Women's Squall Parka
Warm & Comfy Parka
The fit is good, exactly as I expected. I am a size 16 and I chose to get the XL. I probably could have ordered the L, but the XL gives me a little extra room for wearing bulky sweaters or sweatshirts. And I don't feel restricted in movement around the waist like I do with most jackets.
I didn?t see a temperature rating online, so I was a bit concerned about its warmth during a snow storm? but I?ve worn it on several 25-30F degree days here in Philly and its kept me toasty warm.
I personally love the sleeve length and wrist cuffs. My fingers are free while the base of my wrist and thumb are wrapped in the lining. This helps keep them warm while I'm starting up/driving my car first thing in the morning (I take gloves off when I drive).
The hood is large, but it allows for the added bulk of a hat and scarf, so again, it works for me. There is a velcro attachment on the hood which when used can make it a bit snugger.
The inside mesh pocket & the cleverly hidden inside pocket are both roomier than expected!
Lastly... I love the reflective trim. I always look for slimming details in outerwear... and the angles of the trim are very flattering, in my opinion. They were the reason I chose this version over the other Squall Parka.
December 4, 2013
So nice, I bought another
Great everyday winter jacket. I bought my first squall parka last year in blue to replace a blue jacket. This year, I replaced my black jacket with a squall parka in black. They are comfortable, lightweight and really warm. I live in NYC and walk everywhere ... great jacket for those blustery winter days.
November 20, 2014
Warm and comfy
I like the color, the fit is great in the shoulders, chest and arms. I bought a medium, I'm 5'8", 140 lbs, athletic build. I normally wear a 10/12 size jacket. I love the warmth and the features, the pockets, lined hood, and the thumb holes. My only complaint is that it is not a flattering coat. Another reviewer described it as boxy and I fully agree. The bottom flairs out and there's no way to cinch it tight. Were it not for the price and the other fine features I would have returned this coat.
November 20, 2014
Not my old squall parka but it's nice
I love the reflector piping BUT, not the square reflector tab on the bottom, back center. It looks like I sat on a sticky, light colored square and I bet people are going to try and tell me that. Why, oh why, couldn't there have been a nice row of piping along the bottom/back center instead?? I didn't realize that the hood would not be detachable. I'll learn to live with it. What I miss most in this version of the squall parka is the inside, left breast pockets that I'm SO used to!! Darn!! The only pocket inside this parka is a loose, flimsy net pocket inside the bottom, right, front. It hasn't even been used yet and it's already sagging. ; ( The other pockets are ok and I'll just have to get used to not having that inner breast pocket. I ordered up a size for roominess and the body room and sleeve length is great but the old "bring your arms up and bring elbows forward test" found that it's kind of skimpy in size through the upper back or chest area. Not a lot, but a tad bit. Other than my complaints, I do see the value and the quality in this parka. Old dogs just don't like to learn new tricks you know?! ; (
November 17, 2014
Perfect minus the wrist cuffs
That drive me nuts. They aren't comfortable, gloves don't fit over them, my sleeves (of clothes) don't go down all the way because of them ... I foresee cutting them off very soon. Coat itself is great!
November 15, 2014
Narrow at the hips
Very narrow at the hips. Sizing up would make the jacket too large in other areas.
November 13, 2014
Love it, love it, love it.
Great coat! Slightly on the big side which I expected and wanted. I like my coats when wearing in cold/wet weather to be comfortable and to be able to layer. This coat allows for that. Very comfy and warm. Love it.
November 6, 2014
I bought this jacket almost 10 years ago and am still wearing it. Alas, it has faded and it is time to get a new one, but it is the best, longest lasting coat I've ever purchased. It has maintained its warmth since the first day I got it. No seam or pocket has ever torn or frayed and it washes like a dream. I have never been unhappy with anything about this jacket. I will buy it for as long as it's made!
November 3, 2014
15 yr old loved it! Wanted a coat with finger hold. Hard to find in adult coats.
October 19, 2014
Very pleased! My last Land's End Squall coat is still in good shape after 12 years! This parka fits perfectly. I'm 120 lbs., 5'8" and ordered a small-regular. Usually I have a problem with sleeve length with "regular", but not with this one. I love the color, Forest Green, reflector stripes, thumb holes, and it hits below the thickest part of the thigh and covers the rear. Nice and warm!
October 14, 2014