Rated 4 out of 5 by Margielise mostly satisfied with this coat
Finally had a chance to wear this coat a couple of times last week when it was mid 20s when I left my house. I love that it has a 2-way zipper so that it is comfortable when sitting in the car. Was certainly warm enough. Very ample room--I'm 5'2", 115 pounds and normally take a small, sometimes need a medium in a winter coat to have enough room for layering, but needed an extra small in this jacket and there's still plenty of room.
What I don't like about it is the Velcro closure on the hood. Knowing now that it's there, I can see it in the picture, but it's not in the description. It does lie pretty flat and since I wear my scarf inside my coat, I don't anticipate a lot of damage to my scarf. But women who wear their scarves outside their jackets might want to consider something else. I can't understand Bean's fascination with Velcro. I didn't buy the more expensive Wind Challenger jacket or the Gortex raincoat because of their Velcro cuffs. I'd rather pay a little more for snaps that won't wreck my clothes.
November 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rootka Just Wonderful for WI
Ordered this jacket back in the Fall and haven't had a chance to wear it until today. Temp dropped into the 30's and the wind is howling at 30 mph. Took the dog for a walk. The wind did not penetrate and it was ultra warm, just like it says. This is going to be a GREAT jacket for our Polar Vortex WI Winter!!
November 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Skroggy Ultrawarm Jacket
The jacket is beautiful, well made and fits perfectly. There is ample room to wear it over a bulky sweater. L.L.Bean items are a little higher in cost, but the quality of everything I purchase is well worth the additional cost. I would definitely recommend this jacket to a friend.
November 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Linda527 Wonderful jacket - - but
I ordered the jacket in spruce. It came fast, fit perfect and color was just as shown online. BUT - the fake fur looked like road kill. It did not appear fluffy as shown online. Not even close. I tried fluffing it up. I thought it was flattened from shipping, but combing it, running in air only in the dryer, shaking it - to no avail - is flat and parted showing the liner, looking so fake. Fortunately I have a genuine fur piece from an old coat, and I retrofitted the fur. 100% improvement. I wish LLBean would give you the option for added cost to have real fur. Either that, or use a better quality faux fur. I have seen excellent imitations before.
November 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JMunoz Warm, light weight
Ordered this coat for a trip to Wisconsin in December. It arrived quickly and I was able to track progress of shipment easily. Just opened it and tried it on. Perfect fit, love the double zip and snap closures. Hood is a little big but if its snowing I think this might be perfect. I ordered it in brown and its very nice. I ordered a XL, Im 5'5" and my chest is 43". This fits perfect and not tight or too loose. Its comfortable and light weight, should pack easily but Im guessing I will be wearing it but you never know with our Texas weather. Either way Im very happy with my purchase.
November 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by NYSOHgirl Very Nice Jacket
I bought jacket in size small, as I am a slim size 6. This jacket has a lot of nice features including storm cuffs, zippered pockets, and hood. Sleeves are perfect length--well below wrists. Has relaxed fit, but still looks trim. I bought chocolate brown, and I love this color. I should have read description more carefully because with relaxed fit--suitable for layering--it is slightly flared at the bottom which allows updraft of cold air (when wearing only one sweatshirt underneath). There is no drawstring cord at either waist or bottom hem to block air. Jacket is very good quality. I did return in, and I may reorder in XS. Good especially if you like to wear two layers underneath. Jacket keeps you warm.
November 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by beebopper123 Beautiful Jacket
Excellent choice. It is quite warm and very attractive looking. The removable collar is a great idea. I am sure it will keep me warm this winter.
November 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by HoneyBabe Comfortable
Lightweight and comfortable. The color Paperwhite looked very white in the catalogue, but is more of a light ivory...was disappointed at first, but I've gotten used to it already.
November 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Seattlejanie Nice and warm, love the spruce color
This jacket fits true to size. I am 5'4" and around 130, the small fit fine with plenty of room to wear sweaters underneath. Some bean coats run just huge, but I would call this one roomy but not unexpectedly large. .
The spruce was a little more blue than green to my eye, but maybe that it what spruce means - I thought it would be more of a green. Once I got over the fact I didn't get my dark green coat, I was fine with the color. It really is a beautiful shade.
The inside lining is slick, so layering with sweaters underneath should be comfortable, without sleeves bunching up inside the coat. The lining was a slightly more forest green color than the coat. I didn't think it clashed, if anything I would prefer more contrast rather than an exact match
The jacket covers my rear end, but I have a fairly short torso. The only things I would change are the hood & the tabs underneath. With the hood up, the tabs under the chin swing out like huge rectangles. I tried tucking them into the neck of the hood, but sometimes they pop out. I have to fold the fur ruff back on itself to have the hood up, because otherwise the hood would fall below my nose.
November 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ladynj19 Ultrawarm jacket
boxy fit, runs full. I normally wear a 6 petite and the XS petite fit just fine
November 4, 2015