Women's Stadium Squall Coat
Perfect for football season.
Good fit. Wore it to my grandson's weekly youth football games. Kept me warm and dry. Love it!
November 30, 2013
I have a Lands' End squall parka that I've worn for 7 years and love it, so I ordered this long squall coat for extra protection when braving Minnesota snowstorms and walking the dog in freezing temps. My old jacket is a size XL and so is this coat, but they fit completely differently in the bust and hips.
The proportions of this coat seem off -- it's too big in the chest and too tight in the hips. I tried adjusting the inner drawcord waist but that didn't improve the fit -- the coat looked like a sack on me and just felt uncomfortable. Plus the pockets are placed poorly (as some other reviewers have mentioned) so that putting my hands in them feels awkward. Also, I got this coat in "deep blue" which looks like a nice color on the web, but in person it's a dull navy and drab-looking.
The squall outerwear line from Lands' End has a lot of warm features and I really expected to like this long coat. I bought last year's version for my sister in a pretty teal color ... the older model has better proportions, different pockets, and seems better made. Sadly, the design changes to this year's coat are not an improvement so I'm returning it.
November 28, 2013
This zipper is unsatisfactory.
This zipper was just below my calves making it very difficult to use. Why are the zippers on the opposite side usually found on women's clothing? This is a real problem. Warm coat but would not want to have to zip it outside.
November 23, 2013
Not for me
This is a high quality coat but I felt like the Michelin man so it's going back.
November 23, 2013
Bad fit, quality not as good as it once was
Sadly, this product joins others from Lands End in the decline of quality. It feels cheaply made and the fit is terrible. It was very tight across the chest and shoulders (I ordered a 2X!!) and it felt as if the shoulder insets were set too far back to be comfortable. I went immediately to the nearest Sears store to return it. Very disappointing.
November 18, 2013
Very comfortable fit
Nice, comfortable coat. Great for waiting on the bus! For our Canada winters, more of a in-between seasons coat. The velcro at the bottom of the coat defeats the purpose of having a two-way zipper. I was a little disappointed with the color. I ordered the blackberry and was hoping for a deeper, richer color than the bright purple it actually is.
November 12, 2013
Love the color, runs small
FIt is small. I ordered in my size, M (10/12) but it was too tight across the back and in the sleeves. I had to reorder a L (14/16) and since I own nothing in that size I know it's the coat and not me. Even with a larger size, it still doesn't leave much room for bulkier clothes underneath. I figure I will be able to wear long sleeves but not sweaters or multiple layers. It has 4 side pockets, two straight in front and two slant at the hips. The straight pockets are comfortable locations but are meant for carrying items. The slant pockets are for your hands. They are lined with fleece and feel nice. However, they are at an odd angle and a little low so unless I am sitting I probably won't be able to use them for warmth. The hood is a bulky so I took it off. Hopefully I won't need it… I haven't worn it in cold weather yet but I got hot very quickly while trying it on so I assume it will be plenty warm. I ordered petite size and the sleeves and overall length fits perfectly which is very hard for me to find. I love the color and the weight is comfortable without too much bulk.
November 12, 2013
Would love it, but
This coat is almost perfect except it is missing the hand warmer pockets. Why does LE keep doing that? I wait for year when they bring them back, except then they add some gaudy hardware or they drop the best colors. I love the Blackberry color and want it just like this but with hand warmer (about chest level) pockets like before.
November 5, 2013
I moved to Minnesota from Alabama and I told my husband (who can't stand the cold) that the only reason I love it here is because of this coat! It's the perfect length to keep not only my UPPER half warm, but part of my LOWER half warm, as well! It's not as bulky as the coats with lots of seams are, and it's MACHINE WASHABLE!!!
October 13, 2013