Rated 5 out of 5 by MomWithActiveFamily Well made stylish
Purchased for my 13 year old son in the orange. I love the color and he's OK with it. It's actually 2 tones of orange so it's not all day glow. i really wanted orange because it's easier to pick him out of the crowd on the sledding hill and when I pick him up from school. Please continue to make orange jackets. He's average size (5 foot 3 in. and about 95 pounds) and it's a very roomy fit. During the cold snap with temps in the teens and a stiff wind he can put a sweatshirt or smaller down jacket that he's outgrown underneath, and he's toasty sledding which means he can just keep on playing outside!. Not even sure putting the extra sweatshirt underneath was necessary. The jacket seems warm on it's own but with windchills below zero I like to be sure. It is very well made. No issues with zippers. Excellent value.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lmcgram Great coat! L.L. Bean Quality, Order and Delivery
When the Polar Vortex started my grandsons 10 and 12 were without winter coats. I could only find one style in stock, needing size 18 for both, and needing different styles/colors - ordered the first and received it quick. (Ordered from another store for the older one - which has still not been delivered) Less than one week ago, checked LL Bean again - and found this coat in size 18, ordered it and it arrived in 4 business days. Coats look great, fit great and will withstand the next vortex, which is due to hit the Midwest early next week.
Thanks LL Bean - will never order from any other store for great products and service I can trust.
January 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MtnClmerFmly GREAT JACKET
Our 10 year old son needed a warm, comfortable parka for waiting at the bus stop and when he goes sledding. He is a tall, broad shouldered swimmer with long arms. This fit the bill perfectly. I was concerned when ordering the 12/14 but he really needed the bigger size. Thank you LL Bean.
January 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dobbers boys Snowfield Parka
Nice coat. Red is a nice color. But the coat runs large. My grandson is a size 7-8. I returned the 8 and ordered in a 6x-7 in blue because my grandson does not like a red coat. :-) The smaller size still has growing room.
December 4, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by SoMnMom 2nd jacket returned
The zipper on the replacement jacket is broken too so it is being returned for a refund. Thankfully I already have a new jacket from a competitor. Because of these jacket zipper issues I will be very hesitant to buy any future winter jackets from L.L. Bean. To those who have recently purchased the jacket... have a back up ready for when it breaks and is impossible to zip!
November 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by painthorselover Well Made Coat!
Great, well made coat. Very good fit. Nice colors. Will definately keep kids warm in Nebraska winter!
November 11, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by annmary defective zipper
I should have read the reviews before I purchased this jacket! It's a nice, warm jacket, but my son had problems with the zipper the first time he tried it on. It stuck and wouldn't go up beyond 3 inches from bottom on first try. Impossible for a child to use. I exchanged it for a different parka , but that one isn't as warm as this one. Bean should stop selling this jacket , considering all the comments on the terrible zippers. Don't take a chance on this one- it will only cause aggravation!
November 7, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by akatgirl220 A No Go For Us
I bought 2 of these last year for my boys ages 8 and 9, when we first got them I had to return 1 because the zipper was a problem right off. The zipper kept getting caught while my son was trying to zip it up, so I exchanged it for a duplicate. Within a few months we were having problems with the zippers on both jackets getting caught and we ended up loosing a few teeth off the zipper on one jacket. I had to return both jackets and we are getting different jackets for this winter.
October 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NovaScotiaLLBeanFan Great Parka
Purchased this parka 2 years ago, and still going strong. Bought it a bit large so we'd get lots of wear out of it, and it looks to be in the same condition as when we got it - even after multiple washings.
I really like this parka because it keeps my son both warm AND dry. He plays outside in Nova Scotia for hours - and he has never once complained about feeling damp or chilled. It's a nice looking parka too. It covers him so that he stays warm, nice and long enough to cover his backside, and yet it doesn't look particularly bulky.
He really likes it. We bought this in a red colour, and it's a very nice looking parka. He's happy to wear it again another year, so that says something. He's pretty picky about what he wears being a preteen.
Highly recommend and will purchase another one just as soon as he outgrows this one.
September 23, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by NWDad Bulky and breakable
The 6x/7 size of this coat was too bulky for my large 6 year old. The zipper broke within 1 month. I sent this back and ordered the Galcier Summit jacket which has a btter fit, and moves better becasue of the gusseted elbows and sholders.
April 15, 2013