Rated 5 out of 5 by Al67 comfortable, waterproof and warm
This jacket is great. Definitely waterproof and warm. I am 5' 10" and 225. It was suggested that I order an XL, so to play safe I ordered an XL and a XXL. The XXL won hands down. Yes it is roomy without the liner, but still OK. With the liner it fits great. During a recent rainstorm, the jacket kept me very dry. If you have been thinking of getting don't hesitate.
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by outdoorofficer6 exceptional warmth,very comfortable
I purchased this great coat that has been tested and approved by game wardens who work outside as well .The jacket exceeded my expectations great job LLBean .
October 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by PaulatNorthville Not as good as the former Maine Warden's Parka
Likes: The more durable outer layer.
The inner layer is smooth permitting easy donning and removal over a sweater or flannel shirt.
Dislikes: Thinsulate not available (down is a poor substitute).
Too many pockets.
Inner liner must be unzipped from outer liner before the wind skirt can be used.
Inner liner is zipped in. I prefer a one piece parka. I have never removed the hood from my previous Warden's Parka.
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GraftonC initial
This appears to be the same great quality as the one I had to return for a broken zipper. I will have to try the coat for a season to judge if the zipper has been improved. Other than that I have no reservations at all!
October 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DanangDoc The Gold Standard
I've been wearing this for years and years.
Fits better, sheds water and snow better, lots of USEFUL, conveniently placed pockets, plenty warm, long enough to fully cover (and warm) my butt but has useful side zips so I'm not restricted when jumping around, functional elastic skirt that is removable and actually works, fully adjustable and functional, removable hood, elastic and velcro on the cuffs and on and on. Clearly, designed by someone who knows and understands the needs of a person out in the cold and/or wet. Made better, stronger, bartacks where needed, excellent stitching.
Suggested improvements: On the two large cargo pockets, remove the zippers and replace with flaps.
September 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JJMM A Great, Rugged Winter Parka
I purchased this parka many years ago to use for hiking, working outdoors, and carrying firewood during cold New Hampshire winters. It has been perfect for all my needs.
My only complaint is that will not wear out! The current parka has many improved features over my older version, but my older parka is still in perfect shape.
One note on sizing, I am 6' 1", 170 lbs. and the Large Tall fits me perfectly.
January 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SouthernerInDelaware Gets The Job Done!
Just a update from my previous foray out into bitter cold in my new Maine Warden Parka...
Took the dogs out early this morning and my porch thermometer was reading -2 degrees and a pretty good wind was whipping up & down the riverfront.. no problem at all for this bit of LLBean technology!
Also went out last week in a raging snowstorm, fierce wind and maybe around 12 degrees outside.. The Gore-Tex is like having all-weather Teflon protecting you from the elements and keeping one nice & warm inside!!
Great job & kudos to the Maine wardens who gave input on this!
January 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeanOrNothinAtAll The Ultimate Test...It Passed
I did not know what a Polar Vortex was before yesterday, but we had one here that produced -15F temps and -41F wind chills; the coldest temps in 20 years here in Indy. The Wardens 3-in-1 didn't flinch; not only did the thick Gore-Tex block the wind completely, I never felt even a small draft anywhere in the coat. The coat might be rated too low, in hindsight. Maybe better more like -50 to -55. The other thing I noticed the last several weeks is that I have not one time overheated while wearing this coat inside a store to shop, even fully zipped. This was amazing and proved to me the breathability of this parka fabric. The hood was perfect. The zips were flawless. The pockets need to be just Velcro which is easier for me to operate; the "storm flaps" on the outside pockets are hard to get into after the zip is pulled. No big deal, though. There is not a single parka I have ever worn that offers this kind of protection. Nothing from the other competitors even comes remotely close. The heavy Gore-Tex makes a huge difference. I only buy Gore-Tex for rain and wind protection because it breathes so well and this parka is the finest offering I have ever worn that has it. Worth every hard earned dollar. Outstanding value. LL Bean just needs matching Warden gloves to go with it; my hands froze quickly.
January 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by happywarmfeet1 Ultimate Parka
I've owned the Maine Warden 3-in-1 Parka for the past 2 months. Living in the mid-Atlantic US region, winter weather is highly variable, with average winter highs in the upper 40s (F) to low 50s. I wore just the outer shell for most of November and December, and it's very comfortable and warm in this temp range. Over the past two weeks we've had arctic air, with temps below 10F at night and 20F during the day. With the down inner jacket installed, this parka is unbeatable--so warm I don't notice the cold even along the back seams in a 20-30-mph wind.
The Goretex shell is completely wind and water proof. It is somewhat stiff but not uncomfortably so and becomes more flexible after a bit of wear.
I compared this parka with other brands and models and couldn't match the features and quality at twice the price. I would definitely buy it again and recommend it.
January 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DaveEA The best Bean parka for the lowest temps.
I see you're almost sold out for 2013-14, so here's my two cents for improvements for 2014-15; allow more room under the arms, the space is a bit tight given the sizing. Also, the sizing seems a bit small, although that may be due to the layering.
When the temps are at their lowest, this parka is the best I've encountered, without the excessive bulk traditionally associated with down.
I drive in some pretty desolate areas at night in the winter, and this parka gives me the confidence that if my car broke down in the middle of nowhere and help was an hour or two away, I'd stay warm. That's worth the cost right there. This is too much parka for 30-degree days (unless the layers were removed), but that's not what it's designed for.
January 3, 2014