Rated 5 out of 5 by Ptld88 Great Jacket
I have been reading the descriptions and reviews of all the winter jackets and coats, looking for something that would work for me without negatives that seemed to be problems. From the comments, this jacket stood out - and its Primaloft fill was a big plus. It just arrived, and I am delighted with it. The attention to detail is wonderful, the material is very high end, the zipper is sturdy and works easily (unlike with other Bean outerwear I have owned) and, though it isn't meant to be stylish, it has a very cool, retro look. It is clearly very warm, and constructed to be snug. I am set for another miserable winter if we are slammed again.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BrooklineGal love this coat
It was 12 degrees this morning when I first wore this coat. It kept me nice and warm. Love that it's mostly natural, with a primaloft fill. That is hard to find. It is a bit heavy, but it's well made. Love the brass ONE way zipper. I hate the two way zippers, they have no function other that total frustration when they stop working. I do have two bits of advice; MAKE A HOOD! How silly to make such a fine functional coat with no hood, and perhaps in a second color like a dark blue and black plaid. Otherwise I really love this coat, I hope it does well in the snow and rain.
February 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cupcakebrat "Unique, Warm & Comfortable"
I ordered & received this coat just before a severe cold snap where I live, therefore I wore it straight away. I ordered up a size (Medium) thinking that it would be a little large & room to wear a bulky sweater underneath. It fit perfect and is so warm that a heavy sweater is not needed. Nice plaid in red/black. The faux leather patchs embelishment in back is a nice touch but I'm not sure if there is a purpose for the snaps on the lower back. Not a criticism. A nice addition to this coat would be a hood or a deeper collar that could be turned up and snapped to block the wind & moisture. This is a great coat and is my new fave in cold, cold weather.
January 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NEPennsylvania Amazing Jacket!
I just received this jacket as a Christmas present and love it so much that I wanted to write a review. I wore it outside to do morning barn chores (-3 F) and it is warm as can be! I find the fit very flattering and comfortable. The collar is the only reminder that the jacket is wool, though it didn't bother me at all as I was outside moving around.
Like everything else I buy at LL Bean, the jacket is very well made. I am around 5'6 and 118 and the Small fits great! I have longer arms so I did not have any problems with the sleeve length.
December 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ktgirl30 The winter coat of my dreams
This arrived just in time for a New York City cold snap, complete with strong winds. It keeps me toasty warm and the style is reminiscent of classic 50s-era car coats worn by Greenwich Village artist types and outdoorsmen of the Pacific Northwest. I keep discovering details that surprise and delight me, like the ultra suede lining under the collar and pocket plackets and the pheasant pouch under the back pleat (a zippered compartment that would, traditionally, hold the birds you bagged).
If you want to blend in with the crowd, this may not be the coat for you, but if you want a classic coat that will never go out of style - one that turns heads because it is so cool - I recommend this coat whole-heartedly.
And it is amazingly warm!
December 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrsCrotty Perfect for Retro Women and Warm Besides
I love my plaid parka-just like an old man's vintage plaidie, but lighter to wear and a much better fit. I'm a size 10 in the old sizing (ie 1970s) and the small is just right. I work outdoors and it gets the job done. Could not be happier. And the pockets!
December 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Givenough Hunter's review
I bought this coat for hunting not for every day wear.
What I love - The zippers on the sleeves are great for getting mittens or gloves tucked in. The coat is warm, the pockets are great, and the collar with the button up feature is nice. It fits well and allows for layering underneath.
What I don't like - The one thing I don't like is the zipper. I am going to have it replaced. If you zip up the coat it is tight around your thighs and restricts movement. It also prevents you from climbing and spreading your legs to rest a firearm. I am going to have the zipper replaced with one that will unzip from the bottom or a shorter zipper that starts at the natural waist (like my Johnson hunting jacket.)
December 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elmergirl Love this wool jacket!
I wear a size Medium and the jacket fits perfect for me in a size Medium with the exception that the arms are a bit long. I do not mind that at all as I would rather have more arm length than not. The features such as sleeve zippers, hip zippers (hidden), fleece lined pockets, etc. are fabulous and the fabric pattern is beautiful! This will be my "go-to" jacket with long boots and lined leggings all winter long! You can dress this jacket up or down and it looks very chic. It is utilitarian and warm enough to withstand cold Maine winters! Thank you LLBean for this wonderful jacket!
December 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Senioroutdoorsperson Women's Maine Guide Wool Parka
I have been looking for a women's wool jacket just like this one and was very happy to see that LL Bean has added this to their collection. The coat fits perfectly and is very, very warm. I love it.
December 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Intuit Exactly what I wanted
I had searched around for a women's red plaid wool jacket for sometime. I thought I would have to buy a man's jacket. This is a warm, woodsy, unbulky jacket that I love. I ordered one size larger to accommodate wearing a sweater and was not disappointed. The PrimaLoft makes it warm without a bulky fit. Reminds me of my dad's hunting jacket when I was a child.
October 23, 2013