Overall: 4.5 / 5 based on 66 reviews
56 of 66 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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.
Quality Manifested -
By: NOTW from Texas
When my two daughters asked me what I wanted for my birthday my first response was this jacket. Mind you, I had read the mixed reviews. Most notably the ones regarding the supposed lack of substance regarding the zipper, so I decided to take a chance. After all, if the zipper or any other issue was not to my liking, I would simply return it. Am I glad I took the risk! This jacket exudes quality. It's weight is significant, and easily twice as heavy as the leather jacket it is replacing. The feel, the construction, all make the price well worth it. The fit? I am 6 ft. tall, and weigh 185lbs. My waist size is 34. This jacket is "slightly" larger around the waist than I would have preferred, but I still do not feel like being in a tent. The fit, I would say, is true to size. My previous leather jacket, not an Orvis product, was still going strong after 15 years. This one, with the much higher quality Bison Leather, will probably outlive me. A quality heirloom that I will in all likelihood pass down to my Grandchildren. So, do I recommend this product? A wholehearted and resounding YES! Please, if you are considering this product do yourself a favor and order it. It's that good.
Coronado Bison Jacket -
By: grayfeather from Modesto ,CA
Best leather jacket I have seen in a long time .Great fit ! well made and the bison leather is very nice .The price is a little high , but the saying ; you get what you pay for goes here.
Bison Leather Jacket -
I replaced my 30 year old lambskin jacket with the Coronado American Bison jacket I'am sure that I will get the same amount of use from this one. the fit is great, and my son will get another great jacket in 30 years.