Rated 4 out of 5 by slmfromhanover Tweak the fit?
I purchased the maine guide parka, first in medium. I thought it may be too big (description mentions "full" cut) but since everything else I get from LL Bean fits great in medium, that's what I ordered. TOO BIG! I looked like I had my big brother's hand me down that I hadn't grown into yet. Way too much room in the shoulders, and the arm length covered my hands down to the middle of my fingers when I had my arms down. And this was with a sweatshirt on as a layer.
So I ordered small. Still too long in the length of the arms, IMO. I guess the intent is to provide coverage over gloves? The fit is now good except for the arms. Guess I'll see how I wear it this winter, and if it really bothers me I'll have the sleeves taken up a bit.Right now the sleeves come down to the top of my fingers, covering the whole upper portion of my hand.
Construction really nice!
November 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RobFromBuffalo Warm
Love this coat. I have had it for a year now and wear it around town, to work and around the house when it's really cold. This coat is for COLD weather, I don't even get it out unless the temp is below freezing.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by isikhumbanyathi Warm, comfortable, durable and classic style
I bought the plaid wool parka last autumn in preparation for the bitter winters we expect here in Korea. It did not disappoint.This is the best piece of outer wear I have ever owned and I will not go back to modern, goretex materials, Windproof, water resistant, totally warm without being too heavy heavy, the classic styling and and colours has drawn admiring comments I would recommend this jacket. It has a quality finish and will last me years. i am 1.7m tall and weigh 75kgs the small fits perfectly.
October 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bperry Great looking coat
Great heavy very well made coat. Looking forward to being warm on many a cold day hunting with this coat.
September 22, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Workhorse1 Didn't fit.
I ordered a 2XL Tall which is my normal size for a coat. The coat did not fit. It was tight around the shoulders and chest to the point of restricting motion even with only an Allagash Flannel shirt underneath.
August 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by thefishingguy Coat Exceeds Expectation
There are pockets in all the right places. Everything is the usual L.L.Bean quality through and through. I am going to get a lot of use out of this coat.
July 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MsKMB Great, heavy duty jacket
This jacket is wonderful. I bought it for my husband for a dress jacket but also one for when he goes into the woods. I bought the Loden color and it is a deep rich green. There are many pockets both inside and outside which was surprising because it wasn't in the product description.
The jacket is heavy which will be great for Maine winters. This is a highly recommended purchase. It is definitely worth the price.
February 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by designo Great "old school" Coat
This was just what I was looking for in a winter coat. I prefer the weight of a wool coat and this is just right; not too heavy and not too light. It has the feel of an older style - not fluffed up with poly fill and nylon. It has plenty of pockets in just the right places and they are lined with a very soft material (not sure how well they will wear). The color is good although I wish it were a bit muted. Zipper and buttons were nice and beefy. I think this coat will last. Cozy.
December 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by pawyhunter66 awesome parka
This was my first "throwback" to wool. I was always a goretex down kinda guy. I purchased this parka last jan on sale. Finally got to wear it to actually hunt on monday. It performed amazingly! Mid 20's in the stand at day break with just a flannel shirt and union suit under it and i was perfect. Best part about wool minimal scent holding and blood will not cling/stain it. I have worn this parka out on cold winter days for dinner and even with it being camo everyone compliments me on it. All in all and awesome and well worth purchase. My only complaint is the piece to connect the collar around your neck when it is up was a bit snug but, i wear a scarf so i do not use it now anyway. A must have for any cold weather hunter!
November 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by IanC Great coat but
I really love this coat. It's comfortable, warm, and exactly my style. The only thing that could make it better would be for the zipper to be a two-way or stop at the belt line. As it is now, if you have the coat zipped and you try to bend over or sit down it binds up around your hips/upper thighs and severely limits mobility. Trying to squat down in this coat is impossible.
Everything else about this coat is wonderful and I'm very happy. However I'm going to look into having the zipper shortened by a few inches before next winter.
April 24, 2012