Women's Shimmer Down Parka
This one's a keeper
I recently lost a lot of weight and needed a winter jacket. I bought 7 different ones from designer to construction because of the reviews. Well, if I worked on a farm or did any other hard labor activities outdoors, any jacket would be warm. I was desperate because I was freezing in every single one. I went on the Land's End site and saw this jacket. I thought it looked nice and while I was reading the reviews I came accross one that got my attention. The reviewer said she wore it to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and she was toasty warm. That was all I needed to hear. I ordered it and thank that woman every day. I live in NY and so far, I haven't worn a second layer under the jacket. I absolutely love it. Thank you Land's End. This one is a keeper for sure.
December 29, 2013
Warm and comfortable
I love the parka. It is very warm, comfortable, and my yellow lab's dog hair does not stick to the fabric. The pockets are actually on the inside of the jacket so they are very warm also. It fits great. I did remove the zip off faux fur trim from the hood, it was a bit much and I couldn't see. But being removable is great. The hood is removable also for those who prefer a hat to the hood. I just love it.
March 2, 2014
A wonderful coat that beautifully combines form and function!
I live in Minnesota, where the temperature often plummets far below 0. I was looking for a coat that would be stylish enough to wear to work, but warm enough to keep me from freezing to death on my walk from the parking lot to the building where I teach. This coat is amazing--it is truly warm, even by Minnesota standards. And, to top it off, it is also very stylish--I think more stylish than the photos on the website show.
Added attention to detail such as the wonderful fleecy material that lines the pockets and frames the sleeves make this coat feel more special...and more warm...than many of the competitors.
I generally wear a small in a coat, so I ordered the small. I'd say it's fairly true to size, although if you want something very fitted you might want to go down a size. Personally, I like a bit of extra room to layer heavier sweaters, etc.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this coat--it's a great value, and something that seems built to last.
February 27, 2014
I agonized over the correct sizing for me, read all of the reviews and then just took a chance. I'm 5ft 7" 122lbs and usually wear an XS. I bought the Petite XS (I don't usually wear petite) and it's perfect. The sleeves are exactly right and the coat hits me just past the hip and is not bulky. I love it! Phew!
February 27, 2014
It fits well and is windproof and warm.
I purchased this parka for my 88-year-old mother who finds even spring breezes to be too chilly for her. It fits her well even all zipped up and keeps her warm as toast. She also likes the shiny finish and the lovely color.
February 25, 2014
Love the fit and length.
The coat fits great. The tailoring of the back of the coat, snugs your back and doesn't allow the wind to blow up your back. Very nice feature to have this winter while walking our dog in the below zero days. The coat length comes right above my knee- so is perfect length for riding in a car or walking. I wasn't sure if I'd like the shimmer effect of the fabric, but have grown to really like it. The fleece fabric pockets and the cuffs are warm and comfy. The only thing I would like different with the coat is the hood. It would be nice to be able to adjust the hood back further so you can see without it covering your eyes when you put the hood up. I would definitely purchase this coat again even with the hood not fitting great.
February 24, 2014
This is my first time ordering anything wearable from Lands' End let alone a "poofy" coat. I am plus size (5'4 200lbs) so I was quite nervous and hesitant. I went to Sears to see if I could find this coat but alas it was sold out. So given the other reviews and process of elimination I placed my order for a 0X/14W in Autumn Brick. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised. The fit was perfect. I did not feel nor did I look like (in my opinion) an overstuffed marshmallow. I also like the quality. The fit is flattering thanks to the strategically placed darts and angled pockets. I live in Chicago and thus far the coat is warm. The pockets and collar have a fleece lining that is soft, cozy and warm. Because of the strategically placed fleece lined collar; on a windy day I zipped the coat up past my chin, and felt ok about not having on a scarf. I like the fact that the hood is removable. The two way zipper works for me because I can release the bottom half of the zipper while sitting in the car. I absolutely love the color, it is different, fresh and stylish. I am very pleased with this purchase.
February 19, 2014
Super Warm and Looks Great
Yay for darts that don't make it look like I'm wearing a big rectangle! SUPER warm for the Michigan sub-zeros and stylish enough for several compliments. The color I originally wanted (black) was sold out and I was hesitant about the "shimmer" look of the fabric, but after receiving it, I have no regrets and am glad I went with something other than boring black.
February 19, 2014
I love this jacket. I even ran into a person who had on the jacket, same color.
I wear it when the weather is in the 20's it keeps me very warm.
February 18, 2014
returned, didn't fit right around chest(PS), next size too big allover. I'm 5'2" and weigh 125.
February 18, 2014