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Beautiful and stylish coat but needs two revisions
I honestly loved everything about this coat - the style, the soft hand of the fabric, the coziness, the fit. But two things (also noted by other reviewers) kept me from keeping it. 1) the hood fit was odd. I would have much preferred a removable hood (like the Down With It) as this hood was too puffy/bulky behind my head when not using it. 2) When... Read More the zipper is pulled all the way up, it pokes uncomfortably into my neck/under my chin. Even if I leave the collar not fully zipped, the corners of the collar still poke upward under the chin - they don't lay flat to the sides. Not cozy at all! I really wanted to keep it but knew I couldn't live with the annoying zipper. I ended up getting the Down With It which isn't nearly as nice looking (and I don't like the more fitted cut) but is a bit more functional/versatile/comfortable.
I've been looking for a long parka for some time and I absolutely fell in love with this coat as soon I put it on (I got the olive color). I went to the Patagonia store to try it on since sizing with parkas can be difficult for a person that is very petite. I am glad I went in because normally I would have ordered small but surprisingly I ende... Read Mored up wanting the medium (in case I wanted to layer underneath). Yes, this coat will not hug your curves but I think that's what makes this coat so cute! I wore it in NYC during a cold rain storm and stayed warm and dry. So not only is it warm but it is water resistant. I highly recommend this parka but definitely try it on in person if you can!
Life Changing Coat!
I had a 2011 Patagonia Coat that I traded in for this coat (yay for that!), and it was TIME for an upgrade! I bought this coat on a 5F day and walked out of the store in it and haven't looked back. It has been cold ever since in Minneapolis and I am SO glad I have had this coat. I don't like being cold or going for walks in the cold with ... Read Moremy dogs, but this coat is SOOOOO Warm that I have actually been like '5F? LET'S GO!'. I even wear less layers underneath than I used to (bonus). I use this coat mainly for walking my dogs, playing in the yard with my dogs, and running errands. Highly recommend.
Comfortable, warm, perfect fit
I was excited to purchase this jacket on sale, since I've been wanting one for a while. The color is prettier than it looks online (I've received 3 compliments so far) and the fit is perfect. I typically wear a small in Patagonia tops but sometimes the sleeves are a tad short. Not with this jacket. It fits me like a glove. The neck/cowl a... Read Morerea is the perfect height, too, a factor that I didn't pay attention to until I bought a jacket that came up too high and wasn't comfortable on my face. There's enough room to wear a heavy sweater underneath, which is critical when things get real cold. Pockets are just the right size, hood is just right, and I feel good about it because of Patagonia's sourcing standards. Would 100% recommend.
Seems like a warm coat but....
I am 5'3 and about 130. I always wear a Patagonia small in everything from t-shirts, sweatshirts, fleece jackets etc.I have the women's Nano Puff and Fiona Parka in a small, and they fit perfectly. I was so excited for this warmer style coat but it is too big even with wearing a fleece underneath. I should have ordered an XS.
Thank you for sharing this review, Christine. We're sorry that fit wasn't right for you! While we don't have that same color right now in an XS, if you like we'll be happy to help you [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it. Please let us know how we can help!
Just what I was looking for
I live in Chicago, and a good everyday winter coat is a must. I like this parka as it is thick enough to keep me warm, but is not so heavy that it feels like excessive weight. I am 5'2", 125 lbs, am able to wear a sweater underneath (like the full zip better sweater), and it is long enough to keep my legs warm. Do wish the front pockets w... Read Moreere a little deeper, but very happy with my cozy coat!
Better for someone tall
The coat is warm and comfortable. It fit way below my knee - Im 5 tall. It would be great if Patagonia made a Petite size. I would have gone with the length but the zipper is difficult to use. Really difficult. I returned the coat.
Hello Sheila, Thank you for taking the time to share your review and feedback on the zipper and petite sizing. We are sorry the length did not work out for you on the W's Jackson Glacier Down Parka. We also make a [jacket](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-jackson-glacier-down-jacket/27950.html?dwvar_27950_color=BLK&cgid=root) version if you are interested in a different option.
Walking in a cloud of warmth at 15 degrees!!!
As other reviews have mentioned, this coat is an investment. I tried several other parkas that advertised similar down fill. This one is hands-down the warmest with far better wind/weatherproofing! The tailoring provides a smooth silhouette even with a cut that offers room for layering. The double zipper adds great functionality for everyday things... Read More like climbing stairs, driving, and walking the dog. The pockets are longer than wide which is awesome for ensuring things stay in even when the pockets aren't zipped. My single annoyance is that the hood seems to be an afterthought. This coat is clearly for more leisurely pursuits, I won't be climbing or snowboarding in this coat. The minimalist hood seems to be cut to fit under a helmet. This leaves your face completely exposed to the winter weather (wind, sleet, pelting snow).
Super warm, easy to move int, and really cute/slimming for a puffer! I was on the fence about this coat, due to the price. I'm so glad I made this investment, it's really great, and something I'll wear for many years. I've got a juicy booty/hips situation going on, and I was nervous about the fit, but the coat looks and feels gr... Read Moreeat on me!
Warm, comfortable, and ridiculously good looking
This parka is everything I was looking for - extremely warm, made of recycled materials, and it even looks nice. I am 5'7" with a long torso and normally expect to wear a size M, but the size S fit much better in terms of my shoulders, arm length, and overall length and width. As other reviews mention, the zipper is not very smooth, but I... Read More have not had too much trouble using it. Love the color (basin green), love the fit, and love the warmth.
Warm and roomie
I wanted a parka to walk the dogs and not be cold. This does the job. I got my normal size and although roomier than other Patagonia jackets in the same size, I prefer it this way so I can layer. One gripe, the zipper is tricky and when it goes up all the way, it hits my chin or bottom of neck and I find it super annoying. I wish the parka had a ne... Read Moreck and the hood was sewn separate from it. If it had that it would be perfect.
Very nice looking jacket , not super warm and runs a bit small .
Very nice and stylish jacket.The length is perfect, but it does run small and is not as windproof as I had wanted.Decided to keep it instead of returning it for a large but I needed a jacket that was warmer for the brutal NY winter of below zero temps .!!
Nice and Warm!
I have been wearing this coat daily as I walk my dog in the Northeast freezing weather. It has been nice and warm. It hits me right above my knees which is perfect. I think longer coats really make a difference in terms of warmth. The only reason I didnt give it five stars is that the zipper is tricky. I find it annoying that I have to try several ... Read Moretimes to get it to zip. Coat of this quality should have a higher quality zipper. I have a sense that the zipper is not going to last as long as the coat will.
Very cute but too big
I really wanted to love this coat but it is too big. Im not sure if Patagonia has adjusted their sizing across different styles, but I am typically an XS and this coat was too big along with many of the other parka styles I tried. It looks fashionable and is very warm but I had too much space all around to keep it. I am 52 and 105lbs. I found the d... Read Moreown with it parka to fit better but I didnt like the style as much so will have to look elsewhere for a viable option.
Hello Laura, thank you so much for sharing your input with us on the Jackson Glacier Down Parka. We're currently in the process of expanding our size range offerings and it sounds like you have a very petite build, we understand how that could make for a frustrating experience when shopping our gear. At this time, we do not have any parkas in size XXS, but we are hopeful that will change soon in the near future. To shop all XXS items, use the filter bars on the left side of the screen when shopping through our website. [Here](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/womens?prefn1=size&prefv1=XXS&page=2) are all the items available for our Women's line. We're also happy to provide more detailed measurements should you need them, you'll just want to reach out to our customer service team.
Good product except for zipper
The parka exceeded my expectations except for the zipper. The parka fit true to size, had sophisticated lines and lovely fabric. It is light weight, yet warm. However the zipper was flimsy. The reverse zipper function kept jamming. Since I did not want to deal with this frustrating fact on a daily basis, I returned the parka.
new favorite winter piece
very happy with the coat, it keeps me very warm even if I am only wearing a t-shirt underneath. Reading the reviews, I was a bit confused about the sizing. Because of my larger bust I ultimately chose M, however S would have fit as well (a bit tighter ofc). The only criticism I have is the color, wearing the coat with other black clothing items mak... Read Morees it seem more grey than black.
Warm, but loose fitting
I like this coat less than the Down With It Parka I bought ~ 5 years ago. It is the warmest, most perfect fitting coat I have ever worn. The description on the website at the time was that "it was like wearing a sleeping bag" and it is so true. This coat - the Jackson Glacier Down Parka is warm, but lighter than the Down With It and loose... Read Morer fitting - kind of hangs on me - so less flattering.
Cozy, close-fitting, could use more pocket space
Most importantly, this is comfortable and warm. I've been wearing it in temps slightly above freezing and with enough activity it almost gets too warm, so I can tell it would be good for lower temps. Going to list my smaller issues with it because at such a high price, it's important to have a complete picture of what you're getting.... Read More But I do think it's a good coat overall. I'm 5'4" and 145lb, got a size M, and it fits more like I'd expect an M sweater to fit, which means there's not much room left for layers. There is room for a good base layer or a close-fitting sweater, but not really enough room for a looser or thicker sweater. If you want more room like many coats have, consider sizing up. It could really use more pocket space. A parka makes my pants pockets inaccessible, so it's more important than in other coats. The external pockets are just about big enough to fit a hand, it would be good if they were bigger to better hold a hat or gloves once I'm inside. Even my small phone bulges unpleasantly in them right now. And while the left internal pocket is convenient because you only have to unzip a little to get at it, it would be nice if there was another one on the right side as well. The central zipper goes high up, and due to how stiff it is it's uncomfortable against my chin or throat unless I unzip it pretty far. Which of course means being cold unless I add a scarf which is a waste of the zipper... Would be nice if the top of the zipper were softer or more padded so I could actually zip it all the way without discomfort.
Hi Daphna, thank you for sharing such a thorough and thoughtfully-written review! This kind of detailed feedback is hugely helpful for not only customers trying to make choices but also for our product designers. We're glad to hear these are smaller issues for you, but of course you can always [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) the parka if it just doesn't work for you.
Warmth without bulk
This coat is warm enough for 20 degree weather, without the excess bulk that would normally be required. It is wind and water resistant, though still pretty stylish for the warmth provided. The pockets are strategically placed, and make this a functional coat for around town use in cold weather.
Warmth + Durability
This is my second Patagonia full length down, my previous jacket I had had for several years and loved. I purchased this jacket, for the durability of the external DWR treated fabric, structure of the fabric and the easy access warm open pockets. There is enough space to wear a sweater or insulation layer underneath. My only negative feedback is th... Read Moreat the neck zipper rests tighter against my neck and needs to be unzipped when the hood is down (as shown on the model photos). The neck also falls a little short when the hood is up. The internal cuffs function really nicely and seal off any cold from getting up the sleeve.
I looked liked a burnt marshmallow
Horrible fit. I looked like a burnt marshmallow - imagine the Ghost Busters movie. A giant burnt marshmallow. I literally was wearing a box. No shape. It was huge and unflattering. Overpriced, oversized. I wouldnt recommend.
Hello Melanie, Yikes, we are sorry to learn about the fit issue with the parka. You are certainly welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it for a refund.
Coziest jacket you will own.
Great jacket. Does really well in the wind, comfortable fit. Has a slight flare at the bottom but I am assuming this is for ease of movement as it goes down to my knees. Would be nice if it was fully waterproof but water resistance seems to be working for now. Highly recommended.
The Warmest Coat I've Ever Owned
Best purchase I have made since my move to Idaho. This jacket is perfect for running events in the snow, and equally great for the early morning dog walk. Super comfortable, not restricting. I do think it runs a bit big, but not enough to size down. Great for layering over a sweater or Snap Tool Pull Over. Would buy again and again!
Outstanding Full Length Coat
I purchased this for my wife. We live 30 miles from the Canadian border, and winters can be cold. She absolutely loves it. It is warm and of particular note she said it never restricts her arm motion unlike any other coat. Little details are executed perfectly from the pockets to a special piece of soft fabric behind the neck. The length a real ben... Read Moreefit on cold and windy days.
I purchased this jacket in the Spring and it was exactly what I was looking for. It's super warm, too warm for anything over 30 degrees, but I run warm. I'm 5'7", 135 lbs and have always worn a size small in the down sweater. This jacket runs small in the shoulders and I sized up to a large because otherwise my arm movement was ... Read Morerestricted. I don't have big shoulders either, just athletic. I have a long and thin torso so it fits big around my body but I don't mind. Overall it's a great jacket and serves it purpose! I'm sure it will last forever :)
10/10 Best Coat
I love Patagonia! I purchases this coat after recycling a very well loved Patagonia coat I had used for 10+ years. My old jacket had seen better days and I knew it was time for an update. This coat is so light weight, so warm, the hood is wonderfully insulated, the pockets are lined and keep my hands warm. I am looking to love this coat for a long ... Read Morelong time!
Love the longer length
I was looking for a warm parka that hits right at the knee. Im 54, 140lbs and got the medium. A small would have fit as well, but I wanted room for sweaters underneath. Sleeves are a teensy bit long, but not bad. It hits me just above the knee. It hasnt gotten below 30 degrees where Im at yet this fall, but Im toasty warm and protected from the win... Read Mored wearing this jacket. I love that its sustainably made too!
I HATE COLD. Finally got a real winter jacket
I have lived in cold places most of my life. Seattle, Minneapolis, and now Cleveland,OH. I hate being cold and honestly it gets harder every year. While visiting my sister in San Francisco, she needed to make a return at Patagonia. While i was waiting, a lovely gentleman recommended i try on this coatI asked for the warmest one. Hmmm. It is cute, i... Read Moret is comfortable. But yikes-the price! Never spent this much on a coat before. ( this is why Im always cold). Didnt buy it. Went home, read countless online reviews. Went to REI and tried on REI, fallraven, north face and patagonia. Still didnt purchase. Finally pulled the trigger once I realized I was not ever going to find it on sale. My sister really encouraged me to go Patagonia because of their ironclad lifetime guarantee. Well, Ive only had it a few weeks, but I can already tell you it is life-changing for me. I do not like being cold, ever. So far, this coat is adorable and keeps me toasty warm even when outside in nasty weather. I have no issues with the under the chin part of the coat, and the pockets are plenty deep for my cell phone. The fact that I could spend an evening outside at our town tree lighting without freezing my butt off is proof enough that this coat is worth every penny. Love it. Game changer b
Perfect jacket, except the hood
This jacket is everything I was hoping for, except for the hood. It's an insulated / down-filled hood which is wonderful, but it's just way too small to fit longer hair. I tried a bun and a high / low ponytail, but wearing my hair down is the only way it will fit for me. If it had a removable hood with an insulated collar (similar to down... Read More with it), it would be the PERFECT parka. I'd say Patagonia could just make the hood bigger to be perfect, but because the hood is so insulated even when you have it off your head it poofs up really high in the back and doesn't settle down.
Disappointment - DO NOT BUY
I wore this parka exactly 2 times for no more than 2 hours total to simply walk to and from work. After the second wear, I found a rip in the outer material near the left pocket and the down filling started to come out! I was so disappointed because I liked the style and fit, and I expected high quality for the price. Will not buy another parka fro... Read Morem Patagonia based on this experience; a tragedy given I love the fleece sweaters and brand overall.
Hi Amanda, we're so sorry to hear about your experience with the Jackson Glacier Down Parka. Please feel free to begin a repair, return or exchange for your damaged parka, https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html.
Last year I bought the tres three in one. Sent it to worn wear. I just cant wear the slim anymore, but this new parka makes me look slim, even tho its a regular fit. Warm, comfortable, great fabric and length. Its a keeper. I even strayed from black. The blue is a great color. Thanks Patagonia.
A truly beautiful jacket
Ive been looking for a comfortable winter jacket for Pittsburgh winters that is not extremely heavy or puffy but will keep me warm. I HATE when jacks feel like theyre swallowing you whole and extremely bulky for no reason. A client of my coworker suggested I look into the Patagonia brand because its what she has always wore in harsh winters I forge... Read Moret where shes from but Im so glad she made the recommendation! I have not yet wore it during a cold snowy day but the jacket is beautiful and so well made. I went for the blue and its so classy. The shape to it is plain but I dont mind it as I just wanted something a little more light weight but warm and it seems like it will fair well. I simply love everything about it and will be purchasing from Patagonia from now on its perfect, you wont be disappointed!
This parka is well designed, warm, and stylish. I purchased after trying out the Glacier Jacket (short version) and deciding that style was not warm enough for my needs. Actually, I saw a few neighbors wearing the longer Glacier Parka at a neighborhood cafe and it was love at first sight. Despite my petite frame (nearly 5'4, 110lbs, 32c), the ... Read Morelength and fit of the size Small offers a better experience than the size X-Small. The hood and zipped collar of the XS felt too constricted and uncomfortable when fully zipped, and the Small felt just right. I would size up if you want some flexibility to add thick layers, or if you are like me and prefer some extra room. The extra room did not result in a poor fit overall, as I wore it recently during a severe wind event without feeling a draft; it held up very well. I can comfortably wear both a Better Sweater and Down Sweater, or only a t-shirt and am still warm, so it is versatile. If you can try in person, I suggest comparing with layers you plan to wear often with the jacket. The zipper does get stuck when putting it on, but that is the only flaw I have experienced so far.
Best purchase for the winter
Fit is perfect. Im about 160lb and Thr medium fits great. Still room for layers but feels fit enough with just one. Super duper warm - although I havent tested it in the deep winter yet. I live in a temperate rain forest- so hoping it will wear well with the rain. So far so good. The hood works great too. The only thing I would change is adding a b... Read Moreit more length and room on the zipper of the neck for more security. It does pinch in just a bit when Im not using the hood.
For someone taller and longer
I bought the parka in the Basin Green color and its beautiful. The quality of the parka is top notch and it keeps me very warm in the fluctuating fall weather. However, the fit is a little awkward on me. Its definitely designed for someone taller and longer. Im 5 feet 4 inches and Slim. As a result, it kinda has a masculine, boyfriend fit on me, so... Read Morerta, which is still cute. But Im not returning it though, Im already super attached to my new parka.
Love the fit & lightweight feel
I am 5 ft. 3, 113 pounds and will likely wear a thin long-sleeve, a fleece zip up jacket (no hood) and this parka on top (this is how I tried the parka on at the store). I tried a Small and although it fit, it was slightly more snug than I'd have like to move around freely. I purchased a Medium, which gave me more room, especially in the arms,... Read More without the rest of my figure looking unfitted. Length of arms were minimally different between a S/M.
I have been shopping for a parka for over a year and this is exactly what I was looking for. I have broad shoulders, so the medium was slightly too small (though all of my other Patagonia jackets are size medium). The large fits my shoulders and is spacious everywhere else, which unbeknownst to me, is perfect. This coat looks great around town but ... Read Moreis comfy and warm enough to wear cold nights camping.
Perfect - But Please Add Colors!
Tried this on in stores as a replacement to my Down With It Parka. It's a bit warmer, and the fit is much sleeker. Sleeves also trap heat a bit better, and the DWR coated outside feels much more protective as well. Sales associate told me the jacket version is soon being released in Northern Green, but not the parka! Please, please, please Pat... Read Moreagonia... make this parka available too in the Northern Green! I would snap it up in a heartbeat. I'm not a fan of the Basin Green color, so I will keep my fingers crossed!
Doesnt keep me warm
I purchased this coat and the Fitzroy down jacket . I live in Grand Rapids MI, this coat is Great for water repellent quality, but doesnt keep me warm The Fitzroy is much warmer, But the shell on that one rips and tears easily. I am looking at the 3 in one Frozen range parka.
Hi Stephanie, we're so sorry to hear that your Women's Jackson Glacier Down Parka has ripped and torn in such a short amount of time. We'd be happy to either repair your parka or please feel free to send that in for a warranty return under our Ironclad Guarantee. You can begin either process here, https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html.
This is THE coat!
Ive had just about all of the patagonia parkas, and this is by far my favorite. Very warm, comfortable, and great for intense weather. Only reason Im giving four stars is because honestly the zipper kind of sucks, but it works!
Thank you for the review on our Jackson Glacier Down Parka! We're so sorry to hear that you're having issues with the zipper, there is a chance you could have received defective product. If you think this could be the case, please reach out to our [Customer Service](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) team so we can take a look at what we could do for you.
A really nice quality parka!
Its a very quality down parka! Its lightweight but it seems warm and not too puffy. This season I have been on a mission to find a good quality parka. I have tried on many different ones, probably over 10, of different brands. I have ordered Jackson Glacier in two sizes, XS and S. I am a petite person (51 and about 107 lbs) but found out that size ... Read MoreS fits a bit better as it allows more room for a nice woollen layer or two. It also is not too fitting around the hips. Although, the outer sleeves are a bit long but they dont look too bad and actually get shorter if I put on a warm sweater. I actually really like the hood as its warm and looks stylish even though some people mentioned it being too puffy. I also liked Patagonia Tres 3-in-1 parka, but I was afraid it would not be warm enough on snowy or icy days. Jackson Glacier is a really nice parka. The quality is really nice and I love the environmental approach of Patagonia manufacturing. In fact, I only seriously considered purchasing Patagonia brand for that reason.
Stiff and doesnt keep me warm
I received this parka as a holiday gift and was so excited. Unfortunately the coat is very stiff and does not provide much warmth. I love Patagonias products and have other items I love for different uses. The zipper gets jammed, the neck area and hood are very uncomfortable, I would say even unusable. I wanted to love it so much I even took the ta... Read Moregs off. Thats how surprised I was, this coat missed the mark.
Hi Jessica, we're really sorry you're disappointed with the performance of your parka. Please note that your satisfaction is guaranteed and you are welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it to be evaluated under warranty.
If I could, I would give it a 4.5...
I have been eyeing this jacket for a couple years but couldnt justify the price. So I waited, reading the reviews and keeping it in mind. I finally got it (on sale) and overall, I really do love it! I am super happy with it but for a couple of things. I am 54, 128 lbs and with the change in Patagonias sizing over the last couples of years, I have g... Read Moreone from a M to a S in most items. So while at the store, I tried on the S and the M, and ultimately went with a S. The shoulders are just a tad too narrow and I have found this with other jackets. My shoulders are not unusually wide, but I seem to need a quarter of an inch on each side to have the perfect fit. The collarI saw the previous reviews and they have seemed to fix the previous problems. The jacket comes up to about my mouth and because I often walk my dog in 4 degree weather, it would have been perfect if it was just a bit higher. For next years jacket, maybe you could consider increasing the height about a half an inch to an inch. The pocketsagain I saw the previous reviews and I would say, the overall pocket size is good but give me just another half inch increase in zipper length so the opening is larger. So there I am, walking my dog in 4 degree temps and my hands will freeze if I take off my gloves. I find myself trying to fast forward my podcast through the adds after pulling my cell phone out of the pocket, but with my gloves onI just cant slide my cell phone back in quickly and easily enough. I just need the opening to be bit bigger. Jacket bulgeI would agree with a previous reviewwhen sitting down the bottom of the coat bulges and I have to push it down to smooth it out. Not a big dealI guess that is what you get for wearing what is essentially a sleeping bag. The lengththe length looks great and is perfect for the 59 model on your website but alas, I am only 54 and the jacket falls right at my knees. I love how long it is and I wish it was just an inch shorter so that it fell right above my knee caps. The zipperI have not had any problems with it, and I can see why it could go south. Luckily it can be replaced if anything happens. I have noticed it takes a little extra work to get it started when zipping it up. Not sure how that could be remedied and hopefully this wont become a problem. Arm length.again, give me a half an inch more. Hope the review helps and again, overall, I am very happy with it! PS. Patagonia design team.if you are really reading this...1. Your clothing is pretty awesome and wears great. I have a shirt from sophomore year in high school that I still wear and I am about to be 45 years old! 2. Shoulders run a bit small in some of your stuff. 3. Why does everything usually run so long in the torso? Many women, including myself, tend to have slightly longer legs and shorter torsos. I hope in the future you can look into this in hopes to fit more women. Not all of us can be 59! Thanks!!!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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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