Rated 5 out of 5 by AuntDelilah Finally found a size 20
I was thrilled to find a size 20. It fits me much better than a 1X. I hope you will carry more items in size 20. I love this coat. I love wool. It keeps you so much warmer than a synthetic fabric. I also own the long polo coat in wool and it is beautiful. [also a size 20!!]
March 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by AnnefromCanada Matter of size
I had to return this because of the sizing. I am 5'9" and 155. I purchased a size 12 and it was way too big for me. It was also not as fitted as the reviews would suggest, so I decided against exchanging for a size 10. Others have noted that it is somewhat boxy and not flattering and I would agree with this. As for the quality I would agree with the positive reviews - it is a beautiful jacket, very warm and reasonably priced. I ended purchasing a Peacoat from a local store and paid much more for one of equal quality (but without the warm lining).
March 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Schnauzerhaus Fabric pilled horribly after 6 wearings..so sad!
The fit was beautiful, as was the color (stone). Sadly and to my tremendous disappointment, the fabric pilled quite noticeably after about six wearings - and those wearings were not harsh in the least. The pilling occurred around the pocket entry areas, wrists, and where my car's seat belt hit on the left upper arm, i.e., areas where additional "wear and tear" is absolutely expected.
I hope LL Bean re-works this item, and chooses a wool blend that includes more nylon. Nylon is famous for adding to the longevity of wool & cashmere blends. I am returning this today for a refund, and am glad of LL Bean's customer-oriented return policy.
February 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by gailr97 Smart coat for cold weather
I was looking for a warm but smart coat for a (cold) city visit. This ticks all the boxes. Very warm, very smart. I did go up a size in order to accommodate heavier winter clothing. I bought the Pacific Blue - great colour, and with a scarf to match I feel all set.
February 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ruralhomemaker No regrets
I ordered the peacock color and I love it. I approve of the quality of the coat as well. Excellently packed for protection during shipping.
February 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by PetiteStyle Gorgeous coat; need smaller petite sizes!
This is a beautiful, high-quality coat . I ordered the Pacific Blue and the color is gorgeous. I really wanted to keep it. However, I ordered a Petite 4 and it was too big. It was roomier than I'd like and the arms were too long. I wish it was available in a Petite 2. I am 5'3" and about 112 lbs. (I usually order Petite XS from L.L. Bean.)
February 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeansRegular Beautiful Warmth and Classy too!
I have tried on previous versions of Bean's wool jackets and was not happy with the feel of the wool and the boxiness of the fit.
This year, I tried again and to my delight, both factors have greatly improved. The lambswool fabric is lusciously soft and thick with not a trace of itchiness ( and I am wool sensitive). I bought the Stone color, which is more attractive than the online picture, and it's a lovely dark ivory to very light khaki color--very good at lighting up my face on dreary winter days. It is standing up well so far against dirt. The addition of side panels, which create enough waist shaping to not appear boxy, is very welcome. The construction and tailoring are very high quality--truly a 'Best of the Beans'. My very fussy family thought that the coat looked very attractive and very youthful (without being trendy).
I purchased the coat in my normal size 4 and it fits perfectly over mid to thicker sweaters. The sleeve length is perfect on me, but I have long arms (and bigger shoulders from years of weight-training), so there should be no need to size up for body room or sleeve length.
The coat is dense but not heavy when worn. It feels wonderfully warm due to the thick wool and the thinsulate quilted lining adds yet another layer of comfortable warmth to keep the chill off. I have worn this coat and been warm in below zero temps, with a midweight wool-combo sweater underneath.
This coat is elegant enough for a night out and classy enough to wear to management level work. It also fits in nicely for (non-messy) daily errands. I expect to have many years of comfort and style from this great LLBean coat. I recommend this highly to anyone who wants style and warmth. Now I just need to keep it away from my young adult daughter!
February 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ozknight Love This Coat
The only thing is get a size larger than you normally would.
This is warm and looks great for almost any occasion.
I have one I bought many year ago and it still looks good but is getting to look worn I needed a new one and I love this one. I love this style. The color is wonderful and modern. You will love it. This one has a quilted lining that is fuller than the older one. That's why you need to get a larger size.
February 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by kikidgh Love the pacific blue
The sleeve length is perfect but the armholes are cut too small and high. I cannot wear this over anything but the thinnest material. I have very thin arms and yet everything bunches under the arms. The rest of the fit is perfect but I am going to have to return the coat as it feels like a vise under the arms.
February 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CHARISE PERFECT FIT AND HIGH QUALITY
AM AN 18 PETITE AND THIS PEACOAT FITS PERFECTLY. IT IS VERY WARM AND VERY WELL MADE....THE NAVY COLOR IS PERFECT CAN BE DRESSED UP OR DOWN.....IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY AND WILL NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE. AM USUALLY SKEPTICAL ABOUT BUYING A COAT ONLINE, BUT WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH THE LAMBSWOOL POLO COAT I BOUGHT EARLER , DECIDED TO ALSO BUY THE PEACOAT.....AM SO GLAD THAT I DID........THANK YOU LLBEAN
February 5, 2014