Rated 5 out of 5 by GamlaGumman The coat I've always wanted
I recently received a lovely, off-white, down jacket that I intended to use for dress. However, I wanted a warm, lightweight jacket that would be long enough to keep my torso warm and comfortable. I have found it in this black, hooded, 3/4 length coat. It is comfortable so that I can easily move in it, handy when I'm shopping or taking the dog out. Although this coat has a trim cut, it still manages to be roomy. The sleeves are cuffed, another plus. It keeps me so warm, one reason being the collar comes up high and snaps tight. The hood is practical and it, too, can be snapped keeping the wind out. The fur touches the outer edge of my face and keeps me so cozy. This coat is pretty enough that I can wear it for dress. I have received several compliments on it telling me how great it looks on me. I chose the color black because that was just about my only choice at the time; but, now I don't regret that at all. I just feel so good in it! I love this coat, would recommend it to others and it is the coat I've always wanted.
March 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wiggles1 Good fit, color, & size
I've had a parka just like this for several years but in a light blue (periwinkle actually). In winter's like this with the mess outdoors and walking the dog it takes a real beating. I got a darker color for the messy days and I appreciate the fact that it can go in the washing machine and dryer. I' m just as pleased with the new coat as I have been with the old coat. The Ultrawarm Coat really is warm too.
February 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by DK8R Good, but the buttons..
This is a warm coat. Some cold can still get under the bottom part around the thigh area. Fleece lining in the pockets and around the wrists is nice!
My complaint is about the hood buttons. I exchanged the first coat I got because both buttons popped off. Without them, the hood comes unzipped. LL Bean, a company with great customer service, exchanged the coat quickly but i just noticed that both the hood buttons are gone. Again! I will just be sewing on some new buttons this time, but just be warned that this might happen to your coat so maybe reinforce them before you wear it.
February 19, 2015
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