Rated 4 out of 5 by Summerwindnc Toasty, waterproof,perfect for the Coldest weather
This coat allows you to venture out in the worst weather snug and dry. Unlike other down coats, you have room to wear a warm sweater, or fleece as it is not snuggly fitted.
Down inside the hood will keep you warm, deep fit allows for a knitted hat to layer up for the best protection from the worst weather winter has to deliver.
February 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SledDogMomma BEST COAT EVER!!!
This coat ROCKS!! I am a sled dog musher and actually give tours. I ordered this coat last winter after my previously favorite (not LL Bean) started to look sad from so much hard use.
The Baxter state parka arrived the day before a really super cold and windy February Sunday where I was to be giving tours for 8 hours in a windy field on a river. It was the COLDEST and bitterest day of the winter. What a perfect test for the new parka!!!
I felt nothing but warm and happy, this coat kept out all the wind, all the cold. I was so amazed. The coat is nice and long, the storm flap over the zipper works great. For a heavy coat I could still easily do all the hard work required for my job. I was impressed with the structure and fit. I also loved the placement of all the pockets. This coat is perfect for both active and passive winter activities. I also think it is attractive, somehow it does not appear as bulky as you think it should. I can't wait to use it again this year and I hope to someday order myself a second in another color.
December 1, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by lakelover17 sleeve way to short in size 1X navy
The parka was well made and fit perfectly everywhere except the sleeves which were way to short. Somebody goofed in the construction.
November 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by canuck1eh All Good Things Come to He(She) Who Waits !
My sweetie loves this jacket ! It is toastie warm and comfortable in our frigid wind swept Canadian Prairies. The sizing guide measurements provided were dead on. Hence the reason I had to return the medium sized one I first ordered. When I took her measurements I forgot to take into account the thick hoody she likes to wear under her jackets. So, the medium was snug . I ordered the large and returned the medium. Ordering one size up from the measurements left plenty of room for wearing a hoody without feeling the least bit snug. The back of the jacket covers down to a little above mid-thigh . Perfect ! Returning the medium was a bit time consuming, and took a while for my VISA to get credited but hey, its mailorder . All is good and we are very happy with the entire experience !
November 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by rungirl Not Red - Closer to Orange but Very Warm
The coat is more orange than red. I wasn't sure at first until I wore it to an Ohio State game and it certainly wasn't red among all of the other Buckeye colors. At the game, we were in the upper deck with 23 degrees, snow and 18 mph winds. I stayed warm in the coat. I agree with the other reviews that the sleeves are short and there is no cuff to keep the cold air out. I'm 5'4" 130 lbs and got a small but it was way too big. The XS is better but still big in the waist - not really a feminine cut. Because its warm I won't send it back even though it is more orange in color and the sleeves pull up.
November 24, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by sebb I so wish this didn't have a couple major flaws
I bought this last season, but the 2 flaws were apparent within a couple months. And now that I'm compelled to wear it for another winter (I don't have the money for a new coat), I'm also compelled to detail the problems here so others will know. The plus- I've never been cold. The big minuses- tiny white feathers come through constantly, so if I'm wearing anything medium or dark-colored, I'm covered with fluff I can't easily get off. Also, the material on the outside tends to get shiny where it is often touched, like the pockets, and this doesn't come off through washing. I didn't spend this much money to look like I'm wearing an old, dirty coat, so I'm pretty darn unhappy with this purchase. Maybe they've redesigned it, but there were lots of positive reviews before I bought mine, and I can't understand it...
November 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by jdfannabel2 Parka purchased 11/2013
I just got this coat in time for Colorado's first snowfall. It is a nice, warm parka and it fits well. It looks classy. However, the fur on the hood is cheap and does not look good. That is my only complaint. I thought about returning the parka, but otherwise it is a nice coat.
I did get it on sale though.
November 21, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by SpringHollow Disappointed in quality and cut
I would send this parka back but I needed to wear it. I'm very disappointed in the quality and cut. This is my second Baxter St. Parka and it's nothing like my old one, which I really liked.
The medium is very big in the body, the quality of the outside material is inferior. The jacket is strangely, very noisy (a friend even mentioned that to me ) , it holds dirt like a magnet and like another poster said, the fake fur ruff looks like a dead animal! I took it off, let the dogs play with it for awhile and then threw it away. I live in the country on a farm, this parka is an essential item for me but I feel like I wasted my $ buying this one. I'm bummed!
November 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by cbletters Great winter jacket
I went by the sizing information and it was correct, my jacket fits very well. It is warm but not too bulky, waterproof, and looks attractive...everything I could want in a winter jacket. Love it!
November 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Fiddler2 Parka's should be longer.
I was very disappointed in the length of this parka. It is more like a ski jacket. It doesn't cover my backside. It does keep the part that it covers warm. The sleeves could also be a little longer. The pocket opening on the right is one half inch in diameter smaller than the one on the left making it harder to reach in with my hand. The faux fur ruff looks like a dead animal and should be eliminated in favor of using the money saved to make the coat longer. As another reviewer mentioned it is a rather noisy coat. I sent it back.
November 16, 2013