Rated 4 out of 5 by JoeCoolShopper Nice, but big coat
This coat is very big. I normally wear a medium. I purchased a small, but it was still too large for me. I returned it.
September 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Neffofrog Great Jacket
I absolutely love this parka. I bought it for deer hunting but decided that it will be my everyday winter wear. I usually wear an XL but ordered a large based on other reviews. The large fits perfect, just a little long in the arms.
June 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ThirdLake Size Chart
The coat is very warm, well made and has lots of nice touches. The only issue I have is with sizing. I read the chart and based on the chest size, ordered the XL. I recently bought a couple suits, both had size 46 jackets from a quality men's store. However, the XL was much too large. I returned it and the L fits much better. I can wear the Large over a heavy fleece zip up jacket and still have room.
March 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MattCG Fine jacket
I followed the advice of many of the reviews and ordered 1 size down which really worked out well. This is one of the warmest jackets I own and have found it performs very well with just a heavy shirt or fleece underneath. Cuts the wind, stands up to the cold, and zips up tight. The wool collar can be itchy, but beats a cold neck. I've worn it in sub zero wind chill with a long tee shirt underneath and did fine. My only problem with this jacket is that it should be US made.
February 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clambroth Black and Red parka
Great parka. Red and Black plaid, while dated looking, is also a timeless classic. Nice deep colors. Nothing better than a heavy wool jacket in extreme cold. With the prima loft insulation you don't need to wear any other layers under this thing. Well made and very rugged - exactly what I was looking for to replace a very old men's wool parka for every day winter wear in the northeast. Size at xl was perfect fit.
February 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by minnesotavoyager Great Coat
I love the coat. I read the comments about sizing. They do run large. I usually wear a large, but I ordered a medium. fits good, room for layering.
February 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DarkWaters Great Coat
I love this coat. It's warm, it fits just right and it has classic good looks. I have the red and black plaid in XL. In some LL Bean coats I am between XL and XXL with neither size really fitting properly, this is not the case with this coat.
I have the room in the shoulders that I need without feeling like the rest of the coat is too big. It's just right with room for layers and room to move. I like the internal pockets at the bottom, a good place for your hat and gloves without taking up room in the outside pockets.
January 30, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by matthewSS almost a very nice coat.
i liked a lot about this coat, but the cut fit me weird
i am 5-10 185 lbs, medium build i suppose, not fat, not skinny.
i ordered a small based on reviews stating this coat was large
the coat is bell shaped, neck was too tight, and construction around the neck area had bunched seams which pulled things oddly.
it mostly fit in the chest and arms, but was absolutely huge in the belly and waist, i could fit 3 large pillows in it, though tightly. my wife laughed out loud when i tried it on and said it made me look like a cartoon. i agree. however, had it been comfortable in the neck i would have kept it because i really just needed it for the woods, and it seemed durable and warm.
i also wished the collar was not floppy, it would not stay up, sitting out in the cold, it is nice to flip up the collar.
having said that, this coat would fit someone with a small neck and a large belly. i do have a little bit of a thick muscular neck, a boxy cut like the peacoat fit me nicely. i tried on a medium peacoat in the store and it was too large, but proportionally. i had actually planned to buy a small peacoat online when i got home, but it seems they just pulled it for sale.
January 28, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Doak Great coat but too Big.
I ordered the coat believing that I needed a double large extra tall.It arrived the quality was excellent. However the coat was huge. So I returned it. Perhaps next year I need to shop earlier and make a more suitable choice. The rating does not reflect the quality of the coat....more to the fact that I had selected a Double extra tall.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by strider60 Great Coat
The coat is well made. The Zipper like on every garment I have bought from LLBean is stout. Plenty of pockets for storing gloves, hats and scarfs. I wish I had bought it a long time ago. I can wear it over a tee shirt wihen it is 5 degrees outside and stay warm
January 14, 2015