It is a pleasure to have a warm stylish SteamBoat Parka for ski instruction in our ski school kid's program. Riding powder not horses.
The parka is generous, has useful pockets for all the stuff I need to put several places and heavy duty zipper makes it easy to cinch is cold windy conditions -- no searching for the thing! I ordered an XXL and found it to be huge, so returned it for an XL, which as mentioned is roomy -- perhaps could have snuck by with a L, but needed it during our recent below zero cold snap.
The products of the Schaefer company are outstanding -- many of the designs and production standards were developed by my late cousin Cub Schaefer -- another reason I had to have my third purchase as a Schaefer. (Posted on 2/6/14)
My 605 Steamboat Parka is my warmest coat. It is surprisingly light weight compared to a leather jacket, and looks very sharp. The finishing is amazing - there are leather "ziplets" attached to the zippers. It may be a bit steep in price but is well worth it. It's very different and unique compared to the cheap and lower-quality junk people are buying at the malls this holiday season. I'm sure no one in my town has the same jacket! (Posted on 12/20/13)