Rated 5 out of 5 by LeeGal Excellent coat that never goes out of style
I buy one of these toggle coats from LLBean every few years for about 18 years now. They last and last -- and better -- they never go out of style. Reinforced straps for the buttons, the coat is heavy. Though not a dressy coat, it's dressy enough for slacks and for work -- or for casual. Nice fabric. Worth the price because I know these toggle coats always last for several winters and are a good investment..
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyHappy123 Fantastically warm and fitted..
I had purchased this coat many years ago. I now purchased one for my daughter, she is going to be in a very cold state. This coat is very warm and looks great.
July 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LaurenC Lambswool Coat
I havent had a chance to test it out in the cold (it being June and all)
But it is an absolutely beautiful piece of outerwear! Very well made, good quality, fits very comfortably.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CasualGal3 Perfect for Colorado winters
I bought this coat just in time for the major snowy weather early this year. It is so warm! I have to walk to my car and scrape ice and brush snow off my car early every morning, and this coat kept me nice and warm. I bought it in purple and I love the color. It's not the usual brown or black. I read the reviews about zipper issues and so I learned quickly how to zip up without any problems. The hood also covers very well! LOVE IT!
May 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by MWshopper Big Disappointment
I am a long time LL Bean customer and have always been pleased with the quality. I searched for a long time for a new winter coat and thought I had found the perfect one. Unfortunately I am really unhappy with my purchase. First of all, I ordered the petite size for sleeve length but still had to spend $30 to have them shortened. If not for this I would have returned the coat because when I was finally able to wear it, I found the hood problem. When using the hood it is so big and floppy I can't even see! The fabric is nice, but the neck area at the top of the zipper is very scratchy. Expensive disappointment.
April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by carinnemj A steal for Italian lambswool
Right now, I only want to buy clothes that hit the ball out of the park on the quality scale, and this fits the bill. The Italian wool is so soft, and between that and the Thinsulate, it keeps me very warm in the shoulder seasons (but it won't hack the cold in the dead of a New England winter).
The duffle style is a casual take on a dressy staple, and I love that it comes in petite sizes -- the arm length is perfect on me (I'm 5'3). Even better was the cost: I bought mine in the Stone color at the L.L. Bean outlet for half off the online price.
March 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BPea So close by not quite!
To help those of you trying to size your order. I am 5' 5' and 125-30lb, busty. I normally wear a 10 or 12 to accommodate my chest and shoulders. I ordered a 12. If I wear just a shirt or lightweight sweater the coat fits only okay, not great. The cut of the armhole it too high. In the 12, when I hold my arms out, the coat is too big through the body. Going down a size to make the body fit better would make the armhole even more restricting.. I ordered the navy and it was a nice color, darker that the on-line photo which looked washed out. Hope this helps.
February 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by minboise I love my coat!
I love the classic look of this coat, the stone color, the real leather toggles, and the bone-like buttons. This coat is lined and quilted. I ordered a size I thought would be more roomy, and almost exchanged it for a larger size, but I chose not to, b/c I'll wear this coat with clothes / sweaters that are not so bulky. I've gotten two comments from others on my new coat, and I've only worn it twice! It's unique, I love the hood option, it's quality!! The ONLY thing I worry about is the lighter color...I've two labs...one yellow, one black. SOMEONE's hair will don my new coat...but the stone color shouldn't make it too obvious!
January 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by stella54 comfortable, warm, great fit
I love this coat! I wear it over a cashemere sweater and for temps in the 10s-30s is perfect. I would not recommend it for extreme cold (i.e. -20F and below). I ordered a 8P and the sleeves's and overall length were perfect. I normally wear jackets size 6 (I am almost 5'4). Great coat!
January 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by KiwiGirl16 Duffel Coat Needs Pockets for Phone!
I really wanted to love this Duffel Coat in Navy. It felt super warm and I could have worn it for years happily in Philadelphia & Paris. But, my cell phone and car keys would not stay in the slit-style pockets! This coat needs traditional square pockets with flaps that permit cell phone and car keys to be quickly accessed and stashed. Hated to return it and long for the warmth it promised but had to be practical and get one with pockets on the outside instead. Please add pockets for next year's model.
January 1, 2014