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 AmeliaInMadison An amazing coat!
I've had this coat for one season now and I couldn't be happier.
Here's what I like! It's really warm. The length is perfect; it doesn't leave legging-clad thighs to fend for themselves. It's really light! So light, in fact, that I was very skeptical when the coat first arrived. How could something so thin keep me warm? Well, it did.
Another thing that I LOVE is how it packs down into its own zippered pocket. I've taken it on a couple flights recently. Packed up, it works like a travel pillow. When I get freezing cold on the flight, I unpack it and use it like a down throw to keep my legs warm.
The only improvement I could ask for would be slightly longer arms (I am 5'10" and have size Large) and an option for a (detachable?) hood.
Otherwise, it's just about perfect, even for April weather! As it's down, there's a wide temperature range it can accommodate. Despite keeping me warm on bitterly cold days, I don't overheat when it's not quite so cold.
April 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NHAnne Great Coat Didn't like the color
This is a great coat. I got the same coat earlier in the winter at an Outlet store for a great price and it was a beautiful blue color. Unfortunately, shortly after getting it, I noticed there was a rip in the fabric so I had to return it. But, I liked it so much I ordered another one at full price. I am 5'7" 140 lbs and usually wear a size 10. The medium was great-room for a sweater underneath but fitted and stylish and very light. Unfortunately, the maroon one I just got was very dark and I have another LLBean coat in a similar color. I am hopeful there are more "fun" colors out for fall, rather than just the options of maroon, black and shadow. The jacket comes in such great colors, why not the longer coat?
March 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by PittsburghRZH Best Coat Ever!
Love this coat. It is lightweight, warm and fashionable. It covers to the knee, and zips up from the bottom for comfort while driving or riding in a car. The lining reflects your body heat, so if you are a little chilled coming in from outside, you can leave the coat on for a few minutes and you will be nice and warm.
March 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by NYJGRL Lightweight coat but STRONG against the cold
Great coat because it is so lightweight, but you don't feel a thing when you go out in the cold winds. Totally waterproof so if it's raining then snowing then sleeting you are fully protected. Awesome pockets - nice and deep! The grey coat I bought goes with everything!
March 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by YouDecide Lightweight & Comfortable
I absolutely love the lightweight of this coat. The taper makes the coat fit wonderful unlike the straight cut bulkier versions I have seen. A great addition to my winter wardrobe! Just wish the price was friendlier so more people could enjoy.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Petersol Down Coat
Great coat! Fits perfectly without the bulk. Wore it in Wisconsin when it was -21. Stayed warm
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wildcathockeygirl Perfect fit and Super warm
After trying similar name brand coats, I finally found a winner! This fits perfectly and kept me warm on the -25 below days! The sleeve and coat length are perfect on me at 5" 5" and 130 lbs.There is plentry of room inside if you are wearing a heavier sweater. There isn't a hood which some might prefer, but I enjoy wearing cute scarves and hats so this coat is perfect for me!
February 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by BERNHARDT Ultralight 850 Down Coat
Appearance is great. Cut is great. Fit is great. But the coat is not as warm as we had expected. She will have to layer up on cold days. It would be nice to have a comfort zone mentioned in the advertisement.
February 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NewJerseyClient The best coat I have ever worn
It has been a very cold year. I bought the black coat in October for a trip to the midwest because the temperature had dropped quickly and my old down coat is too bulky to take on a plane.
The coat is so light, it takes some time to convince yourself it will keep you warm but it does, even in the 20 degree weather and the wind canyons of NYC. These are a few times when I am still cold but that was true in any coat I have worn.
The size is good, fitted but also loose enough to wear a down vest under it on the coldest days. It is also a good length, right above the knee. I hope l.l. bean makes a full length one in the future. The double zipper makes it very comfortable in the car or on the train and once you are out a quick zip down for full coverage.
The last point, I travel a lot in the winter and often to places where I do not need a winter coat. I wore the coat on my walk to the train and then into the airport, I took it off, zipped it in its pocket and used it as a pillow on the plane. When I returned a week later, I took it out of the pouch, shook it out at the airport and walked into the 15 degrees outside. The coat looked great and I was warm
I have not worn my other coats all winter and I think I am going to donate them all and use this one.
February 17, 2015