Rated 5 out of 5 by tmblr LOVE it.
I absolutely love this jacket. Have used in -6F and with just a tshirt underneath and was totally fine. I am 5'4/130lbs and the Misses XS is a perfect fit-- I can still put a couple of thinner layers underneath. The hood is perfect and the drawstrings keep it on well, the hand warmer pockets are effective.
I used it last year in the San Francisco bay area in winter without overheating, as well as snowstorms in Wisconsin :)
The only downside is that for travel, this jacket obviously doesn't pack down small-- I just carry it on the plane and hold it in my lap.
I definitely recommend this jacket to friends!
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JW01 warm and comfortable
This has been an especially cold winter, but this coat has been cozy and warm.
February 28, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lee61 Disappointed
I was really looking forward to getting this coat. I bought the Winter Warmer Jacket in blue...great...But this coat was far from great.. First the shape was too boxy and hung on me...and I ordered the burgundy color and it was more of a dark pink color. So back it goes!
February 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by noname42 Super Warm Coat!
Now that I've had many opportunities to wear this coat in the extreme cold, I am thrilled with how warm it is. I love the lined hood, the lined (and deep) pockets, and especially, the fact that this coat is both water- and wind-repellant. It's been keeping me toasty warm this winter as we have suffered through below freezing temps for days on end. My only complaint about the coat is that the collar is too high when I zip it all the way up, but that could just be me. I'm so glad I bought this coat!
February 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by diane58 WARMER coat IT IS!
Got this on one of the coldest days this winter. Wore it and it IS VERY WARM! The features it has on it makes it that way....the knitted cuffs on the sleeves, the hood the way it's attached (I sew & know that!), the elastic strings to pull at the waistline and another on the hood. I Love dual zippers but I know many do not. It's how you use them. I've Never had any problems w/a dual zipper so I can't say this zipper is an issue! I love the deepness of the pockets!!! You can put your keys/cell phone in them and not worry they will fall out!!! A GREAT thing!!! The coat does make some noise as some have said, when I wear it due to the material rubbing. But I would rather be WARM AND TOASTY and deal w/that then have a coat I'm not as warm in!!! It's not any issue for me and the sound is not that bad at all!!! This coat is Super WARM! I normally wear a size 12 in LLB shirts, tops. I got the lg. size coat as I wanted to wear my bib snow pants under it. And I was glad I did!!! There's allot of room w/the lg. tho, not overly large so I could still wear it w/o a sweater underneath and it be fine!!! I do like the length of this coat vs. a jacket! It goes to my knees so when I bend over no snow goes up my coat! I wasn't sure how I'd like the green, but I loved after I put it on!!! Many have complimented about the beautiful green color of it. I got tired of black for winter and this green brightened up a dreary day. I would definitely without any such doubt recommend this to ANY who wants to stay warm on a VERY COLD WINTER DAY! It truly blocks out the wind too and is VERY WATER RESISTANT! I noted that after seeing beads of water on it after I came in from the snow!!!!
February 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by KFisher Great for basic winter, but not for deep freeze
I bought this coat last winter and love it for day-to-day use for moderate cold. I was *shocked* to see it rated for -35 when I was looking at other coats just now. Absolutely not. No way, no how. I live in Fairbanks, AK. We get deep freeze cold, but even with no wind and no humidity, I don't wear this coat when it's colder than -10, and at that temp, I only wear it with either layers or a heavy sweater underneath. For a place with wind and/or humidity, this coat is probably good to +10. If you're looking for a great coat for average weather, this is good. But if you're looking for something for the polar vortex, don't even consider this one.
February 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by pnerg Good winter coat but a little snug
Had to return the petite size because it was too short - it came mid-thigh and I'm 4'11" 120 lbs. The regular size (medium) length is good - slightly above the knees. Of course the sleeves are very long, but with the inner cuffs it's not a problem for driving and when I'm walking the long sleeves cover my hands. The best feature is the hood - I haven't had to wear a hat (and get hat-hair) since I got this coat. For temperatures 15-30 degrees, I can wear a long-sleeved top with a sweater-vest, but below 15 degrees I need a long-sleeve sweater and then the coat fits too snug in the arms. There's plenty of room for the hips - maybe it's designed for pear-shaped women. I normally use just the snaps, and only use the double-zipper when I go for a long walk. So for the windy Chicago winter this coat works well but it will be too bulky once the temperatures go above freezing.
February 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trish22 Great coat!!
I bought this coat last winter and it has been an excellent buy. It is very warm. I live in a pretty chilly and damp climate and it lives up to its expectations to keep one warm outdoors. I actually like the zipper. Most coats I have owned in the past ten years have had this type of zipper where it zips at both top and bottom. I like it for the simple fact that when you are sitting it gives a bit.
My only disappointment with this coat is the sizing. I am petite and even after buying the smallest size it needs to be cinched to have some shape to it. I am not complaining as I have ordered from LL Bean for many years and I have come to expect this. Once cinched however the coat fits very nicely. I highly recommend this coat after surviving two winters in the icy North Atlantic region.
February 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TriniGirl COZY and WARM
This was the COLDEST winter in Buffalo in years. I am an island girl and really started thinking of moving back after 20 yrs in the USA.
I have no regrets with this coat. When temps dipped well below freezing and the wind chill made you feel like you're in Alaska or Antarctica, this coat delivered. No need for the soft fur all throughout, the design is great, fit is perfect and it keeps you WARM and toasty. Pockets keep your hands warm if you forgot gloves, waterproof material lets liquids bounce or slide off, zips up to below the chin to help keep the warmth in and closer to you.
The zip is for left-handed people and feels awkward for righties (as many commented on), but after a while you get used to it.
I'm 5' 5" 140 lbs and got the S Regular. Wanted a teeny bit of extra room knowing I would wear different types of sweaters beneath, no complaints. Yes it's a bit swishy, but the sound "goes away" when you are toasty and warm. And with these cute colors, how could you not be toasty and warm.
February 22, 2015