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 Emqred Awesome light jacket
I have owned the 860 down jacket and figured I would try the parka. For 20 bucks more than the jacket it is a no Brainer to own this. It fits great. The zipper is easy and doesn't get stuck. I love the length! It looks fabulous. Really beautiful parka. Very happy with the quality and color. Looks like a million bucks!
September 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Judie7 So far so good
I bought this coat to take on a European vacation in November. It seems very comfortable and definitely will be easy to pack. I like that it is light weight and can easily accommodate a sweater under it.
September 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blackhillsandvalleys Just What I Wanted!!!!!
Last year I really needed a coat, and looked high and low for just the right one, compared many, and looked at the LL Bean, but did not want the black or burgundy coat. I waited until now and just purchased the coat in the shadow light gray. It came yesterday and it is gorgeous. The color is WOW, the fit perfect and nice quality. I am 5'9", 135 pounds and the Medium fit just right. Nice and Light in weight, I know it will work as I have purchased the ultralight jacket and the vest previously.... LL Bean knows what they are doing with this one.
September 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SnowLover2015 Comfortable and warm
This coat is comfortable and warm, but very light in weight. Being packable makes it a must for travel anywhere with uncertain weather.
September 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ileana Worth the price!
While it is not a cheap item it is worth the price. I am 5'6", 150 lbs. and a medium fits perfect with room for a sweater. Cannot wait for the cold weather so I can wear this stylish and VERY light coat! I wish it would come in more vibrant colors.
August 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by debinart color and fit...
my wife and I love the quality and value of LL Bean, but she was not happy with the color selection and did not like the less than fitted shape of this coat...as always,no hassle returning it.....her comment was that she would like better less muted color...
July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by cuckooverllbean Love this coat!
My husband did not like a similar coat that I wore in the winter because he felt it was too bulky and the down feathers would continually poke out. I had been looking for quite some time for a longer jacket that wasn't so bulky and yet was warm enough. This one fit the bill! It is light weight and yet warm and it fits beautifully! My husband likes it so we are both happy! It is very well made and comfortable.
May 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Polishmom It's a Winner
Fits perfect. Length is just right. I don't look or feel like I am wrapped in a bulky comforter. Very light weight but warm. I did order one size up just for comfort and depending what I might wear underneath. very pleased. I understand why this sells out every year.
May 20, 2015
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