Rated 3 out of 5 by Virago Disappointed
For the first time in my life, I returned an item to LL Bean. The coat is beautiful, warm and is a flattering slim fit (order a size larger than normal), but what's up with that zipper? I fought with it every time I put it on and the last time I wore it, I finally got it zipped, only to have it open from the bottom zipper. I gave up, and returned it because the next size up didn't look as nice.
November 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cesca62 Comfortable and warm
After searching for this style coat, I was amazed to find the perfect one at LLBean. I wanted a coat that was 100% wool. I had started at the top of my price range which was the Burberry coat in this style. I purchased it, brought it home and after wearing it for 15 minutes, it looked 5 years old. Needless to say, I returned it immediately. With no intention of purchasing a coat at LLBean, I went into the store with a $10 coupon to purchase wool socks and instead I found this beautiful duffle coat. I wanted black, but it doesn't come in black--so I got the plum color. It runs small, so I was surprised that the size 12 fit well (with a thick sweater underneath). I am 5'5 and about 140 lbs. The Burberry I mentioned earlier was a size 8, my normal size which was the right size. My only complaint is that the fasteners are plastic. The Burberry was wood and leather. Besides that, the wool is soft, warm and beautiful. It also is lined with a nice Thinsulate quilted material for extra comfort and warmth.
Definitely worth the price. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is because there was no reason to be cheap with the fasteners. A few strips of leather instead of plastic would have made a world of a difference without adding much more to the price,
November 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MountainLori Cozy and Warm
I want to like this coat, it's just the right size, I ordered a 14 and I usually wear a 12. I wanted it to fit over sweaters and it's nice for that. Seems very warm. I have 3 complaints though. The zipper is hard to do, I feel like a little kid trying to zip my coat. Also, the pockets are very small, my gloves keep falling out. One last complaint, the wool around my neck is itchy, drives me crazy, so I have to wrap my neck in a scarf first.
All in all, I wish I had purchased a different coat. But I like the way it looks so I'll keep it.
November 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ramsounds Beautiful classic coat
I waffled on whether to get this coat for months. I came back almost every week to read reviews, obsess over the product pictures, and count my pennies to see if it was worth it. Finally, I took the plunge.
I'm happy to report the coat is worth it.
I got it in the camel color, a lovely, classic tan. The toggles are well-made and securely sewn in. The zipper, while a bit fussy, is secure. It is very warm due to the Thinsulate lining, and the wool is soft.
The one thing I was most concerned about was the fit. I am average-to-short (5'5"), a true hourglass shape, plus-sized, and quite busty. The worst is when you see a gorgeous coat and it just makes you look like a lump. Not so with this one. The small tie in the back (not sure what to call it) nips in perfectly at the waist, while the princess seams are very figure flattering. The collar is high enough to keep the chill out but low enough so I'm not being consumed by the coat. I ordered it in a size 18 regular.
I am planning on getting it tailored: in the waist for a little more shape and in the arms because I have short arms. However, I am more than pleased with the money I spent and with the quality of this lovely coat. I see it lasting for many seasons and never going out of style.
November 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by CindyOH Not for pears
This coat is lovely, very well made, BUT, it is not a coat for those of us who are pear shaped. I bought a size I hoped would fit my hips, but it was way too big in the shoulders. With the shoulder pads, it just did not hand well or feel good. I'd recommend this coat for it's quality, but only if it will fit you. I will be returning the one I ordered.
November 12, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by mnmom55 Disappointed
I ordered this coat a size up, due to reading the other reviews. Maybe it is just the way the petite fits as opposed to the regular size, but it was just an odd fit on me. It was very snug through the chest and waist, even though I was wearing a t-shirt underneath, but yet it was too long on me. Somehow it looked oversized even though it was too narrow. Not flattering at all to my 5'2" body.
Also, be aware that this is a very heavy coat. I felt weighed down in it. Sorry, but I know there are more flattering and comfortable coats out there for me.
November 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by seeps Wish this had a collar also.
It is very hard to find a 100% wool coat these days and so I'm pleased that LLBean has these. For me, I wish it also had a collar like my old duffel coat--the only down side. I'm still deciding on the color--the green was darker than loden and I'm not sure about the grape color but will make up my mind soon.
November 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by marty23 Classic Lambswool Duffel Coat
This coat is great. I had ordered a size smaller then the p 14 that I now have . The p12 was too tight in the shoulders. I ordered the p14 and the only problem that I had was the zipper. My arms are not long enough to reach the bottom to start it. Looking forward to wearing this when the weather really gets cold and I have to remove ice and snow off the car.
November 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SouthrenShopper Great fit, beautiful navy blue color, soft wool
Had my eye on this coat last year in Molten Red but my size was sold out when I went to order. Most disappointed no red available this year. I ordered Raspberry because it had a red look to it in the catalog but when it arrived it was too pink. I returned it and exchanged it for navy. I just Love the navy!!!! Exchanging was painless too. Have always been very pleased with items from LLBean. Excellent quality at a fair price!
November 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TreasureEachDay Finally!
I have been looking for a coat like this for a few years now. I am not a fan of the current, puffy, ski-type coats that are out there and I was looking for something with more classic lines that I could wear with slacks and skirts. Even though I live in Florida, I needed something when we travel north.
I ordered this in 1X, just because I wanted to be sure to have enough space to allow for sweaters. I really like the length, it hits me mid-thigh and I am 5'10". I also like the fact that the hood is attached which does not allow wind to seep in.
I am very pleased with this coat and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a classic style that is warm and well made.
November 4, 2015