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 2 out of 5 by WintertimeWalking Wasn't happy with fit in shoulders/arms
I thought the fit in the shoulders and arms of this coat was too tight. I couldn't even raise my arms up comfortably to put on the hood. I've worn another LL Bean coat with a very similar style for years and never felt constrained in the shoulders or arms, but I had to send this one back.
November 26, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by ColdWinterWalker Disappointed. Too Short.
I was extremely disappointed to receive what is supposed to be a very warm winter parka and find that it didn't come to mid-thigh as my previous version did. Instead it's about 2 inches shorter, which is not enough coverage for taking long walks on frigid days. Competitors jackets are longer.
November 25, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Selene Disappointing
This parka is on its way back to LL Bean. I wear size 10 jeans and medium T-shirts, so after checking LL Bean's size charts I ordered a size Medium since they say it's a relaxed fit and designed to fit over heavier clothing. Bad idea... It was too tight across the shoulders and back, would bind if I moved my arms, and binds at the elbows if I bend my arms. Aside from that, there were some other things I didn't like about it, so I didn't request a replacement in a larger size. 1. It was a cold day when the jacket arrived, so I put it on and walked around outside for a few minutes, whereupon I discovered that the handwarmer pockets are placed too low, making it impossible to get my hands fully in the pockets. It allowed cold air to get in around my wrists. 2. It's considerably heavier than my old down parka, and the fabric feels stiff and "clunky". 3. The fake fur ruff looks sparse and cheap. That's not a big issue for me because I'd probably have removed it had I kept the parka, but if anybody thinks the ruff looks "cute" in the pictures, prepare to be disappointed.
I ordered the parka in dark purple, but would have appreciated better color choices. The dark purple looks better in person than it does in the pictures... It's actually pretty nice. I thought it would be the best choice to blend with the clothes I wear in the winter, but really I'd have preferred black, which goes with everything.
I buy almost all my clothing from LL Bean, and considering some of the good reviews I read here I had hoped for something much better. Too bad it didn't work out.
November 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by hikerbelle Fantastic, warm coat - but "fur" collar has to go!
I had this jacket 20 years ago and foolishly gave it away. This is a fantastically warm coat and the XL fits my pear-shaped athletic 5'6" 190# body. One thing to note - the fur collar is very thin and not attractive at all and actually smelled pretty bad (chemical), so perhaps it should be wrapped in its own plastic - or omitted altogether. I'm looking forward to hiking in the mountains with this coat!
November 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NLCounty Baxter State Parka
Beautiful coat! Lightweight and warm. Fits true to size. Very happy with the purchase.
November 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by VISoccerMum Love This Parka!
I got this just in time for a cold snap. So comfy and warm but not stifling when it warms up a bit. Fits well with a thin sweater or fleece under. The hood adjustment feature is great. I am looking forward to enjoying it for a long time.
November 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by activeoutdoorsylady Baxter
A very well made parka ---for a short, wide female. Wish LL Bean would make these in Tall and address the too wide issue on so many of their clothes. As a promoter of outdoor clothing, they need to offer choices for all, including the slim and athletic. Regretfully, sent this back.
November 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ckyme Excellent Product!
While I haven't had an opportunity to wear this coat often yet due to warm temperatures, I have loved it every time I have worn it. I am a fairly small female at 5 ft. tall and 135 pounds, but I thought I would want to purchase the Medium Petite. When I got it, I felt it was just too bulky and exchanged it for a Small Petite. So it does run a bit large, but it states that it is sized to wear over heavier clothing. I purchased the deep purple color hoping it wasn't too overbearing, but it was a great color that goes with black, brown, navy, etc. This coat should definitely help me stay warm during the middle of our Ohio winters!
November 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Housemouse628 Great fit
I love this jacket! I bought one for my niece a few years ago and loved it on her so I got one for myself. So warm and waterproof. No need to wear a lot of layers underneath. Just hat, gloves and on my way! I love the new color too. I call it raspberry which looks nice with my hair color. I can't wait for winter, which I hardly ever say!
November 18, 2015