Rated 5 out of 5 by NicknameBeenTaken She liked it
It was bought for a girl going to college...fit her well and she liked it..
August 19, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 H-U-G-E
I was so excited to get my insulated barn coat, especially for the upcoming cold weather. But after reading the reviews I decided to size down. I am 5'3 and 130 lbs, usually wear a Small. This time I went with a Misses' XS, and it was absolutely gaping. The insulation would have been pointless because of how much space there was. I don't think getting a petite would make much of a difference because I wasn't happy with the look either; it's shape was very unflattering, made me round and huge. Will be returning this.
August 5, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Pesto Barn Coat
I love my barn coat. That's why I'm on my third one. I wear it every day in the cold weather and am always warm. The only problem is that the seams and edges of the sleeves wear out and fray. But with LL Bean's great return policy I can get a replacemet every two seasons. Unfortunately that's all they last.
July 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by nursek82 great coat , warm and comfortable
The insulated barn coat is a GREAT coat !! Keeps you warm and is very comfortable. I have several LL Bean barn coats and highly recommend them. They are durable and wear nicely.
July 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBEANCUST1 BEAUTIFUL COAT!
I sized down 1 size after reading the reviews. Glad I did. Normally I wear a 1X...I got the XL in the Green. I know this coat will keep me very warm in the fall and early winter. Looking forward to the cooler weather to start wearing it.
June 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SoMoHo Roomy fit & light weight!
LOVE it! Just warm enough for wet weather and those seasonal transition days that confuse you about wardrobe choices.( A MUST in Arkansas.) Fit is roomy, but not bulky, you can easily fit a sweater underneath and not feel like the Michelin Man. No need to size up - I did and had to exchange for my regular size. And, as usual, Customer Service at LL Bean was professional, prompt, and personal.
May 24, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by PAhills Who determines the sizes?
This is the second Barn Coat that I ordered for my wife. She normally wears a Small Petite. She is 5' tall 115 lbs. I ordered this coat as a Christmas gift last fall. It was huge! I returned it to get a XS Petite. Unfortunately, they were out of stock. Now that they are available again, I ordered the XS Petite without telling her. It is too big! I realize that it is not a fitted garment, but Holly Cow! You sure would think that a XS Petite would not be so bulky and the arms so long. Otherwise it is a very well made coat that my wife would have liked for winter walks with our dog. We will be returning it.
May 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Seattlejanie perfect now after alteration
I loved the way this jacket felt, but as previously reviewed it was crazy big & even lost warmth because no ability to insulate it was so far out from my torso.
I took it to a seamstress who does great work, for $30 she took in both sides a couple inches. It now fits in a flattering way & is very warm. Still plenty roomy. I know I would have preferred to not have the expense, but to me it was worth it. I loved the color, and the feel of the jacket. I hate slippery coats, this coat felt like a dream and now it looks perfect. Happy with it, a star knocked off still because it could have been made this way to begin with.
May 15, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by PuffyForever Nope
I very much wanted to like this coat. Upon reading the many reviews about the size and the need to size down, I tried for a Petite M instead of a Misses Medium (my usual size). Even so, the jacket was much much too boxy. Husband's coat? I looked like a flying squirrel. I would really recommend redesigning this jacket so that there's a way to cinch it in (drawstring inside? belt on outside ?) so as to discourage such an unflattering silhouette.
It had to go back. Sorry LL Bean, wanted to love it, but couldn't abide how I looked in it.
May 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by expatArg Great jacket needs a few adjustments
I purchased this jacket for when I am on our farm with my dogs. It is warm, sturdy, and easy to clean/brush off the dirt from my jumping dogs. The jacket definitely serves it purpose. I would recommend it.
However I would suggest just two things...
I purchased a XS. I'm about 100 lbs and 5'4". I usually order XS and size 2. This jacket is very large even if I was to put on a heavy sweater under it. The size makes the jacket very boxy. I almost look like I'm wearing my husband's jacket. My husband actually purchased a barn jacket too. His has shape and tailoring. Mine does not.
The other very important tweak is it really needs at least one inside pocket. The pockets on the outside to me at least are not safe enough for my phone. Plus I have a larger smart phone which doesn't really fit in the front pockets.
If the jacket had an inside pocket and a bit more tailoring, it would be perfect
April 29, 2015