I purchased this coat in a size large and can safely say it's been one of the greatest investment I've made.
It is undoubtedly the best all rounder coat I own. It's stylish, ridiculously comfortable and keeps you very warm. The vast numbers of pockets are a really good feature and I love the fur hood.
My main gripe with this jacket is the sizing. I'm a size L/XL and I find that the size L is still quite large on me. I've managed to overcome it a bit by tightening the elasticated togs of the jacket but still it looks quite big. I definitely recommend as mentioned by many others to take a size down from your usual.
Best jacket ever. Warm, stylish and comfy. Everything is right. Highly recommend. Ellis Brigham is the best retailer I dealt with. They shipped my jacket all the way from Cambridge when they run out of stock in Manchester.
I'm 6'5" tall, of average slimmish build for my height and was looking for a coat with enough length. Ordered the XL and both body and sleeves are a good length for me. Body is roomy but not excessive enough to be a problem. Would recommend this to others on the tall side.
Can't wait until winter!
Really pleased with this coat and the service. Can't wait until winter arrives so I can use it properly.
Arrived really fast, within 2 days, and was packaged safely and well.
After reading the other reviews, I decided to order the smaller size (L - I'm an XL) and it was a good move. The size is a perfect fit with plenty of wiggle room. Ordering one size smaller than your usual size really does seem to be the key factor in buying this coat. Also, it's so warm, I think you're unlikely to need many layers on beneath it, so if you normally buy "bigger" to accommodate multiple layers, you might want a re-think with this one.
It is summer right now so I've only tried it on a couple of times, but trying it on I did notice two things:
1) to do the zip up, it's lower down (longer) than a regular jacket, and as you bend forward to grasp the zip (to do it up), the two bottom corners of the coat seem to veer away from where you are aiming your hands and you end up hunting around for them. It's not really a problem as such, however with gloved/mitted hands, it might make doing the coat up that little bit more awkward.
2) The hood when put up (with the fur attached), does tend to flop over your eyes and affect your line of sight. Again, I must stress I have only tried this coat on and have not used it in the real world yet, so am uncertain if this will be an issue.
After taking the plunge and buying one, I feel I have no regrets and am really looking forward to using it.
Really happy with the jacket and thought the customer service was excellent.
Excellent Delivery Service
Coat is very good and the delivery service from Ellis-Brigham is even better.
Nice coat, looks nice and is warm.
Super warm pockets aplenty
A super warm jacket, lovely and cozy with enough pockets for the essentials. Hood is okay but a little on the large side, I will trim the fur just a bit. Sizes are very generous and the small could easy be a medium in other brands.
Great coat, removable collar and removable hood. Clinch around middle and at bottom . Sizing is large so for me 5'10" I needed a small, best to try first. Great service from Ellis Brigham, fast delivery and a bargain price bought at the end of winter.
Looking forward to Winter
Wanted a decent winter coat for a while, after countless 'designer' coats just we're not up to the job on the commute, let alone when out for most of a Saturday! I finally succumbed to The North Face. Not that I don't rate them, I do, I just wanted to look at different options. Take it from me there are none! The advice on sizing is good, it comes up big, even if you have to wear a suit jacket underneath, you will be fine a size smaller. Delivery was prompt. North Face does it again!
Very nice design. However not as warm as I expected. For me it's more like an autumn jacket.
Delivery from EB was perfect, within two days send to The Netherlands!
This is a well made jacket which does as all the reviews. It keeps out the wet, cold and wind wonderfully. I've worn it watching son play junior football in exposed locations for 3 hours on a Saturday morning and been really toastie and dry.
The price from EB was the best on the web with items in stock to buy, the service was really good with next day delivery included in the price. Happy to recommend them and buy from them again in the future.
Good coat, I have only worn it down to -2 but it certainly kept out the cold. If you are looking for a superior winter coat then look no further.
Everything I expected and more. Spend a lot of time out doors and usually wear layers. Vest, shirt, hoody,Fleece and shell! Now shirt & McMurdo Parka. Absolutely superb comfort, not too heavy and loads of pockets. Looks cool too! Off to Iceland at the end of the month, hope it's absolutely freezing. Also excellent service and price from Ellis Brigham. I will definitely use again.
Stunning looks and phenomenal warmth!! Ordered a small on the advice of the helpful sales team as they advised they are a large fitting coat. I'm usually a medium yet it fits perfect and still plenty of room to get a thick jumper underneath if needed. I've found I only need a thin t-shirt beneath it, it's that warm and I've been wearing it pitchside at 8.30am on Saturday mornings!! Really waterproof to the bargain. You will not be disappointed with this jacket or the service from Ellis Brigham!
Lovely jacket but.......
This is a lovely thick jacket but I bought a large, as my partner usually wears a large, but as this is quite big to size he only needs a Medium.
McMurdo - McWarm.....
Bought a Large fig-green parker on-line. Superfast delivery but when I tried the coat on it was too big. All the reviews about this coat being on the big size are correct. I am 6 ft, 14 stone and chest size 42 inches - I took the coat to the Westfield Ellis store and the very helpful staff exchanged it for a Medium - it fits perfectly. The quality is first class and the coat is very warm and I am totally satisfied. The best coat that I have owned (so far).