Rated 2 out of 5áby latina worm
So, I purchased this coat A) for warmth on those really cold days and B) because it looked like it had a shape to it. Almost taken in at the waist. OH my gosh. This coat did not have a shape AT ALL. I looked like a weird kind of worm from the hood to the bottom of my feet. Yikes!!! This coat, while probably very warm, does nothing at all to flatter one's figure. I am returning it. I will try and see if a petite fits better, if not, then I guess I'm back to square one. Come on LLBEAN, you've created this warmer, lighter--not so puffy coat, how about giving it more of a flattering look or possibly add a belt..
October 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby photochick79 Great look; not-so-great fit
I loved the look of this item when I saw it online. When it arrived, the plum color was wonderful and the coat was as well-constructed as I'd expect from LL Bean; however, the proportions of this item were way off.
I ordered a Petite S size, but the coat was far longer than was flattering (mid-calf on me vs. slightly below knee in the photos) and it was extremely wide through the middle - so much so that ordering a size down wouldn't have made a noticeable difference. Additionally, the sleeves were already on the short side so while changing the size would have addressed one problem, it would have created another.
I ended up exchanging for a different style which will hopefully provide better overall proportions.
October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby Ewamaria Down coat
I got this coat today.It is perfect.
August 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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