Boulder Creek Men’s Big & Tall Expedition Parka Coat

Last updated: August 8, 2019

Boulder Creek Men’s Big & Tall Expedition Parka Coat

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We looked at the top Men's Winter Jackets and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Men's Winter Jacket you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 66 expert reviews, the Boulder Creek Men's Big & Tall Expedition Parka Coat placed 6th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Cold weather’s got nothing on our Boulder Creek Expedition Parka Coat. It’s a microfiber hooded parka with a plush fleece lining for extra warmth. It’s also equipped with a detachable hood and plenty of pockets including hand warmer pockets. Winter’s Complete Solution – This parka is fleece-lined and has quilted polyfill in the sleeves. Cold Weather Tech – A two-way zip-front opens and closes with easy and a snap storm flap provides extra coverage. The detachable hood and adjustable elastic Velcro cuffs let you customize your level of protection. Room for Storage – Looking for pockets? Say no more. This parka has upper snap-flap patch pockets, lower snap-flap/hand warmer pockets plus additional inside pockets. Polyester Big length approx. 34″; Tall length approx. 36″ Machine wash; imported

Expert Reviews


What experts liked

Excellent winter coat that allows people to withstand freezing temperatures.
Soft plush fleece lines up the interior of not only the body area but also the collar and hood.
Full jacket constructed from polyester microfiber shell with polyester fleece lining.
Big hood for full face coverage.

What experts didn't like

Given that it is a budget choice, not all of the zippers and pockets are made with the greatest care or quality, but they still do the job.
The design might appear looser than you expect.
Runs large. Some complaints of broken zippers and torn seams within a year.
The parka isn’t fully water resistant.

Overview

The cold winter months can seem to last an eternity, but it’s much easier when you have a coat to keep you warm. This is especially important if you spend significant time outdoors. If you are heading for the ski slopes, you may need a warmer, more weather-resistant jacket than someone who merely needs to stay warm during those short trips from a car to a building.

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Weather resistance is definitely a consideration in a jacket, no matter how you’ll be wearing it. When precipitation is falling, you need a jacket that will not only keep you warm, but will stop rain, ice or snow from penetrating the layers and making its way to your skin. The best jackets not only provide warmth but also keep you dry whether you’re on the slopes or waiting for your Uber ride on a busy city street.

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But it can be tough to find a jacket that keeps you warm while also being lightweight enough to carry around with you. If you need to toss your jacket into a suitcase, a bulky, heavy coat can quickly become a problem. Added bulk can also make a jacket less comfortable than it would otherwise be. For that reason, some men prefer fleeces to traditional coats and jackets. The material provides warmth while still being lightweight enough for every occasion. Many lightweight jackets also use the latest materials to keep their build lightweight while still providing warmth during the most extreme temperature drops.

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Pockets are also a consideration when you’re searching for a jacket. If you plan to slip your wallet or electronic devices inside, you’ll definitely want to be on the lookout for a jacket that’s waterproof and make sure the pockets include that safety feature. Having a safe, dry place to store your items can come in very handy whether you’re indulging in winter sports or just moving around town.

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