Rated 4 out of 5 Great fit, unexpected color
The quality of this coat is fabulous, as to be expected from LL Bean. I am 5'5" and about 120lbs lean, and I usually wear a 0 or 2. I ordered a 4, and the coat fits comfortably, maybe a little bigger than needed but still fitted and plenty of room for a thick sweater underneath. I have worn in in mid-teen temperatures and it kept me plenty warm. I love that it has a hood, although it does tend to fall off of my head if it gets too windy. The toggles work well, although the leather is fake. The teal color is slightly more green than the photo on the website at the time of purchase, but the current photo seems to reflect the true color well. Overall, great coat.
January 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Heer nice coat
For the most part I really like the coat. It is warm, breaks the wind, and is very soft. The improvements I would like to see are putting cuffs in the sleeves, the wind really blows up them if something long sleeved with a cuff is not worn. The other is restyling the hood, it is much too generous. It falls all the way over my face when up, I have to hold it to keep it in place. Other than that it's a nice coat! Of course if the above changes are made I would like to return mine to get one with the cuffs, they would make it so much warmer.
January 21, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby FanciePants Difficult to zip
The only way I could zip this coat is to lay it on a flat surface, zip it and then step into it - not a good idea with my poor balance. If I got warm and unzipped it, I could not zip it again when I went out in the cold again. I really loved the coat otherwise and am disappointed, but I have to send it back. I have been dealing with these double zippers on your other coats, but this one is impossible.
January 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby SabresFanatic Worth every penny!
I absolutely LOVE this coat. I've worn it in temperatures as low as -5░F, and it hasn't failed me. When I say it keeps you warm, I mean it! Wind, snow, ice--nothing gets through this coat. I am still in awe of its amazing quality each time I wear it. The double zipper can be tricky, but once you learn the technique (which the helpful sales associate graciously taught me), it's not an issue. I just can't say enough about this product. It is truly worth every penny. If you're looking for a stylish, warm, not-too-bulky coat, this is a must-have!
January 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby corgifan Really nice coat
I went through a couple of sizes to get to the right one, but 8P worked well for me (~ 5' 4"; 124 lb). I haven't had any issues with the arms or armholes; the coat drapes beautifully, and is comfortable and warm. I am really pleased with the quality. Love the plum color. Very happy with this.
January 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby MHinMA Good looking and warm
After reading reviews about the sizing, I hesitated to order - and then not many choices were left for smaller sizes. But I ordered the plum, and the color is much prettier than the photo - not dark or dull. I ordered the size I usually wear - and it is perfect. The armholes feel a bit tight with a bulky sweater - but that's what happens with a wool coat. Best features: thinsulate lining (most wool coats have just a lightweight - not warm - lining), a two-way zipper so you can zip it up from the bottom when sitting, nice style.
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby PersnicketyBeanShopper Beautiful and Practical
I am very pleased with my purchase. It is hard to find a quality wool coat with zipper, hood, and lining. I have worn the coat during my early morning car commute on very cold mornings, and have been quite comfortable with only normal "indoor layers" underneath. The zipper works well.
I love the look of the coat. It has a slim, fittted style while still having plenty of room for a heavy sweater. I love the length (a few inches above the knee) - good coverage while still being comfortable. (When it first arrived, I tried the coat on over a heavy Irish sweater.) I always wear an 8/Small from LL Bean (with the exception of Signature) but I did need the 10 in this coat. I was lucky on the size as I was able to try the coat on a recent trip to NJ before purchasing. I would suggest sizing up.
I ordered the teal - it is a bright jewel tone that contrasts well with my usual grey/black wardrobe. I just love the color. I saw the navy and purple at the store and they were lovely too, but not as bright.
If you can still find this coat in your size and color, get it. I think you will be very happy. I am a frugal shopper, but this was worth the investment.
January 14, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby birdoon Somewhat disappointing.
The color and style are great but the combination of a stiff zipper and hard-to-manage toggles make it very awkward to close..
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby maggiebe Classic duffle
I had been wanting a classic duffle coat after watching several Christmas movies. Everyone seemed to be wearing duffle coats. This was a classic and I love it. Great quality. After reading the reviews I ordered a size 14. Normally I am a 10-12. It is a great fit with just the right amount of room. Some duffle coats have fur around the hood which might be nice in the future.It is nice and warm for Canadian winters! I have the navy which is great. Maybe red next year!
January 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby NYrecreation Beautifully made and warm
This coat is made very well made and extremely warm. Ordered it early (late fall) because I know they sell out of them quickly. My only complaint is that I couldn't get the zipper to work properly. I called LLBean to see about exchanging the coat and they were very helpful and another coat is on it's way. Had to get a different color bc they were all sold out of other colors. This coat would have gotten 5 stars if it weren't for the crazy zipper. Hope the new one works since I love it. ... superb customer service as always
January 9, 2015