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
Rated 5 out of 5 by greatconstruction Great construction and comfort
I just received my barn coat that was on back order. It arrived 2 months before it was due. The quality, color, construction of the coat are terrific. I almost (!!!) can't wait to wear it this fall and winter. Thanks for such great work.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by specialevent Great coat!
Very comfortable, warm and durable.
May 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MAWD Comfortable
I love this coat. It's still quite cool in NW lower Michigan and this coat is just perfect for the early morning and late evening dog walks. It's light weight, comfortable, roomy enough for a sweater or sweatshirt under it AND the sleeves are long enough.
May 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OneLuckyOne Great coat for walking the dog
I ordered this coat in Stone, since all the other color choices were backordered until summer. I was worried that I would be washing it often, but as it turns out, it's not a dirt magnet - even with muddy paws near by. The stone color is slightly darker than I expected.
Despite reviews suggesting ordering a size down, I ordered my usual size. It's perfect. It is roomy, but for walking the dog, can fill the pockets with gloves and leashes etc and still move freely. I think maybe a size down would be fine if I were wearing it just around town (shopping, to/from work), but as a utilitarian coat for yard work and walking the dog, I would imagine that a smaller size would be restrictive.
The insulation makes this coat warm and wind proof. That said, I would choose my down jacket for truly cold days because there are no cuffs in the sleeves or much of a collar. One day I wore the coat on a cold windy day, and the wind found its way up my sleeves, even with gloves. Brrrr! It's been a very cold winter here in Upstate NY, so maybe it would be fine for most winters.
For me, this is a perfect "in between" coat and I've already gotten good use of it this spring.
April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kansasgrandmother Warm Barn Coat
This is a stylish and warm barn coat, warm enough to repel the constant Kansas wind in many seasons. The length, at the hip, provides style and comfort. The material is light enough to allow full use of arms so movement is not bound or restricted as it is with other warm and heavy coats. This coat hangs by my back door because it is now my favorite and I grab it when I go out.
April 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by danii94 barnjacket
this jacket is perfect for everyday comfortable and good fit
plus lots of pockets for that extra stuff. wind and water proof
good for snow shoveling!! this is my second one.
April 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by reader112 Warm Coat
Just ordered this coat and finally got to wear it. Needed a jacket for late March, early April and the fall season. It is very warm and comfy and I like the way it fits. Plenty of room to layer a sweater under jacket. Good for days in the northeast when it is in the upper 40's to upper 50's. When it gets to low , I will probably wear my heavier winter jacket. The only thing I wish is that Bean make the jacket a little longer and an inside pocket for cell phone. A hood would be nice also for rainy days. More colors would be nice like black or grey. I got it in the blue which is very pretty.
Other than that, this jacket is worth the money.
April 2, 2014