Rated 5 out of 5 by ozzyswife FINALLY!
I am tall, 50 yrs old and try very hard to dress fashionably but appropriately for my age! This jacket, I purchased both the black and the brown, is just what I have been searching for. Perfect weight, body fits perfectly - not too tight, not too baggy, and the sleeves are long enough for a 5ft`11 person! THANKS LLBean!
February 5, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bandlady74 It's my favorite jacket!
This is easily the best jacket I've bought in quite a while. So amazingly light, yet extremely warm. Perhaps not quite enough when the weather dips below freezing, but great above that. Also so great for shopping when I'm getting in and out of the car and easily overheated.
The jacket has side insets that "give", making it a good fit for those of us with pear-shaped figures. The zipper is a bit tricky, but is tolerable. Bean may want to improve that.
I am hoping Bean restocks the black, which would actually be dressy enough to wear with slacks in the city. Highly recommended!
April 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by northerndancer Best fitness jacket ever
I love the fit on this fitness jacket. I am 5'5" and normally wear a size 10-12 and the Med in this jacket is perfect; looks fitted, not tight or loose, plenty of room in the shoulders and good sleeve length. It is so lightweight that I can layer it under a heavy winter coat on really cold days; I ride horses in it during the cold and it is just the right warmth so I don't overheat or get cold when cooling out. I love the french blue, flag blue and plum tart colours for myself. I gave one to my daughter in beechnut (the colour didn't suit me) and she loves it too.
April 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jschoolhawk You'll want more than one!
I don't normally write reviews of products but I'm so happy with this jacket that I wanted to endorse it. I bought the white one a year ago on sale. I'd always wanted a white coat that could be worn in winter and ease into spring. It's warm without being bulky. The fit is flattering. It washes well. I get compliments every time I wear it. This year I bought the French Blue. I love it, too. How about an orangey color for next year?
April 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ec6393 Very nice, but size might be an issue for some.
In reading many reviews I decided to order a small even though I would usually wear a medium. I am 5' 51/2" (used to be 5'6', so sneak that 1/2" onto the 5'5") & weigh about 128. I find the jacket a little tight, but I undo the zipper a little at the bottom. I don't wear heavy sweaters at this time of the year, so I don't have that bulk to deal with. The sleeves are long for me, but I roll them under. They look fine & you can't tell they are rolled, & not stitched that way. The pockets are deep enough which is not always the case....especially on LL Bean pants. The medium would have been tooooo big for me, so with spring clothes, this jacket (small) works & is very nice.
March 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by smallcatsdog light and warm
This coat is amazing: the colour is bright (sugar plum), and the insulation is light and highly effective against wind and cold. The length is flattering and warm. The fit is tailored; I ordered XL and can wear a sweater underneath. I wear this coat everywhere: out doing barn chores (washes easily) and around the town and cities.
March 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanHeaven Excellent bargin!
My main reason for this purchase was to replace the Bean Riding Jacket, which was attractive but not very warm. I have two of the thinsulate vests which are quite warm and wash/dry beautifully, so I jumped at the chance to purchase the thinsulate jacket. I'm 5'6", weigh 160 lb and got the Large size. The size works well for me - I always add a warm sweater underneath no matter what coat I wear!. The sleeves are abit long but it is not a problem, I purchased it in the French Blue and its a rich blue but not garrish. I also got the silk scarf (also on sale) in a blue to match, and am very happy with my purchases. "Way to go, Bean"!
March 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by melliforte Great jacket but fit and style don't work for me
I just received this jacket in black, size Large. This jacket is well made, light weight and cozily warm. I like the fabric (except for the collar facing) and the finish. I also like the nice long sleeves, the stretchy insets at the sides, and the cool double zipper.
However, I have some problems with the fit. The length is fine - it falls right at my mid-hip. (I am 5'8" and slightly short-waisted.) I normally wear a 16 (XL) top because I am moderately top-heavy and have fairly broad shoulders, but I ordered the L because of other customers' comments. Unfortunately, the chest, waist and hips of the Large are too big for me, yet the shoulders are too narrow. Size Medium would probably fit my body better, but then the shoulders would probably be even tighter. Size XL might have fit my shoulders, but would have been too big everywhere else.
If this jacket had raglan sleeves, I think the Large would fit my shoulders better and allow for greater range of motion, and I would probably keep it. It would also look better and layer better under an outer coat.
Other improvements I would love to see in this jacket are:
1) Better fabric on the inside collar facing - when I zipped up the collar, the fabric (a dryish, short-pile fleece) was irritating to my neck.
2) Slightly taller collar - a little more fashion & a little more protection.
3) Inside pockets - at least 1, preferably 2. Maybe even with a zip closure.
March 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kacot Finally found what I have been looking for
I have had an older jacket (not LL Bean) that I have loved for over ten years. I have worned it out and the zipper finally broke. I have been looking for a replacement for a LONG time and finally decided to order this jacket. It is perfect. Light weight, not bulky, but or so warm! It fits great. I like it so much I am ordering a second jacket!
February 17, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by annecyborn Great jacket, but...
I loved this jacket, really smart looking and warm. The petite size was perfect. I had to wash it when I spilt tea on it. I follow the instructions, closing all zippers. Washed beautifully, but something happened to the zipper. It won't work at all. I had to send it back, LL Bean was nice about it, but they don't have my size and color any more. I am very disappointed
January 15, 2013