Rated 5 out of 5 by twinsmama06 Better than I expected!
I was a little hesitant to buy this coat because of so many negative reviews, but I was able to try it on at an ll bean outlet first before buying it. I love how soft it is and have been quite warm on these cold mornings (in the 30's) while waiting for the bus. I had a 12 year old ll bean duffle coat and it was in desperate need of replacing! While this one isn't 100% wool, it is still very warm and kept the wind out. I did buy a large (I am a 12) because I didn't feel like I wouldn't have been able to wear a thick sweater or sweatshirt under the medium without being too bunched up. The large is big, but not too big. I really do love it. The only issue I have, is why were the toggles brown on a blue coat with black interior? Strange.
October 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BestBuyer Great Winter Wardrobe Classic
I am very pleased with this attractive duffle coat. It has proven to be very warm and cosy in our cold, blustery weather. The 3/4 length adds to the warmth factor, and yet it is not as cumbersome as a long coat. I hate hats, so I like to be able to flip up the hood when the winds are especially fierce. The coat is beautifully made, with nice details.
February 17, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Hillery Not at all what it used to be
I also have an LL Bean duffle coat from years back. It was the best coat that I ever owned. It was 100% wool exterior and lined with 100% wool. It always kept me toasty warm in the coldest weather. It is worn out now, even after having it repaired many times, and I needed a replacement. I bought the newest model. This current duffle coat is nothing like my previous one. It is only 20% wool. The fabric is really thin, and the lining equally so. It's advertised to keep you warm at 25 degrees below zero. It was 18 degrees here today and I froze in it. The wind went right through it. I am so disappointed in the decline in quality in LL Bean products.
January 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KKeddy LOVE this coat!!!
I bought this coat with a bit of hesitation because of the many more negative reviews. But I had been looking for a coat exactly like this for a long time. I received it today and just got back from a walk in it (currently it is -16 with the windchill). I LOVE it! It kept me toasty warm! The outside of it is SO soft, it's slimming and very well made! I would 100% recommend this coat to others! I will say to get a size smaller, I am a curvy girl and normally would order a XL but i ordered the large and have enough room to put on a heavy sweater underneath. Thanks LL BEAN! Very happy customer here!
December 17, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5
by AngieF Not The Same Coat As Pictured on Website (???)
I just received this coat today and it fits great. It looks good too, but I was expecting the toggles and details to be black--as pictured on the website. A bit disappointing, as the coat will not coordinate as well with my black boots, black purse now.
December 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by WinterLady Yes to the Duffle Coat
After reading some of the other reviews, I almost decided to buy the Lambswool Polo instead; however, I loved the style of the Duffle Coat, and it was very important to me to have a hood. I am very happy that I bought the Duffle. The fit is just right. I'm a size 10, and the medium is perfect, although a size 12 person would probably need the large. And while others complained that the coat is not heavy enough, with the Thinsulate insulation, it is plenty warm even in our freezing temperatures. True, it doesn't feel "heavy" like some coats, but it is warm and comfortable with deep pockets and a heavy duty zipper. The hood is roomy and also nicely insulated. Overall, I am very pleased with this coat, and would like to note that LLBean lowered the price by 15% at the time of my purchase.
November 28, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by langrj Disappointed
Purchased as a gift for spouse. The new coat arrived and the seam of the lining was torn. I expect better quality from LL Bean.
November 20, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by greatcanadianlovesllbean Not good for the money
I bought this coat in XL and last year's model [1/2 price] in a Large. Last year's fit great, looked great and being half price is the best of all because I would not pay full price for this coat, it is not worth the money.
I have a lambscoat from llbean that is great and worth everything I paid for it. This coat looked and felt cheap and it didn't fit right.
For an Xlarge for this years model to a Large from last years model should not be a huge difference. The XLarge was so tight and when I put my hands in the pocket, they kept going down and I could touch lower then normal.
I didn't hesitate to send it right back.
I did keep last years, it looks great, fits great and at half price, I paid what it is worth.
I'd look again at what model you want to make for next year but for the price, please add some wool.
November 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MsKMB Love it!
I tried this coat on in the store and bought it a little bigger so I could fit a sweater or sweatshirt under it. I love the coat! It is warm and soft. It is also classy. I highly recommend this coat!
November 14, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Darjeeling Not enough wool
I ordered this to replace an LL Bean duffle coat that I have worn for over ten years. When it came, I thought it was beautiful. I liked the flattering cut, but as I wore it around the house I noticed that I was not particularly hot--even indoors in a heated house. So I looked at the label to discover that it's ONLY 20% WOOL. Like others, I long for the old LL Bean quality.
November 12, 2012