Rated 5 out of 5 by Rochester57 What a GREAT Jacket
Very impressed. This jacket is well made, fits perfectly.
Its roomy enough to wear a sweater underneath without making it feel bulky. Great investment.
November 28, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by GAshoppingGAL It's Okay...
First off let me qualify myself as an LLBean shopper of old. When everything was super dependable in sizing, very consistent. The service is still the same, very friendly, couldn't ask for better! However the products just don't stand up to what they once were. I bought this coat knowing the "roomy relaxed fit" wasn't really all that unless you're very thin and of short stature so I sized up, thinking this would be plenty big enough for a sweater underneath then. Well.... wrong... . I wear a size 12 #in LLBean land# I sized up to a large in this coat and can't wear a sweater underneath this coat unless I'm just going to stand with my arms to my sides. I'm not talking about a heavy sweater, I'm talking about a thin cotton sweater that we wear down here in the south with no other layering. Shoulders were very tight, arms felt like sausage casings. I wanted this to be able to do some light hiking, dog walking etc. Nothing extreme. So I'm returning it and hoping that the x-large isn't going to swallow me in the other direction. I'll let you know...
December 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by A2Mary Like the Jacket
I have this in the raspberry which is indeed the color of a dark, ripe raspberry. I usually wear a 12 in LLBean and the Med regular fits nicely even with a sweater underneath. I prefer a cap so I'd rather the hood were removable, but it's not so obstructing as many hoods on jackets. Several zippered pockets. I've worn it to about 28degrees and was warm. I shift to down at lower temps.
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ProfBaboon Sporty, Yet Classy - It's Perfect!
Most of my jackets are actually LL Bean coats, so I think that says a lot.
I was recently looking for something "sporty" that was easy to wear, very warm but NOT bulky, waterproof and yet still would look "nice".
This jacket is perfect in every way. It looks SO much better than I expected, is not bulky at all but is still very warm #I tested it out yesterday and today, when the weather was in the teens with very gusty wind-chills#...
I also like how it's a zip coat but also has the buttons, it has zip pockets and an inside chest pocket, the bottom has the "drawcords" to keep out wind...
I have an old "3-in-1 Wildcat" jacket that is great but very bulky - this coat is SO much better, it's like a slimmed-down version #and more classy version# of the Wildcat.
My ONLY "complaint" would be that it is a bit boxy and while I got an XS, it seems to fit like a small or even a medium. But, if I'm layering, then I guess it's better to have it a little bigger... I would have been happier if it was a bit "snugger" but I still give it a 9.5 out of 10. And really, at this price, it's fantastic.
Thanks LL Bean! :)
November 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NYKim Early Christmas Gift
I bought this as an early Christmas gift for my daughter and due to the freezing temps of the past week, wound up giving it to her early. Very impressed with the construction of this jacket. She normally hates winter coats because they're too "poofy" but this jacket is poof-free and more form-flattering than other warm coats. The fleece lining is soft and plush and the hood is not bulky or awkward. I ordered the black in petite medium as she is 5'3" around 130 lbs., athletic build. It fits nicely although the arms are still a wee bit long, but this is not as much of an issue as a regular sized coat.
November 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by diane03 Zipper problem & sizing problem
I was really hoping to like my 1st LLBean jacket. The zipper was a struggle to zip up. The sleeves were too long (I'm 120 lbs, 5'1" with a stomach I'm trying to hide.) The jacket is really loose even with my wide middle, and the inside drawstring only makes me look worse. After tightening the drawstring, it adds more bulk around my middle.
November 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by OverTheRiver Don't think twice! Get this jacket!!!
I was hesitant to buy this given the numerous complaints of it being "boxy." But I LOVE this jacket. I'm 5'8 and 135 lbs. I ordered medium reg. and the fit is perfect. The draw string is at the hem as stated by some reviewers, and not at the waist, but I don't mind this at all. The sleeves are long enough and the inner cuff could be more substantial, but not bad. I typically wear a hoodie underneath and it is plenty roomy for that, but fits well alone as well. I got the purple and the color is gorgeous. And I love the fleece lined hood, so soft against my face. It is true that you can't zip it all the way up and keep the hood down, but that's true of a lot of jackets. I don't find this a problem.
November 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jbluebird Jacket/Coat I've been looking for
I had a similar coat from a different company that finally wore out. I have been looking everywhere for another one. I finally found it at LLBean! This Jacket wears like a Coat. Very Warm, but light weight, and easy to wear. I especially like the lining in the pockets and hood, my old one did not have this feature. Awesome jacket, can not wait to get the blue one that is on order.
November 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by salemoregongirl Winter Wamer Jacket
Just received this jacket today. It is perfect in every way. The fit and quality are superb. It is the perfect weight for winters in the Pacific NW. I ordered the purple and it is just beautiful. I also like
that the hood is adjustable. This is a feature that I appreciate because most jacket hoods are way too big.
November 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Abi4 Wonderful Winter Coat
This jacket is unbelievably warm. Make sure to order the size you normally would wear... you may think it is a bit big at first, but it is very comfortable that way, and you can wear layers underneath and still be comfortable.
Wonderfully made, stylish, and perfect for winter. This is worth the investment!
November 18, 2013