Rated 5 out of 5 by BoulderKea Perfect!
This fits me quite well (XL) and the zipper is easy to use. I like that there's a protective flap over it to keep out even more cold. This jacket is just as warm as the one I had before, which I'm replacing simply because it's almost worn out. The only think missing in this jacket is the zipped pocket on the upper arm. I really like this style of jacket and I hope Land's End keeps it for a good while to come. Oh, and it's cold tested: 19 degrees, it was warmer than the Columbia ski jacket I bought (and returned because it didn't warm me up). Only problem is that it does collect golden retriever fur. Not husky fur though...
January 8, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by DancealotBear Great
I love wearing this fleece parka underneath my LE down jacket or just by itself. The fit is flattering with the cinched waist. The hood is adjustable too which is great to cut down on the wind chill. I just wish it were lined in the same color the outside is and that the pockets were fleece lined. That would make it look classier and the pockets would be cozier for cold hands.
December 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alethia The magenta color is much prettier than pictured.
I bought this coat in soft magenta on clearance, as an inexpensive coat to throw on and knock about in. The color is more dark rose than magenta and much prettier than the purplish hue pictured. I love the look, feel, and comfort, and was delighted overall.
December 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ShariCat Good, but...
I wore this during my recent trip to NYC. Good: Warm and light in weight; hood was deep enough to keep my head warm; sleeve and overall length were perfect. Problems: (1) Zipper kept snagging on the lining of the inside flap, no matter what I did to avoid it; will have to sew down that lining so that it doesn't puff up to get snagged. (2) Getting in and out of the sleeves was a challenge with a T-shirt or sweater. (3) The lining in the pocket could've been thicker to keep the hands warmer; instead a thin material was used. Otherwise the jacket worked well enough for me.
October 30, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Katalin The smallest XL size you can imagine!
I ordered this Parka to replace one I bought from Lands End a number of years ago, which I lost on vacation this year.
First, the parka is warm, but what is up with the fabric?? This is not made of a soft and supple fleece, as my previous one was. The fabric for this one is stiff, and to touch the "fleece" feels more like the type of felt you would use when making Christmas stockings or children's toys. And because of it's stiffness, it isn't very flattering to wear at all.
Then, there is the sizing. I have never worn more than a Lands End large for tops, and I am a size 14 in jeans. Yet I can barely get this XL sized jacket zipped up over my hips, even with the drawstring at the waist fully let out. I certainly won't be able to wear it with a sweater or pullover on underneath.
So, for me - even on sale - it has been a useless purchase, and very disappointing, as Lands End generally does far, far better than this...
October 6, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by KST Quality very poor compared to last year
Sadly, I have to give this a thumbs down, as the Aircore 200 in this years parka is totally different and inferior to the same item I bought last year. I only bought another of these parka's this year as the Neptune Blue colour is so lovely - I had one last year in a bright turquoise but it's too bright a colour, it's just too garish. However, the fleece in that one was robust and warm, didn't pick up hair and lint. This years Aircore 200 is thinner, not nearly as warm as last years, and most annoyingly, it collects every single piece of lint, dust, fluff and hair (dog and human) that is anywhere in the neighbourhood. It just looks sloppy, and the fluff does not wash off (or come off properly even when tumble dried). Very disappointed in this. I've been wishing LE would bring back the Heavenly Fleece from a few years ago - it was warm, and slightly dressier (if ever that can be said for fleece) and it didn't pick up every speck of dust and dog hair. I won't be buying any of the regular fleece from LE again, especially as shipping to Australia is SO very expensive. Such a shame.
June 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lovingit love it...but....
This is an awesome jacket for all sorts of weather. Keeps ya really warm without layers.My only criticism are the sleeves...i love the length but the sleeves are too tight....if you get a bigger size you assume all of it is bigger...but the sleeves are not.......
February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LP212 I hope you bring this back next year
Yes, I do hope you bring this back next year!! I think I lost mine and I see you are all out of the teal color, which I loved. Major bummer. : (
February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SharonInCincy Very Pleased
I really liked this jacket. I thought it was true to size. I love the longer length. I cinched the drawstring a little and it looked flattering. I am very pleased with this purchase.
February 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by shopperinsocal gave as a gift, very warm
I gave this to my 80 year old mother-in-law, and she is very happy to have it. The soft magenta color is lovely, and MIL was so warm that she actually took the jacket off after a brisk walk. Usually, she never warms up, so this jacket is super-warm. The zippered pockets, and tabbed, two-way zipper are nice features. Sleeves are a good length. Thanks, Lands-End, for making my mother-in-law warm and happy!
January 24, 2015