Rated 2 out of 5áby BocaJoe Made well but collar/pockets are the deal breaker
Let me say I love the look of this beautiful jacket (I bought the dark brown). It seems to be very well made and true to LL BEAN size. The THINSULATE insulation is excellent , I wore it in the bitter cold this winter and it was toasty and impenetrable to the to wind and cold. HOWEVER... the collar is so high and stiff, the collar and zipper cuts you in the neck when sitting or driving, forget wearing the jacket and a seatbelt! I thought it would loosen up with time but appears to be a design problem and beyond annoying.
The other major problem is that the side slash pockets/handwarmer pockets under the cargo pockets. They are placed so far back on the sides, you have to wretch your arm and shoulder back to get into the pockets AND they are flat, not sloped inward/downward, so even small items like keys and a phone tend to fall out and it's very difficult to get items in or out.
If these two major design flaws are corrected I would buy the jacket again in a heartbeat, but it's going back, I cannot wear the jacket like this.
I am a big LLBEAN fan and hope this can be addressed, because otherwise it is an incredible leather jacket in all other aspects.
March 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby 66wasagoodyear Top quality / sturdy zipper / great fit ..........
Took delivery approx 10 days ago , nice leather, warm, great fit , ...
This jacket will last , I will make a more detailed evaluation after a few months ...........
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby nyorganist Great winter jacket
Over 2 years with this jacket and it's the one I wear when the weather dips below freezing. Took a mile-long walk in this on a 17║ windy day and felt no pain. The wind can't get through the leather and the insulation keeps you warm. It's thick and heavy but you'll be glad because that's just what you need on a nasty cold day.
February 19, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5áby Trophyrider Lack of durability
I bought this jacket January 25, 2014 and sent it back almost exactly one year later with the liner falling apart. The jacket looked and felt great, but I am not going to send a jacket in every year to replace a problem. This seems to be an ongoing issue with this jacket looking back at other reviews. I chose to replace it with the wool lined jacket. Hopefully, that works out better than this one.
February 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby MADIII Flying Tiger Jacket
Thinsulate. Very warm, stops the wind, comfortable, good looks and always get compliments wherever I wear it.
January 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Freddahorse Great Jacket
This jacket is exactly as advertised. Nice thick leather that will last for many years and lined with enough padding to keep me warm on even the coldest winter days. It looks great and fits well. I am extremely happy with this purchase. It is up to the usual LL Bean standards.
January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby TomJC Uninsulated WWII Pilots Leather Jacket
I received this jacket on 21 Jan & wore it after it snowed and temps were in the 20s. This is the best leather jacket of the 3 that I have owned. The leather quality and fit are excellent. Also I wore it while walking @ 2 miles in cold weather. It kept me warm and comfortable and I especially like the heavy zipper. I also noticed the jacket air vent holes under the arm pits which are a must if you walk or hike in this jacket for several hrs.
I am very happy with this LLBean product and appreciated the 2 day free delivery ,,,I also got a fast response from LLBean Customer Service to my questions Re: size (Regular or Long) for my height & body size.
January 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby loonpoint everything I had hoped for
I have wanted one of these coats for years....I have looked at others but have always been drawn back to Beans. Why buy elsewhere when you know you can trust LL Bean to deliver quality. The coat is warm, well made and should last for many years...thank you LL Bean
Sizing does tend to run a bit small...if in doubt go up a size
January 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Timberhaus Flying Tiger Jacket
This is a BEAUTIFUL jacket. I bought this jacket 3 years ago for my husband. The leather is wonderful the lining not so much. The lining was in shreds in the shoulder area, and a few other places. My husband took wonderful care of his coat never to put on a hook and always use a heavy gauge hanger. I called L.L.Bean about the lining and they told me to return it for a new jacket. Thank you L.L.Bean. I love how you stand behind your products and take care of your customers. We love this coat and hope that it was just a bad piece of material for lining, and that the new coat lining wears better.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby NealP Great Jacket
Warm, substantial, and nice fitting leather jacket.
January 18, 2015