Rated 5 out of 5 by btyty7yj67uju my favorite all-time jacket
I bought this jacket about 25 years ago and i still have it and I still wear it. I think it was about $200 back then, which I thought was expensive at the time. The leather wears well and looks better as it fades, especially since it is already slightly faded when new. The jacket still looks great; in fact, i think it looks better now than it did when it was new. If you want a coat that will stand up to the test of time then this is the one. The thinsulate lining keeps you warm as long as the temperature isn't too extreme. .
February 2, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by nyorganist Super warm jacket
This jacket laughs at the cold. I took a long walk to work in 6 degree winter weather and didn't feel so much as a draft with this jacket on. This is my super-brutal-cold winter jacket. Alas, not 5 stars for two reasons:
1. The lining, in spite of great care and gentle use, does not hold up well. Mine is not so far gone as to need replacement, but it is annoying to see the first signs of shredding on a jacket that is only two years old.
2. The leather is think and not very pliable. I guess that is what really keeps the cold and wind out, but it feels stiff to wear.
So, I don't wear this every day. In fact, I only wear it when the temperature drops to the 20s or below. It really is that warm.
January 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Floridagirlswm Excellent quality!
I was looking for a jacket for my father who lost his favorite leather one. I compared many jackets for quality, value and looks. I initially purchased one from a competitor that was a disappointment (it looked and felt cheap) so I returned it and purchased this one from LLBean. It was exactly what I was looking for - the leather looks and feels great. The jacket weight was heavy enough to feel solidly made but not too bulky. It looks very nice on him and can dress up a casual outfit. My Dad loves it and he is not easy to please! I would highly recommend this jacket and would purchase it again myself. Great value!.
December 31, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by luckyguytoo good jacket
This jacket fits well, is beautifully made, and looks great. It also excels at keeping the wind and cold at bay. The only negative is the weight. This is one heavy jacket.
December 30, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5
by AppleValleyBuyer Design Flaw
It should be understood that the Customer Service Department at LL Bean is second to none. They keep the customer first, are flexible and helpful. At issue is the leather jacket itself. I bought this same model jacket about 15 years ago and felt it was a great buy--so I elected to purchase it again when mine began to show wear. The zipper "slide" consistently gets caught in the same place (on all three jackets I tried) because it is too close to the seam where two leather pieces come together--click on and see picture. The solution would be to use a wider zipper tape and/or sew it such that there's more clearance between the slide and the leather fabric at this specific juncture--or up the entire garment's height: we're talking a matter of a couple millimeters. It's a shame because the jacket is one of very few on the market (or where I shop) that's offered with Thinsulate. It's warm and still seems to be well made. The collar is a little stiff but I assumed that would subside over time with wear. I could have had a new zipper sewn into the garment by a tailor (I had to have a new one put into my old jacket eventually.) but it would have been cost-prohibitive and the jacket should really come out ready-to-wear from the manufacturer. I hope that LL Bean will take this matter up with their supplier and get it resolved. Again, I like Bean's return policy and they're great to work with in my opinion.
December 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by fashiongiver Best fit ever
This jacket was a holiday gift that finally fulfilled my husband's wishes. The look on his face was surprise and showed how pleased he was with his gift. This jacket looked custom fit! Best gift ever!
December 30, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by thorough Way too small
This is a beautiful jacket but way too small and will have to be returned. My husband often finds a large a bit too roomy. This large didn't even come close to being large enough.
December 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RoxannK Husband loves it
This coat is very nice. It looks great and is true to fit. Now if the weather just decided to get cold enough for my husband to wear it!
December 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TNsunshine2015 Wonderful jacket!!!
Very well made. Love the leather. My son loves it! A regular large fits well with a little room for a sweater if wanted. He is 6'2" about 180#. I thought we might need a tall for sleeve length, but turns out the regular sleeves are plenty long. Very nice jacket!!!
November 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Willardo First Bean Bomber
Very pleased with the first week of ownership! The substantial 'build quality' and the supple goatskin are real pluses. l will monitor the lining durability due to a few recent online comments. Having the ability to order a large/tall is a real benefit to accommodate my long arms and torso. Highly recommended!
November 25, 2015