I was very kindly sent two Lands’ End Coats to review. I chose the Hooded Down Coat in red as it looked like a coat that could be dressed up or dressed down and the Squall Fleece-lined waterproof jacket in black as it seemed like the perfect coat for standing on the sidelines come rain or shine. Here’s my review of both coats as well as everything you need to know before you order a Lands’ End Coat.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
What is Lands’ End?
Lands’ End is a premium clothing company that specialises in comfort. It was founded by Gary Comer in 1963 and is still going strong 60 years later. Lands’ End don’t only sell coats, they also offers a range of clothing for both children and adults including swimwear and footwear too.
Prior to reviewing these coats I hadn’t heard of Lands’ End but from the moment they arrived I was impressed with the brand and could tell they really valued their own products and the experience of their customers as the coats were packaged with care in a lovely presentation box.
The Hooded Down Coat
The Lands’ End Hooded Down Coat is available in eight different colours, so whether you prefer bright coats or the more traditional black, there is a shade for you. On this occasion I picked the red which is a little unusual for me as I normally play it safe with blacks or navy’s but I am so glad I went for the red as I love the splash of colour it adds to my outfits on these dull winter days.
When I was looking at the different coats on the website I picked this one as I thought it would look nice with jeans and heals but also work with a more casual look and I was right it, it works just as well on a winters walk as it does at the Christmas markets.
This coat is made with 600 fill power down insulation which in other words means it is lovely and warm. According to the official temperature rating on the website the hooded down coat is categorised as ‘warmer’ meaning it should keep you nice and warm in cold, wet weather, which it absolutely does.
I found the sizing true to size with this one so no need to size up or down and due to the fact it is so warm there is also no need to account for extra jumpers underneath in the winter as you are very unlikely to need them.
When testing out the coat for the first time I loved the down filled stand collar. It really kept my neck warm and felt nice and soft when I was moving around. I am also a fan of the detachable hood with a faux fur trim which is pretty cute and perfect for protecting your ears against the wind when needed. The hood is also a very generous size so fits comfortably over a hat.
I also love the two way zip that can be used when it’s not as cold and you want to allow for more movement or to just add a different silhouette to your outfit.
One of the things that I found most surprising about this coat is that it is actually machine washable and can go in the tumble dryer (with a tennis ball) which makes life so much easier and means you can actually wear this coat without worrying about getting it dirty as it doesn’t require a dry cleaning trip.
Overall I love the hooded down coat, it is very well made with lots of lovely features like the inset stretchy storm cuffs, the two way zippers and the secret interior chest pocket. The sizing is accurate, the quality is brilliant and it can be dressed up or down. The price is on the higher side at £160 but it is made to last and can be worn with so many different outfits that you are definitely going to get your moneys worth with this one.
The Squall fleece-lined waterproof jacket
The second Lands’ End coat that I picked was the Squall fleece-lined waterproof jacket in black. This coat is currently available in three different colours and can be ordered in sizes 10-20. I picked this jacket with my football filled weekends in mind where you can usually find me on the side lines cheering on my boys no matter what the weather, so a waterproof jacket that is also warm sounded perfect.
When it arrived I was very impressed with the quality and the fact that it was a lot thicker than I expected for a waterproof jacket. I would say that the Squall fleece-lined waterproof jacket is the ideal activity jacket as opposed to any every day one. It’s perfect for walking due to it’s shorter length that allows for lots of movement and the reflective pipping on the sleeve makes you more visible when out in the dark. Plus the sealed seems and insulated hood will keep you dry and warm no matter the weather.
This jacket also has a number of pockets, both external and hidden internal ones, perfect for your keys, phone, and money when your out walking and don’t want to take a bag with you but still need to have the essentials.
According to the Lands’ End temperature rating this one comes in on the lower end of the scale at ‘warm’ which means it keeps out the chill on mild Autumn Winter days which I would say is a fair assessment as it wasn’t as warm as the hooded down coat but still warm enough and definitely warmer than other waterproof jackets I’ve had in the past thanks to the fleece lining which is lovely and soft and gives an unexpected layer of comfort.
In terms of sizing I think it is fairly true to size however it does come in slightly bigger than the hooded down coat but as I would be more likely to wear a thicker jumper under this one it doesn’t really make much difference. If you like your coats to be more fitted and don’t plan on layering up underneath then consider sizing down otherwise order your usual size.
Again I am very impressed with this coat, it’s perfect for those rainy weekends when I want to be warm and dry on the sidelines. The attention to detail is once again brilliant with interior pockets, zipped exterior pockets, removable hood and the snug rib fit inner cuffs. You are definitely protected from the elements in this one.
If you are in the market for a new coat and want comfort and quality then I highly recommend that you have a look at Lands’ End Coats.