Ratings and Reviews
Purchased for father-inlaw. Keeps to keep him warm and visible while walking the dog.
Bought this parka for my outdoor endeavors. It is perfect with the hi-visibility and for those cool mornings in the woods. So glad there are vents and lots of pockets. Really enjoying this parka a lot.
You can wash it a few times only, and still have to be in delicates and it's not enough for hard stains, however it's mazing during the winter feels like summer inside.
This is a fantastic Parka. I've used it in the dead of winter as a First Responder and it's performed very well.
The radio pocket is small and has given me fits. I'd like to see pen holders on the sleeves as well.
I'm almost certain that vertical reflective taping would make this a Class 3 shell, and would like to see that incorporated later on.
Easy to care for. Easy to clean. Comfortable to wear. No movement restrictions for me at all.
Highly recommend this parka.
good if stationary way too hot if working. size smaller way too small
I just got this, and I've spent the day wearing the fleece. I won't repeat all the pluses of good quality and construction, and I haven't gotten it wet yet. I wanted to talk about the fleece, cause there's no pictures or description of it, and drop some notes about sizing.
The fleece is dark navy, and has four pockets: two handwarmer zip pockets, and two chest pockets with vertical velcro closures by the zipper. If you have any experience with 5.11 jackets or shirts, you know how these work. The pockets are very roomy. The fleece itself is warm and cozy. It zips into the jacket, and has snaps at the ends of the sleeves and the collar to keep it in place. The cuffs are a bit annoying; they are simple elastic, and as the jacket is a bit long in the arm, they don't do a great job of keeping the sleeve off my hands. But they'll do. The jacket is a nice quality soft fleece, with nylon reinforcement on the forearm/elbow area and the chest. I wish the fleece had pen holder pockets somewhere, like their job shirts.; pens get lost in the vertical chest pocket. Otherwise, this would be PERFECT.
The jacket is excellent, we'll see how it handles work. For sizing info, I'm 5'6", 155 pounds. I wear a 38 in a suit coat, and the Small fits me pretty well. It's not a slim fit, more like an athletic fit. Room to move, but not so much that it gets in the way. I'd highly recommend ordering a size down.
Received this parka as part of a work incentive (300 calls on the ambulance.) Obviously it stands out in any light, especially daylight, I can only describe the color as "Nuclear Green". The first day I wore it was a fairly warm day that wasn't too hot/cold, I put the coat on when we were at a vehicle accident and was almost overheating with it open and the underarm vents open, mind you, this was just the outer layer.
In all, so far a nice addition to my kit.
The jacket is not suitable for police patrol use. It does not have a badge tab nor does it have side slits to allow it to clear a holster, radio etc. Pleanty of pockets,and even a name tag holder, but no badge tab?? I returned the item.
This product was purchased as a jacket to be used while on SAR callouts and training for me. The level of visibility in the brush due to the Hi vis yellow and the contrasting blue is phenominal, as blue is a completely unnatural colour in with wilderness and really POPs out for people to see from ground level and the air. Just what a SAR volunteer needs!
The jacket was so well liked, that the Keremeos SAR group I am a member of has decided to order these jackets for the group to use as well. Kudos to 5.11 for such a great product.
This jacket got me thru the winter and spring. Without the insulation it is a bit big. But for the cold wet weather A great jacket.