Women's Squall Parka
The perfect jacket for my winter walk to work- rain or snow!
My walk to work is two miles, and this coat helps me make sure that I'll keep up with it even the NYC winter. This morning, I walked along the East River with the wind coming off the water in a rain/snow storm, but I was as warm as could be in this coat. Even more amazing, I was dry as a bone when I got to work. The slight brim in the hood kept my hair entirely dry.
As for size, I do feel it's a bit smaller that other similar Land's End coats. I'm 5' 6", busty and weigh 155. I can layer this with a shirt and sweater without feeling like a sausage and wear thin rain pants over my regular pants without a problem. Some have commented that it is a boxy coat- it is. This not a shapely coat, it is a coat to keep you warm and dry. Having said that, the red color and reflective piping look great. It is sporty and attractive in that way.
I missed the inside pockets that my other Land's End coats have had, but did find the numerous external pockets invaluable. Then I started to write the review and saw that there was a very well (too well) hidden left breast pocket tucked into a seam. The mesh lower border inner pocket is not particularly useful, but I have put my ebook reader and wallet in it when I don't want to carry a bag.
Finally, a thing which I didn't know I would love so much was the fleece wrist cuffs! I Adds an extra layer of warmth over my gloves when it's rally cold and lets me get away with not wearing gloves at times so that I can use my phone more easily.
November 26, 2014
great for the Blizzard of 2015
At first I didn't like the hood, but I was happy I had it during this blizzard. The coat and hood kept me dry and warm. I was able to zip up the coat to over my chin and the hood was able to keep the wind and snow from my face. So very happy with it.
January 27, 2015
Light weight and very warm
I wanted a light weight warm jacket for traveling (flying) to cold areas when I visit family. Figured I would just carry it - if I pack it, I will use a space saver bag. The longer length is good. The jacket is loose enough you can sit in the car with it zipped. The arms are slightly long, but has adjusters at the wrist. I would rather a little long over too short - especially in winter. The tight weave outer fabric blocks wind. The thumbholes are great and actually fit over my gloves. Can't say enough good things for this jacket. Oh, one more thing - I got it on sale! Great buy!
January 24, 2015
Love this coat.
I have been buying the kids version of this coat for years and my daughters are now transitioning to the women's version. Great quality. Warm. Waterproof....very important! I think we are life long squall parka people.
January 17, 2015
Warm and not too bulky.
This is the best winter coat I have ever had. Very warm, keeps out the wind, lots of pockets, but not bulky. I am tall and the length is perfect over the hips and the sleeves are actually long enough. I usually don't like hoods, but can't do without this one. If this ever wears out, I will definitely buy another.
January 13, 2015
Kept me warm and fits great
Love this parka. Have worn it in temps from 40 to a -34 windchill and stayed warm. I am 5'5" and 137lbs. Ordered a Med. and the fit was perfect even with a heavy sweatshirt under it. The wrist gaiters are wonderful! No chapped wrists ever again. The hood really keeps one extra warm even when the wind is howling. I am very happy with this parka and will wear it for years.
January 12, 2015
Great for Cold Days
It was came the right time - the winter cold decided to come finally. First time I wore this was a -27C. With proper layering, I did not feel the cold at all! Love the length. Bought the black color with a nice silver or white(depends on the light) trimming which is a good accent. Great material. Size works for me. The suggestions I got on this products are- maybe a little wider on the hips for there is pulling when I sit (got just average hip). Also, maybe not Velcro, zipper would have been better. The trimming that holds onto your thumb can be a good a bad thing. I like to pull the end of my shirt out of the jacket sleeve to protect the jacket from daily dirt so it is sometimes inconvenient. But overall, this is my go to jacket now. Love it despite all my suggestions :).
January 10, 2015
Love this parka
It has kept me warm and dry on night hikes, rain, snow, and windy conditions. Now I need to find gloves that will do the same! I wish they made something similar for my pups!
January 7, 2015
This jacket ran very small.
Nice jacket but had to return it because it ran small. Loved the color. I never know what size to get lately - because everything I order lately seems to run too small or too big!
December 27, 2014
Love this jacket. The red color is beautiful and the reflective lines/pockets look great. Feels lightweight but keeps me warm in the cold. The small fit well (5' 6", 125 lbs.). No issues with the lack of a double zipper. Highly recommend!
December 27, 2014