Rated 5 out of 5 by ozziesmom Just Right
I had a barn coat (from a competitor) years ago and wore it until the threads wore out. Liked it but always wanted a Bean Field Coat. Well, I finally got one and am really sorry I waited.
Perfect weight, fit is excellent, sizing is accurate and the under arm gussets make it so much more functional - in all, it is "just right." Nice heavy weight cotton canvas with a wool and nylon liner. Perfect for fall and winter here in the mountains of North Carolina, where we actually receive snow and ice, all winter!
I really can't come up with a reason not to buy this coat. It is a home run.
December 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TomsDad Good fit.
Good quality jacket. Will probably keep me warm to down around 25 degrees. Heavy weight material.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bfpennesq Better than expected
This coat is light yet warm. It is well made and extremely comfortable. I can wear a sport jacket underneath and still feel comfortable. The sleeves are a little long (medium size), but other than that I am very happy with it. In fact, I offered to buy one for my son (28 years old) to wear in Boston-warm enough until it gets really cold.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by westernoregon I've always admired these
I am a working aging boomer who lives on farm. I've worn all the usual blue collar working gear,some of it new, but most from thrift stores,new and used.
This summer I was given one of these coats.It is now November and I am just doggone flat thrilled with it. I have known Bean quality for decades, often not able to justify the expense in my mind. But quality costs. This is coat I'm gonna have, use,keep until my time runs out. What a great coat.
November 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by neurobrownie Great, reliable fall coat
I turned to LL Bean to find a fall coat ? not too warm, but enough to beat back the chill. The field coat (wool/nylon liner) has done the job wonderfully so far! It looks exactly like the LL Bean picture shows; good on them for accurate lighting/colors. I'm quite small (5'5"), so I was concerned when I ordered about sizing (especially because LL Bean doesn't make this in size extra small). Several reviews here said the coat is extremely large, has long sleeves, useless chest pocket, etc. To my pleasant surprise, I haven't found any of those to be the case (see below).
I usually wear this coat over a long sleeve shirt and a crewneck sweater, and despite my small frame the coat does not engulf me. Sleeves are long, but they fit just fine when I cuff them (which seems to be intended, judging from the corduroy lining on the inside cuff). Some reviews said the "handwarmer" pockets are too low to be natural. They're at the perfect height for me, but perhaps that's just a fortunate consequence of me being short! The chest pocket is indeed small (won't fit a smartphone), but it fits an ID card perfectly, so that's what I use it for. Inside pockets would be nice, but I don't mind. Oh, and the collar stands up just fine, in case I don't have a scarf and the wind is nasty.
The body lining is reminiscent of a flannel blanket and feels like one too, nice and cozy! I love it. Arm lining is some Thinsulate lining like you see in most jackets nowadays. Flannel would have been nice, but the Thinsulate works just fine. The "handwarmer" pockets are unlined. I wish they were, because on cold nights when I don't have gloves on, they're no big help. Of course, I realize the coat wasn't designed for that purpose; the "handwarmer" pockets are essentially flaps to keep the bottom pockets covered (they're not even inside the coat, more like attached to the outside). The canvas-like shell seems tough, probably not going to tear in the brambles or anything.
(Side note: Contrary to the LL Bean "comfort zone" suggestion, I would put the comfort range with lining at 45 to 20 F. Which is right in line with what a fall coat should be. Without the lining, probably more like 65 to 40, although I haven't tested that.)
I would definitely recommend this coat, especially with the wool/nylon lining. As I figured, it's removable ? so might as well have it for when you need it. Wonderfully comfy and reliable!
November 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lishopper1 Great jacket
Bought this for my 16-year old son, and he loves it. The zip out lining is a great way to span the seasons too.
November 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BMfromTexas Worth every penny
I bought my field coat (with Primasoft liner) in 1995. I've worn it through every winter since. It's sun bleached on the back and it's got stains from its various adventures, but that jacket has lasted nearly 20 years and there's not a stitch out of place...fantastic jacket and I'd recommend it to anyone.
September 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by llbeanfan61 Husband loves this
I purchased this coat for my husband because he loved mine, he absolutely loves this coat, and considering the cool, wet spring we are having it's the perfect in-between coat, too warm for winter jacket, too cool for no jacket.
As always, LL Bean has come through again.
April 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by troy1 Original Field Coat A Great Classic
This coat is and always has been a staple in my family. My husband still has his from the 1980's and it still looks good. I am sorry to see that you have discontinued this style for women. The Adirondack barn coat is no comparison. Please bring these back for women with the original relaxed fit. No princess seams please. Built exactly like the mens please.
April 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Men's Field Jacket
This is the fourth field jacket I have ordered for my husband. He wears it for hunting as well as pleasure and would not consider another jacket from another company. It's construction is nearly indestructible and over the years it has maintained it's color and shape after numerous washings.
April 4, 2013