Rated 2 out of 5 by silverbeaver too bulky
This coat is too heavy and bulky. I returned it and exchanged for a Baxter State Parka. The quality of that coat is far superior.
December 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DonG1 Noreaster
First, I retuned a Baxter State parka that I love but has been discontinued and, as advertised, LL Bean gave me credit even though I purchased more than 5 yrs ago., the cuffs had become frayed. The coat I purchased does not quite measure up to the one I returned. Zipper is difficult to work and the fabric is not as soft or "flexible". It does keep you warm and is good looking , I Guess I was spoiled. But it will keep you warm and dry
December 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Peterf Noreaster commuter coat
In many ways a great coat. I had it five days and, after many attempts succeeded only once in getting the zipper closed. the problem has to do with the two way zipper system and the fact that the zippers have no room to manuever the clasps into place. It was disappointin given the other good features of the coat.
December 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LaRocque Great coat
This is a really warm coat. Usually I take a large, but after reviewing the size chart I ordered a medium. Good choice! It fits well in the sleeves which is what I wanted, and, most of all, has gussets in the sleeves instead of Velcro closure. Gussets in the sleeves are always a sign of a really good quality coat, and are very hard to fine. By keeping the air from blowing back up to sleeve it results in a much warmer coat. It is just a tad tight in the chest but I have a rather big chest for my size. Plenty room enough in the shoulders. Very comfortable coat! This is very good value for the money. Really, it is the coat that I've been looking for for a long time.
I gave it four stars because the zipper is a bit difficult to use. I've never had trouble with double zippers before but this is just at the wrong place. I'm sure I will get used to it, and then it will be worth five stars. Unfortunately, I had to compromise on color because all of the blue and black were sold out. The tan is nice, however. Still, I would have rather had the black.
December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NorthcountryNYer excellent quality winter parka
I looked at over six other retailers' offerings and settled on this parka. It has proven an excellent choice. Long enough and appropriate to wear with a sport coat but tough enough for camping trips. The Gore-tex fabric is very durable. I refuse to wear down since a good friend once died of hypothermia in the deep woods with wet down; this parka has man-made insulation and is very warm; lots of pockets; excellent zippers. Size is a little tight in the shoulders/chest - at 44" chest, 5'11" and 185 I'm on the cusp between L and XL and the L in this parka was definitely a bit tight, so I went with the XL and its fine. Overall there is really nothing I would change; I look forward to a long relationship with this jacket.
November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by reconmarine1966 commuter coat
Item as described. It's a little bit heavy, but serves the purpose for which I purchased it. That is "very" cold weather. Have not had a chance to wear it very much , but when I did wear it, it was very warm.
November 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RobBert70 Great Looking Jacket
I like it so bought two of this jacket medium "dark navy & black", Gore-Tex, comfortable, not bulky, Very warm, I like the chest pocket outside perfect cellphone, I like the cotton feel, look pro, high quality jacket, nice
November 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by USDutchie It depends on its usage
The coat is fantastic, but had to return it. Because it is way TOO WARM en for that matter too heavy. It just does not work for me.
I wish the same coat would be offered for a climate when the temperatures vary between +6oC and -6o Celcius OR 40oF and 20oFahrenheit.
In other words with a much thinner liner and lighter in weight.
I love the Gore-Tex shell and its entire construction.
If the above would not be possible, make the coat in a WAXED COTTON .....even better!!
November 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by ChicagoJo Runs very large
I've been a Large-Tall size for over 25 years. Recently though, I've noticed that many clothing items at LL Bean (and elsewhere) have gotten larger. This coat runs at least one size too large. This wouldn't be a problem for me if they offered it in Medium-Tall, but that's not an option. Bring back true clothing sizes!!
November 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by njsportsman nor' easter commuter coat
I just received the coat a few weeks ago so I cannot comment on the performance in cold conditions. However, the quality of the coat appears to be excellent. I saw several reviews re-zipper problems but after trying my coat's zipper there were no issues. Casual dress was the deciding factor in this purchase rather than opting for something like the baxter state parka.
This coat should provide the usual good service that I've come to expect with all Bean products.
October 22, 2014