We have definitely felt the temperature drop over the last few weeks here in Wales. As regular readers know, we like to go on outdoor days out all year long. Alfred Wainwright said, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” and this is so true. So this autumn and winter treat yourself to a warm, weatherproof coat or jacket and get outdoors- it’s good for the soul. Take a look at our review of a men’s jacket and woman’s coat from Lands’ End:
Men’s Blake Shelton x Lands’ End Sherpa Fleece Lined Cotton Jacket Review
Dave wears the Men’s Blake Shelton x Lands’ End Sherpa Fleece Lined Cotton Jacket in Black Slate. This jacket looks smart and stylish but also keeps the chill out during a day out- perfect for an autumn walk followed by lunch at the pub. The outer shell comes with a touch of stretch and inside, the body and hood are lined with chunky sherpa fleece, which gives a really cosy look and feel, despite being incredibly light.
As you’d expect from Lands’ End Blake Shelton collection, this jacket also gives a nod to country style, with feature rivets and angled hip pockets.
“I think what I cooked up with Lands’ End is gonna fit pretty awesome into your world. Check it out and I’ll see y’all on the runway. Just kidding. I’ll be at Lands’ End.” – Blake Shelton
Take a look at the rest of the Blake Shelton x Lands’ End collection, the flannel shirt in particular looks so good with this jacket.
As you’d expect from a Lands’ End men’s jacket this jacket will protect you from the elements during an autumn walk, featuring a hood, canvas shell, sherpa fleece lining, insulated sleeves and a WARM temperature rating. For a coat that will keep you warm on cold and wet weather days look out for the WARMER temperature rating. The Blake Shelton jacket is very practical with lots of pocket space to carry your wallet, keys and phone with you. In addition to the chest and hip riveted pockets, there is also a zipped interior chest pocket for valuables.
The Men’s Blake Shelton x Lands’ End Sherpa Fleece Lined Cotton Jacket is available in sizes S to XXL, from Lands’ End RRP £170 but currently available for £102 with code 5JBB (prices correct at the time of publishing).
Lands’ End Women’s Squall Insulated Waterproof Coat Review
I wore the Women’s Squall Insulated Waterproof Coat in Persian Plum. Oh, this is such a warm and cosy coat- perfect to tempt you outdoors. Squall coats are legendary weatherproof coats and it’s easy to see why. This coat is waterproof and windproof. It features sealed seams so there’s no opening for the cold to sneak inside. It’s insulated throughout with a fleece upper body lining- leave your hoody off while wearing this coat! Importantly, I have to say that I don’t get too hot while wearing this coat which for me is a huge plus.
This coat can be worn straight or cinched with the interior waist drawcord. I chose to pull the waist in as I’m on the short side.
The hood is adjustable and can be tightened securely to keep it up firmly during the wildest of storms. It’s also got a storm flap, zipped front and outer and inner storm cuffs. At this time of year whenever we say the words “football practice” or “football game” the heavens open. This is definitely my new “football mum” coat to wear while I cheer Caitlyn on. I’d love to get her one too to wear during halftime.
There are also pockets galore (inside and out) to keep things dry, safe and secure during my day out or football game. As it gets dark so early now, for safety there is reflective piping on the back sleeve seam for visibility.
The Women’s Squall Insulated Waterproof Coat is available in five different colours: black, deep balsam, deep sea navy, Persian plum and rich red. I chose the gorgeous Persian plum, but it would be so handy to have this coat in a staple black too. It’s available in Regular, Petite and Plus ranges from sizes 8 to 30 (depending on stock). The coat costs RRP £190 and is currently available to buy for £114 with code 5JBB (prices correct at the time of publishing). Check out more women’s winter coats here.
While these coats can be pricey, they are such good quality and will get many years of wear out of them. The family time spent enjoying the outdoors and in our case exploring Pembrokeshire, will be priceless.
Land’s End Trivia- About the Apostrophe
Gary Comer started Lands’ End in 1963, selling yachting equipment for racing sailors. When the very first catalogue cover misplaced the apostrophe in “Lands’ End,” there wasn’t enough money to reprint the entire run, so “Lands’ End” became the name of Gary’s company from then on, punctuation mistake and all!
What features do you look for in a winter coat?