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
Rated 3 out of 5
by sbdfrederick Terrible Colors
This is the second time I have ordered this style of coat for my son. The one that I purchased two seasons ago was the perfect shades of blue, navy and a slightly lighter blue, perfect for a boy. I reordered this one again, in the shades of blue, knowing they were lighter shades but trying it anyway. These colors are terrible. Really bright, really light, and really girly. The shade on the inside of the coat is the worst, bright aqua. They've also redesigned some things; the Velcro placket on the front covering the zipper is gone, and the hood is thinner and feels cheap. At this point, I don't know if we'll be keeping it. It just looks like a coat made for a girl, not a 12 year old boy. Kinda disappointing.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by BitterLily Great cold weather child's coat
My son?s last-season clearance coat (not LLBean) had the zipper break when we were hitting some upstate NY record cold this season. We didn?t want him crossing over the coat front so we bought this in hopes that it will grow with him for a couple of years and, given the quality of other LL Bean coats our family has had, hopes that it will pass through most, if not all, of his siblings.
The coat is comfortable, comfortably long to protect his hips and legs, has roomy zippered pockets (he was very excited about all the pockets!), and he especially likes that the hood can be tucked away and zippered shut or pulled out. The blue is very bright but he likes it and it will work for boys or girls. We bought him the size Large which is listed as a 14/16, so look at the numbers and size chart. He wears a boys L/12 so this is roomier than most clothing sized larges.
We have continued to hit sub-zero temperatures with pretty low wind chills and he has said that the coat is keeping him very warm. For one of the lower-priced winter coats we are very happy with this and would buy it again.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hawkeye53 Excellent
This jacket was all the company claimed it was and more. It is very warm, sturdy, has a heavy duty zipper that won't rip out of the material, and my son loves it. Wish they had it in my size!
March 4, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by ChicagoGirl41 Liked old styling for Katahdin Parka better
My son has been wearing the old Katahdin parka for the past 2 winters, and we love it! Ordered this one in a bigger size for next winter, but we don't love the styling or the colors. Returned it and we'll keep looking or just wait for next season's offerings.
February 25, 2015