As winter gets closer to its icy descent we're testing our winter parkas out in the freezer section at the grocery store. We're going for simplicity, a classic feel, and something that will introduce the underlying style rather than announce it. While wool is a trusted and sure look, we all know Mother Nature to be much crueler than a couture designer during Fashion Week. Lands' End has the hope-instilling gear for those hopeless blizzards.
You're going in and out of the winter conditions and need something as versatile as you are. The Squall parka is more than enough. This jacket was designed by people who have lived through many Wisconsin winters, so you can bet it will withstand freezing rain, lake-effect snow, blistering wind chill, the 100 yard dashes across slushy parking lots, and the judgement of Karen. Keep an eye out when she puts the Peacoat away for a Long Down Coat. You'll know when you're one step ahead.
When it comes to down winter coats, this insulator won’t let you down. It's warm, it's lightweight, and it will be the first thing you grab when you check the highs and lows throughout the winter. Plus, if a rogue snowball hits you, the fluff of the down absorbs the impact and soon you will be an invincible captain on the battle for sled hill.
A down bomber-style jacket will keep the chill behind you as you breeze through the countryside with chains on your tires and the top down like the fighter pilot you always wanted to be. Both this and the windproof, waterproof shell of the Expedition Bomber will lead you through the storm, sharp as an ice skate...pilot's license sold separately.
The ultra-light down packable jackets may be one of those essential jackets missing from your closet. Goes great with a cup of coffee or tea as the kids head out in their Squall parkas to school. Whether it's a nice break into 40 degree weather or the winter unleashes its worst, this will be there, wrapping its sweet little arms around you. Bonus deal: you can keep it in your tote for a little extra warmth on the go. Layers super easily under a longer coat, too.
The bum-covering long down coats, like a Stadium Squall or Long Down Coat, are smart options to have. When you're at a football game wondering who convinced you to sit on a metal bench for three hours when it's barely two degrees outside, you'll be glad you have this one.
Lands' End jackets can be best for those rainy days till the sleet turns to snow thanks to the waterproof and weatherproof features. You may be slipping all over the driveway but you're still out there shoveling all the goodness of winter.