Women's Shimmer Down Coat
Not for Winnipeg winters...
Winnipeg winters get down to -45*F routinely, so when I saw this coat advertising warmth to -45*F I was sold. I'm pleased with the look of the coat, and it fits well... However, I've been wearing it for the last week, when it's been about 18*F, and have needed several layers underneath to stay warm! The sleeves are especially lacking in insulation. Also, the fleece cuffs are too loose and lets wind blow up the sleeves. If you live in an area that actually gets COLD, look elsewhere.
December 1, 2013
I have never reviewed anything before, but I LOVE my new coat! It is soooo warm and cozy.
This was my best birthday gift! The small fits perfectly (I am 5'5, 135) and I don't think it looks boxy at all which was mentioned in some of the reviews. I took the faux fur off the hood which I think makes it look cuter. I can't get over how warm it is...I have never owned a down coat and it is amazing.
November 29, 2013
I have an older LE down coat that I ordered in XL. So naturally I ordered this coat in a XL. Unfortunately it didn't fit - tight across the hips and if I wear a sweater it will be too restricting. Ordered a sz 1X which is a bit too big! I'll keep the 1X and return the XL (I'd rather the coat be on the roomier side). The only annoying thing I noticed is there is no front snaps, only the zipper. Sometimes it's nice just to snap the front up to run to the mailbox and not have to bother zipping. IMO
November 27, 2013
Love this coat
I received my coat just in time for freezing cold weather! I spent a few hours shopping with my husband yesterday at some outlets and the coat was just right. The weather was freezing, complete with high wind gusts, but I was toasty warm. The neck zips up for warmth, and the fleece inside the sleeves and pockets is so cozy. Size-wise, I ordered on the smaller side. I'm glad I chose the medium, rather than the large, because it is a bit roomy. Also, I chose to order a tall for the extra length. I'm 5'7" and the medium-tall comes JUST above my knees. I chose the midnight berry color which is very pretty. It's nice to have color options rather than just the basic black coat that most women already own. The fur trim is removable which I prefer. I do wish the waist curved in a bit more, but other than that I love this coat. It is light and so comfy to wear (and to sit on when attending the theater as well)!
November 25, 2013
The third coat I ordered fit. The regular sized large and medium did not work. I ordered a large petite and while it is big/roomy on me I love it. It was 6 degrees today and I actually had to unzip the coat and turn the heat off in the car as it is a very warm coat. Excellent quality. The mushroom color is really rich looking. Returning the other two coats to Sears was a snap. I've purchased other things from LA - boots for instance. I don't know why I did not purchase a coat sooner. I am very pleased with this purchase!
November 23, 2013
Great winter coat
This is a great winter coat. It is warm and fits well. More flattering than most down coats.
November 23, 2013
Really like it but fit isn't perfect
I loved this coat when I first put it on. The fleece on the neck and wrists is very smooth and soft. It is roomy, but not too much so, just enough that I think it will fit comfortably over bulky sweaters. But my love of this coat turned into uncertainty when I put the hood on -- it is way too big! The fur lining completely covers my eyes! And when I took the fur lining off, the top of the hood still came down past my eyebrows. And there is no way to adjust the size of the hood (unlike in the girl's coat, which has a velcro strap at the crown of the hood to adjust its size). I could detach the hood but I know I will regret not having a hood once winter winds and freeze really set it. So I'm not sure whether to keep it or return it and keep looking.
November 22, 2013
Oversized, Boxy, Color Not as shown
The coat is way too big for me, very boxy in shape. I ordered because I really liked the steel grey color which ended up being more of a teal and black it reminded me of a coat I had in the 90's. The fur trim is an ugly brown with black tips. Pockets are very shallow and have delicate zipper on them. Body zipper is decent quality.
November 22, 2013
Great Winter Coat
I love this coat and for the sale price it is definitely worth the money. I walk to work and it has been freezing the past week, I felt warm and cozy the whole way. The hood fits great and stays in place to block any wind, I really love the fleece lined pockets too. I am 5'1 126 and I got an x-small petite, I normally would wear a small but it seems Land's End runs big in the coats. I would recommend people order a size down.
November 22, 2013
Love it, but it does run big
I received this coat in the mail and I already love it. I am 5'11 and 150 lbs. I ordered a Tall Small. I did my measurements and my bust was about half an inch over the small measurements. Based on the other reviews, I decided to get the small even though I usually will wear a medium or large. The waist of the coat was still too bit big, but the shoulders fit great. I love the fleece around my wrists, in the pockets, and along the neck. The fur (which I hate) is also removable, and the coat looks great without it. It was also VERY windy today, but I was toasty warm. A great purchase - I would 100% buy it again given the choice.
November 20, 2013