Rated 5 out of 5 by Pariziete better than before
I bought dark plum last year, but could not resist my favorite grey color this year. It is light, but warm, tested in North. It works well also in relatively warm days and inside shopping mall. (I have above the knees version too)
I have not tried it in field yet, but this years edition has two improvements (to my opinion):
- hood is longer/ higher (dark plum version presses my head down into shoulders);
- sleeves are not so snug, though I can not say the same about the armholes (I am 5.6 and 118 lb and size XS is on a roomy side)
September 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by yerdle Not enough down
The wife travels to remote cities in cold climates. This coat is more stylish than the others in its category. It is also lightweight with the high lofting down. But there is not enough down to be rated at the -40 degrees it's given. Don't count on the coat to reach anywhere near there except in perfect, calm conditions. We purchased a different coat from a "brand name" competitor.
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KC0003 So far, so good
It may be too soon to give a real accurate review because it's warm outside and I haven't been able to rate the warmth of this coat yet but as for style and fit, I love it! It's very light-weight and would pack down small. The sizing seems "true to size" (I'm 5'5", 125 lbs and ordered a medium). The color is beautiful (dark plumb). So far, I'm loving this purchase!
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by QuiltingMamaw Still awaiting the real test
Bought this coat at the Freeport Store a couple of weeks ago. Was disappointed that they did not have their winter coats out yet. Clerk was very helpful since it is hard for me to find x-small petite sizes. She went into the back & brought out this coat. I read the reviews about how it held up this past winter for other customers & thought I would give it a chance since this next winter is to be tougher than last winter. Hard to believe that something this light could keep you warm. So I bought a fleece vest to layer if needed. Will follow-up later this winter. No matter what - L.L. Bean stands behind their products & will return if needed. But first impression is positive.
August 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ewamaria Down coat
I got this coat today.It is perfect.
August 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by ShibasRock Great and practical, but odd fit
I had this coat for a season. It was plenty warm unless the winter day was very windy, at which point the coat was no longer sufficient and needed to be layered. My great problem with it is the fit. The way the pockets are cut, the coat creates a bubble on the belly, and I actually had a few people inquire if I was pregnant. Definitely not what a woman would want (unless she was, indeed, pregnant). Thus, I'm contemplating returning the coat, although it works well for most reasonable winter conditions.
August 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by PADweller Won't know until Winter
Bought this on the advice of friends. It's amazingly light weight, but I won't know how well it keeps me warm for a few months. It seemed to run small over the chest; I had to order one size up to get a fit that will allow winter clothes underneath. It makes me look a little like a down sausage, but if it's warm, I'll manage. Only other concern is the fabric -- it appears fairly lightweight and easy to rip. I'll update the rating and write up after the first few cold snaps!
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lovie1026 Great Down Coat
This is a beautiful coat. The color is nicer than pictured.
The fit, in my opinion, is consistent with LLBean sizing. (I usually wear a M in other brands, but in LLBean I get a S)
I love the fact that this is warm without being super puffy. That isn't necessary with this coat! This coat can roll up into a small area, too, so it's easy to pack. In my opinion, this is the best down jacket out there. It is fashionable and functional.
I'd love a coat like this with a belt and just a touch more dressy, for work!
July 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mmbugster LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!
I had the shorter version of this coat and it had ripped. I must tell you that LLBean's customer service is amazing and there policy too!!! They gave me a refund for the coat and I was able to order this longer version instead and I LOVE IT!!! It has a hood which the other one didn't have and the length is perfect!!! Now I can wear it with a dress and tights and feel good about the length!!!! AWESOME!!!!
I totally recommend it!!!! Thanks LLBean you guys ROCK!!!!
July 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EmSam Fabulous Coat
Cannot believe I got a higher fill coat for less money than the most famous brand. And, it is very flattering (as flattering as a down coat can be!) The smaller seaming looks less bulky and appears to reduce waist size. I did order one size up to accommodate heavy sweaters and fleece. Thank you LL Bean for making in petite sizes. Perfect length on coat and sleeves
July 23, 2014