Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 5
Rated 4 out of 5 by GetOutAndLive Old faithful parka but confused with blue color
I have been buying this parka for my son for the past 7 years, always in blue. When I ordered this year's parka, I was shocked to see just how bright the blue was. I even went back to my order to make sure I didn't mess up on the online order, or that LL Bean did not send me the wrong color. There was no mistake.
So I held my breath as I went to show my son the parka, as he is very particular about the shade of blue, preferring a darker shade. He actually okay'ed the parka....for now. I am still holding my breath though since it will be another few months until he will actually wear it. Thank goodness LL Bean has an excellent return policy. I just hope it doesn't come down to that as I love this parka.
September 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by matthewsmomma Very Disappointed
I purchased this coat last winter for my son after the zipper broke on his previous hand me down katahdin parka. When I went to the store and brought the jacket, I told them I wanted the same coat because it was so perfect. They informed me that they changed the design and unfortunately it was not nearly as good as the previous. The jacket is too short so when my son plays in the snow, snow gets on his back. It no longer has the elastic drawstring to cinch it at the waist. I hate this coat and now I have to look elsewhere because everything else they have is either too short or too big because my little guy is super skinny with a long back.
August 31, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Buyerfor4boys Nice Jacket, But what's with the color?
My son had the same jacket the year before and liked it so I thought I would order the same one. Jacket is fine, but what's with the color. It's terrible, looks like it's for a girl.
Unfortunately has to go back, can't see spending a lot for a jacket my son will not wear because of the color.
August 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LovesLLBean2 Great Jacket
We ski and this jacket keeps my son very warm. It is lightweight so it is easy to pack and it isn't bulky. I purchase a new one every year.
August 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nealson Good layering parka
The construction of the parka looks good. The insulation is even throughout the body and arms. The design is simplified (fewer zippers and seams), which is great for my son. The blue color is fairly bright. It is summer and we have not tested the parka in the cold of winter. I will update this review if needed.
August 13, 2014