Rated 1 out of 5 by River000 Awful colors
My son has worn two or three sizes of this jacket. I was all set to buy another one until I saw these colors. They are not just feminine, they are simply awful shades. Hope llbean designers take another crack at this jacket next year. Maybe we'll buy one again. Bummer!
September 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SunbeltGirl Beautiful colors and comfortable!
I ordered this actually for myself thinking it would be a great coat for the winter. I have several LL Bean coats but we go to the mountains a lot so I wanted something I could just hike around in and not think about it getting dirty etc. ha
Let me tell you, this is a very warm coat. I think it would be perfect for a very cold climate. Much colder than mine.
So I ended up sending it back but if we have a colder winter, I will definitely order it for my son.
September 6, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by BusyMomOfTween Please bring back the old style & colors
As my son has grown, we have had 3 sizes of this coat. (Two of them were the maroon / gray combo.) We were really hoping that after the customer feedback last winter LL Bean would bring back the old style and colors. No luck! Really sad that we have to find another coat.
September 4, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by PhillyLoveMommy What happened?!
My son loved his Katahdin Parka: it looked sharp, it was warm, it wasn't bulky and it had a hood that he could put on when he wanted it and zip away when he didn't. The Grow Cuffs let us enjoy the jacket for 2 seasons and it looked as good at the end of the 2nd season as it had at the beginning of the 1st! The construction and materials were top notch which allowed the jacket to stand up to frequent washings and the general tough use of a very busy little boy. Of course we were going to buy it again now that he outgrew his old one...but it's gone! The new design is very disappointing. The colors are now too feminine. I showed my boy all of the colors to see if he liked them as that IS what matters - he didn't. The Bright Crimson could work if we had to choose it but the inside color is a light gray. I know the pounding the old jacket took and I was glad that the inside color was dark as it didn't show every little mark or piece of dirt that inevitably shows up after a busy day outside. The light gray would need to be washed constantly. LLBEAN is my go-to. Such a shame. Let me know if you bring back the classic Katahdin.
September 4, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by WestBeach Bring back the previous style please !!
This version of this coat is ugly and girly. Please please bring back the previous version of this coat - it was smart looking, comfortable and not in girly colors !! There was no reason to change this coat - it was fine and perfect as it was. BRING BACK THE PREVIOUS VERSION !!
June 29, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by TrumpetZumbaMom I don't like the new style!!!
My son and I have loved this jacket in different sizes for the last 5 years. I was thrilled to order another one in the next size up and we are both very disappointed with the new style. It seems "cheap" and my son complains that it isn't as warm as his other coats. He says the smooth inside is cold compared to the warm fleece-like fabric. The coat is not as long which is also a problem and the red color is nothing like the old red and is a bit "girly". PLEASE BRING THE OLD STYLE BACK!!!!!
April 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Teacherwithkids Boys Katahdin Parka
My son loves his new parka and wishes it would snow again this year!! The color is his favorite and I am very pleased with the quaility of the parka.
March 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TracyKT Excellent for Michigan Winters
All around, this was a solid purchase. It fits large so that sweaters and hoodies can be worn underneath. The hood has an elastic banded lining that acts like a shower cap, keeping the head warm and dry with little bulk. The coat is very warm, my son wore it (with layering) in single-digit temperatures without a problem, but lightweight enough so that it fits neatly into a school locker. Customer service was excellent, as usual, and itnwas delivered within a few days. If the durability holds, it'll make an excellent coat to donate when my son outgrows it.
March 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by thatboysmom Winter would not be comfortable with these jackets
Our family loves LLBEAN'S winter apparels, I love the quality as well as the value and my son loves the comfort and look of the product. Looking forward to another warm winter.
March 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MidAtlanticDad My Kid's Feedback
My son likes this parka because it keeps him warm, it's comfortable, and looks good. The latter two are important to me because it's below freezing when he goes out: I don't want him to avoid wearing a coat.
March 6, 2015