Rated 5 out of 5 by dirtlovingranny perfect for the cold weather
Great parka,I bought this for my five year old grandson.He loves this coat! It is easy for him to get on and zip,which is important now that he is in school and doesn't get assistants anymore. Previously on winter coats we would always layer,with this Parka at his request,he doesn't want a sweatshirt underneath.It is lite weight so there isn't a ton of bulk.He has stayed completely dry while wearing this outside in the snow. I have washed this many times and it always comes out still looking brand new.This Parka will be passed down to little brother when he gets big enough.
January 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mom1stgrteacher Good But no bib pants to match
Love this coat. my son wore it two years and it is still brand new. As a teacher I love that this coat is warm without a second inner coat. Those are a huge pain in the classroom, as kids cannot put them back together when they come apart DAILY! However, I intended to buy the next size bigger BUT there are no matching bib snowpants available. my kids are a little slender and the pants fall down. I am also picky about not getting plain gray, black, or navy snowpants as they are so hard to find in our class mudrooms. The options left me no choice but to buy from another company. Overall, Disapointed. LL. Bean could you offer more color options?
December 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ilovejesus you get what you pay for .....
I had originally bought my 5 year old another brand of a winter coat. . .he had only worn it maybe 5 times. . .and the zipper alignment broke. I could've kicked myself because all along I should have just purchased him an L.L. Bean coat....which is backed by their amazing guarantee ! ! ! This coat is PERFECT for him .He loves it and it fits great with room for probably next winter too. The quality is outstanding. He doesn't feel like it's swallowing him up either. I purchased him a 5-6 , so this runs true to size. I've learned my lesson and will ALWAYS buy their outerwear from L.L.Bean.
December 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by painthorselover Nice Warm Coats!
True to size. Made very well. Very warm. Great quality for a good price. As good as top competitors without paying for the names!
November 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RachelSara good for older kids
I see most of the review are for little kids. I bought this for my 14 going on 15 year old. He is thin and a bit on the small side. I got him the large for 14 to 16. It is true to size, he has some room but it looks good and we will get a second season out of it. The reason he likes it is because it is not to bulky but It has warmth, and an inside pocket for his phone or headphones. It also looks good for that age group. He does not like bulk or a lot of layers, but he has the option if this changes to layer. In the mean time, it is nice to know he is warm and comfortable.
November 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PoconoMom Perfect Winter Jacket!
I have bought this jacket for my son every year since he turned 1. We are currently ordering a Boys L. It's very warm on its own and is easily layered with a fitness fleece. My son is on the husky side and we have NO problem with fit. My only complaint is the color selection rarely changes and he winds up with the same navy coat every year. We also have a hard time finding coordinating gloves and hats from Bean. Great product! One to pass down to younger siblings!
October 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sandyrk38 Fantastic winter coat
Every year I buy this coat for my son in his size (from toddlers to boys). I think this is his third one. The coat is light but warm. The color is as shown in the photo. It has a great zipper and is easy to manipulate. It runs true to size and there does seem to be a little room to grown in the length. This is especially good for my son who continues to stay the same weight but is growing in height/length. On the back of the coat there is a small reflective patch, which is nice for safety reasons. Even though I have been given several great hand me down coats, I have not found a coat that can compare to this one so I get it every year! I highly recommend this product.
October 23, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by JCVS surprisingly tight fit overall
The quality of this parka is good - however I am returning it due to the fit - the arms and body leave no room for anything worn underneath except for a long sleeved shirt - the child for whom I purchased this parka is of thin build - the sleeves are long enough as is the overall length - from the neck up the hood is too short - I suspect the reason for the lack of maneuverable room is to save on the amount of material - considering the vast numbers of parkas manufactured in this manner would result in a huge savings on material - this is the first L.L. Bean garment I have ever found the need to return.
September 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MommaNC Perfect winter coat
My two boys have worn this exact coat since age 2. We are now ordering a size 10-12. Never a better coat. Quality is superior as I have been able to hand down the coats from
One to the other each year. (And then given to a friend's son afterwards!) They have also withstood weekly Washings, snow play, school and general abuse.
The kids think they are comfortable and have pockets in all the right places. I love that the hood zips away too. We don't need it often down here in NC.
August 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by srah Great coat, but hood's too small
Loved the quality of this coat. My son wore the same coat for two years, thanks to the lengthening sleeves. He was aged 2 and 3 in a size 3T coat. From the beginning, the hood was too small for his big toddler head. Maybe my kids just have huge heads, but it was annoying since the hood never came past his hairline and was so short that he couldn't easily turn his head and definitely couldn't wear a hat underneath. It doesn't fit my 2-year-old daughter's head, either. Same story with the size 4 coat and I decided to return it for this reason and shop elsewhere.
August 25, 2013