Rated 5 out of 5áby BWJshopper Fabulous Jacket!
This is a great jacket! It looks beautiful, is extremely warm, and is very well made. My husband loves it! He has always wanted a really warm, high quality leather jacket and this more than meets his desires.
February 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby KrackerJack Great fit, comfortable & warm!
I love this jacket! It is just slightly snug with the wool lining even though the size is right. It is wonderful in this year's frigid weather and looks great! I've received several complements on it. It is very well made and the fur collar, wool lining and thinsulate really make the outdoors bearable. It is worth the price in my opinion.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby WisconsinKansas very warm and comfortable
I was hesitant to spend this kind of money on a coat but with Beans return policy I went ahead and ordered it. It was back ordered and took a little longer than I would have liked. When I received the coat I wasn't sure about the collar and a little bigger size for a Large. I have been wearing the coat in Zero weather and it is great. Very comfortable and the collar keeps my neck nice and warm. I am impressed with the construction this should be a 20 year coat that will just get better year after year. Any of you woman out there looking to buy your husband or boyfriend a later "V-Day" present don't hesitate getting him this coat he should be grateful for years.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Jorge59 a friend for a lifetime.
i have owned this jacket since it sold for half the current price, and it is still worth what it sells for now.
January 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby aburnett Preferred mouton collar
The jacket in this style that I acquired some 15 or more years ago had a true mouton/fleece collar (more like the Navy G-1 model), much as the original WWII design and no windflap in the outside of the zipper (I believe the original WWIIs had one on the inside...).
The new one that I acquired last year has a beaver- or mink-like "shearling" covered collar brushed to be very soft - it is more comfortable on the odd occasion of flipping the collar up against the wind - that looks rather flaky to me. The windflap is only securable at the very top & bottom and it, too, looks kinda flaky; it seems to be closer to the newer 21st Century design.
Both are excellent jackets; I was a little disappointed in the design changes but still pretty happy to own the new one.
January 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby MargaretAW Flying Tiger Jacket Wool Insulated
My husband loves this jacket. It is well made and very warm, in addition to looking very classy. We live in far Northern Wisconsin so it is perfect for our weather..Thanks!
January 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Celticode One perfectly amazing coat!
I have had this heirloom quality coat on my wish list for many years and my wonderful wife gave me this as a combined Christmas/Birthday gift and I thank her for that.
As many others have noted this is a heavy and very warm coat and that is of course true, but the workmanship and fine product details are amazing. I will only wear this to special events and proudly display it in my closet waiting for those events.
Thanks to my wife and LL Bean for this coat and I encourage anyone looking for a truly special garment to add this to your wardrobe/collection.
December 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby BeTrue2YourSelf Excellent Jacket, Good Value
Its hard to get emotional about a jacket. With that said, this jacket is very well made for the money. One can spend three time more for the sanctioned real deal, but, the quality wouldn't be three time better. The jacket is very warm, some days its too warm; therefore, for those cool but not cold days I also got the non-insulated version. The fit is spot on. I've received numerous compliments.
December 19, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5áby Chiltech Heavy & Warm but Not My Style
I bought the wool lined fur collared version in the normal brown finish/not distressed. For leather this is a warm jacket and has a heavy sturdy feel. If you like a softer leather you'll like this jacket. It is made of a goatskin which is supposed to be lighter and tougher than cowhide. I am not certain if goatskin is usually this soft - this jacket feels more like the softness of a lambskin dress leather.jackets, on the plus side it is not a thin leather. (I own heavy cowhide leather motorcycle jackets and they are not this soft).
I returned this jacket for two main reasons, the fit in the shoulders is too wide for me and the appearance didn't quite suit me. The mouton on the collar is very short and the collar looks to me relatively undersized for this large a coat. The brown is a dark milk chocolate vs a dark chocolate color and the finish is more shiny than I like.
I wear a 40-42 jacket (5'7 155lbs) and this jacket in Medium had seam overlap on both shoulders by 1-1.5 " . I don't have small shoulders. Interestingly the sleeves were not too long (I don't have long arms). The sleeves did not hike up when extending my arms which I attribute to the extra shoulder length as this jacket is not articulated in the back. I would recommend this jacket to someone with broad shoulders but not overly long arms.
December 6, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5áby CPS0911 One piece back please!
LL Bean's Flying Tigers jackets look great, but there are some issues. I have had numerous leather bombers over the years, including LL Bean's (which I unfortunately grew out of, getting the jacket in my mid-late teens as a present#. I ultimately decided NOT to replace my most recent bomber #non-Bean# with one of these. First the good things about these jackets: the lining...from wool, to thinsulate, to uninsulated, you have a lot of variety to make sure you stay comfortable in these jackets, which this jacket is probably the best on the market at giving you a really toasty option with the sherpa wool lining. The bad, and there are two. First, all the cuts and seams to make this jacket. The back is in three pieces, and since the back takes most of the stretch and rub, really one piece works best, or if the back can't be one piece, put the seams at the waist and not at the shoulder. The other bad is price. When I looked to replace my bomber from the late 90's #not a Bean jacket# with a new one recently, I first looked at these Flying Tigers jackets. The Bean guarantee is great, but I paid almost 50% less for a jacket I consider to be higher quality from a manufacturer who I trust just a little less than Bean...and it has a one piece back, and only two seams on each sleeve. My old LL Bean bomber had a one piece back, and that jacket was almost bomb-proof, but after wearing out the seams in my latest #non-Bean# jacket #granted it took 15 years), I'm looking for something with a little better construction. Bring back the one piece back on these jackets and I will be the first in line.
December 4, 2013