Rated 5 out of 5 by jelliestar Beautiful, high-quality coat... that's going back
This coat is beautifully made, impeccably sewn, and I'm sure it's wonderfully warm. However, I ordered the Crisp Lapis thinking it would be a deep shade of twilight blue, and when I opened the box... I mean, this coat is electric blue. As in, bright, wild, electric blue. The color itself is quite nice, but it's a good bit brighter than I'd like to wear on a daily basis. I have nothing but positives to say about construction, and of course about LL Bean's legendary customer service, but this coat, unfortunately, is going back.
October 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SusannaD Outstanding Coat
This coat has to be one of the best values in America! The teal color is gorgeous, the fabric is lovely, and the fit (I'm a 4R) is perfect. I have way more expensive coats in my closet and now I am wondering why. My next coat will be the longer version in black.
September 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by GGDC Boxy fit, rough wool
The fit is boxy (size 10) - not fitted at the waist as suggested in the photo. The wool is rough. Also, the navy is indistinguishable from black (unless they sent me a black). I just received it today and plan to return it. Not as advertised.
September 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by GGDC Boxy fit, rough wool
The size 10 fit is boxy, not curved in at the waist as suggested by the photo. The wool is stiff and rough. I just received it today and plan on returning it.
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by beanerholic Fourth lambswool coat
This is my happy coat in the crisp lapis color. I did not need another coat . I already had the navy and vintage red pea coats plus a full length black coat. But lately I have decided to "need what you want."
I have had this on my want list and when you had the labor day promotion I went for it. I find the fit to be perfect in my usual size large. It is soft and warm. The color is fabulous and well, happy.
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AmherstLLBeanShopper Beautiful Coat
I purchased this coat to replace the red one that my daughter decided she wanted when I showed her my new coat! The red color is just gorgeous but since I did not want to look like a "twin" I ordered myself the Loden. They are both beautiful colors. The coat has been toasty warm for both of us in this very frigid weather in Western New York. It is well made and beautifully lined. I am rarely disappointed with my purchases from LL Bean and if I am the customer service is just outstanding!
March 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mainerinexhile Nicely tailored
This coat is beautiful. I got it for my mom as one of her Christmas gifts. The green color is very deep. It is well made and fit her so well. It is warm and dressy, just what she was hoping for. We exchanged for one size up as it is nicely tailored and true to size so to fit a blazer and sweater underneath made it tight. The next larger size was perfect for how she would wear the coat. Exchange was fast and simple.
March 1, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by 8slr8 warm, but makes you look like a sack of potatoes
I bought one of these coats two years ago on sale and, though I look like a frumpy sack of potatoes in it, I still wear it all the time because it's so very nice and warm. Having looked at other, more flattering coats to replace it during those two years, I just can't find a wool coat to compete with it. So last week I bought a second one, in the same size but this time in the petite, and find I look marginally less lumpy. And the sleeves fit better. The problem really is with the placement -- or maybe style -- of the pockets. Anyone in this coat is going to look like she's in her second trimester. Sad fact. (Also, the collar on the older coat is looking pretty worn; I expect this will happen with the new one, too -- which is why I bought it, too, on sale.)
But, for me, the bottom line is that while it's frumpy the coat is otherwise ok, and it can stand up to some pretty freezing CO winds. I tend to wear it -- fyi -- when it's between 30 and 50 degrees out; after that, it's time for the big puffer.
February 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by WendySue sleeves too long on petite
I purchased a medium "petite" and the sleeves were still too long. I would have put up with the fact that the coat is shapeless/boxy but the longer sleeves on a petite coat was a deal breaker.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by massachusettsgal stylish and warm
I purchased 2 sizes, knowing I would send one back. I found the smaller size 6 (my regular size) was best, so the reviews saying it ran small did not hold true for me. I got the cayenne color, and it is beautiful- very soft, warm, and high quality.
The color is not too bright-
My only suggestion is to nip the waist in a bit. The fit is a little boxy. I would rather have it fitted for a more modern silhouette.
Great customer service as always.
February 24, 2014