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 concretejunglesavage DURABILITY is what I was looking for.
I just got this coat in an X-Large.I am 5'4 188 lb's and this parka is extremely long and huge on me. I cannot even put my hands in the pockets as my arms are not long enough, only in the pockets at the chest which is fine. The zipper is not a problem just make sure it clicks in before pulling it up. The fur ruff although flat and pathetic does fluff up after you shake it out and give it some air. After seeing how huge it was I finally understood how I could pull off this jacket without feeling and looking like a refrigerator and that was by pulling the zipper all the way up to my face..Ok...so I'll keep it, I'll layer underneath and it's long enough to make sense. Any shorter and I would have sent it back. I previously purchased a Nobis Merideth in the same size for work in the city and running errands in the wind tunnels of NYC(fits me fine). The Baxter was to serve as my dog walking coat in brooklyn at home. I needed a coat that I didn't feel ashamed to get pummeled with mud or getting punctured by branches while walking my dog (or falling on my face in prospect park because the park is a dark, icy, windy, cold tundra in the winter) Comparing a $600 dollar coat(originally $850) and this $250 coat, I observed that both coats would outlast many winters to come. It's a really well made parka. Not stylish obviously or soft, I'd say it gives a strong impression that it is durable and very stiff but I understand why it's stiff and it works for this type of parka. The texture, color and 10 pockets(!) this thing has made me more confident that I made a one of a kind purchase for my winter wardrobe prep. Seems like a good coat to relax and take a break from your concrete jungle attire(or eat a lot of food and nobody can tell). I'm glad I purchased the coat and will soon grow to love it more when I test it out in cold temperatures in the rough.
August 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dashin2424 Awesome coat for the winters in Colorado
I bought the vibrant red and it is vibrant, however I love it, looks beautiful against the pure white snow ! Very very warm. I am concerned about the zipper,,,,really should be a metal zipper, hopefully it will hold out...so far so good.
August 12, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by squirrel49 Disappointing
I returned it for a credit, and never even tried it on! I couldn't unzip the zipper, and I was afraid I'd break it. I saw a lot of negative comments about the zipper in the reviews, but I thought I'd give it a try anyway.
The parka was also too short. I'm 5'7", and it came to the top of my hips. (I like a coat that covers my hips#. The color #Navy Heather) was the only thing I liked about it.
August 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MaineGirlForever Great parka, however...take " vibrant" seriously!
Really great parka (I've had one before). Super warm for Maine's cold winters. However...I ordered "vibrant red" this time and, um, LLBean really means it when they say "vibrant". It's almost neon! It kind of makes me look like a fat red tomato! I may go to the flagship store and try on the other colors to see if I like any of the other colors better, once they get their winter stock in. In the meantime the coat is sitting packed up and sealed in the bag it was shipped in, now sitting with the winter things. (The red was so very "vibrant" it was kind of mocking me every time I walked by it so I packed it away for now!) On the other hand, if I fell into a snow bank there would be no getting lost! :-)
August 5, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dillpickle1 Runs small
Loved the look and warmth of coat. I ordered a size larger than I wear so that I could wear bulky sweaters underneath, but it was at least one size too small with lightweight summer clothes underneath.
August 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PPPrincess Baxter State Parka
It's July and I can't give an accurate rating as far as warmth or durability. It's way too hot to think about putting the parka on. However, it did arrive timely, in good condition, the color and the fit are great.
July 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2pleased Best coat for winter
I purchased my first parka back about fifteen years ago. I work outdoors and wore the parka every day for those fifteen years. The fit was perfect and very comfortable. It always kept me toasty warm. It lived up to the claim of water resistant on the occasions I was caught without my rain gear. It washed and dried beautifully and always looked sharp, even as it got older.
The workmanship was super, made like iron. I especially loved all the pockets. Of course it did fade a bit from all the exposure to the sun but it always looked great. I recently purchased my second parka and look forward to having it for many years. Expensive to begin with but, if you average it out well worth the price.
July 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Meridian Great Parka
Warm AND waterproof--great for cold and snowy days of course, but even better when it 38 and raining! Collar is lined with a soft material and zips all the way up to the chin. Length is good--to upper thigh. I ordered a small and it's roomy (I'm 5'6" and i usually wear a size a 6-8). Lots of pockets. I wish they had better color choices though (like twilight blue or periwinkle or emerald green)
April 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by NYDogwalkinggrandma Super warm
Kept me toasty warm and dry during the coldest days.
Plenty of room for layers underneath.
Zipper is horrible. Even when I am careful, it jams.
April 11, 2015