Overall: 4.0 / 5 based on 10 reviews
7 of 10 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Bison Varsity Jacket -
By: Gandalf from Oakland, CA
Top 1000 Contributor
Good quality materials. Well made. First rate jacket in every respect. I really like it; and I have only one comment that could be construed as a negative. Although the description refers to the jacket as a standard generous Orvis cut, it is not. The standard Orvis size large fits me perfectly as does a size 44 jacket. This jacket, in a large was a bit tight. It did not fit like a standard Orvis Large. I thought about exchanging it for an d XL, but decided the XL would likely be a bit too big on my and I kept the Large.
THE PERFECT BIRTHDAY PRESENT -
By: Stillarahrah from Wyckoff, New Jersey
My husband has been looking for a long time for a varsity jacket. He was so so impressed by the fact that it was made in the great USA. Well when we received it the leather on the sleeves was beyond our expectations. He loved the softness of the wool on the jacket. It is really hard to buy for him and this jacket was a true, true winner. He put it on when it came and has worn it every day since!
I read the other reviews and ordered one size larger than I would normally. I'm 6'2" and 185 and ordered an XL. The fit is perfect as is the cut, the materials and the whole enchilada. This is a very nice garment, made with a combination of excellent materials throughout.
Excellent Purchase - hard to find anywhere else -
The appearance and quality of this product far exceeds any I have found anywhere.
Very High Quality -
By: Sting34 from Las Vegas, NV
This jacket is very high quality, and I've been very happy with it. I haven't had any issues with it being short as described in some of the other reviews. I'm 6'0" 180lbs and ordered a large and the length is adequate. However, I would say that the fit is more of a slim fit.
By: Dogen from West Branch, IA
Yes, the jacket is high quality, no doubt about that. I ordered a medium and the proportions look right. However, I would say that it has a trim cut. I'm 5' 11 at 144 lbs., trim myself but the jacket is yet too trim. With a heavy shirt or sweater the fit is definitely tight. It looks best open. Also movement is constricted, not comfortable. Going up a size might do the trick. The problem is that the leather is not brown, more like dark smoke. Therefore the jacket is not as attractive, not striking like the picture. If it was I'd try a large. The dark leather ruins the effect so disappointed.
varsity jacket -
By: basildog from shropshire UK
This jacket is a bomber style jacket. It is very well made with a good warm lining. Normally I take a large size in Orvis jackets but in this case I need the XL size.
Overall quality very high, nice soft leather, heavy melton wool, quilted lining, superb workmanship. However... size "Large" turned out to be maybe a 38S, and the body was far too short relative to the sleeve length, not designed for standard human proportions. I sent it back, regretfully. If the proportions had been closer to normal I might have gone for a larger size.
Gorgeous BUT...... -
By: MAlanNYC from NYC
The jacket is absolutely gorgeous in every possible way so I can't give it only one stat, but beware (and a big but) it was way too short. It just barely covered my belt line but sleeves were perfect so sizing up will not work. In short, pardon the pun, the jacket is very oddly proportioned. A true shame and quite unfortunate as I truly love(d) it.
Response from: Orvis Customer Service Team
Posted: 7/30/2013 3:40:53 PM
Orvis contacted this customer and thanked him for his honest feedback. We are sorry to hear that the length of our Varsity style jacket didn't fit as expected. We let our customer know our customer service agents would be happy to go over specific measurements for any of our garments before he places an order. And, of course, Orvis will happily exchange or refund any item; we want our customers to be happy with all of their Orvis purchases.