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Penfield® Vassan Parka Jacket
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Penfield® Vassan Parka Jacket
Product Details
Massachusetts-based Penfield has been churning out top-notch, weather-resistant outerwear—coveted by fans of heritage-style clothing and outdoor enthusiasts alike—since 1975. This timeless waxed parka is perfect for woodsy walks and urban strolls.  
  • Loose fit.
  • Poly/cotton.
  • Dry clean.
  • Import.
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Penfield® Vassan Parka Jacket

Penfield® Vassan Parka Jacket is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from home run I've been lusting after this jacket for a long time. Actually, I've lusted after a lot of Penfield jackets, but I held off purchasing one due to the high price. I found it on sale recently, and after receiving it I can honestly say I would pay full price for this jacket now that I've been wearing it for a few days. It is a bit stiff, and a little heavy compared to other jackets, but it's very waterproof and extremely well made. I am 5'3'' 115 to 120 pounds (depending on how many tacos I can put down for lunch ;) ) and I ordered a medium. It's a little roomy, which I like, because I can wear it on top of a warm sweater if needed without it being snug. The multiple pockets are also a huge plus. I would love it even more if it was a bit longer, but I'm still very happy with the quality, fit, price and entire purchase in general.
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect rain jacket This jacket is definitely one I will be keeping for a long time. It is the perfect shade of green and truly is a great jacket for the northwest weather. I followed what some others said and ordered a size larger than what I normally wear, and I'm glad I did. I bought a large instead of my usual medium. It fits perfectly and I can still fit thicker sweaters underneath. I am very happy with the quality of Penfield too!
Date published: 2015-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I wanted Love it! Chose medium instead of small bc of reviews and glad I did. Like it a little loose. Worn all week for rainy week and was perfect
Date published: 2015-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Rain Jacket It's a classic casual rain jacket that'll never go out of style. I wouldn't recommend it for everyday wear unless you live in an area that rains a lot. Love it.
Date published: 2015-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Quality , but very stiff Got a large but usually wears a medium, fits great in large Good thick quality but very stiff
Date published: 2015-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute and gets the job done! I am really happy with this rain jacket! I almost considered returning it because it was *so* well made for the rain, and I live in Tennessee so I didn't know how much use it would get. If you live in the PNW, I'm sure it would be used often. Thank God for this jacket though. I am a wedding photographer and it POURED on a wedding day. I would have been out of luck and soaked if it weren't for this jacket. I was able to continue photographing portraits and stay dry. I did take other reviews into consideration and ordered a size up. I'm glad I did! I could have probably fit into a smaller jacket but it is made of very stiff material. A great buy and great quality!
Date published: 2015-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great casual parka I bought this parka for the intended purpose of layering and wearing it in for the coastal weather of San Francisco and it works wonderfully! It is pretty stiff when you first wear it, but softens up a little bit with some more wear. There is also no lining to the jacket so you'll be able to see the seams inside. I love the color of the jacket, the length (hits right below the behind), and the details including the waist tie to give the jacket some more shape and the snap buttons. However, due to the stiffness, the lack of lining and the fact that I have multiple forest green jackets I probably would not have kept the jacket if I didn't purchase it on super sale. For sizing reference: I am 5'4 and about 125 lbs with an hour glass figure. The small is slightly loose but fits really well if I layer a sweater under the jacket.
Date published: 2015-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Haven't tried it out yet Bought this on sale, so the price was actually great for the quality, feature and design. It fits pretty snuggly in the arms, so I'd probably have to wear a thin sweater under. I'm looking forward to trying it in the fall!
Date published: 2015-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool rain jacket with beautiful color I like this jacket, the olive color is beautiful. The hoodie is good for covering when it is raining. As the other commentator mentioned, this jacket is very stiff and as such, the size runs a little small. My usual jacket size is xs but I got small thinking it would be very roomy. But it was not roomy. It fits me well in size small. Overall, good choice with a good deal.
Date published: 2015-03-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love the look but very stiff I love Penfield as a brand so I ordered this jacket thinking it could be a great spring jacket. While it is really cute, the fabric is quite stiff. When I put it on, it was not comfortable.
Date published: 2015-03-25
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