Women's Primaloft Packable Jacket
Lightweight and warm but too fitted
I ordered this in the purple. It is a pretty color, seems quite packable and warm, very lightweight. However it was a little too fitted and constricting for me. I wanted it for outdoor winter tennis but it had to go back. I saw comments that the arms were too tight but I did not have just that - it was fitted everywhere. I am 5'2" 125 lbs and normally wear a Small Petite LE but this did not work.
April 21, 2014
Get it before it's gone!
I ordered this jacket and waited almost a month (on backorder) to receive it. I am glad I waited. LE was very communicative to let me know the status of the backorder. No complaints. The jacket is worth the wait. It is a cute style, perfect length and sized like all other Plus size clothing and jackets I've ordered over the past 10 years from LE. I don't understand some reviewers comments about big around the waist and cannot get arms in jacket....must be a defect, mine is perfect and I consider myself well proportioned. I ordered it in black and have worn it at the tail-end of our winter season in the Northeast and into the cold/rainy spring (mud) season. I haven't packed it into it's pocket yet, may never do that, love the jacket and highly recommend.
April 19, 2014
Warm, lightweight, feel good jacket!
Love this jacket! I bought it in fuschia (gorgeous) and black. True to size, incredibly lightweight, warm but not a real winter temps jacket, nice style, .... I could go on and on about this jacket! Haven't tried packing it yet but it's definitely my go to jacket for all but really cold temps.
April 13, 2014
Not Recommended unless you have SKINNY Arms
This jacket is ridiculous! I am an extra large and I fit, with my arms inside, in the jacket easily, but my arms do not, and can not, fit in the sleeves. I couldn't even move my arms in the jacket the way it is shaped.
I want to meet the women who have the skinny arms and large bellies this jacket was made for... it is too ridiculous for words.
This jacket is going back, and too bad too, because I love the color, the weight, almost everything about it... It would be nice if I could actually WEAR it too. Sorry LE, this one is not for me.
April 7, 2014
A Must Have
The weight of the jacket is perfect for spring golf and hiking. This is also perfect for travel. I have the silver frost, a beautiful color that goes with everything.
April 7, 2014
First I ordered they'd petite extra small and it was way too small. Returned it and ordered the petite small. It still doesn't fit right. It's small in the arms and baggy around the waist. It's okay around the hips, but it just isn't right. Too bad because it's very cute. I ordered the purple and the color is lovely. It's going back and I'm disappointed :(
April 6, 2014
Snap this up before they run out.... this is one of those jackets you'll wear until it's falling apart. The quality is great and the sheen on the fabric is just right. Thank you,Land's End for another great basic!
April 4, 2014
Fit unflattering, not as pictured
I normally don't review products (mainly because I'm lazy), but I thought perhaps this review would help someone considering this product. I'm 5'4", 140lb and usually wear a S/M on top. I have broader shoulders, so I went with the Medium. I was hoping for a sporty primaloft jacket that I could wear hiking/backpacking and for touring Scotland on my upcoming honeymoon. I was disappointed with this jacket.
Some cons: First, the fit was all wrong. The shoulders were tight, but the arm length was really long. The bosom was all boxy and there was no flattering contour like shown on the model (I bet they had it pinned in the picture!). It also was not very flexible- it felt more stiff than anything else. It looked more like a jacket a middle aged woman would wear out for a day shopping than something I would wear hiking. (And that's no offense to middle aged women who like to shop! It would look beautiful on them!)
Some pros: The blue color looks like it would be beautiful (I ordered a black because the blue wasn't available until June and I wanted to try out the fit). It was very soft texture and nicely constructed- albeit quite fancy looking with the quilted pattern. The collar was nice, but there's no hood, so if that is something you're looking for then you'll miss it. It also seemed like it would be very warm.
I think that overall, this jacket was not as pictured or advertised. It would be great for someone with petite shoulders but very long arms and a big bosom to balance out the boxy-ness... like maybe Barbie? I would not recommend this jacket and will be looking for a different one to serve my purposes. I hope this helps!
April 4, 2014
I'm ready now
Good fit over light weight shirt (anything too bulky might not work). I look forward to packing it when I take off for a long weekend . Then, I'll be ready if cooler weather is in the forecast. The color is nice and bright for springtime wear
April 2, 2014
I wanted a jacket for Fall and Spring that wasn't too heavy, but would be warm. I also wanted something I could "dress up" if I had too. This looked perfect. I just got it in the mail today and it's great. I'm 5'2" and 120 lbs. and I got the small. I tried it on over a long sleeve t-shirt and it fits perfectly. I didn't find the arms too be too tight as other reviews have stated. The length of the jacket and arms are perfect. I got the black and it's very nice looking.....great to dress up or with jeans. Not sure on the warmth yet, but I'm trying it out this weekend in NYC. Do not hesitate to buy!
April 2, 2014