Patagonia Frozen Range Parka Review [2022 Guide]

Long Story Short: Our Review Patagonia Frozen Range Parka

Hello guys this is Mark Bennith! I got Patagonia Frozen Range Parka at the end of the season in Minnesota and got to test it in a few very cold days (below zero) last year. This coat is very warm and has great fit. I can fit our kid in an ergo underneath it with the buttons buttoned. Collar and hood are big and a little awkward, but in a way that I like the funky look!

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Patagonia Frozen Range Parka Hood View
Patagonia Frozen Range Parka Hood View

I was so lucky to buy this last large one on the website at a sale price. The color is exactly what I expected and because it’s a winter gear, I prefer a larger size (I normally wear M) to cover more inside clothes. It’s not heavy but worm, the shell material gives a thick and Wearable feature.

Patagonia Frozen Range is a very stylish and a thigh length parka. I got the coffee color and love the color. The oversized buttons adds the perfect touch. This also has an elastic sleeve to keep cold draft out. Snorkel is the best feature, especially when wind chills and rain hampers your commute. The snorkel hood makes hats and scarves and all the other usual winter accessories superfluous.  

My Personal Experience:

Excellent coverage: Full to hips. The 3-in-1 uses a jacket, not a parka for insulation layer however Patagonia Frozen Range Parka is full length warmth.

Stylish: A lot of compliments on the color, style, and overall composure of Frozen Range.

Warmth: Unless you pack in multiple layers you will not get overheated, but rather you’ll be super comfortable in anything cold

Performance: 2 Layer (2L) Gore-Tex really blocks out the wet! Wind it no match for this hip-length shield either. It is 44 oz, however feels lighter.

Hood: I became a fan of the snorkel hood. If you want it but want peripheral vision then rethink this as you cannot have both. You can also unzip the parka a bit and the hood won’t be snorkel.

One improvement: Two way zippers is appreciated but the bottom one somehow manages to be very difficult to get on track and operate barehanded and essentially impossible with gloves.

I would highly recommend this product before it is gone!

Some Customer Insights for Patagonia Frozen Range Parka

  • I got this parka as a cold-weather coat and decided to have a custom coyote fur hood trim sewn on to it for added crosswind protection because I thought the regular hood was a little lacking. Other than that this parka is perfect.
  • The look of this coat is super cute and the coat itself does keep you pretty warm in cold temps. though, here are some suggestions that would make it EVEN warmer: longer, tighter sleeve cuffs(with thumb loop—this keeps them secure), replace the cell phone pockets with fleece pockets for additional hand warmth, velcro not buttons 🙁 for ease even though the buttons look super cute. Here are some things i absolutely LOVE about the jacket: the hood—controversial, I know, but the mere size of its designed helps keep you warm even when its not on—, the secret wallet pocket left of the zipper, and the sturdiness of the buttons. Y’all did it right!
Frozen Range Internal Pocket
Frozen Range Internal Pocket

Patagonia Frozen Range Parka Customer Rating 4.9 out of 5 Star based on 21 customer experiences.

Pros/Cons based on the survey are as follows:

Pros (+): 

  • Warm
  • Adjustable Hood
  • Two zippered handwarmer pockets
  • True To Size

Cons (-): 

  • Hood is a bit large

The Purpose of Usage of Patagonia Frozen Range Parka based on 21 Customer Reviews:

  • Casual Wear,
  • Work
  • Hiking

Technical Details of Patagonia Frozen Range Parka

Features

Waterproof/Breathable GORE-TEX Shell with Down Insulation

The 2-layer 100% recycled polyester GORE-TEX waterproof/breathable shell; lined with a 100% recycled polyester ripstop with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish; insulated with 700-fill-power 100% Recycled Down (duck and goose down reclaimed from down products)

Adjustable Hood

The two-way-adjustable, fixed snorkel hood made for maximum warmth and protection

Patagonia Frozen Range Parka Hood View Behind
Patagonia Frozen Range Parka Hood View Behind

Full Front Zip

The full front zip has a button-flap closure with a zip-through, microfleece-lined collar and chin flap made for comfort

Pocket Details

Two zippered hand warmer pockets lined with brushed jersey on knuckle side; interior security pocket with zipper closure; large interior drop-in pocket

Storm Cuffs

Storm cuffs seal in your warmth and make it possible to wear over or under gloves

Interior baffles

Interior baffles keep the down insulation from shifting for maximum warmth

Supporting the People Who Made This Product

Fair Trade Certified™ sewn, which means the people who made it earned a premium for their labor

Country of Origin

Made in Vietnam.

Materials

  • Shell: 2-layer, 4-oz 75-denier 100% recycled polyester plain-weave GORE-TEX fabric
  • Lining: 1.2-oz 100% recycled polyester rips top with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
  • Insulation: 700-fill-power 100% Recycled Down (duck and goose down reclaimed from down products)
  • Fabric is certified as bluesign® approved
  • Fair Trade Certified™ sewn

Sizes

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

 Weight

1,253 g (44.2 oz)

Patagonia Frozen Range Parka SIZING-YOUR BODY MEASUREMENTS IN INCHES:

It varies depending on style. Measurements are stated in inches unless otherwise indicated. Check the Below Table For Your Size Before Order:

 ChestSleevesWaistNeckInseam
XX-Small31-33312613½-1430
X-Small34-35322814-14½31
Small35-373329-3015-15½31
Medium38-403431-3315½-1632
Large42-443534-3616½-1733
X-Large46-483638-4017-17½33
XX-Large50-523742-4417½-1833
XXX-Large54-563846-4818½33
Sizing Table of Patagonia Products

Patagonia Frozen Range Parka

The Patagonia Frozen Range Parka is one of the few insulated jackets out there that combines Gore-Tex waterproofing with light, lofty, and surprisingly warm down insulation for winter-worthy protection. Gore-Tex technology provides comfortable breathability as well as rugged waterproofing to shed snowflakes and this feature keep you cozy as you hang about winter streets. Patagonia stuffed Frozen Range Parka with 700-fill down insulation to for a light and lofty feel that feels stunningly toasty for how little the jacket weighs. Patagonia Frozen Range Parka is finished off with an adjustable hood, storm cuffs, and a thigh length for full coverage from winter weather.

Overall View
  • Parka protects you from winter weather via Gore-Tex and down insulation.
  • Gore-Tex gives rugged waterproofing and also provides comfortable breathability.
  • 700-fill down insulation feels warm, light, lofty, and compressible.
  • Adjustable hood, storm cuffs, and parka length ensure coverage

Conclusion for Patagonia Frozen Range Parka

At first, I thought the buttons might be an issue with gloves. But, I was wrong. It works very well.

The hood has an excellent neck and chin shroud. If you are like me, you get cold in that area. The cuffs are excellent and buttons are no problem for gloves. Just the elastic cuffs seem a bit loose. On top of all that it looks great on!

Once again, Patagonia turns out another great and durable product. Super warm and a medium allow you to layer up as well.

By Mark Bennith

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