Men's Wool Barracuda Jacket
Nice quality, good fit, true to size.
Great jacket, liked it so much I bought a second in another color. Great for spring and fall. Fit is true to size and wool seems to be good quality.
March 1, 2014
nice, but baggy gut
I think the quality of the jacket is nice. I like the styling fine and despite what some have said I have no problem with the collar popping up.
Pros: I like the styling and feel it is well made. Especially for the sale price
Cons: Not as warm as I expected but is a lighter weight jacket
--- Bigger in the gut than I think it probably should be based on the sizing.
Overall I like it and despite being baggier I wear it.
December 20, 2013
Liked the jacket as far as looks and materials...but it stops there. Fit is baggy in the stomach area, especially with the ribbed bottom hem fitting close making the belly pooch quite a bit. Sleeves are huge from the bicep through to the wrist, like big pipes on your arms. As someone that is in decent shape with an average body type, this jacket makes me look really fat. If you have a bit of a belly and some big guns, this is for you. Everyone else...look elsewhere.
December 11, 2013
Recommended, With Reservations...
I was really intrigued by the idea of this jacket; basically, a slightly dressier version of the classic "Baracuta" windbreaker. Unfortunately, it's not quite as cool in reality as it could have been in theory.
Some of the styling is great. I like the hybrid button cuffs/ribbed waist look, which is similar to the (kinda hybrid) G-9 I own (I don't mind elastic ribbing on the waist, but don't care for it in a cuff). And the color is a versatile "cool" charcoal grey ("warm" greys are tricky to coordinate). Some of the styling is not so great, like the decision to make the waist ribbing a contrasting black. This takes a big bite out of the theoretical "dressiness" of the jacket, making it look more like a varsity bomber than something you might wear over a shirt and tie.
Another potential problem is the fit. Harrington-style jackets are traditionally somewhat roomy (although fashion-oriented versions can be much slimmer). The chest and waist measurements are similar between this Lands' End version and my G-9, but the LE looks baggier when worn. This could be due to the weight of the fabric (wool blend vs. cotton), but the result is a bit more emphasis on the belly area than I prefer. If you have a pronounced belly, this might actually be fine for you. If you have a slight belly, like me, you might find that it gives the illusion of more than you're willing to take credit for. Otherwise, the fit is pretty good in the chest, and the arms are about right, too (assuming you're a Regular length). You don't really have to worry about the shoulders, as they are a raglan cut and are forgiving.
On balance, I like the jacket enough to keep it. It's a unique twist on a classic style, and you won't find many quality Harringtons at this price anyway (certainly not a Baracuta, which typically cost four times as much). I've gotten a few compliments on it, and it seems to be reasonably sturdy. I will probably end up taking it to my tailor, to see if he can trim down the middle a bit, but even if I don't it's still serviceable.
November 9, 2013
A very nice jacket
I've had two opportunities to wear this jacket on moderately cold wet days. I was warm and comfortable even with wind chill. The garment is very well tailored from a nice medium weight wool fabric. The size option offered by Landsend allowed me to order a medium with extra long sleeves Not easy to find jackets that fit me but here ya go!
Nice jacket, excellent tailoring, nice material, I'm very satisfied.
October 28, 2013
My husband likes it!!
I found this jacket on sale online and wasn't sure about getting it as my husband is very picky about his clothes. He needed a nice warm jacket so it ordered it. I was impressed that it looks like an expensive wool jacket. He is retired and it will work well for No. CA cold weather. It is versatile and can be dressed up or down. Very happy with this purchase for my husband and he is too.
October 18, 2013
Collar sticks out
This jacket looks very nice on the model and is well-made, but the collar has two tabs that stick out obtrusively if you want to leave it unbuttoned. My husband was very disappointed that it didn't work out.
April 18, 2013
To fit and comfort
My husband loved this jacket. Soft, warm and cozy.He will wear it while driving or on vacation
January 10, 2013
Plan to return - did not fit properly
Bought the jacket for my son for Christmas, he loved the style on paper but did not like the fit when he tried it on. Sleeves were too loose, big and should have had a tighter wrist band similar to what was on the waist.
January 7, 2013
Good looking jacket
This wool jacket has a finer look than the nylon shell squalls, and I can wear it to a meeting, for it looks almost like a sport jacket. My jacket is navy. It's warm, and it fits me well, large tall — I am 6'8". Its stark simplicity is elegant. The right part of the collar tends to stay up rather than lie flat, but I think I can train it to not poke my neck.
December 23, 2012