Rated 4 out of 5 by booksmack1 I LOVE this coat!
I wanted this coat last season. I even tried it on in the store. It was way too long and the sleeves were too long. Then after buying a cheaper coat somewhere else and eventually returning that one. I decided I had to have this one.
I bought petite 18. I normally wear 16. I bought the new one from this season in Purple. The coat does run small but the petite fits perfectly. It is VERY warm but not really heavy. I didn't have any problems with the zipper. I gave 4 stars because there is room to wear a long sleeve shirt or light sweater, but probably not a bulky sweater with this coat. I tried it on with a short sleeved shirt and I don't think you will need a lot of layers with this duffle coat. It was that warm. Although it is 80 degrees here now. Ok I'm ready for Winter, bring on the snow! :-)
August 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by eightfourteen New favorite
I ordered this coat to just try on. I did not expected to like this much.
I am 5'7 and 120 lb and ordered size 4 in Navy. The overall fit is great except for arms but I have wide shoulder and long arms so that is normal. I can still wear thick sweater under. It is classy coat and I love it for that. As for the zipper, it is a YKK double zipper, not really "cheap" one like a lot people are saying. YKK is the one of the best zipper company so I don't think it can get better than that. You just have to insert the zipper end all the way in before you zip up. I had no issue at all.
Thank you, LL Bean.
August 25, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Trishia Cheap zipper is a dealbreaker
Ordered the coat on sale in raspberry. I loved the color, the fabric, and the overall construction - but the cheap, thin, double zipper is difficult to zip up. I can't imagine struggling with that every day in winter, and I'm worried that it will break with repeated use. I'm disappointed - I loved the coat otherwise. It's beautifully light and warm. But that one detail would make it a real bother to wear, so back it goes.
August 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Seyfried Perfect
Wool is one thing that will keep you warm come winter, I'm fairly certain you are all aware Buffalo, NY has quite brutal winters. Perfect coat can be worn to work or casual. I love hooded coats and the toggle buttons to boot! I usually wear a small or extra small, but the smallest size is a 4. They must run small or I gained weight, because fits perfect. I'd buy it in every color if I could!
July 23, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by kaybee37 Could have been my favorite coat
This could have been my favorite coat except for one thing -- it has a very thin double zipper that goes down to my knees. I hate double zippers when they're thick -- this one is even worse because it's so thin. It's hard to get it zipped up, which kind of defeats the idea of having a nice warm wool coat that's longer and has a hood.
I don't understand why you would put a double zipper on this coat. I am going to save up my money and have a tailor remove it and put in a proper zipper. Then it will probably be my favorite coat.
I would have returned it, but we had a mild winter this year and by the time I got the chance to use it and found out what a pain it is, it was too late to return it.
March 16, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by LeAnnDorothy Great fit for me!
This coat served me very well over the colder months! I ordered a size up than what I would normally order, with the intention to be able to layer thick sweaters or a fur vest underneath, and it is a wonderful coat.
Ordered a size 12, I am 5'10'' 160lbs with a very large chest so the 12 fit fine for me. The cut is a bit boxy but when you button up the front it looks very cute. This is definitely not a fitted style. I would normally order an 8 or 10 but have issues with sleeve lengths/tight fits in the chest area. Size 12 solved all those problems for me, and it is a WARM coat!
March 8, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by LLBeanStopper Not a well-thought out coat
I bought this coat last year and this is my second winter trying to wear it.
For reference, I'm 5'2" and weigh 110 lbs. I bought this coat in a petite size 4, the smallest offered. It's huge. The shoulders are like a linebacker, which causes my purse/gym bag to slide off during my whole commute via subway.
The sleeves are very wide, allowing lots of cold air in.
The hood is terrible. It's shaped so that it won't stay up for long, and when it is up, it obstructs about 70% of my vision. When it's down, it sags sadly over the shoulders, looks unkempt and further complicates my attempts to rest my bag over my shoulder.
The toggle material is vinyl, not leather, and looks cheap.
I give it two stars because the wool feels nice and the color #plum# is pretty. Other than that, this coat is a huge fail. Every time I wear it, I regret purchasing it.
February 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Techbrarian Nice Coat!
First L.L. Bean purchase. Ordered the purple. I'm 5'3" 160-170lbs usually size 12. Got a size 16 based on the reviews and size chart and it's good. Has a good few inches of room for layers. Probably could have gone petite since the arms are a bit long but didn't want to chance it fitting strangely as petites sometimes do in my experience. The zipper wasn't a problem for me but I'm experienced with dual zippers. Looks absolutely gorgeous. Just spent an hour shoveling my car out of the snow and was very hot toward the end so it does well. Love it.
February 17, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by ninag Tight fit, cheesy button detailing!
Unlike the other coat I bought, I couldn't get this xl buttoned up. Really tight sleeves, too. Pretty color but the plastic buttons and details looked really cheap. Sorry.
February 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Superb So glad I bought this..
I was hemming and hawing about buying this coat but then I tried it on in the store. I bought it online in a petite and I am SO glad I did. It is very warm but not bulky. It has a roomy hood and is generous in the body to wear a really bulky fisherman's sweater. I love it. Very soft, thick wool too!
February 12, 2016