Rated 5 out of 5 by wardrover Tough and Warm
This has been my primary winter jacket for the last ten winters in New England and Scotland. It's really tough and extremely warm. The waxed cotton does a great job deflecting rain and melting snow. After a decade of regular use I'm finally sending it to be re-treated this season. The cuffs are a little nicked but it will easily last another decade. I have only two complaints: I wish it had a hood and the suede collar can get a little musty if it isn't cleaned occasionally (especially after some vigorous snow-shoveling). Otherwise, just a great coat.
November 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MHNC Still Pleased
bought the Loden color in size Medium last year. I am a woman, 5'10" and 170 lbs.This jacket continues to exceed my expectations. As some other reviewers have noted, the sleeves are a bit too long. I just roll up the cuffs one time and length is perfect. I just dragged it out of the closet and jacket still smells new. No musty, etc, smells. I had intended to send it to New England Reproofers at end of last season but found I didn't need to. Just wiping jacket with damp cloth was all I needed. I don't know when this jacket will wear out cause it seems so durable but I hope LL Bean never stops making it. When this one wears out, I will order another one ASAP!
October 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by billyburgbuddy Great Black coat
It's warn, well made and will protect you from the rain and snow, certainly. If you're short it's definitely the right style--i.e. complementing. No, it's not made in England like other popular waxed cotton companies but it's a third of the price. However, I'm not keeping this color because you call it "loren" but" I and two other people in my house call it "black." I wanted loden and loden is dark green.
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bidgie Really nice
I love the jacket. Only negatives are color is almost black and sleeves are a bit long. Good quality as expected. I recommend.
September 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michiganric Dead of winter
I bought this for the dead of winter. All I can comment on right now is the fit. I am 5'10" And 235 pound. I will use it for walking the dog . It has front pocket for gloves,
and other necessary items. The roomyness is great. Being a retired Letter Carrier, I know you need to have enough room for the jacket to breath. It is a heavy jacket and appears as if it will a very warm garment.
September 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by DoctorCoolpop Fatal flaw - attracts mold
I loved this jacket when I got it - lightweight and extremely comfortable and warm. However, it has a fatal flaw. I live in W Mass where summers can be quite humid. The waxed cotton seems to be the perfect surface to attract mold and it's very tedious to clean it off with sponge and bleach solution. Sadly, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who does not live in a very dry climate.
September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tbuster Waxed Cotton Down Jacket
I have just put this jacket through one of the most severe winters Pa. has seen in a long time. Sub zero temps. and wind, blowing snow and sleet weeks on end. I spent a lot of time on a open tractor blowing snow and hauling wood. This jacket kept me toasty warm and dry through it all. It is very durable and dependable for long hours spent outside in severe weather. I have one for work and one for casual and all around wear. These jackets are my go to when the weather turns bad.
March 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Irri Great Coat
This is a great warm coat. It is a little heavier than the jackets with the nylon shell, but because of the cotton your purse doesn't slip off your shoulder like it does with the nylon. The only thing I wish it had was one of those "double" type zippers so that you can have the top zipped up and open the bottom part of the jacket if you want to. That's why I gave it the four stars instead of five. I love that it has the snaps on the flap that covers the zipper, since most of the time that's all I use and velcro just doesn't work as well. I am very happy with my purchase.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Phreadd Warm
Arms are a bit longer than usual, but SUPER warm. I no longer fear the polar vortex....
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MHNC Toasty in N.C.
got this jacket just in time for a state-wide snow storm in North Carolina. I am very pleased. Temps are in the teens here and this jacket has kept me dry and toasty while playing and working in the snow. Just wearing a polyester under garment shirt. I am a woman, 5'9'', 170 pounds. I bought the men's medium because I have wide shoulders and I wanted the longer material in the back. It is a perfect fit except for the sleeves, which are a couple inches too long. I was expecting that, so no problem for me. I just fold the cuffs up. I highly recommend this jacket!
January 29, 2014