Rated 5 out of 5áby tonyvldz Great coat
I recently moved and I wanted a warmer coat than the one I previously bought from LLBean. I only had to take the train prior to my move and now that I have to take a bus to the train having this coat for those really cold days is surely an advantage. I would recommend it highly. As a matter of fact, I was bummed out early in the season because they had run out of it in all of the stores, it was not until after the holidays that I was able to get it in my size, and that's only because I looked at the website everyday twice a day for the coat. It is warm, and easy to wear. I do not find it heavy at all, although I know some people have complained about it.
January 21, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby WNCBeanGal Depends . . .
If you live up North where winter winds blow hard, and you order it a little larger than normal, you'll like it. We don't need that much winter protection in WNC so it was returned.
January 7, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5áby Frustratednewyorker Extremely warm with the worst zipper
The Nor'easter is the warmest coat I have ever owned, this is my second coat, however, this $250 coat has the worst zipper I have ever seen, hard to pull up, hard to put together to zip and even more difficult to pull down to try to take the coat off. I have used the two way zipper twice, each time I had to take the coat off over my head and use pliers to pull the second zipper down. I cant believe Bean would produce such a wonderful coat with such a poor zipper.
If you don't want to zip up, okay, buy this coat, otherwise, look elsewhere.
January 5, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby BoonieSuturedoc Bad outweighs the Good
Looks good, very warm, well made.
Weighs a ton. Hard to get into because of the rough, plaid fabric in the upper interior. The suede-like outer shell in my dark jacket shows every bit of lint and is impossible to brush off. Very stiff so requires extra effort to drive a car.
January 3, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby king555 too padded
I bought this as a weather-proof commuter coat for my husband. It is much more padded than I expected, more like a parka, and I think that probably he won't like it when he opens it tomorrow. I expected the insulation to be much thinner and high-tech, but it's old-fashioned quilted padding. It's a nice coat, but not for the purpose he needs it for. I expect I'll be returning this item for that reason.
December 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Ruttemer Long fits me well.
I ordered in kahki and did not like the color. Returned item and was told it was available in black L which is my size, and I ordered it. I then received a call that the coat was no longer available in black and asked if I would accept in dark blue which I did. Subsequently. it occured to me that the coat might be available in L/Long black, and it was so I ordered it, but was sent L/Long in dark kahki by mistake. So then I had two coats to be returned, and I finally received the L/Long in black. It was worth all the trouble as I love the coat. It fits well, is warm and has plenty of pockets. The L.L.Bean people with whom I did all of these in's and out's were pleasent and understanding.
December 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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