Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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Holiday 2010 Review: Lands' End Women's Quilted Down Parka

When I was younger, I would forsake warmth for the latest trend. Yes, I was that stupid girl running around in an unlined leather jacket with no hat and no scarf. I would wear mittens, but only if they were cute. Luckily, I grew up and came to my senses. I still love cute mittens, but I have grown to appreciate classic styles, like that of this Quilted Down Parka from Lands' End. This warm hip-length winter coat comes in seven colors to fit every taste. Red is my favorite color, but how many red coats can a girl have? I decided to go with the Dark Chocolate instead.

This coat is available in Regular (XS-XL), Petite (XS-XL), and Plus Size (1X-3X). Because I have a tummy and a non-existent chest, I opted to order the 1X in the plus size. The main difference is the extra room in the body. I think I made the perfect choice. I definitely have enough room to wear a thick sweater underneath.


There are lots of features on this parka that help to keep me warm during the New England winters. In addition to being down-filled, as well as wind and water-resistant, there is a toggle drawstring to cinch the waist to help keep the cold air out. The hood is adjustable and detachable and also has a toggle drawstring to make it snug around your face. I tend to always leave the hood attached because it's easier than carrying a hat with me.


Another feature, which I just love, are the fleece-lined side pockets to warm my hands. It is much easier than taking the time to put on mittens or gloves sometimes.


This Lands' End down parka retails for $99.50 to $109.50, depending on the size you need. You can order it on LandsEnd.com or find it locally in the Lands' End shop inside your local Sears store. You can visit Lands' End on Facebook or sign up for email updates to keep track of the most current promotional offers. It is difficult to find a coat that is both warm and flattering. This parka is both and would make a great gift for any woman who lives in a cold climate.



Thank you to Lands' End for sending us a complimentary product sample to base this review upon.