Rated 3 out of 5 by cheetah02402 Hood problems
While this jacket is lightweight and pretty warm, the hood is a huge problem. You can't possibly keep the fur on because 1) it's ridiculous 2) it impedes your view. Additionally, without the fur, the hood doesn't stay on and doesn't come over your head enough. For the price, it needs to be fully functional in all cold weather environments.
November 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ratboxalley Ultimate Warmth
Great coat, attractive, warm, love it!
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MISnowLover Great for Michigan winters
I was able to really test this coat out this past week when temps dropped into the low 20's and teens, and it was great. I was outside for around 30 minutes and never felt cold, I haven't had the chance to test it out on longer periods of time. I love that it's really light and not bulky but still very warm. The hood is very large and really covers my whole head and face, which is great for when the snow really starts blowing! My only negative is the color is really very purple, I thought it would have been more of a wine but it's not. It's not offensive enough to return, I really don't like the other color options anyway.
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Best coat ever!
This is the lightest, warmest, coat I have ever had. It even blocks the cold wind which is very important to me since I suffer from fibromyalgia. I absolutely love the spruce color. Most importantly it doesn't hurt to wear it.
November 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by engnenk A very rare size
Bought this for my daugter. Being able to buy any clothing in Petite XS is a huge plus. When it looks good, feels good, fits good and is well made, it is great. Don't know how warm it will be but coming from Bean, I am not too concerned about performance.
November 1, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by ctresident not what I expected
I have bought many coats and jackets from llbean. Almost always I have been very pleased. Not with this jacket. It does not have any shape. Perhaps inside tie cords would have helped. However, the biggest problem is the hood. It is too big and falls too far over my face. The faux fur adds to this problem and unfortunately can not be zippered off. The green color is lovely but I had to return this item.
October 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by katemb great coat
I looked for a new winter coat for 3 years before I chose this one. It is a good length (keeps your middle warm, but not so long you sit on it). It is not cut too tight so you can wear a sweater underneath, but it's flattering. Great color and fabric. If I have a criticism, it's that without the fur the hood doesn't fall forward enough over your head (I'd do without the fur if I could). On the other hand, the hood works in that it covers your head and ears. I looked for that feature for a long time before I found this coat. I'm very happy with it and would definitely recommend it.
October 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by LLBean323 Needs a drawstring!
Living in NJ and waiting for the bus every day, I need a really good winter coat. Last year, we had frigid temperatures and I vowed to get a better coat before this year. I ordered this coat in a small. I am 5' 5" and 125 lbs. The coat fit me just fine, enough room to wear a sweater or bulky clothing underneath if I wanted to. I liked the lining at the end of the sleeves. However, COME ON LL BEAN! WISE UP! I agree with all the other posters that this jacket NEEDS a drawstring at the bottom! I returned the coat solely for this reason. It is just wide open and doesn't "hug" your body at all at the bottom. I feel like the lack of this feature completely negates the fact that this is a warm, down jacket. It didn't quite cover my rear and I felt any type of wind would just blow up into the coat. I chose to return it for the longer 3/4 version. At least then it comes down to my mid-thigh and will actually keep my torso warm.
October 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Portie54 extra warm and pretty jacket.
I love this jacket, exceptional pretty deep purple. very well made, do not hesitate, buy it.
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by poetryjean ultrawarm jacket
this coat is very warm and comfortable to drive in. recommendations from the sales associate were helpful and achieving the correct size.
October 21, 2014