Rated 5 out of 5 by bville3 Measure your shoulders and get help
This is an exceptionally flattering fleece coat, but carefully check your shoulder measurements first and get help with choosing the right size. I normally take a small in LL Bean styles, but after reading the other reviews about tight shoulders and upper sleeves, I used the chat feature. Customer service measured the shoulders for me. The small in the wine shade is 15.5 inches across the top. Measuring two other garments of my own, one that was too tight, and one that fit well, determined that I should order up a size, especially because I layer sweaters underneath. Unlike another reviewer I think the internal waist adjustment is an elegant solution and I don't notice it. Very soft, comfortable, warm without suffocating.
October 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by catandchickenlover Very Comfortable and Roomy
Feels great, seems to be just the right weight I was after. I like the length. I'm about 5'4" and got the petite. It is dressy looking but at the same time is casual enough to be worn with most anything.
April 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Melizarea Coat Has It All!
When the very bad winter weather is over, a transitional coat is needed. I can never decide whether to wear my lightweight down coat or my fleece jacket when the weather starts warming up. The down coat does not have a hood but it's lightweight and warm enough and covers my hips. The fleece jacket has a hood and bit more lightweight the down, but doesn't cover my hips. The Kingfield combines the best of both coats. The burgundy color is beautiful. It's lightweight but warm enough. And it covers the hips. It also has a feminine shape and hood and you can roll the sleeves up. The Hood is a bit large, but you can roll it back like the sleeves. I believe this coat is going to become one of my favorites. I have worn it only a few times, but love it already. Bean coats are always good quality. This one is. Highly recommended.
April 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NorthWestRose My favorite cold weather coat
I love this coat. I bought the Dark Plum Heather and it is beautiful. It was hard to decide what size to buy after reading several reviews that stated they the coat is sized small. I always take a size small when ordering from LL bean so I went ahead and ordered a small. It is a little snug and I won't be able to wear any bluky sweaters under it. But the coat is so warm that I don't think I would have need to wear a lot ot clothes while wearing this coat. It has a beautiful tailored look and fits perfect... unless I gain weight! I am 5' 4" and weigh 130 and have a small frame on top.
April 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nelz4951 Fleece Coat
I read the reviews and ordered one size up. Sorry that I did that but don't think I would have been happy with the smaller size anyway. I found this coat bulky, unflattering, and uncomfortable. It does not hang well, the seams both back, sides, and front bunch up somewhat which adds to the bulk and does not allow for a straight line all around bottom..it appears almost scalloped in some way. Maybe if I had ironed it, that might have helped but with the other issues, it's a no go. Sorry LL Bean..I'm returning sadly.
March 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by BlueWhale Disappointed in Cut - Good Fabric
I was disappointed in the rather tight and unflattering fit of this coat (I ordered a petite large). It's described as a 'relaxed fit' but it isn't; it's quite FITTED. I bought a couple of these fleece coats (without the hood) size misses medium several years ago and they have a looser fit than the large petite of this coat! They still fit great and look great. I wish LL Bean had not chosen to cut back on the amount of fabric it uses for these coats. The fabric itself is great - it's just the cut that needs to be improved. To the designers: please go back to your old patterns please!
March 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Docwal First winter in 17 years for Floridian
As the heading points out, this former Down Easter made a visit north in late Feb. after many years. Needed a coat that would travel well, keep me warm and look good to attend a milestone family 100th birthday event (not to be missed). This coat proved the perfect choice, fulfilling all requirements, including sub-zero temps and high winds. Very well constructed--for example, tailored button holes that I hadn't seen in years. As a size 12 petite, I chose Large and it worked well with layers underneath to manage the cold--not extended exposure, of course, just dashing in and out, here and there, dodging snowdrifts...
March 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lindaljsf cozy and very warm
I bought this to replace a similar coat that I have had for countless years, it was always my favorite. This new one is heavier, which I don't mind and had much more well made, reinforced buttonholes. It will be my go to coat until the weather warms a bit.
March 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MugsyPA Nice and Warm
I didn't think that this coat was going to be all that great, but it is outstanding! It is warm and it fits just right. I have gotten a lot of compliments on it.
February 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MizWy Runs small and too stiff
I ordered this coat in chocolate, small. For my needs, this coat does indeed run "smallish" -- a bit too tight across the shoulders and the arms are quite narrow, even with my somewhat skinny arms. Plus, given that it was fleece, I thought it would have a much softer feel than it does. It 's actually rather stiff, So, back it goes...and I keep looking for a lighter weight coat.
February 25, 2014