Rated 5 out of 5 by NewEnglandorBust Great coat, especially for travel.
I recently bought this coat for a fall trip to Europe. It was warm, did great on rainy days and most of all packed down to an almost unbelievable small size. I could carry it in my large purse with me wherever I went. Since I've been back home, I have continued to wear this coat every day. I'm not sure how warm it will be during a northeast winter, but it does great down to 40 degrees - as cold as it's been so far. For the fit, small pack size and function, this really can't be beat.
November 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OpalS Warm, lightweight, flexible.
I had a North Face Denali, but wanted something for colder weather. This is very warm. I like that it's not bulky and I can move my arms without feeling constrained. The bottom of the zipper can unzip upwards which is nice when driving.
The pockets could be a little bigger. I keep leather gloves in each, and there's not really room for anything else (car keys, phone).
All in all, I do love the coat. I even like the light grey color because I can change the look with different scarves.
January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArtySort Warm & Stylish
This was a Christmas gift to my daughter who commutes from Milwaukee to Madison every day. It has been worn & tested and comes with high praise from her. It is comfortable to drive in
and amazingly light weight with no bulkiness. Almost magically, it can quickly be stored in its own small self-contained space. Then it can easily be carried in a tote or back-pack. No problem with what to do with a bulky winter coat once you're out of the elements. She loves the look & is often complemented on the coat. Also she is an International traveler and is looking forward to taking this lightweight & very packable coat on trips. It's a "winner!".
January 24, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by NewYorkAunt Not warm enough!
I'm submitting a second review as I've worn this coat (long jacket# for over a month now. As I said in my intitial review, the coat is attractive and fits well, but I doubted that it would be very warm since it's so thin and I was right! I also think that the feathers are not evenly distributed. As it's become colder in the NE, I am astounded that LLBean gave this a -30 rating! It works for me in 30 degree temps with a turtleneck and fleece under it! I feel that it's more of a liner than anything else, and I looked long and hard #tried 10 coats!) for something that would be warm before deciding on this one. I find the reviews that say it's so warm impossible to believe! Since I didn't want to look like the Michelin Man and since I hate winter and am not out in frigid temps for more than a half hour, this works for me. But it is most definitely not for below freezing temps! And whoever designs for LLBean, why do you feel it necessary to have the logo in white on black? If it must be there, at least use a dark gray color! In sum, my experience rates this jacket as attractive and suitable for "mild" winter weather.
January 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SEBW Love it!
I love this coat! It is lightweight but warm. I bought the gray and really like it. I am 5'6" and weigh 152 lbs. I usually wear a 10 or 12 and bought the medium...perfect size!
January 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by AuthenticJoy Hmmm...almost
This coat fit well and was warm. I am 5'2", 105 pounds and got an XS. The reason it did not get 5 stars from me is that it has no hood, which seemed odd since the coat is built for cold weather. I'd have liked that feature. I knew it didn't have a hood upon purchase, thought I wouldn't miss it, but I did. Plus I found the zipper cumbersome. Perhaps I could have gotten used to it had I kept it, but it was not user friendly right off the bat. So for the price I needed a hood and a quick and easy zipper. Appreciated the easy return!
January 21, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by cvj75 USED to love this coat
I bought this coat a few years ago and LOVE IT. My only complaint is that it doesn't have a hood. I recently ordered another (my puppy decided it'd be fun to eat the first one) and was very disappointed that the sizing has changed. I'm about a size 16-18 and usually wear an LLBEAN XL, but this jacket was so tight I had to return it! I'm not sure if it was mismarked or not, but I'm sad that I can no longer get this coat.
January 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Westcoastmom2 Coat wanted
I just got this coat in the mail and I love it. But there is a problem, I bought this coat in a medium and it is too large. I have to send it back :( Unfortunately they are all sold out of any other sizes or colours. LLBean can't you have more made asap so we can still get one this season?
January 13, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by mirawood Love the look, but not warm
When I bought this coat the information indicated it was one of the "warmest" coats, good to -30 degrees. It's not. I wore it for the first time over two medium weight layers in 27 degree weather, and I felt a chill through the coat, something that's never happened before for me with a coat from LL Bean. I think I may keep the coat because I really like the look of it and I need a coat this length. But I'll have to pull out my old, bulky full length down coat to handle the really cold days.
January 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DCReviewer1 Ultralight 850 Down Coat
I bought this coat specifically for a trip to Scotland in late December, early January.
1) dark feathers do show through the light gray color, but it does not bother me
2) it's beautifully water resistant unless something is touching it. For example, I was in a Glasgow downpour and wearing a crossbody bag. Where the bag rested on my hip, the coat compressed and water bled through. This also happened where my arms rested on my body with my hand in the pockets. But the parts that were not "touched" - the water beaded up and ran off.
But I love this coat. I bought the light color so I'd be more visible on a bike at night, and I'm really pleased with how clean it's stayed. In Scotland, I scrambled through some rocks on a hike and the coat stayed clean, didn't get caught or torn on any rough edges. It dries quickly. It easily compresses down to its attached stow-away pocket, and comes up looking fresh. It's so light weight and soft. It's been a great pleasure to use.
January 12, 2015