Rated 5 out of 5 by CanadianNeighbour Keeps me warm and toasty
I've worn this coat all winter and have yet to feel cold, but gave it a true test this last weekend with -30 C and wind. The coat lived up to its promise, blocking wind and blowing snow. I enjoyed my hour walk, thanks to my parka.
The fit is true to size (5'5" 150 lbs and M fits well) and allows for layering, although I haven't found that it is required.
February 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nana130 Just what I wanted
I held off buying this coat because of the steep price. Bought mainly for vacation next winter in Alaska. Purple wasn't my first choice, but for a savings of $98, I couldn't pass it up. Fits well and not overly heavy . I love it!
March 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by galiowa best coat I have ever owned
I got to order this coat as a gift--I am 57 years old & this coat is by far the best coat I have ever owned!!! I live in Iowa where it can go from 70 to -10 below in the blink of an eye. I am a school sub associate which means I am a crossing guard or outside for 6-7 recesses. My old coats I would have to wear long sleeves & a sweater ugh!! This coat I can go outside in snow & heavy blowing winds & this coat keeps me snug as a bug in a rug, with only my shirt on. The hood stays up where I want it to & OMG the pockets this coat rocks!!! I am still finding hidden pockets. I was given the best Carhart coat they make & upon putting the Carhart on it was like 100 lbs of extra weight. I could NOT move. So that is when I found this coat--it is lightweight, breathable & you can move it it!!! It keeps the rain & snow off of you. I would recommend this coat to all my friends :-)
March 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by mtmama70 Quality, Quality, Quality
As with everything I've purchased from LLBean, this parka typifies the company's commitment to excellence in the products it carries. Beautifully constructed, the Baxter State Parka is loaded with features that make it ideal for an active, outdoor coat in cold climates. There are pockets galore, and I especially appreciate the knit cuffs in the sleeves. Unfortunately, I ordered the wrong size and will be exchanging it for the correct one. All in all, a truly beautiful, useful coat.
March 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Really-really Warm
Skied with the jacket in the coldest weather in VT (20F below zero) and used it to walk the streets of NYC during blizzard of 2016 - utterly impressed by functionality and warmth; really love it....it doesn't make you look sexy as it is on the bulky side, but I consider this my "it's super cold outside and I don't want to feel the cold on me" jacket! Mine is red
I typically wear many layers underneath jackets as I'm always cold, and it's true that for this jacket you don't feel you need to do so - less is more!
March 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by snowflakeleona snowflakeleona
I found the way to revive my fur ruff without replacing it. Be sure and brush it regularly even if it gets wet and dries. It needs to be brushed whether it's real or synthetic fur.
March 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tish1 Love my jacket
Hesitated most of the winter but finally gave in
Glad I did !!!exceptional quality!!
March 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BonnieR7 Stylish and warm
This parka is the perfect blend of comfort, warmth and style. Really comfortable and a great fit. A match for New England winters!
March 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by snowbirdy This coat has everything
This coat is everything I expected and more. Very warm. Wind and cold temperatures do not penetrate at all. Very comfortable and not bulky. I love the vibrant red color. It lifts my spirits on nasty, cold days. Plenty of pockets too. This coat has everything.
March 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by snowflakeleona how to clean
Follow all the directions on the label and use era laundry soap. Be sure that you put era on the stains like ground in dirt and rub it in either with a tooth brush or your hand then let it set 5 minutes. Then launder as usual with era. My ground in greyness came out and now it looks like a new coat.
February 27, 2016