Rated 3 out of 5 by Jack537 zipper
we bought this same parka in Freeport last October and almost immediately had problems with the two way zipper misaligning. it broke in the spring and we returned it to the Burlington Ma store. The saleswoman we spoke to (Judy?) was extremely helpful. Took the parka back and ordered another for us. This was on Sunday and received the new one on Tuesday She also told us Bean changed the zipper manufacturer. Will have to wait until the winter to see if the zipper holds up. Other wise parka is very warm
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ComfortableInCanada The Best of the Best
Here in Manitoba we've just had 71 days of -30 C or colder with the wind chill factored in from Dec. 1 - Feb. 26. One day it reached -51C. I have the older version of the Rugged Ridge but it brought me thru with flying colors. The only weak spot is the zipper and it has finally malfunctioned but sign me up for this same coat again. This coat is like a warm hug and when you've had the best, why try the rest!
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MGNCshopper Great Parka! (Rugged Ridge Parka)
Great construction, beautiful colors, very stylish parka. I am very pleased with all aspects of the parka.
February 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bnaff Perfect Parka
Love this parka. Fits great after adjusting the cords. Zipper was annoying at first but not as much now. Love the sleeve lining stays in place when taking off the coat! Hood is much larger than need be but finally got that adjusted to fit. Very warm in these COLD days. A friend recommended this and now I will recommend to others. Very happy customer!
January 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeff03 Comfortable, Very Warm, Great Cut and Color
I initially tried (2) Winter Jackets before I ordered, and kept, the Rugged Ridge Parka. The other (2) jackets were from a different manufacturer, with the new Omni Heat and Omni Technology, but both failed to keep me warm when temperatures fell below zero in these sometimes very cold MN winter days. Besides the great cut, style, and color, the Rugged Ridge Parka as definitely met the "warm requirements" I was looking for.
January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Swisknife Rugged Ridge Wins
I've had this jacket for two winters and it is really amazing. I recommend buying it oversize. It will go over bulky shirts & sweaters or over a suit coat if you get it a bit big. I'm only 5' 10" and 160 lbs and I like having mine in XL size. It is very warm when it needs to be but not stifling. I wear the hood over a baseball cap which holds up the edge of the hood so I can cinch it down.
so glad I got this jacket.
January 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Guitarhiker Great Parka, runs small
I recently exchanged a parka with a broken zipper for this parka, and was very happy the Albany store was willing to do this. (Great customer service - can't be beat!) My only problem is that the XL Penobscot parka I had (broken zipper) was roomy, and the XL Rugged Ridge parka is much smaller. It is tight if I wear a sweater, or a sweater and a fleece vest. I normally wear a 46 sport coat, so an XL should fit comfortably. I will continue to use it, thankfully, and it is a great, very warm parka, but it seems like it is primarily meant as a ski parka that would have only minimal clothing underneath (under armor or whatever) rather than regular clothes. I would suggest that anyone considering this parka consider a size larger than you usually buy.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by peter14 warmest jacket for the price
I have purchased quite a few items from LLBean the last few months. This jacket surpassed my expectations by far. I was lucky to have it during the latest snowstorm in NYC area and let me tell you, I felt the warmest ever being outside with this jacket on. Perfect wind resistance and tolerance and in addition a hood that fits snugly around head and face when the jacket is zipped up all the way.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShawnPA Best Winter Coat I've Ever Owned
I work in car sales in PA, and am outside a lot during the winter, showing cars to customers, cleaning snow off inventory, etc. This coat kept me warm during the recent Polar Vortex, when it was 4 degrees out. Lots of pockets, inside and out, and the fleece at the neck and cuff are my favorite features. Also completely waterproof. I've been outside in driving rain, and the Rugged Ridge keeps me warm and dry. It's too warm to wear when the temperature is much above 45 or so, but that's a good problem to have!
January 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MNLLBeanReviwer Great Winter Coat
I had this parka before the great polar Vortex hit MN and it worked great. With just a t-shirt and a regular shirt on under the parka, I was warm in our -23 degree morning. While I wouldn't want to venture out in -40, I would certainly be wearing my parka.
I'm 6'2" and like the Tall version since the sleeves are long enough to cover down to the middle of my palm which I appreciate.
The main zipper is a bit hard to get started the first couple of times but it is not an issue now.
I also like the multiple pockets which are handy.
January 16, 2014