Rated 2 out of 5 by mlj143 Bulky and unflattering
The jacket is well made and warm, but the fit is bulky and unflattering. It has zero style. I returned it.
November 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 4-1/2, almost 5-stars
After failing to find an exact replacement for my favorite jacket, I bought this one in petite medium (in the beautiful blue) several months ago. It fit fine EXCEPT around the face. When the hood was zipped up, it fit way too close, reminding me of an old-fashioned nun's wimple, uncomfortable, and making it hard to turn my head.
So I reluctantly sent it back and continued my search. Alas, this parka comes closest to what I need, so I ordered it in a petite large (this time in fuchsia, bc that's what was available in this size), which does in fact fit better around my face. It's also roomy enough to wear over a fleece or bulky sweater.
The hood is rather large, I have to fold it back, but fits well over a hat. When zipped up, I won't need a scarf, which is great for our below-zero wind chill days. It was put to the test just this AM while walking my dog.
There are very large interior pockets, and the outer zip pockets are roomy enough, but I would have preferred larger patch pockets, preferably with gussets and flaps. Interior cuffs are nice and soft, outer cuffs are adjustable.
BUT the Number-1 thing that keeps this jacket from being perfect IMO is lack of chest-high hand-warmer pockets (please, no zippers on hand-warmer pockets, ever).
Otherwise, this is a nice casual jacket for running to the store and walking the dog, possibly even for playing in the snow ? we'll find out soon enough.
November 19, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Walt58 Very Plain Looking
This coat is very plain looking and doesn't have stylish fit. Frumpy is the word that comes to mind. Have returned.
November 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by OhioLLBgirl Love the old style better, but....
I have had my RRP for probably 10 years and love it so much that although I've tried other coats I keep going back to my "old" one. It is still just as beautiful as the day I got it ,unfortunately I had to replace the zipper (just this month before winter sets in) but otherwise it is great. Keeps me warm in the crazy Ohio winters, and I'm one of those people who is always cold! Love all the pockets, and the fit. I tried to replace it with the "new & improved version" and didn't like the fit. I ordered the same size and it was smaller on me. I do agree with others on one point though--would love to replace the front velcro with snaps!
October 19, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Willowkara Way too noisy and the zipper didn't work well
I liked the color and the fit of the coat, but it was so loud when I moved in it that I would never be able to stand wearing it. I It would have been really nice if it had had snaps and not Velcro also. The Velcro was horrible, and this is just from trying it on. The zipper was really hard to get done up also. The coat itself was warm.
I will be returning the coat.
October 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jazzpurrcat Warmest Winter Jacket I Have Ever Had
My boyfriend bought one in Men's I kept borrowing to walk dog and finally bought one for myself. Finally warm in a Vermont winter, I wish I had not waited so long! Warmest Jacket Ever and Lightweight to boot.
August 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by OhioBornGal So Comfortable!
I was worried this jacket would be stiff or bulky. Not in the least. The neck is lined with a soft felt type fabric so its snug but soft. I was very pleased with the amount of pockets since I will wear this walking my dogs & hiking so cell phone, Kleenex, dog poo bags, etc. will be nice to have handy. The outer fabric is soft to the touch. I have only had the jacket a couple weeks and the weather has started to get warmer so I haven't had a chance to try it in the bitter cold but next winter I will be a lot warmer with this jacket . Honestly when I tried it on I was sorry I hadn't bought it at the beginning of the cold season.
April 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by stef1 Great winter jacket
I love it!! I had the jacket for 2 years and was shocked how well it kept me warm in single digit temps and just below 0.
March 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by NYgal Finally!
I think I have tried nearly every winter parka made by Bean with no good results (too tight, too small, too big, not enough pockets, etc.) I was about to give up when I found this one (seems if you are too particular in your search, ie jackets, parkas, coats instead of starting with "outerwear" you miss a lot). This one is nearly perfect - I'd rather have snaps than velcro, but its a keeper EXCEPT that it seems to run big. I am keeping the petite large I ordered until the petite medium arrives - but I am sure that one will be OK. Most of my other Bean things are PL, some a little too big on their own but OK with a sweater underneath. This one is really too big, but since the PM is in stock, same color (black) I should be OK with it.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by glendalegardener Perfect!
I purchased this jacket in French blue with violet. After lots of black and navy coats I wanted one that was cheerful but not loud. This was perfect. We are all different sizes and shapes so I will just say that I am usually a petite medium and this jacket fit me perfectly. It was comfortable, but never bulky.
I rarely use hoods so glad to be able to have the option of removing it.
This winter, in particular, it was great to have a jacket that both kept me warm and was a pleasure to wear.
March 22, 2015