Rated 5 out of 5 by Jimisham fulfills leather jacket dreams for reasonable pric
This jacket is very well made, I think. It fits great, too, and the zipper works every time. I ordered a size larger so I can get it on comfortably over a heavy sweater. The zipper goes all the way up to the top, so at times it rubs my neck uncomfortably when I drive. This might not be a problem if I hadn't ordered the oversize. If I had to do it over, I'd get the solid brown. The faded leather looks actually worn, even close up, which is what I wanted. But it feels a little crispy. Jim
April 13, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by NoNicknamesPleasee Jacket
I did not want the distressed brown color but there were no other colors available either online or in the stores. The stretchy wrist cuff is too restrictive but maybe it will loosen up a bit over time. I am a bigger guy and I don't think the lines of the jacket look very good on me, maybe the black version will help, who knows? I expected more from an LL Bean product.
March 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rick4398764 Why didn't I buy this jacket 40 years ago?
After uncounted years of looking at this jacket in the catalog I finally broke down and bought it. It is everything it's claimed to be. It fits well and looks great. I was surprised at how heavy the jacket is, but that's just the nature of the beast. The patch pockets are not very roomy and the handwarmers are inconveniently far back, but that is the only thing approaching a gripe I have.
It's not cheap, but you get what you pay for.
February 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by JSamuelD Very comfortable, fits me perfect
I really like the fit. Recently I've ordered shirts and jackets in a 2xl tall and they fit like a XL. This jacket is a more of a traditional fit long enough and roomy. I wish the sleeve cuffs were tighter.
February 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MGoeHiking Great Jacket
Just wanted to say that this jacket is the best. I live in AZ, so it is cold and dry in the winter and this coat has come in handy. The goatskin is soft and comfortable, but at the same time thick and has a very good quality feel to it. I chose to get the unlined version of the coat because I could layer what was under it myself and it has worked out really well. Great Jacket, I would buy another!!!
February 4, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by WeAreSorry Heavy Bomber Jacket
I have an older Bomber Jacket, early 90s from LLBean. I love It but it has shrunk in my closet, so I ordered the next size up. The design has changed! The new jacket is heaver, the guard over zipper is much larger. The design is clunky, and the leather is stiff.
February 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by clothershorse Outstanding Jacket
Love it. Excellent workmanship. Very nice fit; hangs well on shoulders. Did some online comparison shopping and believe LL Bean's flight jacket is best value. Others may be less expensive but quality would be questionable; others more expensive but same or less quality. Customer service and delivery was standard LL Bean top performance.
January 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Seymourbuddy Great Jacket
I really like this jacket. Although in really cold weather you do need a sweater with it, I think the insulated versions in the size XXL that I need would be too bulky. Very happy. I bought a leather jacket from another company 2 years ago and I was never very happy with it. The day after I got this jacket I gave the other one away!
January 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pasajeff Finally bought it!
Finally pulled the trigger and ordered after looking at the jacket for the past several years (20% off helped push me over the edge!) Very pleased with quality and fit right out of the box. Heavier than most jackets (no big surprise) but felt comfortable right away. My biggest issue was trying to decide what size to purchase. Read many reviews and contacted customer service twice to get advice. I am 6'3" and weight 235 lbs and ended up ordering the XLT and found the fit just right. Since I live in Southern California I do not expect the need to layer too often but found that the jacket was still a comfortable fit with my LLB wool sweater or a polar tech top. Could not be happier with the jacket!
January 24, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Eric2 Needs a little attention to detail
I have had my eye on this jacket for years. I finally decided to buy it based on the reviews and LL Bean's well deserved reputation for quality products. The jacket is, indeed very, very nice, with one major issue already noted in a number of the previous reviews and that is the quality of the liner. The first time I put on the jacket I discovered a five inch tear in a sleeve liner. I spoke to a representative who sincerely apologized and immediately offered to replace the jacket at no cost. I pointed out that other reviewers have described problems with the liner as well. I decided to return the jacket for a refund because it's apparent to me that the quality of the liner does not match up to the otherwise overall exceptional quality of the jacket. I would consider buying this jacket again if the liner material and construction is improved. Right now, however, I am not confident another jacket using the same liner material and stitching will last over time. I know and trust that LL Bean will unquestionably stand behind the product. However, I value products that last and are trouble free. I said all this to the representative and strongly suggested that LL Bean investigate the quality control of the liner. Because I think this jacket is otherwise a wonderful product, I'll check back in a year or two to see if the liner has been improved. If so, I will definitely consider giving it another try. If the liner is improved my three star review would undoubtably bump up to five stars. Thank you, LL Bean, for your great service.
January 20, 2016