Rated 1 out of 5 by Dawn2013 Not L.L. Bean Quality
My Mom and I had purchased this same coat around 7 years ago and fell in love with it. Now, that WAS a quality coat! We then decided last week to purchase this same coat together again in a longer length. We both wear petite M. She ordered the black, I ordered the brown. Her coat was too small and mine was HUGE. I noticed that they were both made in two different countries too. Again, I have to stress that this is not the same coat L.L. Bean was selling just 7 years ago. The quality/workmanship has gone downhill. The coat is also not as warm as it used to be. My brown coat was also missing sherpa in many noticeable places and it continued to shed sherpa all over my entire house. My Mom's black coat did not shed though? Her buttons were sewn too close to the edge of the coat so that wind would be an issue. We decided to return them both.
November 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LongLeggedPetite It Fits!
Ordered this short coat on sale in Dark Mushroom, Petite Medium. Fits perfectly, looks great and I'm so happy LL Bean knows how to proportion clothing for Petite bodies. I'm sure this coat will wear well and keep me warm on cooler days. Thank you for offering a good selection in Petite, though I'm sure many of us under 5'4" would welcome most every style in Petite.
May 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by YukonDogMum ADORE this coat!!!
I ADORE this coat!!! I sized up to allow for a loose, comfy fit, allowing for layers or a thick sweater underneath. The fabric is so soft & hangs beautifully, while still being plenty Warm & impossibly feather light. I'm no seamstress, but I made an easy adjustment to mine, so that it is more snug and fitted around the waist. I simply moved the waist button across the central panel, and slightly moved the buttons above and below it. Top most & bottom buttons are left in original place. The result is a beautifully warm & flattering fit, with extra warmth in front. This coat looks many times more expensive than what I paid, & it may well be my favorite coat ever. Yes, it does bunch slightly at the bottom, but I can happily live with that. I chose Black & it looks very Posh, indeed. Thank you, LL Bean!!
April 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Skysailor Mostly Pros
I really like the coat and don't find it too shiny. I wear a leather Aussie 'cowboy hat', dark brown, and carry a large chocolate leather tote. My previous faux-shearling coat wore out (NOT LLBean) and I've been looking for a replacement so to wear the full outfit.. This coat is a great replacement. I took a star off because of the pockets (one does think of a marsupial when there is anything in the pockets). Also, there is a small problem with bunching.. very minimal. Those two cons notwithstanding... the coat is just fine. And a great buy at the sale price. I'm 5'7" 127 lbs and the small is a good fit.
April 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marxandme Great everyday winter coat
Size is true, sleeves are long enough to make a nice cuff, comes just to my knee (I'm 5'7") and it holds up against a moderate wind--if you want a true cold weather coat then get the mid calf-length down. This is a great everyday winter coat. If you want to layer a lot, probably get a bigger size (or see "mid calf-length down" above). For me, the size is just right for a turtleneck and light sweater underneath and it's very lightweight. Exactly what I wanted!
March 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by smallcatsdog stylish and soft
This coat is very flattering with the seaming, and stylish. I ordered L so that I would have a close fit. The material outside is so realistic and soft. The inner layer is curly and comfy, very warm. The coat is easy to wash and wear. The range of colours is tempting:I chose drk mushroom.
March 19, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by newtofitness Incredibly Disappointing
I had been eyeing this coat for some time and finally broke down and bought it. Couldn't wait for it to arrive, but what an incredible disappointment! I had the LL Bean faux shearling jacket a few years ago, and it was high quality. This coat doesn't even compare. The material is inferior, the sleeves almost look unfinished, it did not fit well, laying oddly at the shoulders, and worst of all the bulkiness of the inside pockets makes you look like you put on about 20 pounds. Who need that! Returned promptly.
March 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TiredPerfectionist Very comfortable coat
Just received my coat and have been wearing it since. Love the stand up collar, keeps my neck warm without a scarf. Bought a large so I could wear heavy sweaters and this works just fine as I like some room. Did shed a little bit but I don't find this a problem as I have the vest and once it is washed and dryed no more shedding. Definitely glad I purchased it. Love the dark brown color. Also the past couple of days have been cold and windy and I was nice and toasty warm!
March 16, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by bostonboop Not LL Bean quality at alll
I ordered 2 of these coats. One for me and one for my mom. I live in MA and she lives in GA. I received mine first and I was very disappointed with the quality. The fabric was very cheap and it was very light weight. I don't know how it can keep you warm in the weather it says it can. It fit nicely on my shoulders but billowed out from there. All I could think was that any wind gust was going to go right up the bottom and out the gaps between the buttons. I thought that maybe my mom, living in warmer climate, may like the coat but she did not like it either. It was just not LL Bean quality and definitely not worth the $149 original price tag. I bought mine on clearance and still didn't feel it was worth that price. I own several Bean coats and this one does not measure up.
March 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hello7 Nice to wear
I love my coat, even with its limitations. It's warm, buttons up nicely at the chin, the chamois is a very nice brown with jeans, closer to true shearling color, and the fleece has a nice large lumpiness to it. It does tend to bunch at the bottom but that may lessen as the fleece gets worn. Also, the pockets are too small and placed to make your stomach look large (some say look pregnant) if you put gloves in them, but otherwise blend into the lines of the coat if nothing much is in them. The coat is a nice length also. All in all well worth it.
February 27, 2013