Rated 5 out of 5 by Mattox Outstanding winter coat; clever, thoughtful design
I could not be happier with this coat! I purchased this for my 5 year old just before a predicted blizzard. Snow was predicted Friday and shipping info said it would arrive the following Monday. I was thrilled with LL Bean customer service that is somehow magically arrived Friday before the storm! The coat is attractive, waterproof (tested immediately with hours and hours of playing in the snow) and fits well with room to grow. Several excellent design features deserve mention: the inner elasticized waist band to prevent snow from coming up the front and back of the coat is brilliant but is more effective and allows for a more attractive coat silhouette for a boy than an outer elastic waist. My son loves the inner cuffs with thumb hole for additional easy warmth when he doesn't want to put on his gloves. The cuff material is strong and stretchy. He also loves the multiple well placed outer and inner pockets with flat seams. Hood stays on well. Will definitely purchase this when my 3 year old outgrows his current LL Bean next year. If you are balking at the price compared to the other LL Bean boys parkas, don't. This is worth every penny and I'm certain between both boys we will get at least 4 years of wear out of this coat before passing it on. Thanks, LL Bean, for making such outstanding products!
February 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by NYCMom2016 Great Warm Jacket
My son is a slim ,52inch tall 8 yr old.. I first bought a size 8 but it was tight fitting around the neck/chin and hood so I exchanged it for a 10/12 and it fits him great. He has lots of room for sweaters underneath. Don't worry about the sleeves being a bit long because the jacket has stretchy spandex cuffs inside and adjustable Velcro/elastic cuff on the outside. This is a very comfortable warm jacket and I recommend it to anyone..
January 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BettyB711 Great Jacket
Very satisfied with this jacket. This is the second one I have ordered (next size up). I just gave a friend the "old" one from 2 years ago and it looks brand new. The coat is warm, washes well and has a lot of pockets. Great ski jacket
January 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ColsMom Warm and versatile!
Great warm jacket! My son loves it for skiing and all around outdoors. Snow skirt and Velcro adjustable cuffs keep snow and cold out. Fleece lined interior especially at collar is soft on his face when zipping up.
December 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Snowman10 Not Many Like This
This is the second set of Glacier Summits for our kids and they're great jackets. Good insulation in the body, insulated hood, waterproof material, wind barrier, sleeve cuffs and a snow skirt, which makes any jacket much warmer by blocking wind blowing up the hem. Where we live, stopping the wind often makes or breaks outerwear comfort in winter. There are very few comparable jackets for kids like the Summits and the others cost much, much more.
December 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mom4boysMichigan Love this coat
Love everything about this coat. Haven't tested on ski hill yet. But sledding and outdoor activities good so far. Color is awesome. Very happy. Will buy next year sizes when on sale.
November 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Italophilia Great jacket for a great price
My son loves this jacket!! Perfect for our many outdoor activities.
November 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kheard Great Coat
This coat is warm without the bulk which makes it great for my 8 year old to play in. Comfortable, durable and washable construction are reasons why I chose this.
November 4, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by 7xamom Great fabric
I was excited to get this jacket for my son. Color and workmanship was excellent. I could tell it would be a very warm coat. However, this style is quite short and very boxy so didn't fit my slender son. I'm sure it would be different on a more filled out frame.
October 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by meskimom great jacket
Loved this jacket last winter for my always freezing little skier. In the frigid wind and temps of Maine it kept my son warm. The powder skirt kept snow and cold air out and he liked the hood. My son was never wet on the worst days of mixed precip. One complaint from my son was that the jacket would pull at his thumbs when he used the thumbholes of the wrist cuff (despite the jacket being a little big for him.) I also noticed that the zippered opening on the chest pocket was so small/short that my son couldn't reach into it with his hand. Kind of a useless pocket considering it's the perfect spot for lip balm, hand warmers, or a granola bar. I loved last year's bright neon yellow Glacier Summit matching pants with the grey jacket but now I must complain that there aren't any complimentary colors to this year's red and blue options.
October 13, 2015