Rated 2 out of 5 by ChrisBD Not rugged.
I owned a similar coat for about 10 years but new one seems to be flimsy, lighter weight fabric and missing hand warmer pockets completely.
October 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 the 2015 models has lost a lot of good stuff.
i have been using this jacket for many years. recently i stopped by one of the ll bean store in old orchard Illinois, i walked in and looked the 2015 models of rugged ridge parka. a lot has changed , the upper side chest zippers replaced only with one big on the chest zipper. the hook inside the left lower pocket has been eliminated which it was a great help to hook up your gloves cinch cord when not skiing. other than that it is same jacket. i wish the pockets and the hook will be back for the 2016 models.
October 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CasperBonz GREAT WARM JACKET
I live in CT and this winter has been very cold. The Jacket lives up to everything I wanted. Waterproof, Warm, lightweight and looks great. I got this coat in the RED and its great, really stands out. Don't have any problems with the zipper as I have read some people have. Love all the pockets too.
All in all a great winter coat, would definitely recommend. Its difficult to find a coat with all the features of warmth waterproof and great price. Very good LL Bean staple product.
March 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Harish Best Winter Jacket!!!!
I bought this jacket last December when it was on sale during the Christmas season. I ordered it online and when it got delivered, the jacket was so light that I was wondering if it will withstand the Ottawa cold.... I used it all winter and I should say that this is the best jacket ever!!! The windchill went close to -40 C for a few weeks and I did not feel it that cold, thanks to the rugged ridge parka... This is so well designed that it has pockets and pouches for all your winter needs... I would highly recommend this to anyone!!!! Don't be fooled by its light weight... go ahead and buy it and you will not be disappointed.....
March 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sspohn1732 Warm, comfortable and great fit!
Perfect jacket for those cold wet days where you are outside doing work or watching a sporting event. The jacket is not too heavy, which allows for breathability, and comfort. The jacket fits perfectly and is not too constricting on any part of your body. Very good jacket to throw on if you need to stay warm during cold days. If you are doing some exercise outside in this jacket, just a fair warning it warms, you up quickly which will cause you to want to take the jacket off or to take a mid-layer off to prevent overheating. I love the arm straps as my forearms and wrists are not very large around. The arm straps allow one to strap them on to your comfort level to prevent the wind from running up your arms during cold days.
March 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outdoorswahoo Go from Excellent to never consider another jacket
I Love my Rugged Ridge Parka! I was looking for a wind proof, water proof jacket, with a hood, and lots of storage. I got all of this in this jacket. I've NEVER been cold in this jacket and I've worn it in minus 18 degree weather. I'm writing this review to let LL Bean designers know there is one way to improve this jacket that will take it to "I'll never buy another winter jacket - ever!" status. Get rid of the velcro on the zipper storm flap and redesign with snap closures like you have at the waist and the neck. The velcro scratches, picks up lent/debris, and sticks to other velcro on the coat. The highest point velcro even scratches my face and has stuck to my beard in certain situations. I would even get rid of it on the wrist as well (maybe go elastic on the wrist to go over gloves?). Thanks LL Bean I love your products - durable, practical, built to last, and affordable!
March 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by smitdogg Love it, don't love the zipper
Awesome jacket for 4-5 years. Then one day, at 10 below, the zipper stopped working properly. Felt like George Costanza in Seinfeld where he became obsessed with the stuck zipper...it was a long day. Will return and purchase another. They're not available until June 1, so its a hardship, but aside from the zipper its the best winter jacket I've ever had...worth the wait.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 4doggysmama Warm, great fit, nice colors
my husband loves this coat, warm, true to size, well made, lots of pockets, bright color so I can spot him when he is far from the house.
February 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bonju I GOT THE RED PARKA
i got this RED parka in Large Men's. It's the bomb. Put it on right out of the box and it was a perfect fit. Lightweight, pockets galore and I'm a chick. There's space for everything you carry.
Buy this. It's expensive but will last a lifetime. U cannot go wrong!
February 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by RJLL Green is VERY green, like that on kids pajamas
the green coat is primary green, unlike the picture on the website. other than that jacket seems OK. Don't like how hood can't be tucked in like the older models. Sleeve ends are stiff, why not make them softer where they contact wrists?
February 22, 2015