Rated 5 out of 5 by AliciaM Great Coat!
Bought this coat last year in the Navy and loved it so much I just bought the jacket today in the blue. I wear the coat to work and plan to wear the jacket during the cold months when I am walking my dogs in the rain and snow. Can't wait to get it. Fits great and is light weight which I love.
November 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Nice coat
I like this coat for everyday wear. I am fairly petite and the XS fit just right. It's not too heavy but feels comfy and allows easy movement. It seems slightly less warm than I was hoping, but it should accommodate layering just fine. My only complaint is that the zipper is opposite of all my other coats, so I'm not coordinated trying to get it zipped. I guess I'll just have to learn a new skill.
October 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LizInSanDiego Exceeded Expectations
Living in San Diego, the warmest thing I own is a long sleeved t-shirt. I needed a warm jacket for a recent trip to Canada where temperatures were expected to be between 20F-40F degrees. I knew I wanted a hooded parka length jacket that would be light-weight for traveling yet keep me warm enough. I liked the clean look of this jacket and it sounded like just what I needed. As soon as it arrived and tried it on, I KNEW that it was just what I was hoping for. I've now returned from my trip and could not have been happier with this jacket. It was exactly what I wanted - lightweight yet very warm. The hood cinched up nicely to ward off the chilly winds. We had some snow, rain, and cold and I was perfectly comfortable the whole time. Upon return, it laundered beautifully. Although I would have preferred a nice navy color, I got the wine color and absolutely love it!
October 26, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by lulabelle420 troublesome zipper which is frustrating me
I ordered this on-line to replace my Ultra-warm 3/4 length coat which has lasted me for years, except now the zipper is failing and I'm getting stuck inside the coat!. I thought this one would fill the bill but the medium (size 10-12 per the sizing recommendation-I wear a 10# is too small to work over a bulky sweater or suit jacket. Plus, the zipper on this one is giving me the same problem and is too difficult to get "just right" in order to zip it up.
The color is beautiful #plum) and I would love to keep it in a larger size, but can't deal with the zipper so I have to return it. Too bad. It's really pretty.
October 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GentleChugger Exactly what I wanted!
I bought this coat a year ago (I like reviews that are based on how an item performs over time, not just how it looks out of the packaging) and can report that it has performed admirably through a whole season.
I live in the Netherlands, where we have chilly, damp weather for 6 to 7 months of the year, and this coat copes perfectly with that. Based on other reviews, I went up a size so I could wear different weights of sweater underneath it; but with the drawstring waist, you can give it a nice shape even with a roomy fit.
Unlike some reviewers, I have no trouble with the zip: having read that it was a bit tricky, as soon as the coat arrived I made a point of working out how to do it and have never had any problem. (The trick is that both sides of the zip need to be in the same plane: if they are aligned, it's no problem at all.) The sleeves are nice and long, the hood is functional (although like some others I would have liked another inch or two of depth) and the length of the coat keeps my legs warm when cycling. Being able to unzip from the bottom is a definite plus.
The coat is extremely comfortable to wear (lightweight and smooth). keeps out wind and water very well, and looks good with both casual clothes and dresses.
Finally, it has kept its good looks and comes through the wash well.
It is everything I wanted, and if you are looking for a versatile, comfortable, durable winter coat to deal with chilly, wet weather, you will not regret buying this one!
October 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rosialie storm-proof
I have the old version of this jacket.I like the longer length of this one and the cozy fleece lining.There's still a cell phone pocket inside.
The fabric seems very study for wind,rain and wet snow.
I may have to use a plastic rain hat with visor for gaps on side and front of the hood.
Overall,this coat looks like it will get me through rough weather.It also has a slim,attractive silouette.I like the pacific blue color.
October 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ann738 Exceeded my expectations!
I recently received this coat and have taken it out for 2 walks. It's been really windy and rainy and this coat has kept me warm & comfortable. I love the molten red color too. Just beautiful. The inner cuffs keep warmth in which I haven't found in other coats. Thank you LL Bean!
October 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyTravelerIngalls Snow flies and it's the first thing I reach for!
Love this coat! It's warm and cozy and great for hours outside with my son playing in the snow. I look forward to using it again this year.
October 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Remove Replacing an old LL Bean Jacket
Many years ago I purchased the perfect jacket from LL Bean and practically wore it to death. Last winter after many, many washings, wearings, & wet winter storms it started to fray, and I accidently splattered paint on it. This jacket is almost identical; except, much to my delight, it's mid-thigh length. I appreciate the extra length when I'm outside for hours with my dog in the winter. The hood is also lined. The hood on the old jacket wasn't, but zipped into the collar, which I never did. I also like the fact that it has snaps on the flap over the zipper. My old one had Velcro, which would stick to my clothes if I wore the jacket open, so I removed the tacky side. The only thing I miss is the Velcro tab and elastic at the wrist. This helped keep the sleeves the right length. I had no issues with the zipper when I tried it on (time will tell). I haven't worn it yet, but putting the 2 jackets together, they're the same weight. I layered (thermals, microfleece or heavy sweater) to keep myself warm. I'm ready, winter, bring it on!
October 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by iamacraftymama Love this!
The colour is beautiful! The fit was exactly what I was looking for. I purchased an XL and not only did it fit my hips it was flattering. I usually layer so this is perfect to layer a sweater underneath it. I had no issues with the zipper. I cannot wait for it to get cold enough to wear it!.
September 24, 2014