Rated 5 out of 5 by ElizabethNYC Parka withstood 2013-14 NY winter!
I bought this parka as a Christmas present for my husband to replace his old jacket (from another company), which had ripped after only two years of winter wear. (I was not happy.) We had tried on a down parka from another mail order company, but found the zipper hard to use and the overall coat too puffy for my husband's frame. I bought him this one as a surprise.
The dark blue color is a wonderful change from his usual black. He's 5'5", and the coat covers down to the top of his thigh, which was perfect for this bitterly cold winter. Instead of needing three or more layers underneath his coat to shovel the snow (in 25 degrees and below temperatures), he'd often wear only one or two under this parka and be perfectly fine -- and warm!
The parka also has a pocket over the right chest -- that's now where he keeps his iPhone and other important things so he doesn't lose them. This has been the best purchase I've made so far from LL Bean!
March 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WDW2014 Light and Toasty Warm
Ordered this as a second jacket (parka) for working outside as I was so pleased with another LL BEAN jacket I bought a couple months ago during the so called Polar Vortex that was not hooded...(.that I use for normal everyday wear.)....I didn't think I would be able to review this coat as the temps went back up......All of a sudden we are back in a deep freeze again and went out early to play with our dog and gave it a test......temps in teens with wind-chill into single digits....only had a sweatshirt underneath and it was nice and warm...later it got to 30 degrees and I went back out with just a tee shirt and it was still warm.....seeing the jacket hardly weighs anything I couldn't believe how warm it was....GREAT DEAL and nicely made.....A keeper for sure..
March 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dunks Jacket
Well made, light but warm and fits to size, plenty of pockets. Had only one size left but it was the size I needed
March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bigtreeguy great buy
Im really happy with my new parka. Its really warm and comfortable. the price was very good.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by S4595 Awesome warm lightweight parka
Ordered this jacket for my 90+ year old father. It is so lightweight and yet very warm. It is super easy to get on and off even with when wearing a sweater or polar fleece. Great length to cover hips. Lots of handy pockets inside and out!
Would love this winter jacket for myself!
February 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveToGoGoGo Toasty Warm and Light Weight
Oh, how this parka has been tested this winter by unusually frigid temps and twice as much snow and ice as normal here in Ohio. My husband wears this goose-down parka every day for every thing -- from long dog walks in the snowy woods to meetings in the city. He's dry and toasty warm. His old non-down parka also was warm, but it was SO heavy... My husband especially likes the LIGHT WEIGHT of this goose down parka. His height is average (5'-11"), and his weight is 175 lbs. We opted to order a TALL size large for a little more length to keep his rear warm too. It does, and the sleeve length is fine. So far, absolutely no down has poked through the fabric. This parka looks good in a classic style -- NOT like the Michelin tire man. I shopped around, and LLBean's price for goose down is the best. Very satisfied with this purchase.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ohiohorsegal Lightweight & warm down parka!
My husband needed a warm winter parka, but didn't want a lot of bulk or weight, so I ordered this parka as a surprise. With the cold weather here in Ohio, he is well satisfied with the warmth, softness and the fact that it is so lightweight!
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fussypurchase Excellent Warmth
Bought this coat for my husband. He walks our dog and this coat is just perfect - great fit, looks good and keeps him warm during those horrible snowy winter nights when noone wants to go outside. He is very pleased with my choice.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nonameman down parka
I purchased this parka as a replacement for one I bought 2 years ago. The previous cost's zipper broke and I used Ll Bean's guarantee to replace it with this one. It is virtually the same except the pockets are not as deep as the previous coat. It was late in the season so the blue version was no longer available. the green is ok but not my first choice. All in all, LL BEAN stood behind their product and I would absolutely buy from the again.
January 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Minsky66 L.L. Bean Goose Down Parka
I ordered this item and it was promptly delivered with in two days. I have been using it in the sub zero polar vortex weather and it offers excellent protection. I don't even feel any hint of cold. It is light weight, well constructed, pockets are convenient and the hood can be adjusted to completely cover the head without blocking the eyes. I bought the medium size and it fits well with enough room for a dress shirt and a wool sweater. Overall it is an outstanding product.
January 29, 2014