Rated 4 out of 5 by June Nice warm little coat, not bulky
I bought this as an early-spring coat for March-April in the upper Midwest when temps are still well below freezing most days, but one is tired of bulky parkas and ankle-length puffer coats the color of dirty snow. I think this will work well as it seems to be warm when the temp is around 20 F and the coat is worn over just a long-sleeve shirt.
Others have mentioned that it seems tight around the upper arms and through the chest. I'm a small 5'2" and found the Small size to fit nicely, but other reviewers are correct in that the upper-body fit is more snug than in other L.L.Bean jackets. Overall the jacket is more tailored than most winter coats of this type, so you might want to order up a size if you want a coat with a loose fit.
On my computer screen the "Coral Rose" color looks pink. The color of the coat I received is a dark, deep coral, an orange closer to Halloween, pumpkins and bright sunsets than to rose. Similar to the orange of the short quilted riding jacket. It's a pretty color that will be nice for spring, but not what I anticipated based on the screen image.
Overall I'm happy with the coat. It looks nice, fits well, and offers the right amount of warmth.
January 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LexNY Very, nice overall.
It is a very nice light coat, in a beautiful coral color. I would recommend it.The shape could be slightly improved upon. It could also be slightly longer, like 1 inch. I think it might be good for temperatures above 0. It is a litttle lighter than what it looks like.
January 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LexNY Very nice, overall.
It is a very nice light coat, in beautiful coral color. The shape could be slightly improved upon. I would also make it somewhat longer -- just on inch, perhaps, but it is very nice--I would think for temperatures slightly above 0. I would recommend it. It is slightly lighter than what it looks.
January 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BMinQC Fantastic purchase!
If you're looking to get a great jacket for a great price, I would suggest this one! I was hesitant at first, but with LL Bean's Lifetime Guarantee, I know this will be a go-to winter jacket for me for a very long time.
The jacket is long enough to go well with boots, dresses, and pants for winter work wear, but still cute enough to pair with jeans and everything else.
It is incredibly warm, functional, and well made. It is a little long, so make sure that you have the whole coat inside the car when you get in :)
Best purchase ever!
December 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 24hockeymom Love this
I ordered a petite medium and it fits great. I get soooo many compliments when I wear this. I work out every morning this coat is long enough to cover my backside so it keeps me warm when I run into to the gym from the car! It is lightweight which is good as I hate bulky things.
December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dutchmom Very nice!
Just got mine today in black. I am 5'4" and 130 lb., and the regular small is perfect and comfortable to move around in. I do have to cuff the sleeves once, but it looks cute with the plaid lining. Beautifully made, and seems warm enough to wear through the winter, as well as these cool fall days. Best of all, my daughter says it makes me look skinny. Can't beat that!
October 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by NCtownie Petite's Pockets Please
AGAIN! I like the coat--and would keep it, but the pockets are too far down for me. I'm a petite and the rest of the coat fits me, but I think the pockets are left at the same place as a regular, so they don't fit my shorter, petite-length arms.
July 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Edamommy Such a great idea but needs a few tweaks
I am tall and generally wear an XL women's size at LL Bean just because I like coats to be roomy for sweaters and blazers. I have 3 LL Bean coats which fit me beautifully - plenty of room and no constriction in the arms at all. I could even have bought an L comfortably (I have a long quilted down coat, barn coat, and ski jacket). This coat is just strange. I LOVED it when I saw it online but the fit is bizarre. It is very constricting in the arms and shoulders, but plenty of room in chest and hips. I had to remove my sweater to wear it. I wanted to love it so much but the arms seem size M and the rest seems size XL. Also, it would be great to have a hood (detachable) and also great if it came in Women's sizes. I would have exchanged for a 1x to see if arms/shoulder room improved. LL Bean - please tweak this jacket! It's a great price and potentially amazing item.
March 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by lovestotravelgrandma Sizing disappoints
I was very excited to get this coat as I travel a lot and this light-weight but warm coat seemed perfect. Unfortunately, I couldn't button it up all the way. I do have ample hips, but I have an LLBean raincoat (size XL) which fits perfectly. This coat is a bit straighter than the raincoat, but I expected some consistency in the sizing. When I checked LLBean's sizing charts for the coat, hip size is not shown. When I checked their general sizing chart, my hip measurements fit in the hip size range shown for an XL. I would be willing to get a larger size, but it is not offered. LLBean - please pay attention to your own information and size your clothing and coats appropriately. This is going back.
February 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lol02474 Warm and comfortable!
I just got this coat yesterday and I already love it. It is warm and it fits perfectly. I also like the length as it is not too long.
February 6, 2013