Rated 5 out of 5 by Retire2015 Bring on winter!
I absolutely love this coat and it is a great weight. It is the first flattering down coat I have ever worn. I thought it might be a little long, but came to appreciate the length on bitterly cold upper Midwestern winter days. I spent Christmas in Fargo, ND and this coat was a god send. I did take off the faux fur trim as it seemed to get in the way. Also, make-up does rub off a bit on the black - that said, it washes beautifully. I would buy another one, but given the quality of this one, I'm certain to have it for years and years.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NewEnglanderforever Love this coat - a lot.
I was going to order the coat and kept thinking about it then they were all gone. Kept checking back and the coats returned. I ordered it and absolutely love it. I bought it based on all the five star reviews. I now live in East Tennessee with winter temps in the 40's and 50's but this year we had single digits and several days in the teens. I have a Baxter State Parka I really love for those cold days 30's and below but this coat is even better. It keeps my legs warm even in really cold wind. I read other reviews about the sleeves not keeping you warm. True. Not much down in the sleeves but with something long sleeved underneath the coat, its perfect. I have never loved a coat this much. Its thin and very lightweight. Its not bulky at all and hard to believe it would keep you warm but it does. I'm really glad I bought it and highly recommend it. I'm 5'3" tall and the regular size comes just about to the bottom of my slacks.
February 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by mlangsto Gorgeous coat but not warm enough for me
This coat is beautiful. It looked very nice on my body, and I liked the fact that the hood is detachable. However, it does not live up to the coldness rating. It was not warm at 5 degrees above zero with a camisole, long sleeve turtleneck, heavy alpaca sweater, and cashmere scarf on underneath. I think it might work for women who tend to be warmer all the time than some of us, but for me, it would need to have two to three times as much down. I decided to return it and try again in the future to find one that is warmer.
February 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanFanofGoretex Beautiful, warm coat
I loved this coat! It would have been very warm and comfortable. But, I had to send it back because I thought it was to long for my height. I am 5'6" and it hung about 6 inches from the ground on me. I would have LOVED to have kept it but sent it back thinking that it might get dirty from the dirty snow on the ground that occurs a few days after a big snow. I do highly recommend it though for those that are a bit taller. Otherwise, another great product from L.L.Bean. Keep up that great work!! I am otherwise covered from head to toe with L.L.Bean products!! I love them all!!
February 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by veryannoyed not warm at all
I bought this coat the end of last winter, so I only wore it several times. This winter I wore it again in 32 degrees and windy, the wind went right through it! Now we have temperatures well below zero with windchills -35 below. I could never wear this coat even with several layers. I went to an LL Bean outlet store and told the salesman to feel the the back of the coat and the lower arms; there's nothing there!
I have an old LLBean Parka from about 15 years ago which looks old and worn but it is so much warmer than any of these coats with 550/650 dp. It had a pound of down in it. I may look shabby but this is what I'm wearing in the frigid weather in Chicago. What happened to those wonderful old warm puffy down coats?
January 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nettie1963 Warm coat/cold arms
My husband bought this coat for me last Christmas, but haven't used it until this year. The coat itself is warm and details like the high neckline and hood cover is appreciated, but the sleeves don't have enough down in it. That is the only thing I would fix about this coat. I have to put a thick sweater on underneath just for the extra warmth of the sleeves. The length is nice and long, since I'm 5'6" and the rest of the coat is great.
January 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zou2233 warm and falling in love again
I love this coat. It's perfect--long, warm, great hood, comfortable, snaps and zipper good, adequate pockets. The sky-blue color is lovely, cheerful, and visible when walking at dusk. Size small fits beautifully (I am 5'7" with long arms, slim) and is roomy enough for layers. My previous version (in Lilac Mist) held up well through the years and has been washed more than a dozen times.
This is a great surprise gift to myself. After it seemed sold out, I ordered a less desirable one from a competitor. Magically, this one reappeared in my size and arrived before the other. Hurray, LL Bean!! Guess which coat I'm keeping?
January 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by allseasonllbeanlover The Perfect Winter Coat
All I can say is that I am so grateful I ordered this coat before it sold out. This coat is comfortingly toasty, without being too puffy, as many down coats are. I love the paper-white color that I ordered and have received several compliments already. Perfect for work, casual outings, walking my dog in the snow... I feel like I can enjoy freezing cold winters in a whole new way because finally, I am warm!! Thanks, LLBean!
January 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by PickyShopperMom72 Wear it for warmth, not for fashion
The jacket does feel warm enough, but it is not form-fitting at all. I am 5' 2", 100 lbs, and wear a regular XS. The sleeves and shoulders fit alright, but there is too much room at the waist that I feel like I'm lugging a sleeping bag around. I can't wear this in front of my friends! Have to return it.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Caela22 Life changing. No exaggeration.
It's been getting into the single digits here in NYC, and I consistently work up a sweat wearing this coat walking to the subway. Paired with the rabbit lined hat, my winter has been actually comfortable. To be honest, I try not to wear it on dates, but I'd rather be warm enough to wear something cute underneath than worry about my poofy outerwear look. Wish I had gotten this last year and suffered less.
January 22, 2014