Review: Lands’ End Women’s Regular Luxe Down Parka ~ The Warmest ‘Chic’ Winter Coat
The temperatures have officially dipped down low here in Ontario after a few months of abnormally mild weather and although I usually alternate through my coat wardrobe (yes I have more than 4….er 5 winter coats), I’ve been using my new Land’s End coat exclusively for one main reason – it’s the warmest of them all.
I was recently given the opportunity to test one of Land’s End’s coats for women and opted for the Luxe Down Parka. Just a little word of advice – the coat looks 10 times better in person than it does in the photo! I am extremely picky when it comes to coat styles as I basically live in them for 6 months out of the year and that can get me in trouble most of the time because winter parkas aren’t exactly ‘cute’. This one totally is!
The fabric’s slight sheen is due to its special DriOff™ finish to repel snow and wet. This finish in combination with the 600 fill power down, gives you a coat that is incredibly warm – it is rated – 40° to -5° Fahrenheit!
The fabric has a slight sheen to it and the length covers your bottom nicely. Unlike most of my coats, this one is not overly bulky and won’t make you look like a Michelin
man lady. The waist tie is extremely flattering and offers a tailored look, however if you aren’t fond of the whole belted look or want to switch the look up it can be removed.
Same goes with the hood, it can be removed if you wish or if you aren’t fond of the faux fur, you can remove that as well.
100% of my coats all require additional layering, because we hit temperatures of -30 C on a daily basis here in Northern Ontario. Amazingly enough, the Luxe Down Parka kept me warm without a sweater which is a complete miracle in itself! The hood is nice and deep (won’t fall off with the wind) and the overall construction of the coat is excellent. I’ve worn this parka with dresses, skirts, jeans and snow pants. Because of the style, construction and warmth, it can be worn anywhere and with anything.
Man, I sound like I’m really bragging, but honestly this is the warmest coat I’ve ever had!
The sizing is bang on (you won’t have to size up or down) and the coat is available in 5 colors – Washed Teal, Black, Dark Sapphire, Rose Red and Spice Brown.
In regards to pricing, the price point on this coat is less than most winter coats available through Sears or The Bay. The Luxe Parka retails for $179.50, however it is currently on sale for $89.99! Another bonus? Lands’ End ships to the USA & Canada
*Thank you to Land’s End for sending us a coat for review purposes.*