Rated 5 out of 5 by TopekaShopper Great Parka
Received BSP in a timely manner. As it is still late summer have not used parka yet. Was impressed with all the pockets and the quality of the coat. From all the reviews I am expecting to be warm this winter when out walking the dog.
August 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ems3402 Great Parka
It's August, I live in Florida and I just got my Baxter State parka. It keeps me very warm. ;-)
Seriously, this is a well made coat with a thick layer of down that is spread evenly throughout the coat. The size is as expected. I normally wear a medium, and this is a medium with just enough room for layering. The hood is very well insulated and the fur trim doesn't obstruct my vision.
The overall workmanship on this coat is very good, the zippers all work well, and the coat hangs well. I would not hesitate to buy one as a gift.
August 5, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by RMWNYC Baxter State Parka
Compared to previous warm Parka, this was most disappointing.
The front side long zipper has been eliminated.
The color black was really dark navy blue.
The fit was too bulky.
Very unhappy and I returned it.
Wish the original Parka will be coming back.
August 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by warewolff Huge.
I am really happy with this parka and have read reviews about it fitting "too small". I am 5'9", 155lbs, and a regular small gives me room for more than enough extra layers. This is the 2015 model, though, so things may have changed. Will post another review when the weather gets cold enough for me to give it a field test!!
July 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ralphe Better Buy NOW!
This is the third review I have written for this coat. I have been through three hard winters with it and quite simply, "IT WORKS". It still looks good even after considerable wear.
Again, I have read the complaint that it is not warm enough out of the box. Usually that complaint is written by someone that purchased the coat "within 1 month". One month is not a fair trial period for this coat. It needs to be worn and shaken around a little. It will then be too warm for anything over 30 degrees out side and I suspect complaints concerning warmth even down to -30 will go away.
I would strongly suggest if you are interested and have the where-with-all to go ahead and purchase it. Mr. Bean has sold out of this coat for the last two years running. Remember, you can always be lke the 1 month wonders and return it. I sincerely doubt you will.
May 21, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by NEgal Zipper issues
As far as the coat goes for warmth, it is very good. It is the perfect coat for cold, frigid ME winters. However, the zipper failed and this is the second coat that has done this. I now have a two-hundred and fifty dollar coat that cannot be zipped. The zipper is plastic. I will try to see if LL Bean will fix it.
May 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shackelton long lasting
I purchased this coat in 2001 and its now 2015! I wear it a lot and it has finally begun to give up the ghost by wearing through the elbows by sitting at my desk. It turns out there is a coat inside the coat - a lining of sorts. There is the actual lining too. In all these years it has never shed any down from its' insides. It is the warmest and snuggliest coat I have ever had. I'm writing this in admiration for my 2001 model which is essentially the same as this new one. I'm on the page because i intend to get a new one as soon as they are no longer back-ordered. This is the longest lasting and finest garment I have ever had in terms of quality and thought out design. I'd buy two but at my age it will outlast me - so one's enough ;-) You won't go wrong with this coat; I recommend it wholeheartedly.
April 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 10SnBikingNut Great coat!
I am always a bit skeptical of claims made by companies about how well their products perform in adverse conditions like cold weather. In my part of the country (northern Wisconsin) it is cold - really cold - most of the winter. I finally decided to buy a coat that I hoped would make it more tolerable. This coat did the trick. It is well constructed and has lots of nifty features, like a hood that has two points of removal - the entire hood and the front part (the furry strip). It also locks in nicely to the coat so it does not flop around when not in use. It is warm - really warm. I still hate winter, but it is more tolerable now.
February 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RichN56 Great Winter Jacket
I needed a winter jacket and this one seem to fit the bill. It is super warm and comfortable. Lots of pockets for storing all your supplies. The jacket was a bit stiff but now that I have worn it every day for the last 6-8 wks it is much more flexible. I purchased the tall version and the sleeves are just right and it covers my backside very well. I do believe the tall size places the pockets lower and walking around with your hands in your pockets is a little awkward. We have had sub-zero weather here in New England and I have been toasty warm with this jacket. I highly recommend this jacket if you will be spending any length of time outdoors.
February 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bob1954 Three Years Later and Still Doing Its Job . . .
I bought this parka February of 2012 to wear when I walk our dog. I live in New York City. I am thrilled I got this parka. The weather here for the last month has been unusually frigid for us here in the northeast with plenty of snowfall. At night and in the early morning while walking the dog, the temperature with the windchill has been down in the low single digits. Wearing just a tee shirt under the parka has been all I needed. While the parka does an excellent job of keeping one warm down to the mid thighs, I did find the need to order an LL Bean Union Suit so that my legs from the mid thigh down would stay warm as well. I wouldn't think of ordering any winter gear to wear from anyone else other than LL Bean. You have a customer for life!
February 3, 2015