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(based on 97 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Feels too small
Feels true to size
84% (76 reviews)
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Feels too short
Feels true to length
94% (85 reviews)
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My favorite for over 30 years!
By Some Ranger from the North
from Isanti, MN
About Me Classic Dresser
Comments about Men's Mountain Parka:
I have been wearing Woolrich wool-lined mountain parkas since the late 1970s. I still have the last one I purchased in the 1990s, and wore it as recently as last winter. I was discouraged when the line was no longer offered, and thrilled when the "Woolrich Classic" line became available this year. I bought one for myself almost as soon as I found them available.I am a state park ranger, an avid snowshoer, Nordic skier and winter camper. I have heavy-duty Arctic level gear, but for active sports like snowshoeing, teaching winter camping and survival classes and just general wear, this parka cannot be beat or even equalled. I really like the little improvements; the washable wool, interior pocket and microfleece lining in the hand packets. Thank you, Woolrich, for bring back this classic mountain parka to your clothing line.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Can't write a review....
By North to Alaska
I would love to review your current Mountain Parka, but unfortunately you don't make one to fit me. I had an XL Long back in the 80s and absolutely loved it. Fit, finish, style, quality, utility, the whole shooting match. Back then, I was 6'4 and 190, and I really needed the long size. I'm still 6'4", but I'm now more tight end than wide receiver, and would need the XXL--but I still need the long size! I would strongly recommend using the same materials and patterns used on the original--clearly, the folks who want these now are the same folks who bought them when you invented them! Here's to you for bringing it back--just wish you made it for tall folks!
Everything claimed is true.
By The oracle
from New York, NY
Very pleased with cut, fabric, workmanship and feel.
About Me Casual Dresser
This is a great coat and I've ordered several over the years. This version has a metal zipper which is an improvement over the plastic one on my previous coat. I would like to see brighter, more cheerful colors though.
from Central Indiana
Compared to my old Woolrich Mountain Parka,which was MADE IN USA: outer shell thinner and lighter; snaps feel cheap and don't have the Indian Head symbol; wool lining much thinner and reaches almost 6 inches shorter down the sleeves. Overall it's what you get when companies cut corners and try to sell a lesser item for the same $$. It's not a bad JACKET, but you had better wear layers under this one if the temp's anywhere near freezing. And I wouldn't recommend it to a friend even at the current sale price, not when you can still find older ones in good used condition for considerably less.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Baltimore, MD
My husband saw this jacket on your website and asked me to get it for him for his birthday. This is exactly what he had in mind and what he had been looking for. The fit was perfect and we both love the color. The weight is not too much or too little. We live in Maryland and we often have mild winters, so anything heavier isn't as useful. Lots of pockets and good coverage.
This is my 3rd Mountain Parka in 10 year
from butler, pa
THIS IS THE PERFECT spring coat for cool, rainy weather and also cool windy days
A windbreaker, not a parka
from Indianapolis, IN
Outer shell is too thin for the wool lining to be very warm, like wearing a summer weight shell jacket over a thin merino sweater.
Over 30 years old and going strong
from Lancaster New York
I got my first parka 30+ years ago and am still wearing it today and it looks like I bought it last year. I bought another one because I could not pass up the opportunity to own another one. Its almost identical to the one I bought 30+ years ago. It has held up tremendously well and has seen much bad weather.
Older one better?
By Bill the Dinosaur
from Boston, MA
Replaced old one - that was at least ten years old and hat a hood that snapped on/off. Liked that better than current one piece parka model. Also liked old style zipper type pockets. Got the OLD one fixed - new zipper - should last ten more years. The new one is nice and well made, but not as versatile. Good product, though. Recommended.
Not very warm.
from Georgetown, Ky.
For this price, I would have hoped the coat would have been thicker. It's a good mountain jacket if you are on the mountain in the summer.
Bought it for my husband.... He loved it
from claysville, PA
My husband is a pain in the butt to shop for, he likes classic an clean looks, with above all else functionality! I always find stuff he loves here, and at a good price.They hold up to his abuse too!
Too Big - Too Small
from Portland, OR
I really like this product overall, save the sizing. I bought my first Woolrich parka about 30 years ago at REI and never had this sort of size issue before. I ordered a large and it was WAAAAAY too big. Then I ordered a medium, and I could barely move my arms it was so tight. Somewhere in between the large and the medium, is the sweet spot for me. I am disappointed for this is a high quality (as usual) product and was looking forward to as many years of use as my prior purchases.
STILL THE BEST EVER
from Tiverton, RI
I bought this item about 20 years ago (which I still use) although slightly tattered and I was looking for a new one that was just the same. I went on-line and there it was. When I received the jacket I was happy to see that the quality was just the same as the first one that I purchased years ago. My original jacket was a light blue and I would have liked the same color.I bought the black because I felt the other colors were a bit drab. I'm not one for bright colors but drab makes my coloring look sallow.
Great Deal on a Great Coat
from Winston-Salem, NC
I really like this coat. It's everything I expected it would be. I highly reccommend it.
Just what I ordered.
By Interim Dude
from Burke, VA
I had an earlier model that I've worn about 20 years (until it wore out!) I prefered the blue color that I had previously, but the "nutmeg" is just fine.
not proportioned correctly
from whitehall, mi.
looks as good as the one i bought 20 yrs ago. arm holes were much to small. could only fit in it with a single mock turtlneck. return the parka.
from Lake Bluff
I'm expecting a combination of moisture resistance, protection from wind, warmth, and casual comfort.
Not bulky but keeps you warm
By Nick's pick
This jacket is great for doing outdoor work. It'snot bulky so you can move freely about whatever the task you are doing.
Photographer loves his Mountain Parkas
from Durham, NC
I love my Woolrich Mountain Parkas for mild winter weather and for their four large front flap pockets for carrying some of my Nikon 35mm SLR bodies and lenses around. Its also great for carrying my various eyeglasses and shopping lists, extra keys, and Rxs., and so many things. I would love to have more pockets however. Several more inside. One large fanny pack for carrying photo gear while on assignment. Also would like a much warmer version lined with Goose Down or Thinsulate or something that would be more suitable for Alaska or the Canadian or Siberian or Mongolian Winters. I love your Mountain Parka so much that I now have one in each color: Nutmeg, Olive, Shale, and Black. Best Regards, Hawkeye
timeless classic, but retro maybe better
from Boulder, CO
Hello all,I bought a version of the mnt parka in Tokyo, Japan one cold chilly night in an underground high end thrift store peddling old vintage American goods. The place was a treasure chest. There was a whole rack of old school Woolrich classics. Mine is from the 70's, light tan with the sweetest beige wool lining, leather toggle tabs and sheep buttons. Its taken me from London to Philladelphia and the Rocky Mountains. But, it is close to 40 years old (wow, and still trucking) so when I found out I could get the exact same coat brand new for under [$] I was all game, something to pass down for another 40 years. I got nutmeg, a good color for low profile alpine hikes and with a pair of jeans out down town at night. Wool lining (all the way up the neck and into the hood) knocks the chill off by itself, but the parka layers well as an exterior barrier in inclimate weather. With all that said, I still say my broken in version wins my affection. The new model is obviously more rigid and needs some wear to get it broken in. I also think the neck is smaller, I love to tuck my face up to my nose into the wool line collar of the vintage, but I feel more constrained in the newer version. Other than that its great, better hood design, same practical pocket set up, large zippers and quick adjust cuffs all easily operated wearing gloves. Can't wait to see where it takes me.Thanks for reading,-b
Love this jacket; my seocnd one!!
from Dothan, Al
This is my second jacket Mountain Parka. I have have a more than 20 year old Mountain Parka.
Details finally worked out
By Get off my lawn!
from Blue Ridge Mountains
I have owned (still own actually) one of these parkas for nearly 20 years and have been quite satisfied with it. I ordered a new one because the old one has gotten a little too ratty to wear for anything besides cutting firewood, etc. When my new one arrived, one of the pockets was sewn shut (bad). The exchance process was quite professional and efficient, and I received the replacement within a week. The new version has a little lighter liner than the original, we'll see how well it holds up, and the zipper is a bit sticky (never a problem with my old one). Other than that, the new one has more interior pockets than the old one (good) and seems pretty well made. Time will tell.
from Richmond, VA
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The term "Parka" is a stretch. It is really more of a nice raincoat.
Photog loves his Mtn Parkas
from Durham, NC
I am an old former adventurer and professional photographer so I don't get out like I used to. However, whenever I put on one (have 3 so far) of these Mens Mountain Parkas, not only is it functional for just about anything and almost anywhere in my life from Mall Shopping to walking the dog, playing with the grandkids in the outdoors, taking hikes with my old Nikon cameras. Actually, I primarily purchased these Mt. Parkas to primarily carry my Nikon lenses and bodies as I take walks aroud the Duke Campus and around our beautiful home and woods, etc.. When not carrying photo equip in the front pockets I usually am carrying my wallet, extra keys, different pairs of eyeglasses, cell-phone, etc.. These Mtn. Parkas of yours put a twinkle of adventure in my soul evoking my youth and adventures as I throw one on. I do not recommend this parka for severe winters down here or in most places since it is a light winter parka for mild winter temps.. However, they are wonderful for fall, light winter weather thru the early spring. What Woolrich needs is a Parka for Severe Winter Temps but with the same pocket design and even more interior ones inside. Perhaps a large fanny pocket on the back as well.
This is the only outer garment needed!
from Little River SC
excellant for rainy cold days or evenings
The made in China absolutely sucks
By Burger King Home of the Whopper
[...] I just replace the exact coat that I hasve hd and loved for over 20 years and to see that this one is made by the Chinese turns my stomach. Shame on you Woolrich
Great travel coat
Very versatile coat. I use it primarily for travel. The water resistance, windproofing, multiple pockets incl. interior security pocket, and the hood prove most useful.This replaces one that I have used for 20+years.
Thank goodness it is still being made!
from St. Paul, MN
If first offered in 1978, I believe I bought that model. Mine was getting so thread worn, a friend would not be seen with me wearing it. Spent one day at many stores trying to find a suitable replacement w/o success. Same friend suggested Woolrich website, and there it was! Ordered it immediately. Perfect jacket for temperatures too cold for just a shell, but too warm for an insulated jacket. Only complaint is upper sleeve/shoulder area is not as roomy as 1978 model.
Nice Parka...Bad Snaps
Worn in cold weather. Nice looking and fits well. First coat had to be sent back due to two snaps that were broken in a short time. Cheap workmanship. Just hope this one does better.