Women's Plus Size Diamond Down Parka
Bought this for cold northeast football games and couldn't rave enough about it. With a Lands end polar tech shirt underneath I was toasty warm in 20 degree windy weather. Fit is good. I am a 2X and it is true to size ands what's more roomy enough to zip it and snap it closed. The length is just about to the thighs. Tried to get one like it for my husband. In the men's department with no luck so I ordered one for him in the dark amethyst. Amazing jacket for the price. Oh, and I agree about the belt...useless and too long but the jacket looks fine without it. Also thanks for the info about the detachable hood.
December 1, 2013
I am in love with this coat!!! Thank you Lands End
Seriously I cried when I tried on the ivory, it was just so cute and adorable, the fit was amazing. I love everything about this coat. I bought online and had the ivory and the pink begonia arrive last night both in 2x which I first went to the stores that had plus sizes to try on as many outerwear in 1x and 2x to make sure I would order what i needed with the sale last week. I would have kept the pink but the ivory was a much better color for my mousy brown minx hair and medium complexion im not dark skin but im not fair year round either I get very tan in the sun. I m 5 ft 7 without shoes. I normally wear 22 pants or xxl stretch pants or yoga pants. I carry most of my weight in my belly in fact I look 9 months preggers most of the time. I wear xl or xxl tops either one fits fine. i have broad shoulders but not overly broad. I love everything about this coat, from the fabric its soft and seems sturdy, didnt see any feathers popping out and since I love clothes I typically launder them specially. I have no plans to throw this in a hot or warm machine nor dry in a hot dryer either. I will most likely spot stain spray it and wash in cold and air dry. I think that will keep its condition like new and will most likely avoid the feather issue. the hood is removable by snaps unlike this years version in a very similar coat(this years back side looks more slimming than this but its also 5 times the price) and in this coat you can also zip off the fur from the hood for a furless hood. the hood cinches up with a tie on both sides. the pockets are sooooo cozy and soft soft comfy fleece inside there is a hidden pocket accesible by velco, but that hidden pocket is tiny, maybe for change? the inside pocket inside the breast area is about the size for a mans wallet or smart phone?? its a two way zip, didnt seem to have any issues with this. about the belt, well there is NO WAY im using it. I plan to trim the belt loops off or store the belt either tied in the back to cinch in for cuteness. this coat is a good fit, seems very warm. havent tried it its not cold here yet. but for an amazing price I wanted the ivory shimmer down and if I were not so fat I could have and would have bought that one at the higher price but they didnt even carry it online or any stores in denver area in plus sizes so I settled for this one and my purse and bank account thank you!!! OMG I love this coat. thank eta-I bought a coat last year 3x and hated it so much all year. it was such a human hair and pet hair collector, absolutely hated it. it was warm but the threads came undone and the fit was bad, too big. Im so happy I spent 3 weeks researching and shopping online and in lands end trying to get one I would love and did that on the first order. will definitely come back and tell all my friends and family. thank you so so much
October 10, 2013
I have purchased my coats from Lands End for the past 25 years, and never have been dissatisfied. This one is no exception. This is a nice everyday parka. I purchased it in black. I do not wear the belt.
September 14, 2013
Mostly a great coat, but...
I got this coat towards the end of the season last year. The pluses: it's plenty warm, the fabric has a very nice texture, and the fit is perfect. It's also a really nice color. The minuses: just as others have said - the down sheds a LOT, the belt is really not great (and is noisy if not actually buckled), and the hood is huge. So if you're buying it for a warm, well-fitting coat - great. If you're looking for the coat's "accessories" to be the main benefit, I'd say look for a different one.
June 21, 2012
Really beautiful coat with minor problems
My coat took long to arrive because it was being held by customs here (Brazil). I contacted the customer service via email and the reply was fast and efficient. I was offered a replacement or a refund, but I chose to wait because I had the feeling it was on its (long...) way.
And it arrived today. And it was love at first sight! Really well styled with attention to details, as I can see in all garments I bought from Land's End.
I haven't had the time yet to check about feathers poking out or any problems with wind or rain, but I suppose it'll stand its ground facing the Southern Brazilian winter.
However, I can pinpoint two problems:
1. I chose the size based on a parka I bought 2 years ago, which is S/P 6-8 and fits me perfectly, even with layers of warm garments . This coat doesn't so well - and I lost several kilos since then. I tried it with a bulky pullover and it was not comfortable. It should be bigger in bust and arms - and maybe a little around neck.
2. I agree with another customer who complained about the size of the hood. My head is quite big an still the hood covers my eyes.
Otherwise... what a beautiful and elegant parka! I wish there were half little boats to rate, 5 wouldn't be honest from my part but 4 don't do justice.
June 6, 2012
I love the coat but hate the hood
After buying very nice hooded Lands End coats for years, I have yet to understand why they make the hoods so deep. I have a large head, yet these hoods extend five to six inches beyond my forehead and fall over my eyes and nose? I live in Alaska so I understand the concept of and necessity for a good warm hood on a coat. Even when the adjustible cord to pull the hood snug is used, the hood comes over my eyes blocking all vision... I consider this a serious design flaw, however I will be purchasing two more coats while they are on sale. I sew but can not figure out a way to alter these hoods???
April 17, 2012
Not up to the Lands' End Down Standards
Having worn many Lands' End down jackets over the years I expected this to be as advertised - it wasn't. It is lightweight - so lightweight that winds blow through it. I think the shell material is the problem. It doesn't shed water, just gets sloppy wet, even when it's just a light mist outside. It clearly doesn't block wind and it doesn't block the feathers from popping out everywhere. Luckily I purchased it on clearance & now I understand why there were so many of them on the rack. This jacket need makeover - badly.
March 3, 2012
perfect- just what I needed.
I wasn't sure which parka to order, I thought I'd try this one since it was on sale. It arrived in the nick of time, the day before a cold snap. Today it was 5 degrees outside, and I was toasty warm with this jacket on. AND - it's not bulky at all.
January 20, 2012
Belt is terrible
The coat it self is nice, fit was good but the belt is terrible. I'm 5'8 1/2, average weight. I bought a large to fit my arms and height. But the belt for it is terrible. The buckle on it is annoying and slides all around and doesn't function very well. I've had it 2 months and today the buckle messed up and it now doesn't work. I tried tieing it but that's annoying to because it's way to long and the buckle part swings around and makes noise. I am returning the coat. If the coat is going to have a belt, they need to design it where it actually functions like a belt should or if it's going to be a tied belt then leave off the buckle and holes on the belt.
January 15, 2012
Beautiful warm coat!
I got this coat on sale and after reading reviews, didn't expect to love it. I do! It is gorgeous and I've gotten so many compliments on it. It has been in the low 20's all week and it has kept me so warm. I've worn it all week and have not seen 1 single feather. It is not molting at all. The only thing I'd change is the belt. I'd prefer a simple belt to tie. I wear it like the model in the picture and the metal part of the belt swings around and makes some noise. I'm waiting for it to go on sale even more because I want another one in a different color.
January 7, 2012