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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jayna Beautiful Coat
This is a beautiful coat but slightly fitted. I wanted to keep the coat but it was a bit too snug in the waist and hips for me. The lining is thick and dense. It will certainly keep you warm and comfortable during a cold winter (like we had last year!). I also like the bright color selections as well. This parka is very well made with nice deep pockets and a strong good zipper.I recommend it because it is a very well-made parka.
October 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 a long life
My husband and I bought Baxter State Parkas, when we were first married, in the late 70's. After 30 years, while, like me, it is beginning to show it's age, mine is still going strong...
September 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by lancbt Not the quality I wanted
I felt this item wasn't true to size. I've wore 2X forever and other similar coats from LLBean. But this coat was too small and would have been very uncomfortable to wear and to drive in.
Unfortunately a larger size would have been way too long in the sleeves.
Me -- sad! I returned this item.
September 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by GinaInVA Great Parka, Comfortable and Waterproof
This parka is well made and has a great fit. Runs true to size (1X). The only disappointment is the fake fur around the hood; it's very unattractive. Thank goodness it zips off.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robin953 Great winter coat
We're going to Alaska next month and I needed a winter coat. I haven't had a chance to "test" it yet (I live in SoCal) but it feels like it will do the job. And I like the fit and style.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DimpledShopper Warm and toasty
Purchased to replace old parka that I had for 20 years. Love all thr adjustable parts on this new parka. Haven't given it the real cold test, but with the brutal winter in the Midwest last year I feel confident I will be toasty and warm for the upcoming season.
September 17, 2014