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 Kessiah Awesome Coat
I just received my coat today. It is beautifully made and slimming. I have a large bust but am petite. It is hard for me to find clothing to fit well in the bust area without looking too big elsewhere. I ordered an XLG which is what the size chart recommended but it is a little tight in the bust area but fits well everywhere else. I needed the XL for the body but could have used a 1X or 0X for a more comfortable fit in the bust. However, this coat is not available in plus sizes. I am keeping the coat because I can zip it with a medium weight sweater under it and would not wear a heavier one. Also, I am dieting so (hopefully) it will fit better next season, A recommendation to LL Bean would be to please make all styles available in plus.sizes. We fuller figured women like to dress well, too, and appreciate it when we can find, quality and style in one item.
March 8, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by fingerlakes86 Warm and comfy
I have lived in this coat this winter. It's been warm on the coldest days of upstate NY and comfortable through a wide range of weather. It's very soft and comfortable, and a pleasure to wear. I love that it has no hood. I prefer to wear a separate hat, and it gives the coat a more polished look. I've washed it twice, and it looks great. My only complaint is the sleeve length. It's definitely at least an inch shorter than I'd like, and a bit loose too. I've had to do a lot of fussing to keep my wrists covered.
March 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BMinQC Greatest coat I've owned!
I was so thankful to buy this coat this winter! I had a huge parka that was cumbersome and often too much jacket for the cold, but this jacket was just the trick of keeping me warm without keeping me immobile. The material is lightweight, but the warmth feels like I'm wearing a cozy blanket. The jacket packs away inside of itself easily to fit into my purse incase I need to travel across work campus without hauling my jacket around everywhere.
February 29, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lizever Cute but not warm
I was looking for a non-bulky warm coat, and thought this would do for our mild winters. I wore it in 30 degree weather and was freezing. It's adorable and stylish, and I would've kept it had I been looking for a lighter coat. I returned it.
February 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by NYCMomj Wish the sleeves were longer
I've been using this coat since last fall and loved it in the moderate (40 degree) weather. It is good for walking around the city -- keeps you comfortable outside -- lightweight and not too hot when I duck into a store to shop. Now that the weather is colder, I regret keeping it because the sleeves are just too short -- there is a gap between where the sleeves end and where my mittens start that leave me with cold wrists. Also, with the slimmer fit, there is not much room for an extra sweater layer on cold days, making it uncomfortable to layer under to keep warm.
February 15, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Melody4066 Looks great, not warm enough, fabric ripping
This is my second winter using this coat as my main winter coat. I really love the way this coat looks, and it is sooooo incredibly light, it is amazing.
BUT, it's just not warm enough. Buffalo winter this year has been a lot milder than last, but I still have been wearing my LL Bean rain jacket over this coat for an added layer. Even with the two layers I still have to have some other thick sweater on underneath on the really cold days.
I had been putting off returning it, but then in the past few weeks the material has torn in three separate places. The feathers started coming out more and more and it almost seems like the feathers have been ripping the fabric on their way out.
So, I'll be returning it this weekend. I loved the look and the lightness so much I really wanted it to work, but it's just not warm enough. :-(
February 4, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by HockeyMomInMaine Needs to be a little longer.
I picked this coat out in the store before Christmas and I tried the long one and the 3/4 length one. The 3/4 length one seemed to be the best fit for everyday and even hockey rinks. I received it as a Christmas gift and I'm thrilled with the coat. It's soooo lightweight. I noticed a difference from my old wool coat right away - especially spending entire weekends at hockey rinks with my kids. My shoulders weren't sore.
My only complaint is that it's just a little too short. I wish it were about 3-4" longer and hit just above my knee. I'm 5'-9" and the XL fit great. The longer coat was too long for everyday (in and out of cars, etc...), but if the 3/4 length coat hit the top of the knee I would give this coat 5 stars. It would also stay put under my bottom when sitting in the stands or riding in the car and cover my thighs.
And for all the naysayers that say the coat isn't cinched at the waist - it is!
January 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Westcoast2015 Great coat minus a hood
I LOVE this coat; it's light, warm and fits perfectly. I am 5'4" and weigh 145 lbs and I normally wear regular but for this coat a petit is perfect for me. The regular fit is not fitted and sleeves are too long.
The color Plum is good too. The only thing I wish for is a hood. It will be great if LLBean can add a hood for additional benefit.
January 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by NJVA Great new down coat
I bought this to replace my 6 year old ultra warm 650 down coat- was worried it wouldn't be as warm as my toasty old one- bought this new one in a medium so I could layer. It's plenty warm in the 40's - but in the 20's and 30's in a bitter cold wind I was cold- not so in the old coat. I put on my down sweater under this new coat- warm and toasty with a lot less bulk than wearing the old coat. I will never give up the old one but this new one is great- just layer up as needed. So very light. Highly recommend.
January 24, 2016