Rated 4 out of 5áby 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 5áby shazam777 Warm, but the sleeves are too short
I have never purchased a parka online before, and I don't think I will again. I did a lot of comparison (online) of the various parkas offered by LL Bean before deciding on this one, but the bottom line with any online purchase is you cannot try it on. If I had tried this parka on in a store I would not have purchased it because the sleeves are too short. I don't understand how this is possible but it's true. Especially if I wear a bulky sweater underneath. The sleeves come just barely to my wrists. And I'm not a big person with super long arms. I want the sleeves to extend past my wrists, at least a little bit, so that they cover the top of my gloves and my wrists stay warm. As it is, I feel like I need extra-long gloves or some kind of wrist cozy. Aside from the sleeve length, the parka is quite acceptable. It is nice and warm and the torso length is good. The black colour is actually dark, dark grey rather than black, but that's not a big deal.
November 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby JLovesWinter Very Warm
I bought this parka during the end of season sale early in 2013. It was my great luck to find a blue one in my size!
I only wear it when the temps are 0║ F and colder, otherwise it's too toasty for me. I ordered my normal size and have plenty of room for layering. The hood fits nicely and the down fill keeps me very warm without a hat or a scarf while I wait for the morning bus. I discovered the faux fur's function, as it helps to cut down the wind from stinging my face. This is the warmest coat I've ever had, and with our winters in Chicago, that's something to behold.
November 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby BobbiInBrooklyn Finally a truly warm and windproof coat!
i spend a lot of time outdoors, alternately rushing from one place to another on foot, then spending hours standing still observing nature. This coat keeps me warm! The wind does not sneak it. The hand-warmer pockets are well placed. I can zip it on/off w/ gloved hands. When the hood is up, you are 100% toasty warm. Take it down to cool off a bit.
This is much better than any of those 3-in-1 coats. They never seem to be warm enough. This fabric is really thick and blocks the wind. But you still get plenty of mobility for driving, etc.
The reason i did not give it 5-stars is as follows:
As others have mentioned the inside sleeve cuffs are a tad short, i'm only 5'4 and they *just* ok on me. I have long cuffed gloves, so it's not a problem for me. Also, the fur really is cheesy!!! it zips off, but it also takes an inch of fabric with it, which i need for wind protection so i left it on, and have learned to live with it. it really is worse than the picture.
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby RSWolfy Bought this for my wife and she LOVES it!
My wife is almost always cold, even when it's in the low 70s in our house, so of course she really hates it when winter rolls around. It's been more than a few years since she has had a new coat, and I knew LL Bean had good quality gear and headed over to the website.
She loves it. We got our new jackets (yes, I got one too) just in time as the brutal cold decided to roll in a few days ago. She loves the number and different kinds of pockets it has, the draw cord and especially the hood. I doubt she will ever take it off, but it's a nice option I suppose.
We don't get down to the -45║ this coat is rated for here in the north of the 'Mid-Atlantic' region, but I think it was worth every penny to keep her more comfortable during the cold months. Definitely worth the investment.
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Melissa1226 warm and cozy!
Awesome coat! Super warm and light. Love!!
November 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby LakeGirl116 Mixed thoughts about this coat
Pros - This waterproof, with a down fill and long enough without being frumpy. It will also be great for shoveling and snowshoeing. I read the size chart and the XL is a little big, but I can wear layers under the coat without it getting snug. The navy/heather is a beautiful color. The description states the coat was tested in the White Mountains, a rugged and beautiful place that is also frigid in the winter!
Cons - I knew the coat was imported when I purchased it, like so many clothes today. It is disappointing that I can't find a quality winter coat (not a peacoat) made in the USA, and that this coat was manufactured in Bangladesh. LL Bean - you make and carry so many wonderful American-made products from your tote bags to boots and rugs. Is there any way to make the Baxter State Parka here at home? I'd feel much better about this purchase.
November 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby 1sillyspaniel Baxter State Parka
Nice looking jacket but not as warm as the one I thought it would replace. The drawstring for the waist line is located inside the zippered slash pockets and not only inconvenient to use but make the pockets practically unusable. Right now we have been experiencing temps far below normal, wind chills below zero so it IS being tested but when it falls to below zero actual temps I will go back to my old reliable.
November 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Colee929 Warmest jacket I've ever owned.
I bought this jacket last winter. I live in the Buffalo, NY area and it got me through 2 blizzards this past season. It is by far the warmest jacket I have ever owned. I'm 5'5" and 135lbs. I ordered the medium in the navy and it fit just fine. It hits me around mid thigh. It is boxier in shape rather than fitted in the waist. This I didn't mind since I was layering tops underneath. I washed it multiple times and it looks new to this day. I loved how warm it was and how great it looked on. If your looking for a warm jacket for cold winters I would highly recommend it.
November 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Nothinglikeabean Perfect fit,wonderful material and great color
I have never ordered a jacket/coat from a catalog previously. I compared my measurements to your Measurement Chart and the product I received was a perfect fit. We had an sudden cold snap and the jacket came in handy fitting off the cold and wind.The material is a very tight woven material and stands up to the cold north wind. The Vibrant Red color I ordered is a beautiful clear red and have received a lot of compliments on the jacket itself as well as the color. This product stands up to the cold and the weight is just right, not a heavy or light jacket, in between, which I like.
November 15, 2014