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Best coat ever
I love this coat. My husband and daughter both have short duck down Patagonia jackets and rave about them but it was a big investment. I don’t regret a penny though. Plenty of room and nice a long even for someone tall plus luxurious pockets and not too many zips and gadgets. Even the hood looks good and not too bulky. Rain resistant finish very us... Read Moreeful too. I would be happy to wear “going out out” as well as in park - should that ever be possible again....My only feedback would be that it would be nice to offer in a chocolate brown as well as navy.
Just not warm enough
Im having a hard time finding a super warm patagonia coat. This is my second coat now., and i find myself still freezing in (with layers under) it while on dog walks in the midwest. Any suggestions for a warmer coat?
Thanks for the feedback on your parka! Our warmest parka is the Frozen Range. We hope you find something that works for you.
Love this Coat!
I've been looking for a longer down beat that did not feel/look like a sleeping bag. This is perfect - just the right length, thickness and very warm. The matte finish is nice as well as I do not like the shiny finish of a lot of jackets. The waist cuts in for a great fit. Highly recommend. The small is perfect for me- small boned and thin (12... Read More5 lbs), I can still layer a sweater under it
Exceeds expectations! Warm, technical, looks great
This parka is amazing, and has exceeded my expectations! Patagonias Live Chat was incredibly helpful as I was choosing between various down parkas. I had been looking at the Down With It Parka, but also considering a 3-in-1, as I wanted to be able to wear this out in snowy, possibly damp, windy conditions. The Live Chat rep helped me determine this... Read More Jackson Glacier Parka would fit my desires best, and she nailed it. I absolutely love how lofty this is, and how well it blocks out the wind and chill. I live in Colorado so its been dry so far, but I do feel confident this will shed any drizzle or wet snowy blizzard days. Even though its a tad more heavy & bulky than an ultralight down parka, the extra technical features are well worth it, and its still quite lightweight! I have used it on walks, and also taking kids to the park when Im standing still on cold days, hood up, all the way zipped up, and utilizing the hand warmer pockets and I felt perfectly warm and protected. This also looks really sleek and sharp. Basically I love everything about it! I have Patagonia items in sizes small and extra small, but ultimately went with the extra small here and its perfect, with room for layers. Im 54 and about 128 lbs. So happy with this purchase and highly recommend it to others.
Going on 4 winters!
Ive had this jack for almost four years. It is going into its fourth winter and still looks like new. The otter layer is super durable and hasnt been snagged or pulled in any way. I wear this jacket every single day for 4-5 months out of the year. With that, the zipper is starting to fail. It is one of the the super strong weather sealed zippers, b... Read Moreut occasionally the zip doesnt line up right and doesnt zip. So, after this season I will likely have the zipper replaced. Its worth it to have the zipper fixed because I love everything about the jacket and it still looks new.
Ive been looking for a winter coat for a long time I finally found a winner with this coat. Its light, very warm for Ohio winters, protective in wind and wintery mix, and well made. And the fit is nice: not overly puffy, with a relatively attractive silhouette. Im 59, 145 lbs, and got the medium, which gives me room for sweaters. I have an hourglas... Read Mores shape, with more butt than boobs, and the M is slightly roomy up top and snug below, but not too much so. Its more than I wanted to spend, ideally, but I know eco-friendly and worker-friendly clothing costs more.
So warm and cozy
I love this jacket! It keeps me nice and warm and the water resistance is great. My dog sometimes refuses to walk after we leave the park when it's snowing. The fist time I had to pick up him, I was bummed because it meant getting my brand new jacket dirty, but no dirt has shown over the many times I've carried him, wet paws and all, sinc... Read Moree purchasing this jacket. It stays clean and keeps me warm and dry. It is easy to zip up and the hood is great because it doesn't completely block my peripheral vision. I love it!
Great fitting coat
Im a senior citizen who likes Patagonias philosophy and beautiful coats and fleece. Sometimes your sizing doesnt work for me because of age and rounding belly! However, this coat is perfect in every way and can wear a heavier sweater underneath. Purchased the shorter version first, loved it so much bought the long one too. Unbelievably warm and wat... Read Moreer resistant. As many Patagonia down coats I have, this is the warmest and most comfortable. Highly recommend!
I have been using this coat almost every day (in winter, pre-covid) for 2 years and it's exactly what I wanted. Very versatile, warm, I could be wearing only a t-shirt underneath and still be warm. The only problem is I look REALLY stupid when I put the hood on, it's the price to pay to stay warm in winter I suppose.
Uncomfortable lapels and hood
This coat is very nice, clearly good quality, I wanted it to work, but the design of the lapels and the hood are just terrible. The lapels stick you right in the chin--there's no way to push them to the sides, and the hood is just too small to allow for my long hair on its own, and it's worse when I tried to wear a small knit hat. Apparen... Read Moretly they covered the points of the lapels, so I wasn't in object pain, but it was incredibly uncomfortable and there's no way I'd go for a long walk with something sticking me in under the chin constantly, not to mention the tiny hood. It's just not a usable jacket. Back it goes! I wanted so badly to love it. Alas!
first i bought a medium, and found it snug in the chest but otherwise a good fit. then i bought a large and found the chest fit better, but overall the coat feels big on me. i have kept the large, partly because the medium doesn't seem to be available anymore. with hindsight i probably should have kept the medium. in all other Patagonia jacket... Read Mores (e.g., down sweater, synchilla) i wear a medium. there is just something 'off' about the sizing here, hence the middling rating. also, this is a heavy coat, literally. sadly, i have only worn it once. i also have the Arctic Willow Parka (medium) and it is just fine.
Versatility at its best!
This parka is amazing. I use it as a belay parka, for downhill skiing, and running errands around town. It fits perfectly and keeps you warm. I love that I can be out in the elements and not worry about getting wet immediately. It's surprisingly durable too. I love that the zipper has the option to unzip from the bottom--making it great for be... Read Morelaying. Highly recommend!! Well worth the investment!!
Fit is Off
I bought the Jackson parka in XS and S. I love the blue color, length, warmth, but sadly found it has fallen victim to the change in sizes Patagonia instituted sometime in the last few years. I'm 5'6" 115 lbs, and the XS fit perfectly except the shoulders were too narrow and the sleeves were about 1/2" too short. The S was way t... Read Moreoo big. I'm a little bit of an idiot because for two years I have continued to order jackets and coats from Patagonia, thinking things will have changed. I think I've tried on every single down coat they make, which is a pain now that they mostly have to come and go by mail. This year, I'm making the official switch to other brands that still seem to fit and are increasingly ethically sourced. Patagonia, I love your products when they fit, and I want to support you. Can I sign up to receive a memo if/when you change your sizing again?
Thanks so much for your feedback on the fit. We've reached out to you privately to discuss this further.
I live in Minneapolis, MN, and have been looking for the "right" knee-length parka for 5 years. I tried several over the years and fell in love with this one. It is very classic, has just the right amount of cinch in the waste so it flatters the figure (this is very important to me as to not look like a marshmallow), perfect length, perfe... Read Morect comfort, AND outer material seems like it will be very good for just the right amount of wind blocking without being a full out soft shell. It is a win in my book!
The only coat that can keep me warm
This parka is amazingly warm and cozy, with only small imperfections. Yes, the zipper and collar end in an uncomfortable spot if fully zipped, but honestly, if it's that cold out I generally have the hood on and adjusted and then it's no problem. I'm 5'4" and about 110 pounds with broad (15") shoulders. The XS fits jus... Read Moret right with room to layer underneath. I have extremely low blood pressure and this is the first parka I've found in 20 years of searching that truly keeps me warm. It's served me well in upstate New York in sleet and rain, and was the only outer layer I took with me on a winter hiking trip to Iceland. I hiked three nearly vertical miles in knee-deep snow in this and never got chilly. Thank you Patagonia!
Best. Coat. Ever.
Got this coat for my birthday and while I didnt think I would need it for at least another month, winter decided to make an appearance early in Colorado. It has not disappointed! Super warm, comfy, and provides easy mobility! Love the seamless design, the cuff sleeves, and the hood. The DWR is also super useful and seems more waterproof than anythi... Read Moreng. Overall, amazing. 10/10. Definitely recommend!
Favorite Winter Coat
Living in Chicago this coat is perfection for me. Its super light compared to my old parka I was replacing, and I love the sleek look so I dont totally look like a marshmallow. Runs a little big but I dont mind as I wear a lot of thick sweaters in the winter anyway. Lastly, the hood is an awkward shape BUT I actually dont mind cause it fits over a ... Read Morehat when its extra cold. Great coat highly recommend!
At first, I had a hard time choosing between this jacket and the traditional Down With It parka. I deliberated in the store for FAR too long trying on each one over and over again. I was worried that this wouldnt be as warm as I needed it to be, but I was happily proven wrong. I ended up choosing the Jackson Glacier Parka mainly because of the fit,... Read More and the DWR exterior. I found that this fit way better for traditional sizing than the down parka, and I didnt need to size up. For reference, Im 30 y.o., 5 ft 7 inches,140 lbs, 32b, and I carry most of my weight in my lower half with a smaller upper body. I got this in a small, and it couldnt be more perfect. I am plenty warm enough with just a long sleeve tshirt, but I can also fit a more bulky sweater/sweatshirt underneath if need be. I live in CT, where we have very temperamental New England weather. This has been great in all weather, and held up in wet conditions better than just a down jacket could. It keeps me warm in under 20 degree weather no problem. I have plenty of room in both upper body (arms, chest), and lower body (hips, butt, thighs), without anything squeezing. Absolutely love it, and so happy with this purchase!
I loved this coat so much. It’s super warm. I go to college in Northern Indiana where it’s pretty much in the negative wind chills all winter. I got this coat last winter, and almost one year later it’s broken. The left side zipper must have been stitched incorrectly because the stitches are all coming up, and I am no longer able to zip my coat up.... Read More The right side is fine it is only the left zipper that is completely messed up. I’m very frustrated because this is not a cheap coat, and I would have hoped it wouldn’t malfunction in one year of use. I will now be cold and unable to zip my coat up all winter at college because it would take them four weeks to get me a new coat, but I need a coat. I won’t be able to get a new one until spring. Very upset with Patagonia for the first time ever.
Hi Hazel. We're really sorry to hear the left side of your zipper has rendered the coat unusable. Please feel free to [return](https://help.patagonia.com/s/article/Return-Policy) it back to us under warranty, and we'd be happy to get you a new coat as soon as possible. We went ahead and emailed you with the necessary instructions. Thanks so much for your review.
Zipper doesn’t stay zipped
I’ve had this jacket for a few weeks. Recently, the zipper will open mid- coat when the jacket is zipped up. It’s incredibly annoying, especially since the nearest store is not close. Wish the zipper would match the price tag and quality of the rest of the jacket.
Hi Ashley, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're really sorry to hear about the trouble you've had with the zipper not staying put. That isn't typical quality for us so you're definitely welcome to return it under warranty. We've reached out to you directly with further assistance!
So far so good!
I was very excited to try out this coat, it's the first piece of Patagonia wear I have bought and so far have been pleasantly surprised by how warm this coat is. I am 5ft11 and size 12, the size medium fits well with room for a thick jumper without feeling to puffy or Large. Great wrist detail with the fitted cuffs and the hood has extra tog... Read Moregles to pull down when windy outside (I live in Aberdeen, Scotland so this tends to be an every day occurrence). My only small criticism with this coat is that when zipped up to the top the collar digs into my neck, unsure how much this is down to the design and my neck shape. Apart from this, I can see that this coat will be a life long staple in my sustainable wardrobe!
The best coat I've ever owned
Can't believe it took me so long to find a coat this great. It fits beautifully. I don't look like walking marshmallow. It's also so warm. Been wearing it recently in 20° weather and haven't needed a hat or gloves (the pockets are lined). Even on warmer days, I find excuses to wear it.
The parka is perfect but
The parka is perfect but I have a comment on your package. I received the coat in a very small package that didn't look attractive. I ordered a bigger size first at Bergfreunde and they sent the parka in a big box that really felt as a present to yourself. Your package did not and the coat looked ugly in te beginning because it was wrapped so ... Read Moretigth.
Fabulous winter jacket, perfect for life in the alps. Long, warm, waterproof. I bought this to replace an older model which had a much tighter fit and no hood. This enables me to fit any layers required underneath, work outfit etc, without feeling tight or bulky. Love love love it!!!
Non Functional Hood
This is a well made, warm and water resistant jacket (this jacket should be waterproof IMO) I got this one to replace an Old Down with It parka because the seams are bonded and hopefully the feathers won't come out as with the Down with It but the hood just doesn't work. It's too small, and the side drawcords don't cinch in plac... Read Moree which makes them pointless. Wore in the snow for the first time yesterday and I had snow coming in from the face opening down my neck since the jacket also does not have a collar as the hood is not removable. Not sure if it will even be good in really cold temps with wind as the hood offers no protection for the face. I'm disappointed since I was expecting better performance from this jacket and I may end up returning it. For this price point this jacket should be fully functional.
Hi Luzmin, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the parka. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return).
My favorite winter parka yet. I've had the Down with it Parka for years. As do my mother and sister. The Jackson Glacier is much more comfortable for layering and I love the sleek non logo look that it has. Very warm, good length, not too heavy. Absolutely love it and I recommend. Great investment.
They read the reviews.
Kudos to Patagonia for incorporating last winter's reviews into the production of this winter's (2018-2019) version. I've been looking at this parka for over a year but had been hesitant because of issues mentioned in earlier reviews. The changes (for reference, I'm 5'2 1/2", about 135 lbs, with an athletic build; I li... Read Moreve in New York City):--pockets seem bigger than a review mentioned were true of last winter's parka. I can fit my entire hand plus my smartphone in each pocket, though not much more. (Before going further, nope, I don't work for Patagonia. Never have. Just think they deserve credit for revising this parka for the better.)--the issue with the top of the zipper scraping the chin has been solved. The several parkas I tried on in the store, plus the one I ordered, haven't had this issue.--the neck part is quite roomy (but not too roomy; just enough for a scarf) and isn't stiff.--the bottom half of the parka doesn't sink between my knees. Warmth:I get cold easily, but so far this winter, this parka has performed well when it's ~35 degrees Fahrenheit (~15 mph winds, low-20s with wind chill). I'm comfy with a tank top and leggings underneath, plus a hat (but see note below). Looking forward to seeing how warm I am in it when it's colder and even windier, but I wanted to write this for people searching for winter coats now. ALSO I haven't tested this parka when it's raining / snowing out. Sizing (yeah, I tried all these sizes in the store):--XS: fits snugly (but not too snugly)--S: pretty roomy with just a baselayer underneath. And I have pretty broad shoulders for someone my height. Snug with a fleece and a baselayer underneath.--M: roomy. Also roomy with a fleece and baselayer underneath. Without the fleece underneath, the parka looks way too big.--I chose the small, which hits three-quarters of the way down my knee. It's not perfect:--when sitting down, the parka does balloon a bit around the waist for a second (till I push it down), then all is well. Not a big deal for me, but others might care.--when it's been windy, sometimes the wind has gone under the bottom of the parka and up to my waist, so my bottom half is less warm, BUT I was wearing leggings as pants when this happened. When wearing fleece pants, my legs are warm.
Warm and comfy!
Tested this in a snowstorm in Chicago and it kept me warm! The zipper issue doesn't bother me because most of the time it's not zipped all the way (I did zip it all the way a few times but I tucked my chin behind the jacket to stay warmer, so wasn't an issue). The pockets are fleece lined and kept my hands very warm! Love the coat!!!... Read More
Perfect coat: great fit, waterproof, and WARM without bulk
I've been looking for a new down coat for about two years and this one couldn't be better. It's about twice as warm as my old Spiewak & Sons coat, and not any bulkier. It's also totally waterproof, down to the zipper. There are a lot of really smart cuts and details (hidden toggles on the hood, hidden zippers on the pockets,... Read More etc.) that make it as chic as a puffer can be and adding functionality at the same time. I wavered before buying because of reviews talking about zipper issues and the top poking into their chin, but neither of these things have been remotely true for me. I did size down; I'm normally a S in Patagonia, but since this was a regular (not slim fit), the S was a little baggy and the XS fit perfectly. Can't wait to wear this coat for years and years.
Great coat for cold and wind
I love this coat. I moved to the Midwest from the west coast and have needed a new winter coat. It's so warm, has a great hood, and completely keeps the wind out. It can be worn casually, but also is a great coat for wearing on the way to work. I would definitely recommend this coat!
WAY much BETTER THAN EXPECTED!!!!
I have been looking for a jacket for a while. I even went to the shop in NY. I live in London. I have read all the review before buying it. I saw couple of complains about the pockets and the neck. Now it is my turn !! This is the best jacket ever !!! Honestly the pockets are amazing and enough to put a lot of things. If it was bigger it would be ... Read Morea bag !!! The high neck collar is perfect to stop the wind !!! Doesn’t itch or hurt !! Then as I said I love in London so stop the rain, the cold, the wind.... It is very long. I bought size XL and I am between size 16/18 in UK and it is so comfortable I have even the space for a jumper a big one !!!!! If you need a weakness the hoodie is perfect to protect rain and wind and cold but the shape is not that fashion but the jacket is so beautiful the material is amazing and what a good money to help the planet !!!
Fabulous not Frozen!
Wow. I love this coat. Why? I wanted a ‘great frozen north warm coat’. This is one piece, warm, wind proof, attached good so no leaks of cold air. It’s the big bad coat to fight the wind chill in January, or brushing off snow from the trees in October or April Heavy wet snow, or the one to stand at the sidelines at dark cheering on kid sports. This... Read More is that real winter coat. While it’s not a ‘fashion statement coat’, I am way ok with that when warmth overrules fashion! This is functional! I live in Colorado and travel north. Fiona or Nano Puff are fur style, this is for deep cold warmth!
Waiting til its real cold (in 60 days) to really, fully rate the glacier coat
It's lighter weight than I expected so I hope it performs -- I'm counting on the reviews of others from northern climes that say it does. The fact that there's no baffle by the zipper is a little concerning -- I hope cold air doesn't cut through. But it feels great on (in the house) and its comfortable. While fairly form fitting... Read More, I have room for additional down vest or sweater underneath should I need it.
Sara from Maine
Someone from MN wrote, "While this jacket is warm, it is unwearable. When zipped up, the zipper and collar are very stiff and jab the wearer in the chin making the coat quite uncomfortable to wear. " That person is spot on. Not only is the collar too stiff, but the whole hood and baffle portion is too small. Please consider making the col... Read Morelar less stiff and also taller so when the hood is pulled up, the person wearing the jacket doesn't feel like their neck is being compressed. I love the warmth, but I'm disappointed.
Wonderful Winter Coat
I have been looking for a warm, down parka style jacket that is not too bulky. This one fits the bill. I like that it is 'fitted' in the waist while still allowing for layering underneath. It's warm, easy to move in, and relatively stylish for a down parka. The zipper is two way which is nice, the hood is spacious, and the pockets ar... Read Moree lined with a fleece. I wish that the outer material were a bit more waterproof for snow but it's a minor complaint. There have been some complaints about the collar- I like that if fully zipped it covers my mouth (if I do this I wear a smaller scarf or buff) or can be left open a bit and worn with a chunkier scarf. I have no complaints about that part of the design. It's warm and every time I put it on, I smile!
I am only leaving this review because I hope that Patagonia will read it and consider a design change. The pockets are way too small. If I have my phone and light (running-weight) gloves in my pocket I can barely fit my hands in. I have small hands too. Terribly frustrating when I am out walking my dog and I want to slip an uncovered hand in. Oth... Read Moreer than that it is beautiful
Womens Jackson Glacier Parka
While this jacket is warm, it is unwearable. When zipped up, the zipper and collar are very stiff and jab the wearer in the chin making the coat quite uncomfortable to wear. I live in a very cold climate and need to be able to zip up this coat. I tried the Down with It Parka previously and that coat was not warm enough. This coat would be perfect i... Read Moref one could zip it up. I am returning it.
Perfect Long Down
I purchased this jacket as a replacement for another long parka that I had worn for a few years. Talk about an upgrade! I’m twice as warm, found the jacket to fit extremely comfortably without restriction and it’s attractive. I spend a lot of time outside in the winter, after being in -5 temps with wind this weekend I would recommend this jacket to... Read More anyone... especially for the price point!
Great warm jacket
I moved to Boston last year and spent a year FREEZING in a lightweight down jacket. I finally pulled the trigger and invested in this jacket. I have been SO happy every single time I put it on. Every detail is thought out to keep you warm, dry, and happy. It doesn't ever even seem too hot, which was a concern that I had. This is great.
love love love.
My husband bought this parka for me as a pre-Christmas present at the beginning of November, and I literally live in this thing. I'm 5'5 and 125lbs and I went with a small. When I initially tried it on, I was only wearing a long sleeve shirt underneath and thought it was a little roomy. However, since I live in WI where temps drop all too... Read More often below 0 in the winter, it turns out that it's the perfect size to add some toasty sweaters and even a vest underneath without it looking too bulky! My husband and I have tested it out on walks where it's already been all of 10 degrees (even colder with wind) and it's been fantastic. It holds up wonderfully in wet snow/sleet (it repels all moisture!) and is the coziest jacket ever. Some have said that the zipper is rather odd, and, while it is different, I think it's just fine. I've never had any issues with it and appreciate that it's not metal as those get so dang chilly on cold days anyhow. I also read reviews about the hood being weird. Personally, I love it. The last thing I want is a floppy hood that looks nice but does a horrific job at protecting your head from the bitter wind, sleet, or snow. This hood is fitted enough that it does all of the above. Yeah, it doesn't look like your typical winter hood, but it actually works! A bonus note - I ride horses and during the winter barns are notorious for smelling pretty gross (i.e. horse pee, poop, etc.) as you can't open up windows and doors to air things out like you can in the summer. Typically, you go in the barn with any piece of clothing, and if you're not out in 3 minutes your clothes will reek. On multiple occasions I've worn this jacket to the barn to drop things off, gotten stuck talking to someone, and this coat has never, ever picked up even the slightest trace of barn smell. It's absolutely magical. I know this situation doesn't apply to most, but I think it's a fantastic bonus! :) All in all, it's a pricier jacket than the other parkas Patagonia offers, but I think it's absolutely outstanding and worth the extra $. This will be a winter staple of mine for years and years to come.
This is an amazing parka. I am 5'6, 135lb with an athletic build, I got it in the olive color and this is a perfect coat for me. Patagonia's women's clothing tends to fit very tight across the shoulders for me (for this reason I tend to go down a size and buy mens) but this parka is just fitted without being restrictive. I have a 6 m... Read Moreonth old puppy that likes to jump up on me and the coat has lasted well so far- showing no signs of wear. I bought it because of the water resistance as I am moving to Seattle soon but run very cold (so I like to bundle up). One warning I do have is, while the coat is amazing, you definitely can't layer too much underneath because of the closer fit and nice down. The zipper was a bit stubborn at first, but has broken in well and hasn't given me any issues since my first few times wearing it. Overall, I'm looking forward to a warm and fashionable winter!
Great jacket, but.....
I recently bought this and was really excited about it. It has one flaw, though, and for me it is a deal breaker. The zipper stops (not sure what you call them) come to a very sharp point under my chin. If I have the coat zipped to the top, it is like two pencils poking me in the neck non-stop. I don't know if it is my particular jacket or the... Read More way I stand or what, but I didn't notice it in store. I did see that at least one other reviewer mentioned this, so it isn't just me. I would say you should definitely check this if you are trying it on. I've called Patagonia and their customer service was great. They encouraged me to write this review as developers do look at responses when making modifications to future designs. Otherwise, it is warm, a great material, pockets are nice, sleeves work for me etc. I personally would want it about 2 inches shorter, but that is just a personal preference thing. The zipper itself works very well, especially when compared to other longer jackets I tried on. Half of them were impossible to zip. Also love the feature that this can be unzipped from the bottom for driving.
Happy so far
I'm 37, and this was my first "serious" winter coat purchase. Most winters I wear a combination of ski jackets and longer coats that are more fashion-oriented than they are practical. I spent a long time searching for a quality coat that's warm, but also sleek. I have yet to wear this in temperatures lower than the mid 20s, but ... Read Morebased on how warm I was at that temperature without a sweater under it, I'm confident it will be warm enough for Boston winters. Over the past 24 hours I've had the pleasure of testing it out in rain, sleet, and snow, and I stayed nice and dry. The coat itself also dried off incredibly quickly once inside. Overall, I'm thrilled with the coat. The only negatives for me are the same issues I have with most clothing - the sleeves could be a touch longer, and the waist isn't as snug as I'm used to. I don't count these as points off because these issues have more to do with the shape of my body than the coat itself. For reference, I'm 5'8", 135-140 lbs, with a narrow waist and wider shoulders and hips. I considered a medium to accommodate my hips and shoulders, but ended up going with my usual small and I'm glad I did. It fits very well, looks good, and I have room for a sweater under it. Another thing I considered before purchasing this coat is the lack of fake fur around the hood, which is standard for Patagonia. Most of my other coats have had this, and it looks gross by the end of the winter, and I especially hate when it gets wet and matted. That said, it does help to keep snow out of your face, so I was a little apprehensive to buy a coat without it. My walk to work this morning included windy sleet, and the "visor" portion of the hood kept it out of my eyes. My lower face still got wet, but given the weather, I think that was inevitable. The hood is warm, adjustable, and does what it's supposed to do. Also, I'm happy to own a coat that's stylish without promoting the look of fur. I chose the Smolder Blue color, and it's beautiful. When I started my coat quest, I knew I wanted something that was grayish blue - enough color to stand out from all the black coats, but not so much that it would feel inappropriate for certain situations. For some reason, most brands make men's coats in this color, or short women's coats, but it's hard to find long women's coats in it. There were many coats I liked that came in gray or navy, but not a combo of the two. So thanks, Patagonia!
I have been watching these parkas to go on sale for the past couple of weeks and I bought the gray one as soon as the price decreased! Although it's too warm in SC to currently wear it,I LOVE IT! It has a great fit and will be perfect for cold days. I will be taking a NYC trip next winter and was looking for a warm jacket that was more dressy ... Read Morethan my down sweater jacket but could be causal too. I definitely found that in this parka. I can't wait to wear it! I got a large to have plenty of room to wear a sweater under it if needed - it is a great fit with some room to spare!
Things I liked about this coat: matte,minimalist design,no huge Patagonia logo,cuffed wrists,ample hood. What I didn't like: Not warm enough in the shoulders and upper back. I was cold in that area. Pockets are not big enough for a gloved hand. (I'm talking knit gloves,not thick mittens.) When fully zipped,the neck garage scrapes agains... Read Moret your chin. It's weirdly huge under the arms yet not big enough in the bust area. (Same deal with some of their other jackets,including the Ultralight Down Hoody,but not the Nano Puff or Nano Air.) This obviously isn't a climbing jacket so I'm not sure why it would have so much room in the underarm area. I'm 5'4",118 pounds (36-27-37) and the XS was too snug ' except in the huge underarm area ' and the S was too big to work with,even with layers underneath. I returned it and am still looking for a long,warm coat.
I received this parka as a Christmas gift after I had been wanting it since I first saw it. It was fantastic,lightweight,warm,cozy and it looked fantastic to boot.... the perfect winter parka. That was until the zipper snagged at the bottom. I tried to wiggle it loose (sometimes this happens with normal use of zippers),but was unsuccessful. In the ... Read Moreprocess of trying to get the zipper free,the zipper ripped.... and I was left with a zipper that wouldn't zip. I returned the parka to the retailer for a refund,because I figured it would be faster than going through the whole warranty process. In the meantime I am still without a parka in -30 degree Celsius. Other than the faulty zipper,I recommend this parka for all the wonderful warmth that it was.
Great winter parka
I tried several jackets so I thought I would give the comparison in case others are searching for the same. I have been looking for a longer parka for winter that is warm,blocks the wind,and allows me to move easily as I wanted to wear this on long dog walks and on commuting to work. I liked the Patagonia Stormdrift Parka,it has good length and i... Read Moret is warm with good wind protection. I didn't like how stiff it was though and while it would be better in rain/snow,I didn't feel like I could move well in it to make it my main winter coat. The Patagonia Vosque 3 in 1 parka has a slim fit and was too tight in the hips. I also wanted it to be longer. The Patagonia Transitional Parka was a decent fit but I didn't feel that it was very warm or that it did well in the wind. Finally,I tried the Jackson Glacier Parka and it really fits what I was looking for the best. It is a great long length,hitting at my knees (5'5''). It is warm,even in the wind. The exterior is very soft and seems like it is a thicker material than the Patagonia Transitional Parka exterior. The fit was also better on the Jackson Glacier. It is slimming but roomy enough to easily move in and layer with thick sweaters. I really like the gusted cuffs to keep the cold out. The hood is also comfortable with and without a beanie. Bonus,it's recycled down that is washed and dried so even though I'm allergic to feathers,I'm able to wear this without it impacting my allergies. I plan to wear a rain parka instead if it's really pouring since the Jackson Glacier Parka is only water resistant.
Perfect coat for college
I was looking for a sustainable,fair trade parka for college and I found it in Patagonia's Jackson Glacier Parka. I originally ordered a large in black because I was between a medium and a large. I am 156lbs and 5'8". It ended up being too large so I returned it in store,and it was by far the easiest return I have ever made. I picked... Read More the medium in the gray and I love it. It hits just above my knees and is ever so slightly longer in the back. The double zipper allows for easy adjustment. The gray color is lovely. It is perfect for -30 degree winters that we've been suffering through in the Midwest.
I bought this a week ago and I'm happy with style and fit. The size is perfect,not too big not too small. Warm and cozy for every day wear. Love the material on the outside. Arm length is good - most of the coats and jackets which I tried had too short sleeves. What I miss are buttons to close it quick. The zipper is a bit sensibel - addition... Read Moreal press buttons would be perfect! I really appreciate that Patagonia is responsible with all materials and the environment.
another sizing failure
just got this parka for early christmas and once again its too small...I hate to give patagonia a bad review- I love their company,and their products are of the highest quality. I have been buying patagonia for 40+ years. I still wear my original baggie shorts and synchillas. But now the patagonia womens sizes never ever fit me,even the larger (?) ... Read Moreregular fit. I am 5'4" and 150lb,usually a size 10-12. Patagonia mediums fit my shoulder and upper body,never my hips and I'm not that hippy,and the large size is swimming on top and the arms down to my knees. Its so disappointing that I think I won't try to get patagonia for myself anymore. I feel that this company only makes clothes for tall very thin women ...bummer. I will still purchase for my tall and lean son and husband. (quality of this parka seems excellent but if you have a slightly curvy body- forget it)
The Perfect Winter Coat
This year I turned 30 and had a baby,so I decided I was ready to upgrade from my Down Sweater coat to a long,puffy parka with a hood,or what I like to call the New England Mom Coat. I will never look back. This coat is perfect. It keeps me completely warm and toasty and it looks great. If you're on the fence because of the price,I say go for i... Read Moret. If you live somewhere with real winters,you will get your money's worth out of this excellent coat.
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