Overall: 4.5 / 5 based on 69 reviews
58 of 69 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Excellent quality but flawed sizing model -
By: Jgreenepa from Malvern, PA
I've been an Orvis customer for over 30 years, and love the products and their quality. I ordered this jacket in good faith despite the sizing concerns that had been expressed by prior reviewers. The quality of the jacket is unquestionable! I wish it would've fit. It fit fine in the shoulders, but appeared to be tapered for a conical physique. If you've got a beer belly this is the jacket for you! If you're in shape, the bottom of the jacket will balloon outwards. I returned it, and purchased a different jacket.
Great Purchase -
This jacket is of very high quality, but it may not fit everyone. I ordered a 44 (my usual size), but it was too large. The 42 fit me well, although the shoulders were a little tight. Like anything constructed of thick, heavy leather, the jacket needs time to "break in" and fit to your shape. If it is comfortable enough to wear out of the box, but not exactly right, have patience and let the jacket stretch and fit to your shape. Like a great pair of leather shoes, once it has broken-in, you'll wear it every day.
Looks Great, Smells Great! -
By: MMass from Southern, NJ
Beutiful jacket. High quality. I had to return it because of the fit. I got a 40 and the sleeves were perfect but the shoulders were too tight. I would have tried a 42 but the sleeves would have been 1 1/2" longer. I would have loved to keep it.
Best Orvis Jacket -
By: jrs52 from Minneapolis, MN
High grade beautifully matched leather, well-stitched. Zipper too small for this #7 jacket & pockets a tad shallow in my opinion. Otherwise, this is a great jacket and should develop an unbelievable patina over the next 10 years, while wearing like iron. Warm enough for 10-15 degrees and above weather. Highly recommended.
Good quality leather -
By: safc1973 from London, UK
The leather this jacket is made of will last a very long time. Good to have a selection of inside pockets. If I were re-designing the jacket I would have a spread (rather than a stand-up)collar and a more substantive zip. Also would be good if one of the larger pockets was zipped (only a lower small pocket suitable for keys, coins etc is fully secure). However, if you are considering purchase I think you will be pleased with this jacket.
fit issues -
I like this jacket a lot and think it is pretty close in reality to what the web pictures and descriptions led me to expect. However, I can't get the fit right, so I'm needing to return the second one I tried. Of course there is a refund for the product, but it's gotten quite expensive paying to have them shipped back and forth. The first was the size that was recommended based on my measurements. When it came I tried it on and couldn't move even before trying to close it (straightjacket is the word that comes to mind). I returned it and tried one size up. It feels good upon first putting it on, but then it became clear quickly that although it fits OK in the upper body, the sweep is WAY too big. If I were to wear that outside, wind would blow right up into it. My body is shaped more like a cylinder than a cone, but the jacket is made for a body that rapidly expands in circumference going from shoulders to waist. Going from 44 to 46 seems like a HUGE increase in size. Based on how I couldn't even get the 44 on, I almost went up to a 48. Clearly that would have been a mistake because the 46 is as much too big as the 44 was too small. Sigh... So another return. I shall not try a third time.
By: Sunny23 from Memphis, TN
The leather quality is outstanding and it fits great, I am 5'9 175. I couldn't be more pleased. Well done Orvis.
4.5 Star Bison Jacket Beautiful -
By: Jeffntn from Tn.
I have to pick 4 or 5 stars, this fine piece of leather is 5 star, however it seems some older reviews ignored I will wholeheartedly agree with other reviewers a bit more substantial zipper for this heavy of a coat would be in order. I would pick brass for a gold color but the pewter color silver zipper is OK. The size of the zipper just does not match the presence of this piece of art. I shall see how it holds up. Tapering the sides some would be a great idea, it is cut straight down from the armpits to the waist. But this coat is still worth the money. My size 42 is nearly 7 pounds in hand. A very heavy warm coat. I have walked in this 30 minutes at night recently with a wind chill of 5 F and was never cool or cold. I also wore the Bison gloves for that walk. Don't whine about the price, you live once and this is an heirloom coat. I had it at a knowledgeable leather shop and was told with decent wear and care this is a 50 to 100 year coat depending on the conditions it is stored when not worn. Worth the money, believe that. I won't leave it on a coat rack anywhere. It looks that great. ")
Coronado Bison Leather Jacket -
By: JimPortland from Portland, OR
I shopped for this jacket extensively before purchasing due to the slightly high cost. I also read all of the Orvis reviews. My frame is slightly off standard as I have broad shoulders and shorter arms at 5'9''. So, I was prepared to potentially have the jacket adjusted after purchase. However, after my 42 jacket arrived, it fit like a glove with just enough room to wear a sweater. The sleeves worked great so no adjustment there. That was a bonus. As for the quality of the leather, it is awesome. The collar is just as I thought it would be and the color and construction are ideal. The zipper could be a little more user friendly but it seems sturdy and is not an issue. I look forward to loving this jacket for decades to come.