Rated 2 out of 5 by JLag Wanted to love this jacket, but I couldn't!
When my jacket first arrived, it felt very big. I have always ordered a medium with all my LLBean coats, but this was huge! I went out to walk my dog during our blizzard, and the wind went right up my back. I froze! I reordered the coat in a size small, it came, fit better, but still wasn't what I have come to expect from LLBean. It did not feel heavy enough and when I went out again in the snow, it was still not warm enough, I sent both back and will wait until next season to buy the Baxter state parka. That's more money, but looks much warmer!
February 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by TomInTosa Ultrawarm indeed
This coat provides comfort against the harsh Wisconsin winter without a doubt. It's a nice enough looking coat even if its only fashion statement is "it's really cold outside". My wife (a size 2 petite) found the missus' x-small to fit very loosely around the midsection. For this reason we considered returning it, but ultimately its warmth and comfort made it a keeper.
February 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by lagunaLes This one is a keeper!
I had purchased this jacket after returning one to LL Bean that just wasn't warm enough, even for our Southern California mountains. I bought this one to replace it -- and it's a keeper! It's nice and warm, whether I wear another layer underneath it or not. In one of the previous reviews a buyer said feathers kept escaping but I don't find that's a problem with mine. With LL Bean's generous return policy she should think about exchanging it for another because I think she just got a lemon. I highly recommend this comfy jacket.
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LBJBean Great Jacket!
This jacket has been put to the test this winter as we have had one winter storm after another. It has kept me warm and dry while shoveling. It fits true to size, for me. It's not "poofy" and keeps me very warm. I like that the fur comes off so it does not get wet when it's snowing, yet makes the jacket fashionable for wearing to work.
February 4, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by YogaHippy Bamboozled... it's not what I expected from LLBean
I purchased this coat 1 1/2 months ago just as frigid temps arrived here in S.E. Pennsylvania. I am a commuter and my walk to the train is a lengthy one. I found this coat and love the idea of the hood and the warmth ratings. Unfortunately, this is not a very warm coat. The air blows right in at the seam of the sleeves so you can feel the breeze along the back of the shoulders and armpit. If you want warmth, layer with this coat. Also, the zipper is a challenge and gets caught in the fabric A LOT! The bottom zipper, works when it wants to and never when you're in a hurry. I had the coat for less than a month and one of the buttons, to fasten the hood to the coat popped off. The fabric is soft (which is why, I guess, it gets caught in the zipper) and the hood has really been my favorite feature of the coat.
February 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cloudybrite Winter Jacket
Love, love, love this jacket.....I now have 3 of them, White, Brown and now Black!!
January 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by jmbrb Ultra warm jacket
I really wanted to like this jacket. BUT - the material seems flimsy, not nearly as substantial as a previous coat I bought years ago from a competitor.
The fit was loose even though I went by the size chart, and the fur on the hood was weird.
I considered trying a smaller size, but the fabric was the deal breaker for me.
I ordered a different style and am hoping for the best.
January 26, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by ChristineMichigan This is NOT an ULTRA-WARM jacket
My boyfriend bought me this parka a few weeks ago, I am torn if I should send it back or not. It fits ok but it is just is not warm enough (It's ok if you are really moving around shoveling snow or snow shoeing but otherwise this jacket does not hold up to its promises) Good to temps up to -30 below? No way! Temps have been in the teens lately and without really thick layering underneath this jacket, forget it! Maybe I should invested in the Baxter State parka (-45 F) but after buying this jacket b/c it was advertised to handle temps to -30 below, and actually feeling what it can handle, I am not going to buy any more jackets from L.L. Bean.
January 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eliane Comfortable
I wanted a not heavy jacket,this one is light and very warm,I love the hood no wind pass through.One of my best jacket I ever own.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NieceyFox Goose down black jacket
Love the new jacket. Toasty warm & very stylish. Fits true to size.
January 14, 2015