Rated 2 out of 5áby DoorCountyLiver Where's the Hood?!!
The sleeves are way too short, ending about midway between my elbow and wrist if I raise my arm. But there are no tall options for this coat.
Also, how could I possibly wear a nice warm coat like this without a hood in even moderately cold weather, let alone sub zero temperatures. No hood, no can do.
Nice try Bean, but I'm afraid you struck out with this one.
(And I really wanted this coat!)
November 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby LLBoston change the lining color
I agree with at least one previous review that the pale gray lining brings down the look of this jacket. I also prefer when linings match the jacket - it's a much of a better look and it allows me to wear a greater variety of different colored scarves and sweaters with the jacket. I hope LL Bean will consider this in the future. (Also - a slightly shorter "car coat" would be nice as well.) Thanks, LL Bean!
November 19, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5áby FamilyMtn short sleeves
I have to agree with other reviewers. The sleeves are way too short, about 3-inches too short. I confirmed this as I was cleaning the first big snow off of my car. Even with good gloves, my wrists were frozen with the ice and snow scrapings. Loft is right, shape around the middle WAY too wide so I am sure the next size up for the arms would just not work.
November 17, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5áby KNNJ2 can't wear grey lining
I can't wear grey lining like this in a coat. It washes me out. I hope LL Bean will consider matching the lining to the outside of the coat. Or, just use black, if necessary. LL Bean uses a lot of grey lining in their coats, and I can't wear any of them when they do that.
November 17, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5áby ski2moro Way too small
It's just too small. I ordered the XL Petite. I normally wear a 16 or XL in other LLBean products, but this coat is really small- more like a L. I can zip it, but it is not flattering. There is no way to get anything but a lightweight blouse under this. No sweaters. No mid weight layers. It's just cut small in the arms, in the body, and especially in the bust. It would seem that LLBean should know about the need for air in the down layer to make the insulation work for outdoor activity.
If only this coat were in a normal XL size. The weight is perfect. It compresses well for travel. The pockets are generous. The workmanship is good.
It's just too small and will be going back.
November 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby cjinco Liked it, but returned it
I compared 3 down coats and this one came in second. I liked the weight, the length, the pockets. My problem was that it stuck out in the front, despite how light-weight it is. Had it not been for that I would have had a difficult time choosing.
November 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby NorthernLiving Love it!
I bought this coat when I found out I was moving to northern Canada. Today the temp was -22 and the coat kept me toasty warm. It is so light and very stylish. The only thing that could make me love it more is the addition of a hood. When it gets to -40 a down hood will be a necessity!
November 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby BakingMom Stylish warmth and so lightweight
Wearing the coat at an evening football game kept me toasty (a first). I'm not sure how warm it will be when it gets really cold. It is a great length and I like the angle of the stitching (I had 2 people comment how stylish it looked the first time I wore it). I do wish the fabric was more like the Ultrawarm jacket (TA234009 ), as the coat is slippery when sitting in the car. The coat is fitted and a medium fits almost like a small in the Ultrawarm jacket (I did not want to go up in size for fear of looking like the Michelin Tire man). However, it's perfect with a lightweight sweater and it does not feel restricting. I do wish it had an option for a hood though, that would make it perfect.
November 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Awesome, Lightweight Warm Coat
OMG this coat is awesome...it is unbelievably light...it is worth the money...I feel so light and free when I wear this coat, and in 44 degrees weather I can wear short sleeves under my coat with no worries about being cold ...I'm thinking of getting it in all the colors available...keep up the great work LLBean
October 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby VermontSnowshopper The best coat I have EVER had!!! I love it!!!
I went into the store just looking for new fall tops. It was a cold day and this coat caught my eye.It feels less than a pound and fits so perfectly. Makes you look slender. Went up to stowe, vt and was toasty warm with just a mock turtleneck top underneath. I have short arms so the petite coat was perfect for me. True to size. If you wear a med top a medium coat should be great. I can't tell you how much I love this coat!!! It makes me feel so good!!! It is so light and when sitting in the car...so comfy ...not bulky like other winter coats!!!
I seriously think this is my favorite coat of all time. water resistent and tear resistent. Definitely get it. I got the black/grey and wear white and black tops.
October 28, 2013