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 3 out of 5 by BeardogShopper Wanted to LOVE this coat; but. . . .
I have been looking for a quality winter parka for quite some time. I thought I found it here. Sadly - no. I LOVE LL Bean and really wanted to love this coat. It is quality workmanship throughout. Only problem is the sleeves. I am an average height women; (5 ft 7 in) the sleeves were far too short. This is the first time I have ever encountered this problem. Very disappointing. The coat itself is great. Color, snaps, zipper, pockets and fur hood all were great. Sadly have to return due to the sleeve issue. :(
FYI - 5 feet 7 inches 145 pounds and the medium fit terrific - again barring the sleeve thing.
October 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ARangerGal Nice jacket
The fit is good - I am a size 10 and a little tall, but sleeves are fine. Had to search to find drawcord for waist (they are hidden in the upper chest pockets). Jacket is a bit bulky, but I expected that in a brand new down garment. This should improve with use. Haven't been able to give it a cold weather test yet so I will update my review later in the winter. Black color is more of a dark charcoal which is okay for me. I love the number of pockets! Now I am ready for the cold, snowy northern Michigan weather!
October 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trentaluski Happy with this coat.
This coat is warm enough for winter weather that is below freezing. The fur trim is not pretty but you can unzip it and remove it. I originally ordered the navy and then ordered the mulberry because I wasn't sure. The navy was more like a cloth material and the mulberry was more like a nylon material on the outside. I preferred the mulberry.
I also ordered the "winter warmer coat" (also available as "winter warmer jacket") in teal blue which is good for fall or spring temperatures above freezing.
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gennaro The Ultimate
I purchased the Baxter State Parka for my wife, and she was ever so impressed with the craftsmanship, warmth, and color of the outerwear. Thank you L.L. Bean--you are the best. "A happy wife is a happy life."
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JeanFromOhio Baxter State Parka
Perfect fit, Love the color. Am looking forward to Winter so I can wear it and am confident that I will be toasty warm. Will probably remove the fake fur hood thing. It zips off.
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pklausner1 The best
From the start of my call operators were knowledgeable ,friendly ,personable ,couldn't ask for a better experience, thank you
October 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by citybeach Poorly designed
I bought a Baxter State Parka in the fall of 2012 and returned it the next day. At first I thought there had been manufacturing errors, but then I read other reviews and saw some of the same complaints.
I am 5' 3", 160 lbs, and I bought an XL:
-Sleeves were way too short, even without lifting my arms the sleeve length looked disproportionate. Lifting my arms caused the sleeve to expose 3 inches of arm.
-Very little insulation in the arms, I mean almost no insulation at all.
-Hand warmer pockets are oddly placed, (um, unless you think it isn't odd have to bend your body to get your hands in the pockets ...)
-Overly wide on the bottom of the jacket, but not in the bust.
- Hood was too short, couldn't turn my head with the hood up.
-Zipper was small-toothed and cheap, like on a department store brand puffer, not the rugged high quality, easy to zip with gloves zipper I expect on an LL Bean parka.
-Cinch cord was hidden somewhere within an upper pocket and very awkward to get to. I was concerned that if I needed to adjust it while outdoors, it would look like I was doing something that ought to be done in private.
This evening I contacted LL Bean to ask if perhaps there had been a design change since fall 2012, and was told there had not been, so I thought it might help if I added my review.
October 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by quasisoddifatta odorous jacket
I am delighted with the jacket for its design and color. I am also greatly impressed with the competence and pleasing attitude of your customer service employees. Also the speed of the delivery of the items is impressive.
HOWEVER, its chemical smell is quite obvious to me and those around me. I do not even want to place it in my closet in case it might cause my other coats to smell. I have spoken to a customer service person who assured me that I could return it, even after wearing it. The weather has been too warm for a real trial, but next weekend I will be attending several outdoor activities where the jacket will be an important asset. I hope to wear it, and I hope the odor will dissipate. Please advise me further. I would like to be assured that, if I return it for another one, I would receive one that is not so offensive to people around me.
October 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by needtalls1 comfortable
Nice warm jacket, comfortable and waterproof! However, my arms are longer then I thought. I wish this was offered in womens tall sizes. I would have purchased it!
October 8, 2014