Rated 5 out of 5áby PugetSoundGardener Exactly what I wanted
I've had this coat for almost a year, and it has all the features I was looking for: waterproof, mid-weight, good hood, right length.
Although some other reviews were negative about the zipper, sleeve length, or hood, I found all to be just fine. In the rainy Northwest it keeps me dry and warm, and the hood doesn't block my vision. I got a petite small, and it fits my just-under-5'2", 115 lb frame. Often I have trouble finding sleeves that aren't too long, but this is OK. I would definitely recommend this coat.
November 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Etomkins Perfect fit. Great for Fall.
I always worry about sizing. I'm 5'3", 140. The petite large fits me perfectly. Arms, for once, not too long. Weight is light, but jacket is warm. I love the snaps. The taupe color is light; we'll see if it gets too dirty. I plan on wearing it as my go-to jacket; easy to throw on and off. Pockets seem very useful.
November 7, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5áby KNNJ2 pockets are bad news
The only kind of pockets I want on a coat are slanted pockets. I don't want snaps, zippers, flaps, or anything else. And, I don't want straight, horizontal pockets, or so-called hand-warmer pockets. As are most people, I am a very busy person. I do not have time to play with pockets on coats. The pockets on this coat are the worst. They have flaps over them and snaps, and it is a total pain to get in and out of them. I was trying to figure out why the LL Bean designers would choose pockets like this. And the only thing I could think was that they thought: Well, you don't want rain to get in them. Okay, call me crazy, but I don't remember a single time my pockets on any coat have gotten rain in them. And I am outside in all kinds of weather, all the time. So, the coat is going back. Please, LL Bean: Keep it simple next time.
November 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby curlyturtle Fits very well.
I received the black parka and loved it. I am very hard to fit through the shoulders and this one is not too tight and the sleeves don't pull up when I stretch out my arms. It isn't too tight in the seat either. I am 5'3", 145# and bought a L Reg. My only complaint is it is extremely stiff under the chin, it has no give whatsoever and is uncomfortable there. It does not seem to have very much thinsulate either and I am leery that it will be warm enough for Michigan winters. I then ordered a second parka in the red, but the color is horrible and I am sending it back. The red is more of an orange, not the pretty cranberry shown online, so beware.
October 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby JBinNorthwesternPA Wonderful three season parka
I've tested my new parka, and this is what I found:
The Bottle Blue in small is an excellent color and fit for me. I'm 5ft 6 inches and 112lb. The sleeves come mid-hand on me, and the coat right below my bottom. I'd even say this coat is slightly big on me. The fleece cuffs are nice certainly, but I wish they were heavier like storm cuffs were 20 years ago. They do keep my arms warmer. No problems with the zipper at all.
I wore a 300 weight fleece jacket under with a long sleeve cotton shirt, and was very comfortable outside at 28 degrees.
I would only purchase this on sale, regular price is way too much.
October 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Garden51 Warm, comfy and fits perfect
My husband ordered me this parka and i love it. He ordered it online on Thursday and we had it on Sat, only 2 days. The minute i put this parka on i loved it. So lightweight but warm and comfy and looks great. I love the deep stash pockets which i use for my cell phone in one pocket and my regular camera in the other pocket and my gloves fit in there also and the 2 way zipper is great and works great. Within the hour of receiving my parka i put it on and wore it to take my 18 month old granddaughter for a walk to the playground it kept me warm and great to walk in.
I usually wear large but other reviews said to order a size larger and i ordered an XL, it fits great, sleeves are a little long but rolled them up a little bit and plenty of room in shoulders for movement of arms and down below my but. I ordered the black. Looks great.
If you need a parka this is the one. I did lots of research before my husband ordered it. I never had a parka before but i do now.
This is a keeper.
Thanks Hope this helps.
October 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby ayrlass Perfect fit!
Just received my coat, a couple of days earlier than I had expected.
I am 5'5" and 120lb. and the medium is perfect. I have little bit longer arms, and the sleeves are just right, and the cuffs are nice and snug.
Not a heavy coat, which is my preference, but seems like it will be cosy. Length on me is mid thigh.
The reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is that the red is not quite as portayed; more of a light cranberry, but pretty, so I will keep it.
Cold weather coming our way this weekend, so will try it out!.
October 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby OutdoorsAllDay Perfect in every way except one.
This is almost my dream-parka: the hood is attractive and fits over my hat without blowing off in a strong wind; the interior cuffs are soft and cozy; the (red) color is striking and pretty - maybe a little yellower (as opposed to bluer) than the photos show, so a muted-yet-fiery red; the pockets are roomy enough, secure (being "patch" with flaps vs. seam-installed) and easily accessible. I find the lines of the parka clean and attractive, and it is certainly windpproof. I've worn it when temps were in the mid-twenties, and it seemed plenty warm (but then I ALWAYS move when outdoors.) My only complaint is that it is a SCANT 31" long (in medium), maybe closer to 30." Even the standard 31" of most parkas seems too short (after all, if it's cold enough for a parka, I'd like my thighs to be covered too!). So I was a little disappointed that the length was so minimal. Otherwise I really love the parka - and will hang onto it.
April 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby JoeyA Best Jacket Ever
The jacket is one of the best I have ever owned. The fleece cuffs and lined pockets are an added plus. The jacket is warm without being bulky. The cut is very flattering, and it is true to size (5' 2", 135 lbs, and I bought a petite medium). Our weather is pretty temperate, but this jacket will do beautifully for those chilly days we sometimes experience in CA. It arrived yesterday, and I put it on to take the dogs for a walk in the rain. I remained toasty and dry. Perfect jacket!
March 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby BeautyLover Very warm with lots of insulation
The large petite fit my frame well (I'm 148 lbs, 5'' 4-1/2"), with room to layer over sweaters. The jacket is thicker than what I expected, with lots of insulation. It is very warm.
March 3, 2013