulk at all! That being said, I kinda wish mom got a size smaller as this one is a bit big, but with my layers, I don't care.
The fleece lined pockets are AMAZING and an awesome complement to those built in fingerless gloves that keep the sleeves nice and tight to your body, not letting in any wind. There's an inner upper zipped pocket perfect for keys and chapstick and a larger netted pocket perfect to shove my gloves into.
I started walking a few miles every day at the end of August and am now up to 5 miles a day. I was worried about getting off track when winter hit, which is why mom got me this coat. Today was the first time it was cold enough to wear and I was SO INCREDIBLY TOASTY. I can't wait for the weather to dip even more so I can relish the warmth of this jacket.
PROS: awesome length, keeps my butt warm, very toasty, love the built in fingerless gloves that cuff the sleeve to your arm, hood is perfect and has a one hand tightener.
CONS: Haven't found any yet.
December 9, 2013
I have had this coat one month and only worn it two or three times. Today the zipper got stuck at the bottom and neither my husband nor I can get it apart. It seems many customers have had this problem. You need a new zipper supplier!! Not sure what to do now.. take it somewhere to have zipper replaced or just return it. So frustrated!! I love the coat other than the zipper problem.
November 24, 2013
I was hoping to find the maxi length this year again
I purchased an f(x) regular maxi coat last year and reviewed it for the bad zipper: "Worst. Zipper. Ever.".
It got broken the first day I used it.
But the whole rest of the coat was FANTASTIC so I was hoping to find it again this year and have another one.
The extra length, the nice details (front and inner pockets, the hand warmer cuff) make a huge difference with the everyday's maxi coat you are offering currently.
So I think that L.E. should really take care of the
Please Land's End, do offer it again next year, I'll be checking your catalogue and get it.
November 24, 2013
Finally a great winter down coat!
I bought the 2X black/purple lined coat, expecting to look like a puffy penguin again in a down winter coat. Thank you for finally making a great winter coat! It reaches to my knees, incredibly warm and light. It's got lots of room in the waist/hips; I don't think I can put more than a sweater on underneath it in the top. Great design, it's slimming with the lines and the vertical pockets at the waist. The hood even feels great! No problems with the zipper. I love it!
November 11, 2013
I liked this coat until it came to getting out of. Awful zipper jams up at the bottom of the coat. Landsend should recall this product! Who wants to step in and out of a coat?
May 30, 2013
My daughter loves the coat on all accounts -- except that it leaves tiny feathers and pieces of down all over her clothes. She's been taking a lint roller to work with her every day, but it's a bit awkward for her to have to keep asking colleagues to clean the fluff off her back! Customer service recommended washing and drying it, but that didn't work, so we are returning it. Too bad, because she loves the color, fit, warmth and style.
March 22, 2013
Love this coat but don't use the zipper!
I love love love this coat - it's a great fit, it's warm, stylish, has great pockets, and the hood is perfect. This is a perfect winter coat for me. However, that zipper! ARGH. I was on vacation last week in Europe with my one perfect coat and one windy snowy day the zipper jammed and no matter what I tried, I couldn't unzip the coat at the very bottom. I had to step out of it. I eventually cut off the very bottom end of the zipper gizmo to undo it and now I just use the snaps. Lands End offered a refund but is sold out of my size and color. :( I've decided to keep the coat until I can find a replacement.
March 22, 2013
overall impression out of the box is it's gorgeous
i bought the white coat which is extremely impractical given i have 3 children 8 yrs and younger but this will be my "going out with friends" coat. i have a bit of a coat addiction!
i read some of the complaints so as soon as i opened it i checked for uniform fluffiness to see if any of the areas were lacking in down and mine seems pretty good. i have experience with this with another coat from a different "L" store where after 2 coats of shedding feathers and huge areas missing down, i returned both coats. i think with down coats, you will get some that have that issue.
i've also had the zipper issue with the longer coats from that other store. it's a huge complaint i have with all their longer coats. this coat seemed to be fine. i got it unzipped ok, tried it on and zipped it back up. it did catch on the fabric when unzipping it but it cleared easily. you need to take your time with these types of zippers which is a huge pain when you are in a hurry and in cold temperatures.
i bought a XS and it fits true to size. i was able to try a short version on in the store so i knew the XS was the one to order. it fits snug so i don't think i could get a bulky sweater under it but i don't wear them so i wanted it snug. i can move easily in it and it's snug enough that air won't blow up the bottom. my coat doesn't smell at all but when you wash down coats they will get that "organic" smell until they dry again.
first impression is that i'm very pleased with my purchase. once i've worn it if i have any zipper or leaking feather issues, i'll update here.
i love the hand extensions which is the reason why i looked at the coat. a plus!
March 19, 2013
Warm AND stylish
First review ever... I was looking for a new coat this year and I am soooo glad I tried this one. Since I walk to work every day in Quebec City, Canada, the coat had to be warm and washable (you never know when you're going to be splashed by a car!). I also wanted a bright color in order to be as visible as possible in the late afternoon darkness. I've had this coat in Lime since Christmas and love it. We've had a very cold winter and the coat has kept me toasty. The hood stays up in the wind and the built-in handwarmer-cuffs are great when you want an extra layer under your mittens or need to use a smart-phone. The fitted style is more attractive than other similar coats and I've received tons of compliments.
I loved it so much that I ordered another in the pink, in the same size (M). Strangely, the cuffs were much tighter and were so uncomfortable I sent the coat back. After thinking about it for a while, I waited for a 30% sale and ordered another, in the grey color, but in the Tall size instead of regular. The cuffs are fine and the sleeves are a bit longer, which is not a problem and I really like the extra few inches in length, which brings the coat over my knees (I'm just under 5'4?, with a short torso and longer legs). The coat does seem a bit thinner, so I'm thinking they maybe use the same amount of filling in the regular and tall. It seems just as warm though.
No issues with the zipper, on either coat, although given the reviews, I always make sure to insert it fully. Like another review said, I'd have the zipper replaced if it broke given that I love the coat so much. I've worn these coats almost every day, unless it's really mild and expect to get a lot of wear out of them over the coming years. Thanks Lands' End!
March 19, 2013
Fantastic cold weather coat, but problems with zipper.
I live in Chicago, and am outside with my kids a lot, and this coat keeps me warm on the coldest days with harsh winds. I wear it every day - to take the kids to school, to the gym, shopping, even to go out at night. It is about as stylish as a black long down coat can be, with detailing in the fabric, seams lines that minimize and colored lining. (I wish it had fur lining on the hood, but not a big deal.) Regarding the size, it fits True to Size for 14-16 (which Lands End considers L and not XL.) I hesitated to buy this coat because people mentioned problems with the zipper (and I have had zipper issues with lands end backpacks), but it was the only coat I found that fit all my requirements. Now, the zipper won't unzip all the way, and stays zipped at the bottom, so I need to step in and out of the coat. Several people have tried to get it un-stuck, with no luck. Customer Service offered to send me a new one, but there are none left in my color/size combo.
March 15, 2013