Rated 5 out of 5 by BetaSue Toasty in Alaska
I'm from Houston, Tx. Not a cold weather place! Just returned from Fairbanks, Alaska where temps were -12 to -17 in the daytime and -22 at night. I layered up with this coat and was toasty warm the entire time I was there! Believe it when they say it's rated to -40F! The knit cuffs kept drafts out and helped keep gloves in place! I love the longer length. I'm thrilled with this coat and expect to wear it more when I see my mother in Amarillo, Tx next month! Thanks, L.L. Bean!
November 21, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by zahnd Down coat
I am disappointed with this coat. In 1995 I purchased a down jacket and it is still warmer than this new coat. It runs big so that I can wear a sweater under the coat, but it is not the quality of my old coat. I wish we could bring quality, more down for a warmer coat back to today. It seams anything you buy these days is cheap, fast made with no quality control. I gave my old jacket to a homeless person because he was cold. The jacket looked old and I hoped to get the same new. The new was three times more in price.
It runs big so I can wear a sweater under the coat. No I am not buying a new one again.
November 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Evers My sizing exeperience: runs large
I read all the reviews on the coat's running small. Usually I'm a medium, but in coats sometimes I get a large because I have long arms and broad shoulders. (I'm 5'7" and 139 lbs.) Ended up calling to get exact measurements on the coat. Finally I ordered a small!
The small fits, though it is a little snug in the shoulders and I would like the liner inside the wrist (a great feature) to be a little longer. It fits over sweaters. Probably too small if I needed to wear a jacket under it. I'm keeping the small because it looks great, not too bulky. The sleeve -- the outer layer-- is long enough.
I haven't worn the coat yet, since I live in California. Will use it for trips to cold weather. But it feels really warm, and the way the hood and collar fit you can really feel snug if you're in a blizzard.
November 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyWanderer attractive and fits well
I ordered the green in an XS petite and the sizing was perfect. I had been concerned that some reviews said the coat sizing ran large, but not the case for me, 5'3" The coat has some very nice features: several zip pockets and an inside pocket for phone or glasses, which will allow me to go out in winter and not bother with a purse. Also the hood can be adjusted with a velcro tab on the back. The faux fur trim on the hood is an attractive touch.
November 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by lovenature Just what I was looking for!
I needed a warm coat that was a bit dressier than my normal hiking gear. This coat is just right for me. It is warm and has enough room in the shoulders and arms for sweaters underneath. I normally wear a L in Bean shirts and pants but always go up to an XL for coats. This was no exception. The XL fit with the extra room I wanted for layers without looking bulky. I would recommend the coat.
November 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by jmchartford Nice Down Parka
I've never had a down coat before, but after last winter in New England, I chose the L.L. Bean Ultra Warm Parka to be ready. It arrived on a 70 degree day, so I can't recommend it for winter, yet. However, the coat is really nice (order a size down as previous reviews say!!!), and seems very toasty. The hood is nice and you can detach it if you don't like it. It is still a little generous size-wise, and I agree that it could benefit from a waist clincher thingy, but I've never been disappointed by Bean, so I'm thinking this coat will keep me very warm this year.
November 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by nyjam Comfy coat
Some reviews said this coat was too big. I found it roomy, which was just what I was looking for. You can comfortably wear it with a sweater underneath it. I had purchased a similar coat from another store in the same size, and found it tight across the shoulders and down the arms. I returned it, and decided to try LLBean. Your coat is perfect.
November 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by makeitcomfy so warm but lightweight
I bought this coat for my always cold daughter. She is essential personnel where she works so she spends a lot of time scraping icy windows and clearing snow. What a find! But even more than that I love LL Bean. You make it easy to shop. I know when to expect my package. You are the best!
November 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by OkieGirl22 PERFECT
My coat arrived yesterday and I tried it on to check the fit. It was perfect, I am 5'-5" weigh 155 and am a 34 C and the Medium fit perfect with room for a sweater. It is not so puffy that you feel like a tank, it is actually slimming. I am a 48 and will look good on any age. The only negative is it is Christmas present for me so I will get it back on Christmas Eve!
November 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CollegeGirlWMA Comfortable, warm
LL Bean has been my go to since I was a toddler. My parents raised me on it, and I still continue to love it especially when I moved out to Western MA. I needed a warm winter coat since last winter was -32 degrees for almost all of January and my other fleece just didn't cover it. I ordered a small, and for a 5'4" 120 lb girl it was a little too big. LL Bean was awesome though I just shipped it back and am waiting for my x-small to arrive. The return process was so easy. I just filled out the form, put everything back in the bag, and sent it on its way. I'm so excited to get my new coat because when I tried on the small it was so warm and comfortable.
October 30, 2015