This Thermal Military Parka is the fourth jacket I've purchased from Frahm. Initially I purchased the same size as my previous jackets but when it arrived it was absolutely enormous on me, due to the different cut and deliberately oversized proportions - thankfully I was able to exchange it for the next size down. And I'm so glad I did.
I can only echo the other reviews and comments of this coat - it's built like a tank. The weather has been cold and wet since I received my Parka, which has been perfect for test driving it. There's a real feeling of battening down the hatches as you close the various fasteners on the front. None of my other Frahm jackets have hoods but I'd heard good things about the way they had been implemented on other coats and I'm happy to report that the Parka's hood is excellent.
A feature carried over from other jackets is the hand pockets behind the flapped pockets on the front - I absolutely love this feature and wonder why more manufacturers haven't adopted it.
I can't honestly think of anything negative to say - even the customer service was exemplary when resolving the issue of my first jacket being too large. If I was being really harsh I might have knocked off a fraction of a star for having to pay £25 to return the first jacket (it's big, heavy and expensive so this was the only option my Post Office would offer) - but I appreciate that offering free returns would make a big dent in a small company's cashflow.
So warm, so stylish yet practical. I cannot wait for heavy rain, sleet, snow + sub zero temperatures to really put the parka through its wearable paces!
I pre-ordered this jacket hoping it would live up to its description and I was not disappointed.
Its absolutely bomb proof, the quality fo the materials and finish is excellent way better than the expensive but mass produced coats I already have. The design and the details are fabulous, I keep finding little features that are brilliant from a useful perspective as well as looking good.
The fit is soooo good true to the size description and clearly cut for “real” body shapes
If this isn't the embodiment of, “you get what you pay for” I don't know what is.
Currently deciding which Frahm jacket I “need” next
This has to be the best yet from among the many good jackets FRAHM has made. My enthusiasm may be slightly spiked by it being the perfect weapon for the current cold and wet weather, the natural working weather for this coat! Construction is as good as ever, not a flaw to be found. The combination of the dry wax outer and cosy cotton inner is a winner, superb contrast. The sizing is spot on for me, with long arms to allow my hands to retreat into the protective space. The hood is also very good, almost uniquely so in a world where the hood is most often a late and hasty addition. All jolly good!
Another great jacket from Nick. When he said he wanted it to be built like a tank he wasn’t kidding. Fit is perfect ,quality second to none. Have another LWW jacket on order and can’t wait to see the new all season waterproof so this could be garment number 5 on the way. Keep up the great work Nick & Emmalou .Happy Xmas and a very successful 2021.
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