Rated 5 out of 5 by Birdphoto Beautifully made.
It is way to early in the season to have had proper weather to try it out but it is very well made and the fit is what was expected.
September 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLbeanFalllover The WARMEST Coat you will ever own
I am 58 and have owned a variety of so called winter Coats but nothing I have ever owned can compete with the Baxter Parka. By far the warmest coat money can buy. It is worth every penny and I wouldn't trade it in for twice the price. I have never owned a coat as warm as this one is. In -17 degree weather you will be warm and toasty. Their isn't a better coat made at any price in my opinion. Best purchase I ever made for winter and I have absolutely no regrets and can not recommend it highly enough. If your on the fence BUY IT while you can because these coats will be sold out when the worst weather hits and you'll never find a better Parka.
August 30, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Penbaron Not as good as previous versions
I recently purchased this parka because a friend has the same jacket and he really likes the parka. When I compared my friend's jacket with my newly acquired jacket, the workmanship did not appear nearly as good. The older jacket seemed to be made much better. I was also disappointment is the color. I ordered heather gray, but is really looks more like a green heather. I did not like the other colors available.
The jacket fits well and has plenty of pockets. I hope that the parka will live up to my expectations.
August 30, 2015
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