Women's Insulated Squall Parka
Fits great. Very warm.
November 23, 2014
Awesome Coat Lightweight and Warm
Just got my coat yesterday, I wore it all morning in the rainy cold weather. It is a great coat. All pockets are wonderful. The zipper is easy to zip! Lightweight comfy and warm. It is better than I anticipated. I teach horseback riding. This coat kept me warm in the cold barn all morning. I like that there are pockets to keep stuff and pockets to put my hands in to warm them up. I recommend this coat.
November 22, 2014
Stiff and odd fit
I am 5'9", 135 lbs and I generally wear an 8 or 10. I bought the medium parka. It was hard for me to choose whether to write "too small" or "too big" regarding the fit. While the sleeves were long enough for my relatively long arms, the jacket was a tad tight across the shoulders and back wearing normal winter layers underneath. That problem would not have likely caused me to return it. However, from about the chest down, the jacket flared out such that it felt 2 sizes too big. With no way to adjust the tightness at the bottom, the purpose of buying a longer-length jacket for more coverage was defeated because the bottom was so loose that wind was going to get in. You can at least stop the wind at the waist by pulling those internal cinches, but I specifically wanted more coverage below the waist for my one-hour dog walks in wintry and often windy conditions. The second major problem with the jacket, which others have noted, is the stiffness and thickness of the neck. It was extremely uncomfortable to the point of digging into my chin and it was nearly impossible to zip it all the way up without the hood also being up. There is simply too much material there for a comfortable closure. Finally, an odd problem which I have never encountered in any hooded jacket: with the coat fully zipped and the hood up, the top of the hood was pushing down on my head. Wearing a hat underneath, which I often do since an insulated hood becomes too warm after walking for awhile, would have been impossible. Needless to say, I returned the jacket. What I should have paid closer attention to in all the reviews was the number of people who gave the jacket good ratings, but actually returned it.
I would have liked to have kept it as it seemed very warm and had lots of pockets for all my dog paraphernalia. I liked the placement of all of the outside pockets. The zipper on mine was butter-smooth. The outside material was stiff but likely would soften over time. I did not think the neck would ever soften because of the way it was constructed.
November 22, 2014
Defeated winter weather for four quarters
Bought this coat to wear to our grandchildren's football games. I don't like cold weather, so I wanted to be prepared. I was pleased with the size, fit and materials. The extra pockets came in very handy. I like having hand warmer pockets along with slash and snap pockets. The medium petite (I generally wear a 10P) fit well with plenty of room for my layers underneath. The hood may be a tad bulky (it's removable) but was very welcome when it started to snow.
November 20, 2014
What a disappointment
I was really excited when this arrived. But what a let down. The waist drawstring is between my waist and bra in the middle of my back. All it did was pull my shirt out of my pants It felt ridiculous. It's too big around not to have the drawstring pulled at least a little bit to keep the draft out but it feels like I have a kids jacket on. The other problem is the collar. It goes up so high that if you zip it you won't need a tissue when your nose runs. Yes, yuch! And I have a long neck. I was really bummed with this jacket. I got a winder jacket from LE years ago which I hate to part with and am keeping as long as possible. But it just doesn't make it for work any more. It's just too warn. But i'll never find another one as warm. I was really sorry this one didn't work out. they really need to move the drawstring down about 3 inches and make the collar just a little bit shorter. This one's going back.
November 20, 2014
This jacket is great. It has lots of pockets (one inside the coat) and is very warm. I like everything about it and it fits perfectly for me. I am short (4'11") and the sleeves are perfect. It is a coat length, not a short jacket so it will be great for winter. It is very warm. It would be nice if they had fur around the hood, but it wasn't a big deal to me that they didn't. The purple color is a reddish purple, not a grape color but I like it.
November 19, 2014
What a delightfully warm coat!
This coat fits me perfectly and the quality is wonderful. I had the jacket for many years and decided to replace it with the parka version this time.
November 18, 2014
The the zipper broke after the first use and there is not another one in its size and color
The fit was perfect, too bad the zipper broke.
November 15, 2014
Disappointed in fabric
I have had a squall parka for 15 years, and it is still perfect--warm and well-constructed, but I'm ready for a new one. However, I am very disappointed in the fabric of my the squall parka that just arrived. It is a thick, shiny material and covered in wrinkles that don't disappear. This is a much different fabric from my original squall parka, and I'm not sure I'm going to keep it,.
November 15, 2014
I ordered this for my daughter who is a size 4-6. The coat is boxy with no shape. It also said it was a blue color but it is purple in my opinion. Probably would be a warm coat though.
November 14, 2014