Rated 5 out of 5 by GayleLLBeanShopper Great design
This is a great everyday coat. It's warm and the hood design keeps the wind out, better than any other coat I have. I spend a lot of time outdoors so I need a coat that protects me from the cold and howling winds. This coat does the job while looking good. I bought the purple slate color and love it, looks great with jeans. I'm 5' 5", 125 lbs and the small fits perfect with room to layer except around the neck. The hood is a tight fit so if you want to wear a scarf with the hood on snug, the scarf has to go on the outside. The only annoyance is with the velcro when I wear a knit scarf . It tends to get stuck on the velcro. This is my first parka purchase from LLBean and extremely satisfied.
January 30, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by jjconvert Searched a ton of coats to finally find one
I had a coat similar to this and had the zipper break. I searched high and low to find an almost exact replica based on features. I wanted a down filled coat with a fur hood that also had a collar on the hood to cover part of your face and hold the hood up. The few I found had bad reviews. I finally looked at LL Bean. I did not find all the info I was wanting on this coat but decided to give it a try. I will now give you all the info I didn't know before. This coat is not bulky but does keep you warm. The fur on the hood is not bushy (I preferred mine thicker) but it does zip off the hood and you can still have the hood on. There is a collar on the hood that velcros across your lower face. There are also drawstrings on the hood to make the opening smaller. The cuffs are fleece with NO thumb hole. The pockets are fleece lined. Not too big. Big enough for your hands or a small pair of gloves. They zip shut which is nice. There is an inside cell phone pocket if you use to carry a non flip, non smart phone from the early 2000's. Today's smart phone size will not fit. This has a flap that velcros. There is another inside pocket that zips shuts. You could probably fit your smart phone in this pocket. Both pockets are at about chest height. All of the zippers are plastic!!! For the quality and price of this coat, I thought the picture showed a metal zipper. It would be great if it was. Luckily LL Bean's return policy is infinite so if it breaks, return the coat. Just keep your receipt. The zipper does unzip from the bottom so you can allow yourself some room when getting in and sitting in the car. I am 5'-3" and 155 pounds and ordered the regular Large in black. It falls just a hair below my kneecap. Perfect for me to keep my legs warm. There is room to layer or wear a thicker top. The choice of colors wasn't the greatest. I wanted gray but they don't make this coat in gray. The fur is a whitish yellow. A lot of down coats say to dry clean only. The tag on this says you can hand wash the fur once taken off the hood. The rest of the coat is delicate cycle in cold and dry on low. I hope this info is helpful to you. I will hopefully have this coat for many years.
January 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by GrameJan I went thru a blizzard with this warm coat
the past three days of wind and blizzard, proved how well designed and warm this coat is. People that said the hood and fur was too big. WELL: I closed the velcro around my neck and the hood with the fur kept my face warm and dry, from blowing snow. ( shoveling in a blizzard.) The snow water beaded up and I stayed dry. plus, I could move easily thru heavy snow and shovel without the coat getting in the way. Under the coat ( 10 degree wind chill) I worn a thin long sleeve cotton shirt and a light weight fleece shirt. I was VERY warm. the coat actually surprise me as to how well protected from the elements I was !!
January 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cody2013 This coat keeps you warm & dry
I am glad that I purchased this coat as it does keep me warm while walking in the morning with wind chills in the teens. It has not been colder than that here in Connecticut, but not sure I would want to be walking in single digit temperatures anyway. The color that I got is Purple Slate and it is so pretty. The material is so nice and soft and the coat is very comfortable. Only one minor issue is that one of the buttons for the hood came off as I saw the thread hanging (within one week of purchase). Good thing that a spare button came with the coat and I was able to sew it on.
January 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ActiveinRetirement Love this coat!
I am generally not effusive and rarely write reviews but felt obligated to comment on this coat.
It took three tries to get the right size (coat runs large, I've lost weight), and I now have a perfect fit (XS Petite in black). I had compared this coat with those of three LL Bean competitors and found the styling and features superior for my preferences.
The coat has been comfortable in temps ranging from low 30s to chill factor well below 0. Here's what I especially love about it:
- High quality of construction and fabric finish (not shiny)
- Snaps and zips to vary ventilation
- Hood easily adjusts in four(!) different ways
- Warm pockets that are the right size and height to use when walking
- Length doesn't impede brisk walking
I wear this coat to take our very active border collie out four times each day for long treks, and I haven't been the least bit cold. I hope to enjoy this coat for years!
January 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by More Nanook of the North
I love this coat. The color is most pleasing, the length is just right, it's warm as toast and the best thing is the hood. Walking down by the Hudson River recently, with temps in the low twenties and winds whipping up, I put that hood up with fur (faux, of course) surrounding my face and was toasty warm. I'm ready for the Iditarod. All I need is a sled and some dogs!!
January 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Enjoysshopping2 Love This Coat
My daughter needed a coat before she went back to college after winter break. She chose this one because it looked warm and loved the color (a sort of lilac). She wears a size large but this is a very large - large. I offered to exchange it, but she loves the fact that she could easily layer it without feeling uncomfortable. It also closes around the neck and has a hood. She's extremely happy with this coat and so am I.
January 21, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by kollemed For $200, get a better coat
After a year of owning this coat, I'm disappointed. I don't think LL Bean is quality like it use to be. Feathers are constantly coming out of the seams, it's getting thinner and thinner. I got to say, it keeps you warm but only if you are wearing layers underneath. It isn't even waterproof, if you're outside for a while when it is snowing it will get soaked. Time to return the coat and get one that is $200 worth.
January 21, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by SnowyLane Great coat but..
I researched dozens of coats before purchasing this. I patiently waited till it was back in stock before ordering. It's a great, soft, light-weight coat. However, after wearing it a handful of times in a month, it started bleeding down feathers so much so I was constantly picking feathers from the exterior of the coat near the seams. Returned it unfortunately. Still a loyal LL Bean customer.
January 21, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by kfrtravel Size
Runs very big. Smallest size was still too big for me.
January 21, 2016