Patagonia Tres Parka

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The Women's Tres Parka by Patagonia. The Tres Parka is a 3-in-1 waterproof/windproof down coat for the coldest climes; it's made of polyester stretch twill and has an H2No barrier and Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish. As they say in France and some parts of the Great White North a.k.a. Canada, this parka is "tres chic." There's an accent in there somewhere, but let's not get technical.

FEATURES of the Patagonia Women's Tres Parka.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Patagonia Women's Tres Parka.


  • Adjustable, snap-on hood for warmth; tall zip-through stand-up collar; opens flat for cooling


  • H2No® Performance Standard 2-layer, 6.7-oz 100% polyester stretch twill shell with a waterproof/breathable barrier and a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Lining: 2.3-oz 100% recycled polyester plain weave. Insulated parka: 1.5-oz 22-denier 100% recycled polyester. Insulation: 600-fill-power premium European goose down
  • Versatile H2No® Performance Standard 3-in-1 waterproof, down-insulated parka offers three options: 2-layer waterproof/breathable, windproof shell with a warm zip-out parka insulated with 600-fill-power premium European goose down

Weather and Wind:

  • Princess seams front and back; welted front handwarmer pockets; internal zippered security pocket


  • Above-the-knee length


  • 2-way full zip with storm flap, secures with snaps


  • Slim fit


  • Zip-out parka has chevron quilting on-seam hand warmer pockets


  • Made in China.


  • 1275g (45oz)
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The Women's Tres Parka by Patagonia is a 3-in-1 waterproof/windproof down coat for the coldest climes; its 600-fill goose-down parka zips into a polyester stretch twill shell with an H2No barrier and a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
Dylan fans and residents of Wisconsin know that a change in the weather is known to be extreme - the versatile, 3-in-1, waterproof/windproof Tres Parka keeps one from switching coats midseason. The 2-layer 100% polyester stretch-twill jacket has a waterproof/breathable H2No barrier, a Deluge DWR (durable water repellant) finish and a recycled polyester lining. The shell also features a 2-way full zip with storm flap, a tall, zip-through stand-up collar, an adjustable snap-on hood and zippered handwarmer and internal security pockets. The zip-out interior coat features ultrawarm 600-fill goose-down insulation and chevron quilting for added appeal, with invisible-zip handwarmer pockets. Both have princess seaming for a contoured fit. Wear the down jacket alone or pair it with shell for the ultimate warm, waterproof package. Length falls above the knee.

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The Patagonia Tres Parka is one dependable ski jacket nested inside another. This versatile H2No® Performance Standard 3-in-1 parka has a 2-layer waterproof/breathable shell that s made of smooth, windproof stretch twill with recycled polyester lining. It has an adjustable snap-on hood, a zip-through stand-up collar that opens flat for cooling and a 2-way full-front zip with snapped storm flap that seals out wind. Front and back princess seams provide a contoured fit. Shell pockets: two welted on-seam handwarmers and an internal zippered security. The interior zip-out jacket is insulated with Siberia-worthy 600-fill premium European goose down and has crosshatched chevron quilting and two zippered handwarmer pockets on the front princess seams. Above-the-knee length.
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Leaving the slopes early because the temperature dropped and it is too cold will never be an issue with the Patagonia Tres Parka. Well adapted to take on any environment with windproof, waterproof, and insulation technology unparalleled by anything else. Patagonia doesn't just created high quality outerwear; they offer you the ambition to endure the frigid cold of winter in complete warmth.
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2-layer H2NoÆ Performance Standard shell fabrics are completely waterproof, windproof and breathable. They utilize an internal mesh or a wicking, hanging-fabric liner for increased durability and next-to-skin comfort.
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Fit:Above-the-knee length, Slim fit
H2No Performance Standard shell:2-layer, 6.7oz 100% polyester stretch twill with a waterproof/breathable barrier and a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Lining
Hood :Adjustable snap-on
Insulated Parka:1.5-oz 22-denier 100% recycled polyester
Insulation:600-fill-power premium European goose down
Lining:2.3-oz 100% recycled polyester plain weave
Material:Lining: 2.3-oz 100% recycled polyester plain weave
Pockets :Handwarmer pockets and internal security pocket
Recommended Use :Outdoor; Mountaineering
Snowskirt :Storm flap
Technologies:[H2No Performance]
Ventilation :No
Warranty :Manufacturing defect
Waterproofing :DWR
Weight:(29.1 oz) 825 g
Zip-In :No
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Patagonia Tres Parka Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Versatile, Flattering and Nice LONG Sleeves

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for making the sleeves in this jacket LONG, even in size small! I am just over 5'7", about 117 lbs, small 34B and this jacket fits me very well in small and leaves plenty of room for a sweater underneath. Being slender but tall-ish with really long arms makes finding jackets and long-sleeved tops that fit right a serious challenge. Often times, once I size down enough so the overall fit isn't too big, the garment has been scaled down for much shorter woman and I end up looking like I'm wearing something made for a child. Needless to say, I was beyond thrilled to try on this jacket and find that the sleeves were the perfect length. I haven't had the opportunity to really test out the jacket in the cold and rain since it's pretty much summer weather in DC now but it seems like it'll be nice and warm in the winter. The pockets are small, as others have mentioned, but this didn't bother me too much. They do have zippers so you can secure whatever you stash in there. The outer shell is sort of looser and baggy without the down liner inside, but I can live with that. I think the only real downside for me is that I find the bottom of the jacket to actually be too A-line and so it stands out around the hem kind of in a bell shape. I think the bottom could come in a couple inches so it doesn't stand out so much and still have room to walk, plus the zipper goes both ways so you can unzip it a little from the bottom to walk anyway. Overall, I like that this jacket has a more refined, dressy and feminine look but still has the functionality and practicality of a warm down liner and waterproof shell. It's a little more expensive than I would normally spring for a jacket, but I really love that it can be worn three ways and I think it'll be well worth the money.
sjp2482 at Patagonia on 04/21/2012

A Keeper

This jacket is a great buy! The price is a bit much, but really you're getting 3 jackets in 1. I just moved to Providence, RI from the Bay Area and needed a new winter coat that will work for New England fall, winter and spring. Providence, like NYC or Boston, has many wet/cold days, where the outer shell of this jacket will come in handy around the city. Yet the down insert will be great for drier cold days. The 600-fill will be fine here (it's Providence, not Toronto). I will be wearing the outer shell without the down insert every day this fall and spring when the temperature is not too cold yet. The fit is excellent: I am 5'5 and 130 lbs with broad-ish shoulders/bust. The small fits me great, even over a sweater, and gives me a nice feminine shape even with the down insert. Stylish enough for work meetings and city outings (doesn't scream "performance gear"). My only complaints (and why it gets 4 not 5 stars): the color options (ick) and the sleeve cuffs. The down insert snaps into the wrists of the outer layer, which is convenient but leaves the down sleeves poking out from within the outer layer. It looks sloppy at the wrist cuffs, but since the rest of the jacket is a great fit, it's not a deal breaker style-wise. This could be improved in a future design, though. I ordered the coat in the white chocolate color, which is actually lovely-looking... but completely impractical. The first day of city sleet will make it very dirty! I really, really, really don't want a brown or a black coat... bleh... but am returning the white chocolate for the black. The brown is too "milk-chocolate" colored (not dark brown enough for my taste). Would love to order this in a red or violet or green or raisin or dark blue.
JDCinProvi at Patagonia on 10/21/2009

A Winter Essential

I was attracted to this coat in the catalog but the multiple complaints online about sizing and sleeve length issues put me off ordering it. However I couldn't get the coat out of my head, due to the combination of appearance and performance features, so I decided to make a trip downtown to the Patagonia store to try the coat on. I am extremely glad I made that decision. There were 3 different women trying on this coat the day I was at the store and I was able to make the following observations: 1. the coat looks spectacular on taller, slimmer women with long limbs. 2. the beige color is much prettier than it looks online. More of a winter-white/vanilla than a khaki. 3. the brown color is also very attractive, like dark chocolate. 4. if you are short and busty you may have trouble finding a size that works because as you go up in sizes the arms get longer and there is more space in the shoulder/upper chest area (above the bustline). It seems the designers of this garment did not contemplate the idea of a slim-shouldered but nevertheless busty woman. A petite model in this coat would be ideal for those of us who are height-challenged and curvaceous. I went to the store thinking I would be buying an extra-large based on my measurements but I found that indeed, the sleeves were too long for my short frame, and there was too much material around the front of my shoulders. I ultimately decided to purchase the large and although it is a little bit snug on my curves and the sleeves are still a tiny bit long, I can live with it to have this great-looking coat to keep me warm and dry when facing the Pacific Northwest's wind and rain this winter.
frogprince at Patagonia on 11/17/2010


I do not write reviews. I do not normally shop at patagonia. I have lived in Chicago for 6 years and tried to make it through the winter in a series of beautiful wool coats, and finally caved to buying something more serious. This coat not only looks absolutely great (the high collar is particularly flattering), and that's really important to me, but it has kept me super warm and safe through some of the most absolutely insane winter weather. -30 degree arctic vortex wind chill? No problem for this coat. Freezing ice-slush rain with winds that try to knock you over? No big deal. I work right next to the lake so the wind on my commute is pretty nuts, let alone the rain and snow and general insanely cold temperatures --- there hasn't been a thing this coat can't handle. I've spent more time happily tromping around out of doors this winter than ever before, which is great, because Chicago is honestly gorgeous in the winter and I'm glad I'm now equipped to handle it. I could not possibly be happier. I have tried it on without the lining and I think it's going to be a super cute raincoat for the spring and fall, and it's tailored well enough that I can wear a cute belt around the waist. I am thrilled to have combined style and functionality at last. I also travel a lot, to a number of different climates, and I can finally just take one coat everywhere. Seriously, thanks Patagonia. I'm set for life with this thing.
kschlach at Patagonia on 01/20/2014

Great Fit!

After a back and forth comparison between a few different brands (Patagonia, The North Face, Marmot), I was so happy to finally find the Patagonia Tres Parka. Perfect styling I was looking for. I settled on black, but also loved the slate color too. Before deciding to purchase this coat I was looking seriously at the North Face Arctic Parka. But, North Face's fit seemed to look strange and bulky, not like the images online. It was too long too hitting my knees which made me look shorter than I am and seemed difficult to move in. I wanted something light, fitted, hit the right length and still warm. Tres Parka hit all those qualifications. I got the Medium and I'm 130lb - 5' 6". It hits mid thigh. It is form fitting which at first its hard to get use too since my previous down parka fit loosely by comparison. But, it has nice lines to the design and the close fit seems to add to the warmth of the coat. I agree with other reviews about the shallow hand pockets. I didn't notice in the store, but when I started wearing it, I always felt like I wanted to stretch the pockets to make them bigger to put my hands in and hold my phone. Instead I tend to put my phone in the inside pocket. So, far that is the only minor flaw in the design. I hesitate writing this, but it sort of makes me wish for colder weather to start wearing it more.
StPaulie at Patagonia on 01/14/2012

Ready for its *Second* Winter in Boston

I received this as a gift last November (2009). It has kept me deliciously warm throughout the brutal New England winter, and I am ready to wear it again this winter! STYLE: I absolutely love that this jacket is sleek and fitted. I am 5'1" 95lbs, and most down jackets make me look like a puffball. The XS fits beautifully, even over a sweater. Lengthwise, it hits a couple of inches above the knee. In the spring, I wear the outer waterproof shell, which ends up being slightly larger, but still looks streamlined. WARMTH: I finally understand what windproof means! Gusts of icy wind pierce through my jeans, mittens, and hat, but not this jacket! The down is warm without being overly heavy. I appreciate the lined pockets and high collar, which keeps my neck and lower-half of my face warm. The detachable hood easily stays put (doesn't get blown off with the wind). DURABILITY: After wearing this every single day last winter (2009), the jacket has held up beautifully. Zippers, buttons, and fabric are all very sturdy. I have it in brown, and it still looks very clean (I've popped it in the wash twice). Occasionally, it will shed a down feather or two, but not very often. However, it does not seem to be as waterproof as it used to be. This year's (2010) model seems to have an added DWR, so perhaps that will help with keeping it waterproof.
tiramisu at Patagonia on 12/21/2010

So happy I bought this coat

I made it through 4 years of school outside Chicago without a long winter coat (at Northwestern which is right on Lake Michigan and very cold in the winter) but finally decided to buy one last year and I'm SO glad I did. I didn't want one of the puffy parkas that looks like a marshmallow because I don't really like how they look and they aren't water proof. This jacket is perfect for Chicago's unpredictable weather. I'm going into my second winter with it and can't recommend it enough. It runs a little small due to the layers so I'd recommend going a size up (I normally wear a small and I got a medium after trying it on at the store...although I'm busty so that could be a reason). Yes it sheds some but not really that much and it's mostly on sweaters. Also the arms are long but I have short arms so that's expected plus I feel like it keeps me warmer. The 3 in 1 aspect is awesome cause I've worn the layers individually when it's not super cold (like above 30 for the inner layer) and in cold rains (for the outer layer). Be forewarned this is a very warm coat so you warm up a lot once you are walking around so I'd recommend keeping it for the colder winter days (like 30 and below).
sls711 at Patagonia on 12/06/2013


I bought this coat last fall - on sale (20 or 30% off). Even so, seems like the price has gone up this year, so hopefully they improved it. I was extremely happy with how the coat kept me warm for walking the dog last winter. It's also much more flattering than just a down coat and I wore it to some work events. Ideally it would be offered in more colors in the future. I'm 5'8" and busty and recommend a large. The waterproofing is also good. My main complaints are 4:
1. The zipper seam on my left outer pocket (and I'm right-handed) has ripped/come apart so I can no longer use it.
2. The tab has come unsewn on one arm so that the down and the outer sleeve can't be attached to each other any more.
3. Compared to the quality of the coat, the zippers are small and cheap feeling. Not to mention when you're wearing mittens/gloves it's nice to have a substantial zipper.
4. Like other reviewers I sometimes find it annoying that the down sleeves come much farther out than the outer sleeves over my wrists. It feels sloppy. So overall - I'm a little apprehensive about what other things are going to come apart or unsewn at the seams this winter, but overall I've been very happy with the coat and would recommend it.
VTNH at Patagonia on 11/01/2010

I Dreamt of this Jacket and TA-DA!

This is seriously the MOST perfect jacket I've ever, ever owned. No joke, I dreamed about a perfect jacket and then I opened up my Patagonia catalog and... ta-da! There it was! I immediately went to Patagonia and bought it. :) I'm so happy. It's worth every penny. It's a bit pricey, but you've got to understand, you're really getting THREE jackets (hence the name). I'm 5'3" and slender/athletic-build and I'm normally a small, but with this jacket I'm a medium. I tried it on with a fleece underneath and you do want more room with this so you can wear bulky sweaters, etc. underneath it. The length is PERFECT! It's so flattering and so cozy with the lining in it. The lining is all the way down the arms and they have these handy little snaps at the cuffs that hold it in so it doesn't bunch up when you take it off. If you want to wear just the lining alone, that's fine since it's so fashionable and cute! This jacket has everything you'd want: waterproof, detachable hood, zipper outside hand pockets, inside zipper pocket, the lining has zipper hand pockets, removable lining, flattering and stylish cut and of course, Patagonia's unfaltering quality that makes it worth every single penny. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
GinzaGirl at Patagonia on 11/12/2010

Good all purpose coat for city and weekends

I bought this coat because it looked presentable enough to wear in the city with business clothes but also practical and flexible enough for weekends. It does the job well. What I like: Nicely finished without the tough looking details that make most parkas too casual for over office wear. Inside chest pocket (ALL womens coats should have them). Clever zip out liner arrangement makes both liner and shell actually usable. Double flap covers zipper to keep out rain and drafts, with placket covering snaps so it looks neat. Seems plenty warm, although temps here haven't dropped below forty yet so can't say for sure. Hood has toggles to snug it but they're nicely hidden. Things I don't like. Long, long sleeves--I would like have them altered, but it looks impossible with this coat. Shallow exterior pockets. Hood is uninsulated. For sizing reference, I'm 5'3", a medium according to the Patagonia size charts and usually wear a size 8 or 6, rather busty, and typically find that petite sizes are too short in the body while regular sizes fit in the body but are usually slightly too long in the arms. A medium in this coat fits correctly in the body but is at least four to five inches too long in the arms.
TwoCoasts at Patagonia on 11/01/2010

Negative Reviews:

Great jacket, but leaks down feathers everywhere

I was so excited to buy this jacket and felt like I'd finally found the ultimate winter coat that was perfect for city and country living. However, when I just started wearing it last week, I ended up with tiny little down feathers all over my clothing! The material used on the quilted back and inside the sleeves is too thin and the down feathers pop through. The feathers stuck all over my black sweater and any other shirt/sweather I've worn since. When I went back to the Patagonia store, they acknowledged that other customers had complained of this with this jacket and very kindly replaced the jacket for me. It's been 2 days and my new replacement is already doing the same thing. What a disappointment for such a beautiful (and EXPENSIVE!) jacket. I hope Patagonia looking into this carefully to fix this problem.
snewtee at Patagonia on 12/19/2011

One year 3 mos later, pocket zipper seam unravels

Posted a review in 2010 when I bought this jacket under "Waited for this Parka" title. As a followup to my original review.....I still really like the coat, but noticed the zipper on one of the pockets has completely unraveled away from the pocket seam. This will not be an easy fix, otherwise I would do it myself. You would think for a pricey coat, this would not be an issue. I'm very gentle with my clothing so this was going to happen anyway. I will fill out the repair form and hope Patagonia can fix it. Only two regrets is that it's the middle of winter and my coat will be in Reno, NV. AND I'm out more $'s for mailing and possibly paying for the repair.
Absent2 at Patagonia on 01/08/2012

many many feather on sweater

The shell is really cool, performes high and well, love it.
But the feather shed through out again and again and on my sweater many many feather and torn down.
The cloth which the down packs has indeed the name "insulation" but it is no "Down Proof Layer" and can not actually insulate the down and feather in it.
Down Proof Layer today isn't heavy but Patagonia doesn't know it?
Unfortunately in Patagonia shops #web shop, too# ther are now no other down items which "Down Proof Layer" has. Hoping return and refund. I'd like to buy this parka when the layer of the insulation is much better improved and hopefully becomes not so expensive.
Though the outer shell is GOOD the down inner is but....
Anonymous at Patagonia on 11/29/2012

Not worth the price

I am really disappointed with this coat. For the price, it really should be much much warmer. I live in New York City and last winter was my first winter on the east coast. I purchased this coat thinking it would be the warmest -- but later ended up buying a Brooklyn Industries down coat for a fraction of the price and actually think that coat is much warmer! Overall, there should definitely be an insulated hood, and the inner down layer is not very thick or warm, and is not stylish enough to wear on its own. The outer shell is not waterproof. I've warn it as just a rain jacket and water soaks through it.
ccc2150 at Patagonia on 12/11/2010

Sheds Feathers

I have been wearing Patagonia for 30 plus years and this is my biggest disappointment since my polypropylene long underwear turned crunchy after a few times through the dryer. If one doesn't mind being covered in feathers all the time, this is a great coat. I took it on a late fall trip to China hoping it would take me from the Great Wall to business settings. Unfortunately, not only was I spotted with feathers but so was anyone who brushed up against me. Love you Patagonia, but you really need to do something about this!
DCKU at Patagonia on 12/11/2012

Leaks Feathers

I bought this coat in December to replace my 5 year old North Face quilted coat. Nothing was wrong with that North Face coat, I just felt the Patagonia Tres was more versital and the shell looked great. A update from the puffy look of the North Face. Feathers from the down parka leaked so badly that I took to carrying a lint roller to remove feathers from my sweaters. That got a little old, even for the sake of fashion, so I am returning it and requested a replacement item.
AT09 at Patagonia on 01/19/2013

really poor design

I too thought this would be a great coat. I'm an 8 - got the large -I can barely even zip it. Way too tight, way too short - I'm 5'8", and way too expensive for what this coat really is - a rain coat with a strangely fit down liner that hangs out. It is not warm and certainly can't be worn on a cold day. Just an odd design, don't buy it.
wantedtoloveit at Patagonia on 12/20/2009

Nice coat, feather problems

Nice, warm, waterresistant coat. Unfortunately, it leaks feathers everywhere. Don' t wear dark clothes, you look like a goose when you have worn the coat. Patagonia promised to improve the coat. But unfortunately....the model of 2014 also leaks feathers.....
Nice coat for tall tiny people, although they changed sizes a bit, less tiny.
Holland at Patagonia on 11/02/2013

quality issues

I thought this jacket was awesome, but after less than a year of use, the zipper in the pocket has unraveled from the seam. This is really disconcerting considering the price I paid for this jacket.
hantav at Patagonia on 12/07/2011

Neutral Reviews:


Like some of these previous reviews, I take on Chicago winter and was looking for something serious to handle it. I did honestly think that since this jacket was listed under "warmest" that it would be warmer than I found it to be. . . it's probably just me. It's pretty great at blocking the wind and being waterproof is a huge plus. I'm generally happy with it – it's super flattering and lightweight. 2 problems that are minor but worth noting:
1) The down layer leaks feathers like nobodies business. It's at the point where if I need to look nice for work, I have to wear light colors OR carry a lint roller around with me . . . it's frustrating but tolerable . . .
2) The hood could be bigger! I have big hair so hoods are usually a problem for me anyway, but even when my hair is flattened, wearing my headphones and the hood at the same time is a problem. For a heavy duty winter coat, I would expect the hood to be more heavy duty! It's hardly lined with anything. It hardly reaches the front of my forehead. So, no problem if you have a small head and very little hair . . .
ErikaCocoR at Patagonia on 01/24/2014

Want to Love it but....

I live in Alaska and have been looking at this coat for awhile. I was recently in Seattle and tried one on and ended up buying it. Overall, I though this coat would be perfect for cold, chilly days in Alaska. To comment on the quality, it is nicely constructed and very sleek looking. I bought a black large. My complaints are the hood is not insulated. On cold days, my head has gotten very cold, even when wearing a hat. It would have been nice having a down liner with a hood. This would improve the coat a lot. Yesterday, I wore it in o degree weather with a thin sweater. My arms felt very cold!!!!! The coat did fine in 20 degree weather with wind, but will not keep you warm in cold temperatures. I am disappointed and not sure if I will keep it or not. It looks nice but won't work for most of the winter, when our temperatures range between 0-10. The down liner is too thin. For the price, I expected to feel warm in colder conditions.
Alaskan at Patagonia on 12/02/2010

So close to being the best jacket ever

#1. I really, really love this jacket. It's amazing to have a tailored-look to a super warm jacket. It's so warm it's made me hot (a positive thing), and that never happens in the winter. I've used the shell a couple of times alone and love that too. The liner is sort of a weird length, but I'm sure I'll find occasions for that too. #2. It has some really annoying issues. As others have said, the pockets are tiny (though only in the shell). I have small hands and they really don't fit in them - this is the first time I've ever had that issue. plus I'm down one cell phone due to not zipping it up, and almost lost a second (you'd think I'd learn my lesson). I do also have feathers all over my clothes now, which is probably more annoying than the pocket issue. The jacket is so functional on the temperature front, that the thought of returning it kills me, so I might need to start wearing white...
skb423 at Patagonia on 01/16/2012

mixed feelings

PROS-great weight, fit, length, versatility, style, durability, warmth
CONS-the feathers!
I purchased this jacket last year and fell very much in like with it. I wore it to the office, sporting events, for travel and everything else and was finally warm! Can easily be dressed up with cute scarf and I love the way it is fitted at the waist. Also, kudos to Patagonia for making clothes that fit girls taller than 5'8". Despite all these favorable attributes...the feathers are driving me crazy. I can deal with a few here and there, but I find myself either not wearing the down jacket (wearing just the shell alone) or choosing clothes that are less likely to attract the feathers. That's too much to think about and deal with for a jacket at that price point. It makes me a little sad as it has otherwise been one of the best investments I've ever made. I have other down jackets from Patagonia that don't shed at all but the Tres Parka was by far the most versatile.
iheartmybike at Patagonia on 09/30/2013

Sleeves are too long. : (

I absolutely love this jacket. I love that it has a slim tailored fit (for a down jacket) without binding in the shoulders. It allows for ease of movement. Unfortunately, it needs to be returned b/c the sleeves are extremely long. I am 5'1, 115 lbs. and ordered a small. My North Face jackets seem to have a better fit in the sleeve length. I wish there was a way to adjust the sleeves (like the kids) jackets; or wish Patagonia would offer different a "shorter" version (i.e. petite sized, short, etc.); or offer some sort of limited alteration service (like they do for the pants). I would pay extra for this service because I think this jacket is worth it. I would recommend this to a friend, if my friend had longer arms than me or if the sleeves were somehow adjustable or alterable. That's the only reason I gave it three stars, otherwise it deserves a five star rating.
Anonymous at Patagonia on 01/24/2011

Wrong Fit

I wanted to love this coat. I love the chic (read: not sporty) style and the flexibility of 3-in-1. However, I could not find a size that fits. I'm normally a size 6 or 8 (5'6 135 lbs 34C) and I wear a Medium. Well, I got the medium on, but it was too snug to wear with anything more than a t-shirt and, heaven forbid I gained 5 lbs, the $449 price would be down the tubes. So I tried on the Large, which was huge and had sleeves that were at least 3-4 inches too long. If this coat fits you, absolutely buy it. If not, don't despair. The sales associate at my local store found an alternative for me: the Fiona parka + the Rainshadow trenchcoat. They fit perfectly together (Fiona size Medium and Rainshadow size Small)!
kittyr3283 at Patagonia on 11/14/2010

A little disappointing

For the price of this coat I thought I would never be cold again. I am a little disappointed that it isn't as warm as I had hoped. I also am disappointed in how shallow the pockets are on the parka part. I am constantly stuffing my gloves and keys in the pockets and my stuff falls out because the pockets are so shallow. Very frustrating when you have all of this extra stuff in the winter like hats, gloves. Also, I think the main zipper on the parka is very small and fragile. They could have used a much more durable zipper here as it is the main zipper and can break easily.
cylking at Patagonia on 01/23/2014

Great outside - no well though inside

The top layer is nice looking, but the inside layer is poorly designed. If you look at it you can notice that the chest stitching is small and the diagonal lines is not flattering. The arms are ugly... the stitching is bigger (baffle makes the arm looks huge compare to the chest). For the price, I would of think that the design would be better. The baffle size and directions needs to be review.
sarahk at Patagonia on 11/24/2010

Design Flaws Trump Great Styling

Fabulous styling (it would be appropriate to stroll the streets of NY in this parka) is overshadowed by a few minor design flaws that make this jacket not as warm as expected. The lack of a gather at the sleeves allow the wind to seep up the arms. Although PERFECT for cold, rainy weather, this is not the parka I reach for in a blizzard.
Anonymous at Patagonia on 01/08/2011

I thought this was gonna be my "it" jacket...

But it wasn't meant to be. For me -- I'm 5'7" -- the length was off (too short) and so was the sizing (the small was too small, the medium too large). And the A-line just wasn't flattering. How about making it a little longer next year and removing the overly feminine fit. I've been dreaming of a jacket like this. Maybe next year...
dogooder at Patagonia on 11/20/2009