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 4 out of 5 by Onee Warm but too "synthetic".
I think this short coat is extremely warm and is fitted in a very becoming way. I am a short woman and therefore think I look better if outer-ware is fitted at the waist. The charcoal color was a soft and gentle grey. This coat is versatile in that I think it could be "dressed up" for more formal occasions or used when a more casual look is desired. I returned this coat for two major reasons: I did not like the feel of the fabric; it was too synthetic for me..( it is 100% polyester and to me felt almost oily); I also did not like the fact that the hood could not be adjusted in any manner, it did not have draw strings on it or even Velcro tabs. This coat is very fitted, so if you plan to wear bulky clothing, like sweaters underneath, you may want to order one size up.
November 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by drdork2011 Best Winter Coat Ever
I had been looking for a versatile, comfortable, warm winter coat that did not have to be drycleaned. This criteria eliminated all wool winter coats. I saw the fleece coat in the LLBean catalog and decided the coat would be a perfect choice. And it was! The coat is warm, can be worn casually or slightly dressy, and can be thrown in the washing machine. The hood is an added plus. This coat has become my daily wear coat and I could not have survived college football season without it. BUY THIS COAT!
November 27, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Outremont Disappointed
The armholes are so tight that you can't wear a layer under this coat. I am five ft three inches tall, 112 pounds. Regretfully I returned the coat.
November 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by dckjme651 Perfect for dog walking in cold weather
Had been searching for good dog walking coat - something that covers my rear and yet lets me move. It's nice and warm. There are drawstrings inside at waist you can use to cinch which help; that said, I wish it were a tad more fitted. I also like the hood, but wish there was a button to keep it closed. I'm not a hat person, so the hood is key on those windy days! A keeper for sure.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grannypeg Warm and comfy
I was pleasantly surprised by the thickness and warmth of this new version of this fleece coat. I am very glad that I bought it.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CatrinkaWC Fabulous jacket!
This jacket is so warm and cute that I ordered a second one after wearing the first one for several months. I ordered a petite and still found the sleeves a bit long but was able to roll them up making a nice cuff. The hood is fabulous!!! It really covers your entire head and shades the face a bit from the weather. The longer length is great. I've never had a fleece jacket that I liked as much as this one.
November 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jozy NOT WARM ENOUGH FOR ME
I like everything about this coat except its lack of warmth (for me).
I'm 5'7", 130 lbs. It fits perfectly, has a nice, big hood and washes well. But the wind goes right through its thick fleece, and it's not warm enough when the temp's. are 40 and under. I may send it back.
October 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by MegMeg Dowdy, dowdy, dowdy
Just received this coat from LL Bean, and am I disappointed! It's just as ugly as could be. Both the fabric, which has no firmness to it at all, and the cut are bad. When I stand at the mirror, I look like short, stubby troll (I am on the tall and slender side). And the waist is about 3 inches higher than it should be. Who is shaped like that? I will be sending it back for sure. Pretty annoyed, too, as I now have no winter coat and it's gotten very cold here all of a sudden.
October 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by clotheshound40 Quality could be better--It's all in the details
While this jacket is warm, and exactly what I was looking for, the inside of the jacket is really lacking quality. There is no lining, and even the pockets and inside seams are all showing, with extra material just folded over. It is hard to describe, but it makes for a sloppy looking jacket. Sort of looks bulky. I got a good deal, so I might just keep it, but I would not pay full price for this. If they just spent more time sewing the inside better this would be a very nice jacket.
October 25, 2013