Rated 4 out of 5 by ShopperinMICH Fit Better than I expected !
When I read the negative reviews on this coat I was concerned it was too bulky and was going to make me look like a marshmallow! Now that I have the coat I am glad to report I do not look like one (at least from the coat !). I am a solid size 10-12 petite, and I bought the coat in Medium Petite. It fits PERFECT. The coat could use a wee bit more fitting in the sides, but overall it really looks nice and is very stylish. It is only November here in Michigan but we've had a few blistery cold days and so far the coat has kept me toasty. The hood did a good job of keeping the wind out. The coffee color I ordered is sharp...I usually buy black coats and was impressed with this color. So overall I would say I am pleased with this coat so far.
November 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Surfwatcher Great, comfy jacket
I usually have to order several jackets to find one I like but this jacket was a one order deal. In the past I have returned LL Bean's 3-in-1 jackets for awkward fits. Like other reviewers have said, it is roomy with a somewhat boxy style. As a 60 year old woman with arthritis, I like this. When I tried it on I thought of wearing it while using the snow blower. At those times I want flexibility and comfort. In a few weeks I am going to the Grand Canyon and the inner jacket will be great for cooler temperatures with the outer layer available in case of rain. I love the Black Coffee color. Very rich and slimming. The best part was getting this jacket on sale.
November 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SACalderon Loved it but
The but was. I listened to some reviews and ordered a larger size. It was then too large and had to return it.
True to their word L l bean refunded the money.
I am reordering this jacket in the size I need.
It was a beautiful lilac color and was nicely made.
October 22, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by OhioBeanShopper Didn't perform as expected
I liked the dark brown color very much, and the fact that you can wear the jacket(s) together or apart.
The problem was when I went for a walk in a steady, light rain. Within a 1/2 hour it felt like my shoulders were getting damp. I have never felt this way with the other L.L. Bean raincoats I have - even in hard rain, so I chose to return it.
September 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LandCsMom Comfortable, great fit, but not the color I though
I haven't had a chance to wear this jacket in cold weather yet, but I am very happy with the fit. The jacket looks good on and is very comfortable. I bought the Black Coffee expecting it to be primarily black however it is a brown jacket with flecks of black. I am waiting for an exchange for the Ink Blue.
September 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by IamsoBean Nice coat
I am returning the weather challenger 3-in-1 that I ordered previously, as I like the look of this one a bit more. I will be abroad for 2 semesters in Florence, so I needed a waterproof jacket that would hold up well and not be terribly bulky. I am 5'1" and always look for petite coats. Typically, I order a petite small, and the PS fit perfectly in this coat for me. It is not a tailored fit (like a trench would be), but I was not looking for that in this coat. Warmth and being waterproof (and comfy) were my interests, and this fits the bill! Black coffee is a lovely color. I also love the stitching and fuzzy collar of the inside of the "inner" jacket, all great!
May 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by lakiemom Good looking jacket but---
I bought this to take to seattle in July just in case I needed the outer rain jacket. I like the inside shell but even for the large it's really snug. I normally wear a medium in llbean jackets so I purchased a medium and it was too small so I exchanged it for a large. I will keep it but I think if you wear a large and either have broad shoulders or have a larger bust you should go up one size for sure. I am not sure what's going on with llbean but I am disappointed in their sizing. It used to be right on but now it's definitely a hit or miss. I appreciate the free return but what a hassle to buy from your company anymore.
April 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HHHappy Great Jacket With Great Features
I'm SO happy with this jacket! Great quality: it's very well made, and loaded with features! The fabric is beautiful, and the feminine touches are lovely. On me, the fit resembles the picture with the model: rather straight body, but very nice (which is exactly what I expected, from the photos). A definite keeper.
April 23, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MaineRoma Beautiful Jacket, Terrible Fit
I read a lot of the reviews suggesting that this coat had a boxy, rather unflattering fit, and decided to order it anyway. It's beautiful material, nice color - I ordered ink - and I like the three in one design, BUT, the fit stinks. I looked like I weigh 30 lbs more than I do. I am 5 foot 8, 155 lbs and busty, so maybe that was the problem, but UGH! Good luck to you. I am sad to return it but no way would I wear this one.
March 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by notjustanyshopper Trip to Iceland
I purchased this jacket in brown for a trip to Iceland in March. While around the city I wore the coat with the lining. While out hiking and exploring I layered and used the outer shell for rain/wind protection and it worked great. Love this jacket and so does my daughter, I think I may be purchasing one for her.
March 25, 2013