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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Terrilcrn Fantastic Coat!
My daughter LOVES this coat. It's lightweight yet super warm. We went a size up to accommodate the bulky sweatshirts she likes to wear and it's a perfect fit!!
October 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by HonoraryYooper Ultrawarm Jacket
First I must say that I won't know if it is really ultrawarm until the temperature drops below 0 degrees F. I ordered a small and extra small and found that the body was way to big in the small, especially since there is no drawcord to snug it up, so I sent that one back. The XS is plenty big, even with a heavy sweater underneath, but could be just a bit (1 - 2 in.) longer. I like the inner cuffs to keep drafts out of the sleeves and the location/style of the pockets. I think I'll usually wear it without the furry trim on the hood which just wants to poke me in the eyes.
October 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jayna Warm, Roomy and Comfortable
I bought this well in advance of winter since I missed getting my size last year in a new parka. I have read other reviews noting the boxy shaping of this parka and that's just exactly why I bought the parka. I need a fuller, more boxy style so that I can wear extra layers under the coat. I also like to have plenty of room in the shoulders when I move around to shovel snow and do other outdoor activities. I can't wear a more shaped-fitting coat because they just fit too snugly in the waist and hip region on me. Plus I don't like that body-hugging feel in coats. This parka has all the features that I am looking for. It is comfortable, cozy feeling and has just enough plush for warmth without feeling like a stuffed pillow. I'm really looking forward to wearing this parka because we had such a cold winter last year. L.L. Bean is the only store that has a parka for women in this cut and fit design in a ladies petite, and I have a tough time finding extra large in petites. I'd like to mention that the side pockets close with zippers and there are inner cuffs on the sleeves to keep out the cold. I highly recommend this parka for anyone looking for a roomy and comfortable winter parka.
October 1, 2014