Recently the nice people from Lands End emailed me to see if they could send me a Sport Squall Parka for Sean for review. Of course I said yes, because I have a shameless affection for all things Lands End.
When it came in the mail, Sean immediately went to work trying it on and checking it out. He gave it two thumbs up and declared it “awesome.” He was especially impressed with the number of pockets and that they are soft on the inside. I was impressed with the fact that is a great looking and super sturdy jacket.
But also, the thing that always impresses me about Lands End products is their attention to small details, like the seam of reflective material on the hem, and pockets and drawstring pulls in all the right places. I declare this jacket awesome also.
The only downside for me is the price. It retails around $70 and it is worth every penny, except for the fact that our family is watching every penny. And given that we seldom have a squall here in Texas and that I don’t have more children who could wear this jacket in years to come (excuse me while I weep into my coffee – okay, I’m back) the $70 price tag makes me flinch just a little.
On the other hand, Sean wanted to wear it to school the next day when it was 85 degress, so maybe we will get a lot of wear out of it.