Who Has the Best Winter Coat? Gap Lands’ End LL Bean and Nautica Quality Coat Challenge

I was invited to take part in a Winter Coat Challenge. The brands were Lands’ End LL Bean, Nautica, and Gap. I have to admit that it was a very close race in my. I tried each coat and found something that I loved out of each of them. The first two were the closest as both Lands’ End and Nautica have different aspects that I like but at the end of the day I narrowed it down to one winner. It was Lands’ End

The Coats:

Gap

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Lands’ End

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Nautica

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LL Bean

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The Coat Fit: 

Nautica my only issue was that it wasn’t very fitted and the Zipper got caught the very first time I tried to zip it, It was such a challenge to get it unstuck I had to mention it here in the review. The Gap coat was just too boyish and too short for me, but if that’s your preference then it’s a very comfortable coat. I found the Land’s End coat to be my favorite. It’s fitted, long and very soft, the Nautica was a very close second while the LL Bean was weird. Plus my husband said the green from the LL Bean coat made me look like the Mrs Hulk The Incredible Hulk’s wife. In addition to the green the LL Bean coat was really odd with the belt.

Lands’ End won this round having little hooks I can use to make the coat even more fitted. I didn’t notice that feature at first glance so they are well placed.

The Pocket Comparison:

Pockets are pretty important to me. I’m always filling them with receipts and other things that the kids hand to me. Lands End had the most pockets with a secret inside lining pockets. They also had the best angles on the outside pockets. I really felt comfortable resting my hands in them. The LL Bean pockets were a good angle but a little small. Leaving my hands in them wasn’t exactly comfortable and I love to leave my hands in my pockets. Plus I wouldn’t be able to stuff them full of Kleenex and my hands. I found the Nautica pockets to be unique. At first I didn’t notice that they had a top opening and a side opening. I still found them to be a little square but like the difference in them. The difference meant storage and hand room. Nautica weakness in comparison to Lands’ End was no inner pockets. Gap had very comfortable pockets.

I feel this round was a tie between Lands’ End and Nautica because Nautica was so unique and Lands’ End were more comfortable.

The Warmth Challenge:

All the coats seemed to keep me warm, I think all the brands are great brands and as far as keeping me warm I would like anyone of them. The Gap coat was very warm but not long enough, I also felt it was too short in the arms, Nautica was very warm and comfy, LL Bean was warm and I liked the fit, Lands End was very warm, cozy and the sleeves were my favorite part. Oh and I also like the hood warmth and fit.

I like Lands End and Nautica about equal on this one. If I had to pick a winner it would be Lands’ End just because the fit made me feel more secure in the wind. With that extra button closure it gave me the feeling that I was covered more. I like how high up the button zipper closure is and the hood fit nicely. Also the sleeves hugging me closer in the Lands End coat felt nicer. The Gap coat just didn’t fit me well enough, and LL Bean did feel a little thinner in the wind. But I felt that the sleeves cuffs and the higher coverage around the neck were redeeming qualities in the LL Bean coat.

As fast as the hoods keeping my head warm, Gap had no hood. Lands’ End hood was my favorite because the inside of the hood was the softest. Nautica came in a very close second place as far as hood softness and warmth. LL Bean’s hood was rather thin. I love the fur edging but all the coats (except Gap with no hood) all of the hoods were removable.

LL Bean and Lands end were very close in this challenge. I think I prefer Lands End just because the hood, sleeves and fit were just a bit better than LL Bean.

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The Price Line Up:

The Gap Coat Retails at $99.00

The Lands’ End coat retails at $179.50

The LL Bean coat retails at $179.00

The Nautica coat retails at $199.00

Now Even though the Gap Coat has the best price, it still depends on what you are looking for in a coat. Is the value in the coat worth the price you are going to pay. With all the features the Lands End coat has, it wins in the

Lands’ End was my favorite in quality, fit, softness. and detailing well worth the value.

The Quality Coat Review was a blind review.  In order to give my unbiased opinions, I am unaware of the company that sponsored the effort.  While the opinions are my own, I am being compensated through Mom Spark Media for my time. All of these coats are going to be donated to charity.

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