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
Rated 4 out of 5 by collageartist Good basic jacket
The jacket is a good overall down jacket. The faux fur is horrible, but at least it can be taken off and not used. I wish there were more interior pockets and a drawstring waist for a little shaping, but all in all, this is a very nice jacket.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LCSelf Perfect!
Beautiful coat - warm, comfortable, soft, perfect color - plus it looks great on me! What more could you ask for?! Love it! Haven't tested it yet in really cold temperatures (I live in Texas), but I have no doubt it will do well. If it fails, I'll update my review.
Thanks LL BEAN!
September 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Collegefreshman Very warm but lightweight and packable.
My mom and I chose this jacket for my winters at college in the Birkshires. We had previously purchased the women's version of the barn coat (for Fall) in Large Petite and the fit was great (I am 5'2). Roomy enough for a sweater or sweatshirt underneath but well proportioned. I did not find it "boxy" as some other reviewers mentioned.We opted to go with the regular Large in this coat and I am glad we did. It covers my rear (important in freezing cold weather) and I can cuff the sleeves if need be. The detatchable hood is a plus. Coat looks good with or without the hood. I am hoping this winter is not as brutal as last year, but with this coat I will be prepared!
September 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tiggie11 Well Named
This jacket is warm as the name implies. I love the soft sleeve wrist lining that hugs your wrists and keeps the cold air out. The jacket is short, barely covering the hips in my case. And I wish it were a little more snug in the hips, or had a draw cord there, but it's a great jacket for the price. Unlike other down jackets I've had, it does not shed feathers. The pockets are generous and well placed for comfort. The removable hood is warm and great for windy days. Overall, this is a handy wintertime jacket of great quality. I recommend it.
March 24, 2014