Rated 4 out of 5 by Krazkat Excellent coat BUT...
The buttons were hastily finished, the wrap of thread around at least two of the buttons was unraveling after two wearings. The coat was ordered on 12/15 n backordered till 1/02/15, however it arrived on 12/24! Being handy with a needle n thread I was able to repair the issue. Thus I believe the coat was rushed at the factory.
My husband loves the coat, he is 5'11 n weighs 230 n wears a XXL Tall. This is his second LLBean coat, the first was a barn coat in tan with the thinsulate lining, he used it as a work coat n wore it to death! So much it was washed often n the buttons became brittle and were cracking n breaking off. I called Bean and they replaced all the buttons, I only needed a few. That coat was retired after 5 years n donated after this new one arrived.
I highly recommend all clothing from Bean, quality has never been an issue n this one issue was minor
March 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrRetired Primaloft field coat
I have owned several field coats, most with the wool lining. The primaloft lining is terrific, very warm but not bulky. I love this coat for snow shoveling and all around winter wear. I have been very satisfied with this product. A warm coat that is comfortable and easy to care for.
February 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bagelboy Very warm but needs a zipper
This jacket is really warm. My only beef with it is it should have a zipper, and that's why I didn't give it 5 stars. I also had to wait about a month for it to come because it was out of stock- bad pre ordering/buying by LL Bean.
Glad I have it now though.
January 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by NJMaine Good coat that can be great w/ some design changes
Bought this coat last year, in saddle, and waited until I got a bit of use out of it before posting a review. I want so much to love this coat, but I only like it, because it has some fundamental design flaws. The biggest problem, and what might've been a dealbreaker for me if I had bought it in-store instead of online, is that it simply does not close well because there are only three usable buttons [the fourth button at the top can't close if you have a scarf on, or anything but a flamingo's neck atop your shoulders]. That means the cold and wind these last few days in below-zero temps hasn't been repelled nearly as well as it could have been with an extra button or two [or way better: a zipper]. The pockets are awkwardly placed. The chest pocket is impractical, and I would trade it in a second for an inside velcroed pocket sewn to the liner. As noted elsewhere, the liner sleeves do indeed poke out if you need to roll up the cuffs [I keep my cuffs down, and they hang a wee bit long, but the tighter of the two cuff buttons mostly mitigates the problem.] It also could really use a hideaway hood.
Now given all these design flaws, it still has considerable upside: It is quite warm with a shirt and sweater beneath it, it is incredibly comfortable, the material is tough yet flexible so you can move with ease, the fabric repels rain and snow easily, it looks fantastic [I've gotten a ton of unsolicited compliments], and it's even roomy enough to wear with a suit jacket underneath, which was a big selling point for me. I wear a 44 regular suit, I'm 5-9, 195, and got this coat in large, which fits me just a bit on the big side. Would love for LL Bean to see these comments and make the design changes suggested here, though--I'd buy that remade coat in a heartbeat!
January 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by loyalbeaner15 great coat!! - as advertised
What a great coat! Worth every penny. Well made, comfortable and WARM!
This coat defines LL Bean Quality!
January 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RamonaBean Great color, perfect fit, excellent quality
The Field coat was everything I hoped it would be. It fit my guy very well, he loved the color and the primaloft liner is keeping him warm. He has wanted a Field coat for a long time so thank you for making a quality product that I can be proud to have given as a gift.
December 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bunnybuttons Good fit, comfortable, color is perfect
Very pleased with the fit and style. Wears well with a sweater underneath for extra warmth.
December 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fawcetti Pockets
I have worn this coat 4 or 5 times since I purchased it about a mounth ago. It is a great coat; however the pockets were not designed for keeping your hands warm. They should be set at a angle so you get your hands in same and they should be lined with wool and be deeper. Also the coat should have a pocket on the inside. I'm not happy about this design; pocket wise. Live and Learn.
RTF in Seattle
December 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EHlovesKH as described
I bought this coat for my husband who works construction. He really enjoys the pockets. He said between the coat pockets and his carpenter pants, he no longer needs his work pouches. Great every day coat. All purpose, holds up to work days and sharp enough to wear out.
December 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Malinaccier Like a Carhartt
Just like a Carhartt jacket. Wish the liner fit more tightly inside. The sleeves were a little longer than the fitting guide said...All in all a good coat--Primaloft is warm and it's decent looking.
December 3, 2014