Rated 5 out of 5 by HenryM Never cold again!
I am from Arizona and was back in D.C. a fews weeks ago and it was freezing! First thing I did when I got home was head to the computer to order a Nor'easter Commuter Coat, as I have a return trip planned for January. Thanks to L.L. Bean, I'll never be cold again!
December 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by JHFlann Shortcomings
Over-all, not a bad coat, but it is way too heavy! The front zipper is hard to get started. The pull cord on the hood is hard to use.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WhatNicknamesAreLeft THE BEST!!!
Last year I bought one of these fabulous Nor Easter Gor-Tex Commuter coats for my son who works downtown Chicago, where the wind is absolutely bitter in the winter. He claims it?s the warmest coat he?s ever owned! Having graduated from MICHIGAN in Ann Arbor (GO BLUE!) he wears it to many of the football games up there as well. I?m fairly certain that LL BEAN increased their sales since my son has been wearing this coat, because at every tail-gate party before a game, he is asked numerous times where he got this fantastic coat. The hood alone is a blessing, the coat seems waterproof, wind proof, and keeps him toasty wearing just a light sweater underneath. It?s such a great coat that I just ordered another one! So, this is a review for both. If you want the warmest, most well made, good looking, long, Gor-Tex lined coat for bad winters (and you do, believe me) you want this one! Thank you LL BEAN!
December 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by NOTHappyGilmore Almost perfect
Great coat. Better than I expected given some of the problems identified by other reviews (zipper, fit). I would give this coat five stars, but it's not quite perfect, so Bean will have to settle for 4 to 4.5.
I haven't had the problems with the zipper that others have experienced, so that's a plus.
The fit is not bad, but as others have mentioned it's not quite as roomy through the chest and shoulders as it is through the mid-section. Seems to fit men who are more 'tube' or 'pear' shaped than 'V' shaped. Certainly wouldn't be able to wear another jacket (suit-coat or blazer) beneath it.
So far it seems well constructed, and it is definitely a cold weather coat, at temps above 35, it gets very warm.
Happy so far, and optimistic that the coat will hold up and wear well.
December 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by ACBoston Disappointing
I bought this as I was looking for a long urban coat for walking in the extreme cold. Wore it once and returned it. While very heavy, I didn't feel comfortable (even with a fleece vest) on a windy, 25 degree night. I also found the pockets to be undersized (had to force a pair of gloves in) and the overall cut to be very unflattering with no style. A disappointment as usually LLB's stuff is very good.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by IdiotWind1941 Great Coat!!
I purchased this coat for commuting via the rail system in NJ and I found it to be exactly what I was looking for. It's warm, plenty of pockets, and long. Long enough that the coat covers my seating area and the end of the seat so I have no concerns about the possibility of my pants getting soiled from rail/bus/taxi/train station dirty seats. I would highly recommend this coat. I am NOT the one freezing at the train station anymore when NJ Transit is running late, a too common occurrence for the NE Corridor.
December 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Traveler10 Warm Coat
I am often in Chicago where it is very cold & windy. I needed a coat that looked good and keeps me warm. This coat was a great solution. It is heavy, but does the job!
December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ColdGuyinMD Love this jacket
I do a lot of commuting. Drive to a train station, ride the train to a bus station, then catch a bus to work. I can be outside in the weather waiting for up to 20-30 minutes at the train and bus station each. And along with that, the commuter train can sometimes be like an icebox. This jacket does it all. Keeps me dry and warm at all the locations. And if it gets a little warm, just unzip and open it up. Just fine. Lots of people complained about the weight. Yes it is heavy to carry. But to wear, you can't tell it's heavy. As for the zipper, I agree. If you are not used to using a heavy duty two way zipper, this will be tough. But if you are, it is a great zipper.
I love this jacket and would by it again.
December 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by kisertn It gets the job done!
It's warm, sturdy, and feels bulletproof. It's not very attractive, it's somewhat bulky, and it shows lint like it's nobody's business. In the end, it does the job it was hired to do and when the temps have dropped south of 25 degrees I've been very grateful to have it. I am 5'7" and 210 pounds and the Large is fitting me fine.
November 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MNNiceGuy Best winter dog-walking coat ever
Minnesota winters can be bone-numbing cold, especially if you have a dog who loves the outdoors but does not have a dedicated yard. So I wanted a warm coat that was longer than a ski parka. I tried the competition, but they had none, and - thank goodness - referred me to the brand-spanking-new LLBean store at the Mall of America. The coat is FANTASTIC. It has a two-way main zipper, as well as zippers on side vents that allow more free movements, when the wind is not extreme. This is simply the best warm coat imaginable for being outside for more than a few minutes. PS LLBean also makes the best raincoat for dog walking in more moderate climes!
November 26, 2014