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Fantastic all-around winter parka
Highly recommended parka for general use - lightweight (literally, not in terms of warmth), warm, fairly weather and wind resistant, ample and well-placed pockets, functional (2-way zip, removable hood, hood adjustments), and is slightly slimmer than most parkas in terms of appearance. Winter where I live is typically in the 15-45 degree range, bre... Read Moreezy, with an average amount of snow and rain, and this jacket is perfect for these conditions. It blocks wind fairly well and Ive walked around in a light rain for 30 minutes with no wetting out or seam leakage. I especially like the removable hood because I don't need it 90% of the time (I prefer to wear a beanie) and the insulated collar keeps my neck warm. There are only three things this jacket could improve upon in my opinion: as others have mentioned, the hood is too short (i.e. it applies pressure to the top of my head). It's not a deal-breaker as it's not too uncomfortable, but it is noticeable and slightly annoying. The lack of large pockets on the inside of the jacket also make it slightly less than ideal for city use - there is nowhere to put larger objects like papers/magazines/large gloves/scarves, and i'd easily eliminate the top two chest pockets in favor of one or two large inner drop-in pockets. And lastly, while the lower pockets do insulate the back of your hands, there is no insulation for the palms of your hands, and you do feel the cold. Any insulation on that side of the pocket, even a thin layer of fleece, would be a nice touch. I also have patagonia's city storm jacket (which is also great), and prefer the jackson glacier over it for daily use. If you're trying to decide between the two, I think they're both comparable in terms of fit, weight, size, and warmth. I would choose the jackson glacier over the city storm as a daily coat due to its insulated collar, removable hood, and insulated lower pockets (instead of the city storm's drop-in pockets). They both share the drawback of a too-short hood.
Warm and suitable for either occasion
I am very pleased that I could buy this item from the few remaining stocks, and satisfied with its quality and design. You can wear this cool design Parker in either situation, the one for casual style, or the other for business occasion like a business suit, I think. The function as winter clothes is also absolutely excellent level. The long leng... Read Moreth hem can protect your thighs & buttocks from the chilly air of winter in US like 23 - 32 degree Fahrenheit. The size is truly fit to me, as guided by the calculation result. I also appreciate for the kindness of staffs who helped me to get through some maintenance problem of card company at casher. I thank for good service, too.
The best - sooo warm!
This jacket is perfect for those very cold days! It hugs the body close, but not too close allowing for a layer to two below. The detachable hood is perfect and the double zipper makes it extremely function. If you need a new parka, this is THE JACKET for you!!!
Not yet sure
I've been a loyal Patagonia purchaser for almost three decades. I very much want to like this coat but as the days go by I'm increasingly unsure about it. It is less warm and wind-resistant than I'd expected from my chats with store personnel. Also, there are some oddities in terms of fit: the coat is a too tight across my chest when... Read More I wear a thick sweater underneath; the nicely conceived elasticized wrist banks wrists are somewhat constricting; and, most irritatingly, the collar, when fully zipped, is too high to fit under my chin and too tight to fit over it. An extra internal pocket also would have been appreciated as well as a drawstring to prevent inflow of cold air in frigid weather. I hope to update this review soon -- and also hope to come to like the coat!
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 25, 2023
Hey Stephen, thank you for your honest and thorough review. While it saddens us that the Jackson Glacier is not working out, that is totally okay because we have a ton of other great options! We do have a Warmth Index for our products. The Warmth Index takes into account the garment’s fabric, materials, insulation, construction and silhouette in order to provide a warmth score on a 1–10 scale, with 1 being the least warm garment we make and 10 being the warmest. The Jackson Glacier ranks in at a 4.9, and while it's great for a wide range of versatility in winter conditions, it won't be the best match for everyone. If you're looking for something in a similar style but with a higher warmth ranking, we'd recommend checking out the [Downdrift Jacket](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-downdrift-jacket/20600.html?dwvar_20600_color=NORG&cgid=root) which comes in at a 6.7.
After looking at this parka last season I finally purchased it this season and have zero regrets. Really great fit. The pockets are in a really nice placement on the jacket. Comes down just bellow the butt/mid thigh which is great for staying warm in the winter. I often buy mens styles because I like the fit better than womens, this jacket really f... Read Moreits like a dream. Very sleek and not bulky, light weight and super warm.
Im 5ft 7 and slim build but I do go to the gym regularly. Size small fit me perfectly. A little room in the body to fit a fleece or sweater under if it was really cold and the sleeve length was perfect. The quality is very good and overall I think this jacket is excellent value for money. Ive had other, more expensive, outdoor clothing and this is ... Read Morethe best jacket Ive had in terms of quality and value for money!
Really a great jacket. Purchased it right before a trip where it was going to be very cold (25-35 degrees) and it kept me warm. Seems to be very well made. Only suggestion would be the hood--if I wanted to stand straight it pulled a little bit (almost felt like I had to move me head a little to wear it comfortably, vs being able to have extra room... Read More and use a string to tighten it to size). Still, would highly recommend the glacier parka and in fact have already told several people about what a great purchase it was.
Top notch finish
The feel of the parka is sublime. I purchased a large initially but the fit was too baggy in the body, ended up returning for a medium. Looks great - unfortunately the sleeve length fit much better with a L (6'3" with long arms). Will look to tailor the sleeves, the Jackson Glacier parka is well worth it.
Consider choosing a smaller size
Here's some feedback about the fit of this parka: I was skeptical when I read the note that the model in the picture was 6' 2" and wearing a men's medium. However, I took a shot at it and I liked the medium after trying both it and a large. I'm 6' 1", 180lbs, and wear a 44L in a suit. The medium feels tailored, th... Read Moreough I could use an extra inch on the sleeve (my personal burden, wearing a 36/37 dress shirt). The sleeve length doesn't bother me because there's an elastic cuff on the inside, keeping the chill from creeping up. I'd want a little more shoulder room for swinging an ice axe but, of course, that isn't the intended use of this parka. I mostly use it to take my little dog out into the yard on winter nights, making sure the coyotes don't get him. You probably weren't questioning it's thermal capabilities but I'll confirm the obvious: it will keep you plenty warm.
I've spent ages looking for this coat. The medium fits like a medium, it isn't too tight around the shoulders and is long enough for my tall build. The pockets are insulated, which is great. The jacket is very packable and the style is subtle. I like that the hood is detachable. I like that it is weather resistant, but I'm curious ho... Read Morew well it will hold up against rain and the wilderness. The chest pockets seem like a weird addition to me, I'd prefer an additional interior pocket instead. It seems warm despite Patagonia rating it on the "warm" end instead of warmer, or warmest. All around, I'd say this is a great jacket.
The perfect parka for (mostly) Dutch winters
This parka was the missing item in my wardrobe. Winters here (Amsterdam. Netherlands) aren't as cold as most locations people live in who have bought the jackets. Still the wind and rain make it feel arctic if you don't actually live in hard winter surroundings :) This Parka looks awesome, I even wear it on a suit to work, and is never ... Read Moretoo warm or let's rain in. It's the perfect city parka in winter time! Many bikerides trough cold rainy wind and I feel always comfortable and dry. Really happy with the Glacier parka and highly recommend it. Ps. There should be a " I use the product for " tag for Biking in flat area trough rainy cold winds :)
Morning and evening walks with the dog are pure pleasure now
I knew the jacket promised to be good, but not that much. It can be quite unpleasant in autumn in central Europe, but not with this jacket. Just put it on and you can walk countless kilometres. I am happy, my dog is happy. The jacket is light, the material is very pleasant to the touch, the whole makes a very solid impression. If you are wonderin... Read Moreg what parka to buy, think no more, this is the solution. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Best coat for winter
This coat is not only the warmest but the large breast pockets are perfect for easy access to a smart phone hat or mask . Large lower pockets are perfect for house and car keys and oversized wallets . The tight sleeves dont let any cold air in . Did I mention its water proof as well
I agonised for ages over what size to order as Patagonia's sizing advice said I was 50/50 between Medium or Large (I'm 1.77m, 80kg and 'mature' in years). Eventually went for Medium and it's just about right. Quite a snug fit, but Large would have been too long in the arms and body. Good quality for the price and warm enoug... Read Moreh for winters in SE England.
Hi thank you This parka is wonderful and comforting, like home. It is incredibly warm and resistant to strong weather conditions. Like wearing a blanket but light wait and sleek. It is also hard to find a long winter coat for men. My only complaint is it should be longer, like my knees or ankles.
Great for Cleveland Winters
When I moved to Cleveland, a solid winter coat was on the need list. This is the one. Long enough that your lower back isnt frozen to the drivers seat, plenty of pockets for gloves, scarf, hat, etc and the HOOD! Holy cow. Best hood on a jacket Ive ever had. No need for a hat. Wore this with just a T-shirt under it recently to run the snow blower ... Read Moreand was still sweaty afterward. If you are slightest bit active youll be plenty warm. Only kvetch is remembering to unzip bottom-up when driving. It bunches up and pulls on the zipper otherwise. Overall, this is the winter jacket you need for the north coast!
I was pretty excited about most aspects of this coat, but I feel like I should mention how cold my biceps were. It seems like they didn't fill that part of the coat as well as the other parts. The wrists have a stretch material that were too tight, which is upsetting because the Downdrift jacket has incredibly loose sleeves and is impossible t... Read Moreo button hood with gloves on. I have tried on several Patagonia coats this year because this is a company I want to support but the designs seem a bit off for my liking, whether it is the collar too high on one, useless hood on another, and now annoying sleeves and cold arms on the past two. If I could find another company that recycles down and fish nets, I'd try 'em, but my hat still goes off to Patagonia for those efforts, despite the pitfalls of these coats.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 9, 2022
Thank you for sharing this feedback, Matt. Feedback on our products helps our product development team make adjustments in future seasons, and helps guide other customers in finding products that will work for them. We're so sorry you've run into difficulty finding a coat that will serve you well! If you'd like, you can contact our Customer Service Team to discuss details of various coats; we'd love to help you find something that you'll love. And of course we'll be happy to help you [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) this one if you'd like.
Best parka. Period
I love this parka. Fits perfect, keeps me really warm on cold places I travel and looks really nice. Im a touring musician and this is the only jacket I travel since it works on cold and not so cold places so good. Elegant and casual at the same time Thanks Patagonia for this amazing product. I love it J mIJANGOS
Great for Boston Winter
Very warm and very light weight. I have a 30 minute walk to the train station and work and this jacket is incredibly warm and not too heavy. I like the fact its not too puffy. I like the long length in the back . It keeps me warm when the wind really blasts. The hood is great . I like that its not big and it doesnt block my peripheral vision. The z... Read Moreipper slides smoothly and the jacket is easy to put on and take off. Id recommend it to anyone, in Boston, for sure.
Ms Jackson Glacier Parka
Great looking parka, high quality tailor work, very comfortable to wear. Love the DWR finish, went out in the heavier rain and upon the return I have just shaken off the jacket and it was totally dry. The only issue is shorter sleeves and lack of string to tighten the jacket around the legs - causes discomfort in windy conditions.
Nice looking, but simply not warm
This is a great fitting and looking coat, but it simply isnt warm enough for its price point. At least not for MN winters.
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 13, 2022
Hi Phil, thank you for sharing this review. We're sorry this coat was disappointing. We want you to be happy with everything you purchase from us, and if you like we'll be happy to help you [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it.
Great coat but major two wag zipper issue
This is my 3rd time purchasing this coat because I really like the quality and was hoping to get a coat without a zipper issue. The issue with it is the two way zipper. I use this function constantly, but when I zip the bottom zipper up, it catches the inner edge fabric just about every time. This requires me to reach under the jacket and pull the ... Read Morefabric away from the zipper. Everything else about the coat is great, but I will be returning it.
Response from PatagoniaDecember 23, 2021
We're so sorry to hear about the zipper issues on this product, but we appreciate your feedback. We hope you're able to return this one quickly and easily and find a great [winter coat](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/mens-parkas-coats) that functions properly. Our Customer Service team will be happy to help!
Patagonia - proven right again
Searched far and wide for a good quality down parka - having tried all the "also rans" - reverted back to Patagonia. Incredible product, great quality and finally a double zipper which actually works every time. Yet to trial in the wet but given previous experience - sure it will provide no problems. As always - recommend sizing down from... Read More your usual.
M'S JACKSON GLACIER PARKA
The item shipped very quickly and sufficient information for tracking was provided. The package was damaged once received! The jacket itself is light and warm as described, but not that warm as I expected it to be! The size is little bit larger than what I expect. When I used the website to get a recommendation on size, it showed that the Large si... Read Moreze will be suitable for me! I anyway ordered the Medium as I like a little bit tight fitting. When I tried it on, it came out that even the Medium is a bit large for me! Fortunately I didn't follow the website recommendation! :) In general, it is a nice, good looking and light jacket.
Love this jacket, very warm in 20-30 degree weather with nothing more than a shirt on underneath. I havent had it for anything below the high 20s yet. I may consider adding a layer for those single digit days. I typically wear XLs in jackets but found the L was a better somewhat more snug fit. Looks great casual or formal!
The Jackson glacier down parka has a tailored fit, which adds credit to it's warmth factor. Design and workmanship are outstanding. The quiet Patagonia Trademark give it an added touch of class, and still denotes the exceptional craftsmanship of the Patagonia label. Additionally, this touch of class is evident with out the removable hood, and ... Read Moreturned down lapels. In so doing, the perception is lighter, and universally adaptive-yet, the warmth remains true. Hats off to the design team.
Technical and warm
I was in market for Parka for a while and came across this, I have yet to try it in really cold conditions but initial impressions suggest that it will not disappoint me. Environment friendly production process that leverages re-use of materials is a big plus.
Not warm enough for the price.
The fit is great. The style is versatile. But it is not nearly warm enough. I bought this when I moved from a warmer climate to Chicago in late 2019. I gave it a few months in the snow, but I ended up buying a second parka from a competitor on super discount. With the same base layers on, the competitor's parka is much warmer compared to this ... Read Moreone. One deal breaker is not having a waist or hem zipper. If your shirt isn't tucked in, or you aren't wearing a close fitting layer underneath, the cold air goes right up your stomach. If it's super cold, I find that I keep my hands in my pockets to keep the jacket close and the cold air out. For this price, I would recommend other parkas.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 4, 2021
We are so thankful for this feedback and appreciate you sharing your thoughts. We always want to ensure you are satisfied so please feel welcome to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) this back to us if it's not working for you.
I really love this parka! I've had it for about a month now and I have been wearing it in temperatures ranging from 10-30 F in Massachusetts. It is incredibly warm and comfortable! The outer shell sheds water/snow easily and keeps me dry, while the elastic cuffs on the sleeves do a good job of keeping the wind out. The hood is also very warm a... Read Morend big enough to cover your head without being so large that it obscures your peripheral vision. I really like the fleece-lined pockets, they do a great job of keeping my hands warm without gloves and the zipper seems very rugged and sturdy so far. The length is really nice and the jacket is form fitting enough to not swallow me up while also being large enough to allow for a few layers underneath without feeling too tight. I always wear a size M in Patagonia jackets (I'm 6' tall 165 lbs) and the size M fits me perfectly. I also really like that the Patagonia brand name is the same color as the jacket itself so that it doesn't stand out too much at first glance. I can't find anything to complain about except the price; it isn't cheap, but the quality is so nice that I think it is worth the price. Overall a really great parka that I imagine having for years to come!
Warm and fitted but with ample room
For northern Iowa climate this parka works extraordinarily well. It's not until the windchill gets to about -15 F that I'd recommend adding extra layers. Even then, though, if you're bundled up well in your legs, feet, and hands this parka still works well. I'm 5'7, 180 pounds and the Medium fits me well. It looks slim and ... Read Moretrim, but with room to layer a sweater or two underneath.
Perfect for Midwestern winters
The jacket fits well on me, 180 lbs 5'11" with a medium. I got this jacket when I went to school in Minnesota and it has held up through snowstorms and sub-zero weeks. My go-to jacket for everything from going to class to walking to orienteering training in a Minnesotan feburary
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Did an extensive search on winter jackets when I moved back to east. This jacket came up on on the forums as top rated and great for cold weather. Ordered online due to covid and the fit an appearance did not dissapoint. Only would suggest a small pop of color for the logo but great jacket so far.
Worst parka in my wardrobe :(
Bought this parka to walk with my daughter during winter from a retailer. Since i live in Russia, our winter's temperature range is extensive. I was freezing cold after 15minutes in 0C because of the wind and cold draft from under the parka, thus all this 'warmth' at the top was going away. I have tried it with different base layers... Read More and in different temperature conditions from -20C to +10C and the most comfortable range was +5 to +10. But that is ridiculuos! Sweaty in a shop, freezing during warm spring. I am in shock and dissapointpent as i have expected more from Patagonia.
Response from PatagoniaApril 28, 2020
We are so sorry to hear that this parka didn't work out for you and we really appreciate the helpful feedback you've provided. We never want you to keep something you're disappointed in, so please feel free to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) this back to us.
Awesome parka, the length is
Awesome parka, the length is perfect for those cold windy winter days. The pockets are perfect for storing your gloves and the upper pockets are perfect for smaller items like your keys. I love the softness of the exterior shell and of course it is super warm!
Perfect cut and fit
Been looking for a longer down jacket for a while and this is perfect. Not at all bulky like some parkas can be. Great hood and seems well made from what I can tell so far. Also got caught in a short shower and seemed to repel rain pretty well (although i know it's not waterproof)
Warm and water resistant
I live in a Moderately cold climate with a lot of wind and rain. Was unsure if the parka would protect me from the sudden showers without collapsing. 1 month and a handful of showers in and I can say yes. I avoid heavy torrential rain, but it is surely enough for the occasional shower.
Patagonia Glacier Parka
I have not worn the Parka yet. I am 6’ and 195 lbs with an athletic build. The L arms are too short and tight on the elbows, but fit great everywhere else. The XL fit fine in the arms but was way too baggy all over. I decided to go with style over comfort and get the L and keep my arms straight at my side when wearing. 😉 The fabric is soft compare... Read Mored to other jackets. I went with Patagonia over other brands since they use 100% recycled down.
This is a great everyday parka with the warmth and ease of motion found on more technical jackets. The extra length is ideal for cold exposure with low exertion (i.e. lack of body heat). This is a very warm jacket and I do not expect to wear it much above 40º F / 4º C.
Great jacket. Especially love the interior sleeve near the wrists--blocks out the cold really well. I was worried about the hood not providing enough warmth, but there is ample control to tighten it around the ears. Made it through the polar vortex without feeling cold anywhere that the jacket covers, my best Patagonia purchase yet.
Very nice parka
Purchased this a couple of weeks ago. I really like this parka which I find to be well-made, warm, and cozy. The sizing is interesting. While I usually wear a medium in Patagonia clothing (5’11”, 180lbs), I went with a large as it fit better in the shoulders and sleeves with more room for a sweater or suit jacket. The result is a larger and longer ... Read Moresilhouette than in the Patagonia photo, but I don’t feel this a problem in a winter coat. I love the internal elastic cuffs and well-insulated hood, and with the size large, I haven’t experienced the tight neck closure other reviews have complained about. I would recommend that the designers consider adding a large internal pocket for gloves/scarves/hats which I have found quite useful in other Patagonia products. When it’s cold out, this parka is splendid, like putting on a comfy and toasty bathrobe for the outdoors!
Looks good. Is actually less bulky looking in real life compared to the pictures. It’s a super warm parka. I’ve worn it in temperatures of between -5c to 10c and it’s kept me warm. The amount of down is impressive especially in the hood. The cuffs keep your arms warm. For future editions personally I’d add some sort of draw string system near the ... Read Morebase of the jacket as when it’s windy it can be draughty at the front. I’ve put my hands in the pockets which pulls the coat towards your body which solves it. Also the pockets are lined on one side with micro fleece I’d personally put this on both sides of the pocket bag.
This my review, I left the same @ Backcountry -- who I purchased this from. Big thumbs down to Patagonia's 800 # customer service line...luckily their retail store in Georgetown was much more helpful. *1 MONTH UPDATE* Alright -- here's the deal...this coat is awesome from an overall warmth standpoint. With a fleece underneath you can we... Read Morear this into the teens without an issue. A t-shirt underneath in the 20's/30's & you'll still be plenty warm. I love this coat but I've already had it replaced by Patagonia due to fraying/pilling/deteriorating fabric underneath the arms from wearing a backpack on a handful of occasions. The nylon straps from the bag was going to destroy the coat before the season was over. I never carried more than a leather portfolio, a folded blazer and a small umbrella in this bag, so it wasn't a weight issue...I'm hoping it's a 1 off QC issue. This was disappointing considering it only took a month for this damage to become really obvious. Hats off to Patagonia for replacing it no questions asked when I showed them the damage in person at their retail store....I will say the 800 # was absolutely WORTHLESS in assisting. Just be mindful if you're a commuter/student. I chose this jacket for my 2 mile bike ride to work and decided to switch to a backpack from a messenger bag after...it looks like it's back to the drawing board on what to carry my stuff in if I don't want to ruin another jacket...at the same time wearing a backpack shouldn't ruin a coat...we shall see how second holds up. --------------- I’m really glad I found this coat. I had been looking at all the big brands and some of the more, over priced “name value” brands and kept coming back to this coat. The length is absolutely perfect, it’s cut a little longer in the rear all the way to a bit below mid thigh. It is a perfectly trim fit and hugs the body nicely. The cuff in the sleeves is very snug and keeps the cold out. The hood is insulated and snug - I think you could get away without hats on most days, it’s that warm. Lower pockets are very warm as well, my hands were sweating within a few minutes. I think this coat is capable of handing most us cities winters without issue. I walked around in the lower 30s with just a T-shirt underneath and was fully unzipped by the time I was 20 minutes in. I think with a good base layer it’ll handle pretty much anything.
Perfect for cold winter weather, nice fit
I've been wearing this parka daily for the past two weeks to and from work and class. Temps have gotten down to the 20s and the coat has done an excellent job keeping me warm. I am 6-ft and 165-lbs, the medium fits very well. I've received numerous comments while wearing the parka. The cut keeps the coat close to the body, but there'... Read Mores still room to wear a hoodie or sweater underneath on the extra cold days. The two sets of pockets are nice. I'm able to keep a few items in the lower pockets (small pair of gloves/wallet/tissues) while still having space to keep my hands warm in the upper set. My favorite features are the cuffs in the sleeves and the hood design -- both are great at keeping the warmth in.
Lightweight, Warm, Stylish Parka!
I love Patagonia for 1) their environmental commitment, and 2) the functionality of their kit. To this, I can now add the style of their pieces. Unlike some, I've never found outdoor tech gear to be fashionable. Not even those high priced, fur trimmed pieces I'd never buy, let alone wear. This winter parka is slim fit -I'm 6 ft., 175... Read More-lbs., athletic slim build, and wear a size 38-40 blazer. The Medium fits well including sleeve length, and torso flex. It has a very tiny bit of tightness in the shoulders, but not annoyingly so. The Large is too loose. It's silky smooth interior fits over my clothes, and the DWR and wind proof fabric work well in the wet, blustery cold of the Northeast U.S. The recycled 600-fill down keeps me warm and the piece very light. This piece makes me feel good inside to out -I'm proud of owning it because of its responsible sourcing, it functions well, and now, looks good too! Thanks Yvon, Rose, and Patagonia team for a fantastic winter piece, and I continue to standby you in support of Bears Ears!
Most of the other reviews for this jacket appear to criticize it for the fit,which seems a bit unfair - Patagonia can't accommodate all body types and sizes. Happily,this parka fits me perfectly (for reference,I'm somewhere between 5' 11" and 6',175 lbs,with a 33" waist) so I'll review the merits of the parka rath... Read Moreer than the fit. Warmth: very,very warm as you would expect from a Patagonia parka. I've worn this down the lower 20s (Farenheight) with just a shirt underneath and was comfortable. With a base layer,you can wear this well into the negatives without a worry. Look: This parka looks great everywhere,but I specifically bought it because it pairs well with business (casual or formal) attire. Obviously it's not going to look as good as a designer pea coat,but I've worn this over a suit in professional environments and it doesn't look out of place at all. I wear it to my office ' which is fairly formal ' every day and I get tons of compliments. If you're an urban commuter in a cold area like me,this parka is perfect. Fit: The parka is a lot trimmer and more form fitting than parkas from competitors. It doesn't look or feel like a big fluffy puffer which,in my opinion,makes it a lot more stylish than most parkas. The tighter fit also helps to keep the warmth in and the cold drafts out,which is great. Wind/Water resistance: I don't live in a super windy area so I don't have a lot of info to share on the wind resistance but it seems to be somewhat more wind-resistant than my other coats of similar fill power. When it comes to precipitation,I can say that the DWR (durable water repellent) finish works quite well,but I do worry that the effectiveness will decrease over the years.
Just got this and still deciding whether or not to return it: First off,the is a very nice parka -- it could have been designed by Jony Ives and it seems to be very well made. The fabrics have a very luxurious feel -- not stiff and quite soft to the touch. Good selection of pockets although the hand-warmer (chest) pockets are just slightly awkwar... Read Mored to use (a concession to design I think). Like (almost) all recent Patagonia jackets,the sleeves on this Medium are about 1 1/2 inches too long for me (5'6" 150 lbs). The body fits slightly loose but I think a Small might be a little tight around my love handles (does anyone say that anymore?)! The knit cuffs are a welcome surprise (not given in the catalog description) and make the sleeve length a bit less annoying. Lots to like with this parka -- only doubt I have is whether a Small would be a better fit.
So close to being 5 stars
This jacket is amazing - warm,comfortable,and looks good with just about anything. Believe me when I tell you I was searching for a new winter jacket for a very long time,and you won't find a better all around winter parka at this price range. I've been buying from Patagonia all my life and have always been impressed with not only the qua... Read Morelity of their products,but also the ethical approach they take when producing them. For example,this jacket uses 100% recycled down. Cons: the Patagonia logo on the left chest is screen printed - not sewn. Not a huge deal but I have noticed this in a few of their newer garments recently and I can't help but think it's a bit cheaper. Also - the "bill" on the front of the hood thats supposed to keep precipitation out of your face looks pretty silly to me,wish they would have left that off. As far as sizing goes,I'm 5'9 150lbs. and a small fits me like a glove. However,I can see how this jacket can be interpreted as on the "smaller side." Just remember it is purposely cut slimmer in order to retain heat,I also think its looks more polished and put together - I hope Patagonia incorporates this fit into more of their jackets so they have more streamlined and fitted appearance.
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