Rated 5 out of 5 by activeoutdoorsylady THE BEST
LL really did it with this one !! Been wearing mine on cold mornings for dog walking in the woods, and it is toasty! When windy, I can wear a light layer under it and still be toasty. I love wool, and combined with new fabrics, beats the cold!! Loads of pockets, good zipper, easy to move in - a real winner. Thanks much LL !! Medium for 5'6", 140 lbs
November 22, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by ManhattanMaineGal How I wanted to love this jacket!
But sadly, instead of looking like a chic lumber jack I looked like Elmer Fudd. Color and fabric are gorgeous, lots of useful big pockets. But it just didn't hang properly. Sorry to send it back but for the price it needs to be just right.
November 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bdana888 Wow!
This coat is almost perfect. 5'2 135 pounds. The sleeves are just a tad long but considering how warm and functional this coat is I'm going to get them altered. Love the flap in the back. Covers the behind nicely
November 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by EasternOregoian Not your average wool coat
I was so excited to receive this coat, but when I did, it took me back a bit. Was not what I expected from the catalog. At first glance, it was to masculine for me. I wasn't sure about the wool on the collar rubbing on my neck as the lining of the collar doesn't cover all the wool. But I really love the colors. I let it hang on the coat rack for a while. I would try it on then hang it back up. I almost sent it back, but something stopped me.
Yesterday it snowed on the mountains and a little in the valley. Wished I had my new coat. Today I wore my new coat as it was 29 degrees out. Oh so warm and toasty. Plenty of room for extra layer underneath. Love the two sets of pockets on the outside. One set of pockets is fleece lined. The other has two ways to access. Places to put stuff and still keep hands warm. The sleeves have zippers halfway up to help putting on gloves or to fold back but the liner has a cuff to keep your arms covered, Nice feature. The collar is kinda masculine looking but I bet it will help keep the wind out when folded up around my ears. My old coat is also an LL Bean but it was well worn. I think this new coat will keep me very warm for many many years to come. Its tough enough to hike in the woods, but nice enough to wear to a party. I sure am glad I kept this coat.
November 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Strachngirl Worth the Wait
I have wanted this jacket the last few years but felt it cost too much. I finally gave in and purchased it and am I in love. Winter hasn't kicked in yet but the feel, the pockets, the arm length and the layering room is everything I hoped it would be. I've always liked wool coats and jackets and this one is a keeper.
September 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by greatlakestrout BEST JACKET EVER!!! A MUST FOR OUTDOORSMEN
Seeing how I'm 28 and grew up in a time where man made materials ruled the market I was never exposed to wool that much or knew a lot about it. In my research I found it was the only material that could keep you warm when it was wet. Not to mention that it's very very strong, fire proof, and many other things.
SIZING! - I'm 5'10" tall, 175 pounds, athletic build, longer arms and legs for my build, and I had to return whatever size I originally got for a regular small. LL Bean said they size these for layers under the jacket. That being said, I can still wear 2 sweat shirts, a light jacket, put my bibs on, and still put this jacket on over all of that. It is a little tight at that point in time. I don't do that often, only when the wind chills are -30 and I have to SIT in the woods all day during deer season.
On to the jacket itself. I live in northern Wisconsin, and this jacket is all I need to stay warm, I just grab it and go. Unless it's gun season (where I just sit out in the woods for 12 hours) and it is unusually cold and windy, then I need another light coat underneath it. It has plenty of pockets. I always keep hand and feet warmers, cliff bars, lighters, gloves, and a neck / face warmer in mine, and I barely notice I have any of those things with me when I go places. Those are just good things to have on you when you venture off without notice. ( I do that a lot, spur of the moment fishing and hunting )
I got the red flannel version, I really wanted the cammo one, but I'm glad I went with the red flannel. Yeah I look like Almer Fudd at times, but it looks decent enough to go to church or out to eat vs cammo.
If I ever need to replace this for whatever reason, Ill be getting the exact same thing.
January 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Maclmc Great Fabric
I love the fabric of this coat, the fit of the body is a bit on the slim-fit side. I am 5'4", 150 lbs & the large fit just fine in the body,although the sleeve length was too long for me. I like the coat enough that I am having those altered. Great for walking in the woods!
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheraP Wow! Wonderful Jacket!
Just "test drove" my new jacket. Roomy but can be narrowed through waist. Great pockets. Amazing strong zipper. Was warm enough over a light shirt and light vest. With plenty of room to layer if I want to. Nice and long over the hips. Love the plaid!
One thing I also loved. You can go into a store and not feel overly warm. This thing goes from hot to cold with no need for taking it on and off.
So many nice features. I should add that I'll be 70 in March and I think this is a jacket for ANY age! I expect this to last me the rest of my life. And enable winter walks and errands alike. I love it!
December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BrooklineGal great coat for winter in New England
I hate down, and it is nice to see primaloft used instead of torturing little animals. This coat is warm, heavy, and great for Boston weather. It looks retro-1950's woodsy girly kind of style. I bought a retro looking hat at goorin.com which goes with this very nicely. Great buy. I am 5'2" and around 140 pounds, and well proportioned, I bought a small (smallest size they have) and it is a bit large on me. Wish they had had a XS, but all in all I really like it.
November 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by snotracker great looking jacket
A beautiful red plaid jacket just as it was described. Felt it would fit better if it had been sized different. The length of the jacket and sleeves were perfect but chest size and the fit in the arms were snug, not being able to have a long sleeve t-shirt underneath. I loved the look of this jacket as I had been looking for something like this for a while, but had to return it but didn't reorder the next size as I felt it would have been way to big and bulky.
October 8, 2014