Rated 5 out of 5 by LeslieinNC Roomy coat
As the other reviewers have said, this coat runs big. I usually take a Large in coats because I like to wear bulky sweaters underneath and I am sometimes challenged closing around my hips and tummy. I ordered a Medium in this coat based on the reviews and it is still very roomy! I'm 5'4" and the bottom hits me about mid-thigh. The sleeves fit with a small cuff. I really love this coat and am anxious to see how it performs in cold weather.
September 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AMOE1 Great Value
Excellent value--love the color!
September 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by LLBeanSpokaneShopper Strange cut for a coat
I see where other reviewers said to order down. I should have as well. It was at least one size too big. If I had, however, it might have been too tight across the chest. (I am a busty hourglass shape). It fit correct at the shoulders and armhole, nearly correct at the bust, but looked like I was wearing a mans coat several sizes larger otherwise. The sleeves were also unusually long. I typically find coats a little long in the sleeve, but this was longer than I typically find by four inches. I'm assuming the cuffs were intended to be decorative and rolled up rather than actually fitting around the wrist, however, with the bulk of the insulated coat, it just looked ridiculous. It might look better on a less curvy figure and ordered two sizes smaller. It was back in the bag and ready to ship back seconds later. Terribly disappointed, and am having to shop elsewhere
September 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by fredalyn Barn Coat not actually meant for the BARN anymore
I am a true country girl I have 3 of these coats. The first one for spring (light lining) old style. The 2nd for fall (flannel lining) new style. The 3rd for winter ( insulated lining) new style.
I can honestly say the old style fit better and was more functional. The barn coat of todays style is tight in shoulders and the top pockets aren't deep enough. Even if you put your keys in them you have to worry if they're going to fall out let alone trying to put your gloves in them.
I just looked at the Man's Barn Coat now that is the top pocket that I miss. Oh and they have a pocket on the chest with a zipper.
My conclusion the Barn Coat has changed from it's functional use in the barn/farm to I look pretty.
I will be ordering the mens the next time if LL Bean doesn't do a change.
September 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by topogj Adirondack Barn Coat
Just received the coat in Red; everything about this coat is nice Except the styling. I ordered a Petite Large after reading all the reviews about sizing issues; still not a good fit. I normally wear an XL in a coat so that I can layer, the L I received is still to big. The coat looks like the shape of a bell when it is on; it seems to flare out at the hips, not an attractive look at all. The weight and color are great and especially the length; however the sleeves are longer than I would like. I think i will try the men's version as it has a straight cut.
September 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CMB6 Great jacket!
This is my second insulated barn coat. I love the feel and warmth of this casual coat! I did go a size smaller with the new one after reading the reviews and glad I did. The M is still loose enough for a sweater on colder days, but not too big feeling. My old jacket was a large and fit just a little but bigger than the new medium. I also usually wear petite for my short arms, but got a regular so I could roll over the cuff to show the corduroy lining. At 5'4", I'm just at the edge of petite.
September 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SloeGin the others were right
I looked at all the customer reviews and ordered the medium. I should have taken them more seriously because it was much too large. I think the coat will be terrific once I get the right size. I am a 6 in most things but wanted it roomy enough for a good sweater. It was roomy enough for another barn coat.
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VarsityK Awesome!
Wonderfully made coat and I'm glad my mom insisted on me buying the insulated version to get more bang for my buck. Initially I ordered a size medium along with another item, however, after I continued to read various reviews I chose to order the coat in a size small as well to compare (I received my orders today by the way). I immediately tried on the size small and it fitted me perfectly; I put on a college crew neck sweater and it still fitted me nicely. I look forward to the transitioning season that is soon to come. I'm 5'6, weigh in the 160's and thicker at the bottom portion of my body. Thank you L.L. Bean for your quality in clothes and service! I'll be walking my college campus in style and warmth.
August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Knuuew Great fit!
Will be perfect for this winter's weather. Roomy enough to layer underneath if needed.
August 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by dogwalker55 sizing
I have worn the insulated barn coat for years. it was time to get a new one, so i ordered the same size i have always ordered--large. it was much too big. returned it and got a medium. still too large. i compared it to my current (large) barn coat and there is definitely a difference. about to return it for a small. hope it works as i love the coat.
June 5, 2014