Rated 4 out of 5 by dmamet Very pleased
I left a bad review for this coat in the long version, but the 3/4 length has worked out wonderfully. As has been happening with LL Bean, fit was inconsistent from coat to coat, and this one has a better line in front and fits snugger without being too snug. It is comfortably warm on cold days (have been out in the 20s but not yet colder, and I don't feel cold at all). The hood is especially wonderful, and I don't even need a hat - it adjusts for fit, is exceptionally warm, and doesn't give me hat hair.
For those who think the velcro sticks out when not fastened under your chin: fold it in half, and you will see that there are specially-crafted holes to tuck it into.
Negative: The back of the coat does not have a pretty/tailored line. It puffs way out at the middle of my back, giving me a puffy look if you view me from either the side or back. It's not a full sack like the long version because of the nice way the front lays, but it could use improvement.
Overall it's comfortable, doesn't look unfashionable in black, and it's the one I use if I'll be out in the cold for awhile. For quicker trips I choose the coat with the thinner material (the faux down one - bought it at a different but similar store), which is more flattering. I've yet to to test whether there is a true temperature difference.
January 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by toastyinpa Love it!
I love this coat. I purchased the petite large and the fit is perfect. Keeps me warm even on coldest days.
January 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RCNY The best customer service ,and a great coat !!!
I purchased this coat for my wife ,she loved it ....she stopped by her sister's house one day and her sister's new dog jumped up on her tearing her coat ,she was absolutely devastated as this was the warmest coat she had ever owned,heartbroken she contacted LL Bean to see if they might possibly be able to repair it,to our amazement they supplied her with a BRAND NEW COAT @ NO CHARGE !!! Thank you LL Bean for the best customer service BAR NONE !!! ,she loves the coat super warm and light weight
January 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LMTinConnecticut Cozy and comfortable
This coat exceeded my expectations. It is light and extremely comfortable, and arrived just in time for snow and freezing weather. It is very warm without being too hot.
January 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by CityCasCurv Great Coat, One flaw
This coat is amazing! So warm, very soft, and flattering to a curvy figure. The hood is great for snowy days, and the cuffs in the sleeves are good with or without gloves.
My only complaint is that both the buttons on the hood popped off within a week of wearing the jacket! I would definitely recommend reinforcing the hood buttons before wearing the jacket out, without them the hood hangs funny and comes unzipped.
January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by fansLLbean Warm coat
Nice warm coat. Happy with purchase. I also purchased the
goose down hooded parka which I also like especially the burnt orange color.
January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JJCambridge Best jacket I own!
I live in Boston and spend every weekend in the lakes district of NH. This is, hands-down, the best and warmest jacket I have! I love the length because it covers my hips and butt. I initially purchased this jacket to walk my dogs in, but quickly realized that it's a great commuter jacket to/from work and to wear around the city. I take it everywhere with me. It is definitely big/bulky but I don't care b/c it keeps me warm! Buy this jacket!!
January 26, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by gRob Worst pockets EVER
I bought this coat based on reviews and in many ways it has not disappointed. It is very warm and light weight. The fit is perfect and it was a good value.... until you factor in that the pocket on the left side was sewn in upside down. It goes up rather than down like the pocket on the right side. Annoying, but it was too cold to go without a coat and a pain to exchange it. Fast forward to yesterday, I forgot & put my iPhone in that pocket. Stupid mistake, within steps it fell out, hit the pavement hard and is now not working properly. If you purchase this coat, factor in a cold hand and a broken iPhone. :(
January 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by CONNmom nice jacket, perfect length
I was looking for a three-quarter length jacket and this one is very nice. I'm 5'6" and it hits right at my knees. It feels very lightweight but is warm. I wish there had been more color choices available (although I ordered late in season so much was sold out). My only complaint is the zipper, which has the ability to zip open from the bottom, is very difficult to zip. For some reason it's hard to line up the two zipper pieces easily. It always takes me a few tries to get it aligned. Not sure if it's a design flaw or just a defect on my particular coat.
January 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by grandmabo Love the coat, except!!
I absolutely love this coat. It is warm and a great fit. I would maybe suggest that the zipper that attaches the hood to the coat be longer on each side and eliminate the small button on each side. I carry a shoulder handbag and after 4 wearings I lost the button as the strap on the bag hits the button just right. So I had to unbutton those two buttons and now the hood hangs funny. Thank you for allowing me to express my opinion. Had I known I would have had this problem I would not have purchased the coat. I will be on the look-out for other coats like that.
January 20, 2015