Rated 4 out of 5áby 5Nana Warm, toasty, just right
I am puzzled by the variations in reviews for this garment. Perhaps there is a quality control issue that LLBean should look into. I purchased the 3/4 length coat after buying the shorter jacket, which I also recommend. The garment I received was satisfactory in every way, including the amount of down provided. I usually wear a Medium and find the jacket and the coat to be well within those parameters. I can comfortably wear a warm sweater or fleece top underneath. The winters where I live can be chilly and damp with a considerable windchill -- not frigid winters as in much of the US, but certainly cold, especially at night. For my purposes, this coat is perfect. If you have very cold winters, it may not be for you. Occasionally, I have to redo the zipper, but if I take my time and line it up correctly to begin with, I have no trouble. I purchased both the jacket and the longer 3/4 length coat on sale and feel I got a bargain in both cases. This is a comfortable, warm, casual choice for mid-range winter weather.
December 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5áby GoGirl2 Good looking, but not very warm
A nice enough coat for in-between fall/spring weather: fifties, forties. Certainly not warm enough for real winter cold. As soon as temperatures drop into the thirties, I switch to a different coat. That said, it is a good looking coat, and I've been wearing mine (in black) for three years now (the down does tend to "leak" out at the seams, but ... not to a very noticeable extent).
November 13, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5áby EwilyW Where's the Down?
This down coat has almost no down, it's basically two pieces of microsuede sewn together. There is no loft to the material and it was very disappointing. I read prior reviews, took a change, and agree only with the other reviewers that don't like this coat at all. In addition to having very little down, the material seems to generate static and attract lint, which causes it to look dirty and the wearer sloppy. It was staticky in early October so by the dead of winter I imagine it will be worse. Given then lack of down, one might not wear it in cold weather.
November 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby LuvBean65 Favorite coat
I really love this coat and have worn it for at least 3 winters - possibly 4. I've washed it in the machine once a year. It is probably the most satisfactory coat I have ever owned. There is enough down as far as I'm concerned and I've never had a problem with the zipper.
October 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby lovemybeans Love this wam and light coat!
This is my new go-to coat. It is really warm, light, and soft. I debated keeping it because the zipper needs some nudging at first, like a lot of two-way zippers, but after a few uses is just fine. I bought the medium, although I am usually a small in beans. I wanted to wear a suit coat under it. Looks great! High recommend.
February 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby pagrammy52 Love, Love, my new coat!
I was a little hesitant ordering this coat due to some of the negative reviews. However, I'm glad I did! This coat is very stylish, warm & fits great. I am 5'7", weigh 155 & a size Medium fit me pefectly.
Initially I had a little bit of a problem with the zipper, but I have since
figured it out & it works fine. I'm not sure why others find the coat
boxy or not stylish, I find the coat to be very attractive, light weight & very warm. Thanks LL Bean for another GREAT poduct!
February 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby cbugm warm but not bulky
Longer length is nice when the temperatures really drop, and the two-way zipper is a necessity if you plan to wear a longer coat in the car. For a down coat, it is not very "puffy", but it is not as warm as my husband's puffy down coat - he offered to buy me this coat so I would leave his alone! The dark brown looks very elegant, and the fleecy collar is a nice touch. Good value for the price!
February 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby quietshopper Second cone
I bought this coat last year in brown. I just bought another one this year in black. It is very warm and comfortable and looks great with everything - casual or dressy.
February 19, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5áby lookingforagooddeal all around awful
This coat has barely any down, so little it shouldn't even be called a down coat. Although other reviewers have found the coat to be warm despite the lack of down, I will never know because once I unzipped it to try it on, I could not zip it back up. Tried for a good 10 minutes and my husband tried for another five. The zipper is sewn in too close to the seam so even if I had been able to get it started, no doubt it would have caught fabric on the way up or down. The coat itself is an ugly style with a gaping split opening from the crotch down. The sides flare out at the bottom into awkward points. Overall a big waste of time and money.
February 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby MIgmy Is not perfect, but I'm KEEPIN it :)
Not to worry, the coat IS perfect, its me that's not perfect in body size. I ordered a XL, and would have felt better in a 1X. It is a little snug across the tummy. Arms fit fine, length of sleeve perfect, length of coat perfect for my height (5'4") .The material is soft to touch and yes I do see a very few feathers escaping. Just use a lint brush to remove before walking out the door if they bother you. Well worth the price, I feel well informed about price, as I shopped and shopped everywhere, catalog, internet, retail stores. I ordered 4 coats from various stores before I decided on this one. The coat is warm and I feel confident to say you will really like this coat.
February 8, 2013