Rated 4 out of 5 by ToastyGirl Really Warm--Wish It Had A Belt & More Fur on Hood
I like this coat a lot. It's super warm, for the most part, but I wish it had a belt! I got a larger size so that I can wear lots of layers under it, but I've noticed that, when the wind blows, it blows right up the coat and my waist gets chilly. This is my first long down coat, so maybe this is par for the course with long coats, or perhaps it's because I didn't get one small enough to be really form fitting, but a belt would fix that and I sure wish this coat had one! Instead, I have to just gather it in my hand and hold it tightly cinched while I walk. I also wish there was more fuzz/fur around the hood--it looks like an afterthought of fur, compared to other fur-rimmed hoods, which makes it look less feminine, which is too bad. Had it not been so toasty otherwise, I'd have returned it and gotten a coat with more fur on the hood. I got it in the whiteish color--wish it was more white, instead it's a beige-y white which isn't that flattering on me. However, when it's really, really cold outside, this coat fits the bill and it even provides, essentially, a big, cushy quilt when I'm inside at the movies or the theater and want to stay warm, which is awesome! I'm happy with the purchase. Though with a belt and more fur, I'd be over the moon happy with it. I do recommend it, though.
December 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BrooklynDweller The perfect winter coat
I live in NYC and do not own a car therefore I do a lot of walking. This coat is one of the best investments I ever made. Wonderfully warm but also lightweight so it's very comfortable to wear. I'm 5'1" and the petite size hits between my calves and ankles.
Also I had to exchange it because I ordered the wrong size and LLBean could not have been more helpful. Thanks LLBean!
December 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NewEnglandShopper777 I love this coat
I love this coat. For walks outdoors or really cold days this coat is so comfortable and warm. With this and my Bean shearling lined zip-up boots I am a master of the winter. It is even easy to get in and out of my truck because the bottom opens for easy movement. The hood and coat are well designed. I love the sleeve cuffs-they block out any stray snow or wind. Only wish there was a chest pocket on the outside for easy access to items I don't want to keep in the hand pockets.
December 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by chitwood Great value for the price
I work in Northern Alberta Canada. so far i have worn this coat at 0 degrees Farenheit and was comfortable and warm. It rolls up and fits into a carry on for travel back and forth to Florida. Excellent value for the money. Highly recommend this coat.
November 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MireilleB Best coat ever
Last year I bought this coat in Large Petite, and wrote a review. I returned it because I thought it was too big & too long. Then -40C (-40F) hit Ottawa and I regretted returning this coat. Ohh I thought it would be so warm and cozy. So I bought a Medium and a Large Petite to see which one would fit best. It turned out the Large Petite fit better than the Medium as I had room for layering, so kept the Large. I "was" 5'2" and 145 lbs.
I can't tell you how happy I am that I re-purchased it. It kept me warm in those very cold days. I appreciated the very long length that I initially thought was too long (i.e. it goes to my ankles). I felt like I was wrapped in a very cozy blanket as this coat is not stiff at all (unlike the Acadia which is warm but gets very stiff when it is super cold and I ended up returning) + it is very light weight. The hood is perfect to keep the cold out for your head and neck. The sleeve length is perfect + It has all these nice pockets.
I love this coat now and would not exchange it for another. It is not water proof (like the Acadia) but I bought another which is not as warm as this for those rainy winter days when the weather is not so cold.
Great coat for cold Ottawa weather. Highly recommend.
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by audiogirl Love this coat!!
Ordered the long coat after owning a shorter version for many years in a warmer locale. As soon as the coat arrived I put it on and walked several blocks to pick up a pizza, in windy low teens wind chill, no extra layers. Ahhh what comfort and warmth!! I'm 5'8', 125 lbs., a small fits perfectly.
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Megum Fantastic coat
I bought my coat a few years ago and I love it. Can't count the compliments that I get. However it came in teal one year. (my favourite colour) I have been looking for this colour since but unfortunately it's still not available . Why is this. Got a blue one, will have to buy a white one now. Please please bring the teal back.
November 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by geltoronto So warm!
I LOVE my new coat! We are experiencing cold temperatures earlier than usual this year. Last year I dreaded walking the dog every cold day but with this coat this year I am enjoying the outdoors! The fit was perfect. I am only 5' 2" so I ordered the petite. I bought the light blue colour and have had so many compliments on it. The order came so quickly I couldn't believe it! I am one VERY satisfied customer.
November 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by BJFX very disappointed...
I wore this coat on a day when the temperature was about 42 degrees and a bit windy. The body of the coat is very warm. I'm 5'9" and the 50 inch length is great for me. The sleeves from the elbow down are cold...it almost feels like there's no down in that portion of the sleeve. I'm returning the coat.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rebma Extra Warm and Extremely Figure Flattering
If you want a coat that is warm, comfortable and well made, this is your coat. You cannot ask for more than this coat gives you. This is the only down coat that I have ever owned that is figure flattering: you won't look like you weigh 40lbs more in it. It is warmer and lighter than any other premium down coat that I have ever owned. It has a 2 way zipper: great for getting in and out of the car. This coat is long! The interior pocket has come in handy more times than I can think about. The detachable hood is perfect for keeping both the wind and snow/rain off your face. The attachment for the hood is perfect. When it is off, no one would even think you could add the hood on. Like all down coats, I spend about 5 minutes "warming" the coat up before I go out if it is extremely cold outside.
I own 2 of these coats. The first was bought on sale in Brown. I wanted Black. I was so impressed with the warmth, quality and fit of this coat that I bought the Black too. The coat(s) has gone to the theatre over silk velvets and into the woods with jeans.
I've learned that even with light/medium weight clothing on, you cannot walk around with this coat on indoors. If you plan on shovelling snow with this coat on, then plan on getting very warm, very fast. That is the worst thing I could say about this coat. I consider it a plus.
Bottom line: if you want a coat that can go almost anywhere, keep you warm and make you look terrific, this is your coat.
November 20, 2013