Rated 2 out of 5 by PhoebeWDC A late Fall coat, not a Winter one
Bought this coat a few years back but I had been living in a mild climate with winter that were cool but not cold. Last summer I moved to a much colder place and we got 2+ feet of snow this winter.
This coat had been great for a cool climate but I was shivering in this coat this winter (while wearing 2-3 layers underneath). Also super noisy. I also find that the hood falls down all the time.
August 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShoppinMommy Favorite coat - and now jacket!
I own this in the coat length and absolutely love it. Now I've purchased the jacket and it is just as great. I have never been cold when I'm wearing these. The hood is great - can be adjusted for a good fit to keep the wind out. I recommend them to everyone! I did have to return the first jacket for a different size. I always purchase medium in LL Bean shirts/clothes. In both the jacket and the coat, I had to purchase a small. The sleeves are a tiny bit too long but definitely not anything to keep me from recommending!
May 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Januarystorm Love it
I'm a senior and this is honestly the nicest winter jacket I've ever purchased. It's warm and has a number of great features like sleeves that prevent cold air from creeping in, a sturdy zipper, and nice deep pockets. I guessed wrong on size and needed to exchange but customer service was awesome! The quality shows...seams are flawless and clearly made with care and attention to detail. Thanks LL Bean! I'll be back.
March 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Opiejo Winter warmer jacket
I love this coat!!! Was a little nervous about ordering it, but because of Bean's return policy I took a chance. I have a hard time buying jackets because of my petite shape. If it fits length wise the sleeves are too long. This was just right!!! Cold weather came in this week and I was warm & cozy!!!
March 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by shopaholicatLLBean Winter Warmer Jacket
I didnt' realize it but i also have this jacket in the longer version . I like it just as well as the other one it has nice side pockets and it also has a pocket on the inside of the jacket too.. I also like that the sleeve has a cuff it in so the air doesn't got up ur sleeve to keep u warmer.. i also love the color which I got which is teal. I haven't had it that long but so far the zipper seems to be working well.. I also like that it is longer that it covers my butt. I can layer it really well so it should keep me warm and its a light weight jacket too.. also love the lining nice and soft . So overall I'm very happy with the jacket so far!
February 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by dlanz great jacket
I bought this jacket about a year ago and decided it was about time to leave a review! Bottom line, this is a great coat. Its VERY warm, I would even say its better than my Northface. I bought the plum color and its really good looking. Is this jacket "noisy"? I suppose it COULD be, but its not a problem for me. Its a coat people!!! Who cares if its noisy lol!!! At the end of the day don't you just want to have a warm winter coat?! I would reccommend this jacket to anyone! Another great ll bean product.
February 23, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by anastasia46 not the warmest coat and NOISY
now that I have had more time to wear this coat, I can give an update.
Pros: well made, quality coat. I like the practical 3/4 length. Nice deep pockets. I had to return it to exchange for a different size and LLBean customer service was really excellent and helpful.
1. This coat is so noisy it is ridiculous. It's like wearing a potato chip bag. You can't wear this and hear yourself think.
2. it is NOT a warm coat. I have been wearing it in 20F and 39F winter weather with a t shirt under a fleece turtle neck and I can't say I feel warm. I don't know why other reviewers say it is so warm because I am a little chilly in this coat.
3. the coat is A shaped and the cold comes up from the bottom of the coat -- but there is a drawstring waist which nicely overcomes that problem. the bad thing about the drawstring is that it is made of some kind of stretchy elastic, and i doubt this drawstring will last well having had the same kind of elastic on other coats -- the elastic eventually shreds and dies.
4. The zipper is tricky. I have spent 30 mins trying to get the zipper to unhook. Shortsighted of LLBean to go cheap on the zipper.
5. the hood has the same elastic drawstring going on but when I pull the drawstring, I don't see how to keep the drawstring pulled. Maybe i am missing something ? There is no anchor that I can see especially when i am wearing it and trying to put up the hood.
6. the side pockets are fleece lined and nice and deep but have false flaps which makes it difficult to find the real pocket. it's annoying.
To me, this is not a winter jacket. this is more of a late Autumn jacket. It's a well made coat but frankly is not keeping me warm walking around in winter weather. I would buy the LLBean down 3/4 coat instead but it does not come in my size.
February 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveLBean I Still Love It!
I ordered this jacket in fushia a few years ago and probably reviewed it then but after a few days at -22 degrees, i needed to say...I still love it! I love it's warmth, the inside cuffed sleeves, the "furry" lining, the drawstring hood, high neck and the fact that it's water repellent. I bought one for my daughter and she still loves hers. Two friends bought one upon my recommendation and they still love theirs. My mother-in-law will be getting one soon. If you are looking for a winter coat/jacket that will keep you warm AND dry, this is it!
February 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 18Plus Waterproof warm jacket
This jacket is great!
I am a size 18 and I ordered a 2x jacket. My bra size I'm a 42DD so I usually have an issue with coats not zipping all the way up but it fits perfect! Sleeves are amazing too. It's waterproof, keeps you very warm and it light weight.
I wish it came in more colors
February 9, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by krazy4poodles Classic winter jacket
Ok, like you, I've read these reviews. I ordered the jacket when it was on the two a day sale. I got the liliac color which I love! It's a cheerful winter color, not typical amongst the ocean of black and other dark jackets out there.
Is it noisy? Yes, you hear a swishy sound when your arms brush the body when walking. I don't find that so annoying. I've had other Bean jackets do that. Seems very water resistant, though I haven't been in wet weather yet.
Is it boxy? A little. It has the drawstring around the bottom to keep cold air out if need be. The shape of it allows for something else to be worn underneath. Like a vest or heavy sweater. I think I'll need to wear something under it on the coldest of NY mountain weather, but for most days it's fine alone. The hood is attached, but it's not a monster hood.
Zipper problem? Nope, not with mine!
Runs small? Not on me. I probably could have ordered a size down and been fine. I got the medium so I could comfortably put another layer under it.
I love the furry inside! Cozy! I'm very happy with my new, cheerful jacket! Worn it shopping, to church, everywhere. Not a funeral! LOL!
February 8, 2016