Rated 3 out of 5áby SweetB hard to handle
The colors of this jacket are beautiful and I'm sure it's warm but I never got that far. It is very heavy and I found it difficult to remove and replace the liner jacket. The zipper was also hard to zip, very "sticky"
Sadly I had to return it
December 4, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5áby only1deacon Warm to -30?
I am disappointed in this jacket. I says it is warm to 30 below. I took the dog for a walk this a.m. It is 19 degrees not wind. I had on a long sleeve T shirt, hooded sweatshirt and this jacket. Luckily I was moving the entire 20 minutes I was out. I was cold by the time I got back.
It is going to be a long winter and I will spend as little time as possible outside
November 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Joelle39 Great!
I just bought this coat and I absolutely love it! The removable liner and the material will be very helpful in various types of weather (i.e. wet, windy, cold, EXTRA cold). As a teacher, I go outside every day for recess duty and am glad that it is equipped for any kind of weather. My only regret is that I purchased it in a store at full price. When I logged on to write this review, I realized that it is much cheaper online. It is still definitely worth it, though! :)
October 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby All4Seasons Perfect!!
This was the best purchase. I stayed warm on the slopes, and wore the pieces separately on many occasions for hiking, sledding, and just generally being out in the elements.
Fit is great, room to move, but not bulky or drafty!! I like my ski clothes to fit like a comfy sweatshirt, and normally I find them to be too close fitting. This coat is easy to move in, and comfy all day long.
My one regret: I bought it in red, and this year there is that fantastic green!!! I would trade colors in a heartbeat, not because I'm unhappy with the red, but because I really wanted green, and last season didn't have an option.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby SACalderon Love it.
I have been wearing this jacket for two seasons now and love it. The size is right on. The red color is still sharp and the jacket is nice and warm for our East Texas weather.
I have worn this in the Smokey Mts. and kept warm.
Enjoy this jacket very much as everything I buy from this company!
Way to go LL Bean.
October 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5áby mylittleyellowbird Unfortunate Visual Effect
There is lots to love about this system jacket----it is well engineered and sewn with care, the colors are beautiful, and the material used to construct the inner jacket is particularly soft, light, and pretty. However there are also negatives---the collar is awkwardly stiff, and the Velcro tab at the wrists doesn?t extend far enough to keep the tab secured. But worst of all, the color blocking detail on the jacket traces out an unflattering pear shape both in front (making the abdomen look pregnant) and on the back (making the backside look rotund). It?s hard to fully appreciate this visual effect in the photos, but it?s quite obvious when the garment is worn in full daylight because the color contrast of the fabrics draws the eye directly to those places of exaggerated rounded shapes. This was the deal breaker for me. Even though I wanted to love this coat for its promise of waterproof warmth in winter weather, I decided in the end to return it and keep looking for something better.
September 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby CallMeSmitty Warm, dry & roomy
Great jacket! It kept me warm & dry this past winter. Some reviewed this jacket as too boxy, but that doesn't bother me because I wanted a product that could stand up to snow & freezing temps. I have a long torso & the generous length keeps me covered. My only complaint is that the zipper on the outer layer is stiff near the neck & takes two hands to zip all the way up.
June 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby Pedestrianbychoice Great coat, small hood
I bought this coat before winter arrived in Vermont as I am often outdoors and needed something warm and versatile. The inner jacket is attractive and kept me warm in temps as low as 25 degrees provided I was wearing long sleeves. When worn together the coat kept me warm down to zero degrees and with a sweater under it I was warm even at 20 below. The coat is excellent at stopping wind although as stated by other reviewers it is a little boxy. I am 5'4" and purchased a small, which I expected would be a little big but I wanted to have room to layer. Quite frankly in the dead of winter I care way more about being warm than cute. My one complaint and the reason for only giving four stars is that the hood is small when wearing both pieces. When wearing the shell and liner if my hair was pulled up, even if it was just a pony tail, the hood didn't pull forward enough to provide adequate coverage. When wearing just the shell this problem does not occur, likely because the jacket itself has more flexibility. The hood has so many points of adjustment to make it smaller, I wish that there had been a little more space provided. Overall I am quite happy with this purchase and will be content to wear it for years to come.
June 11, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5áby ShareCropper Disappointed in Quality
I was excited to order this jacket for my upcoming Alaskan cruise. I loved the style and fit. However, upon examining it straight out of the package, one of the plastic snaps broke! Most similar jackets I've seen while shopping have had sturdier hardware, especially considering this is a convertible-type item. Unfortunately, it is on it's way back...and I'm still searching. Of course, I'll still shop LLBean as I've had good luck with quality in the past, however would not recommend this jacket.
May 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5áby Rubylith Practical but seriously frumpy
I gave this jacket three stars because it seems very sturdily built and would keep you warm/dry in bad weather. It seems like it would last forever, too. I tried the medium and it was way too big, so then I tried the petite small and it didn't work either. I'm 5'3" and 135, hourglass shape. In both sizes, it added 20 pounds and 20 years, giving the appearance of a protruding belly, a spare tire, and bulbous arms. Also it was too short, even in the medium size. Too tight on the hips in the small, but baggy around the waist and arms. Basically it was way too wide and too short. Sadly, it did not work and I had to return it.
March 28, 2013