Rated 4 out of 5 by kreview great, but a caution on color
first, the color: the gunmetal grey is really more of a dark navy, or halfway between black and navy. otherwise, my first reaction is that this parka is REALLY well made and high quality. if you have trouble w the zipper, pull it all the way down and then pull up on the RIGHT, not left, side of the jacket to open it. all llbean two way zippers seem to operate that way, they work fine if you understand this. at 5'6'', 153 lbs, the large reg fits fine. the inner drawstring makes for a flattering fit compared to other jackets. i just wish the women's coats/jackets had inner pockets like men's do!! but at least the outside pockets have zippers. nice jacket.
March 27, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by JuliaZ Would have been perfect, except for the ZIPPER
This was exactly what I was looking for, but the zipper on TWO separate jackets jammed and stuck so that I had to pull the jacket off over my head. This is unacceptable! I returned another LL Bean coat due to the same horrible zipper. You're losing sales because of your lousy zippers, LL Bean!!
March 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by VikiTikiTaco Perfect for Chilly Spring Days!
This is a wonderful, light-weight coat for chilly spring days. It's not too hot, but warm enough. And perfect if it's windy out. The hood comes in real handy too. Seems it would be rain proof, at least good enough to run into the store and not get soaked. Love it! If I had any suggestions to make it better, it would be to add snaps so you don't have to fuss with the zipper if you're in a hurry.
March 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrsK53 Great buy for the money!
Very pleased - good at keeping you dry. Has inside cord that you can adjust to fit more snugly. Light lining to keep you warm. Two side zip pockets. Would recommend.
March 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mommycozy Comfortable and most useful
This jacket has kept me warm, dry and comfortable in many seasons. I also love the color options.
March 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lajumelle Love, Love, Love
Love the feel, the color, the fit. I'd like one in every color.
March 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MaritimeCanadian Nice Jacket, but Caution about Sizing
One of the things I like best about online shopping at LL Bean is the accuracy of the sizing. I am a fairly slim, not-busty 5'9" and almost ALWAYS fit perfectly into a Medium. My dozens of LL Bean shirts and sweaters are all Medium. So when I ordered this Medium jacket I was very surprised to find the arms a bit too short and, worse, the upper body/back uncomfortably tight, even without a sweater underneath. However I liked the styling and loved the blue colour, so exchanged it for a Large - MUCH better fit, although the body is a bit longer than necessary (however this may not be a bad thing)! So my advice is to order a size larger than you think you'll need. Better still, LL Bean should adjust the product or its sizing classification for the product to avoid this complaint from other customers.
March 4, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by heleninalexandria feels like wearing a shag rug
I desperately needed a lighter weight parka after losing my old one. This is not the thing. It's lighter weight in terms of warmth, but weight-wise, it's heavy, and the pile lining somehow makes me feel like I'm wearing a shag rug. Plus the size creep - I've always worn medium in coats from Bean, but I swim in this one, even with layering a fleece or sweater under it. Plus it's shapeless, even with a waist drawstring, and there's no adjustment for the elastic-edged hood.. What's to like? I guess that at least it's medium warmth and it was in stock in February when not a lot is there to choose from..
February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by WoheloWaterWitch Perfect between-seasons jacket/coat
LOVE this jacket -- or is it a coat?? Happily, it serves as both, and it is great. Soft and comfortable lining, without being bulky and hot. Also really like the way the hood (when needed) is slightly snug around my face, but without having all those strings dangling down that have to be dealt with.
February 25, 2015