Rated 5 out of 5 by marienkaefer succsessful exchange
I have purchased the Ultralight 850 Down Coat Long in size extra small in exchange for another model size small without hood. I am very satisfied with the cut and fit of this coat. I am 5'5 120 lbs. The sleeves fit and the color shadow looks good. Also there is one inside mesh pocket I appreciate. Ladies coats often do not have this feature.
I live in a warm climate so this coat is for travel into colder ones.
The other reviews for this coat for warmth are mixed - I ordered because of the positive ones.
March 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kessiah Awesome Coat
I just received my coat today. It is beautifully made and slimming. I have a large bust but am petite. It is hard for me to find clothing to fit well in the bust area without looking too big elsewhere. I ordered an XLG which is what the size chart recommended but it is a little tight in the bust area but fits well everywhere else. I needed the XL for the body but could have used a 1X or 0X for a more comfortable fit in the bust. However, this coat is not available in plus sizes. I am keeping the coat because I can zip it with a medium weight sweater under it and would not wear a heavier one. Also, I am dieting so (hopefully) it will fit better next season, A recommendation to LL Bean would be to please make all styles available in plus.sizes. We fuller figured women like to dress well, too, and appreciate it when we can find, quality and style in one item.
March 8, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by oreolover Very disappointing!
I was so excited to get this coat. Nice and long and fit great (did not look like a sleeping bag on). So light and comfortable. So, what would be the problem? No warm at all. I live in New Jersey so it gets cold, but not that cold. Wore on a couple of slightly windy days and the wind cuts right through. I would say the only time this coat is warm the weather has to be sunny and in the mid to upper 40's. Perhaps I received a "lemon" not sure but I just found my receipt and I will be returning it to the store.
March 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by WhiteCabana The lightweight 850 coat is just what I wanted.
My L.L. Bean 850 coat in shadow arrived last week, and I've been wearing it ever since. It's very warm (so far, it's kept me warm up to -11C). I love the length (mid-calf, I'm 5'4") and the details (good zipper pulls, good hood tightening system, double zipper opening). I got a medium, and there's plenty of room for a bulky sweater, too. I found the sizing guide accurate.
February 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by NiaV Love this coat!
Absolutely love this coat! Got it in Petite, Small for 5"3, 120lbs. The sleeves are just right as is the length in general. The hood is great for windy days and the whole coat is excellent at stopping the wind. Have been wearing it in the cold Canadian winter and couldn't be happier. I do wear it with a sweater underneath and have had no problems getting chilly as some reviewers have mentioned. It is very light and packable, I ended up buying another colour because I love it so much!
January 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deniseas Lightest coat ever, and very warm.
I bought this coat to take the dog out every day in the winter. I have since Soren it out to dinner, because it is so light and comfortable. Recently my heater stopped working in my car. I hate to wear a coat when I drive, but this is so light it seems like you have no coat on at all. It is warm and the old blocks out any wond. I like the good because it is wide and does not mess up your hair. The pockets are like heaters. The fabric lining is instantly warm. I wear a size 10 or 12 but I bought it in a large in order to but layers under it. I have more than enough room for that. I wish the sleeves were a bit longer, but I do have very long arms. It is warm. I have a ski jacket that is a bit warmer , but overall this coat is very warm.. I am thinking of buying this in a shorter version as well. I purchased the long so I could take the dog out with only my pj,s on in the early morning. It is great for that. It looks slimming on, too. Love, love love it.
January 15, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Long Downtek Coat
When it finally got cold enough to wear this coat, I nearly froze. I think they forgot to include the downtek fill since I can feel the sides of each panel with little between the two. Could I have received a flawed wrap?
Anyway, I am returning this coat for a warmer, down coat.
January 12, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by adido Disappointed
I bought this coat in August in preparation for a brutal winter. Now that the cold has finally arrived I am really disappointed. This coat doesn?t keep me warm. The cold air goes right up the bottom of the coat. If I?m really active it is ok but if I?m standing still for any period of time I get chilled.
On the positive side it is wind resistant and the water repellent fabric is excellent.
I am going to return the coat for a warmer one.
January 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oakleysmom L.L. Bean NAILED IT!
Love this coat. Wanted to buy it last winter but waited too long and it sold out in store and online. True to size; I wear a size 8 top but a size 12 pant and a medium fit well across the hips (didn't have to go to a large). Hood is well cut; it isn't too big that it falls halfway down your face and doesn't fall back, either. Zipper comes up to the neck just below the chin, hits perfectly. I found it absolutely warm enough in 30 degree temps, surprised that another reviewer didn't find it warm. I wear it to the office over a business suit and I wear it over jeans to walk my dog, looks great in any situation. Extremely pleased with my purchase!
January 4, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by iluvdogs Kinda disappointed
I wore this coat the other day walking the dog, it was about 26 degrees out with a slight breeze and I felt the air go right through this coat. I couldn't believe it!! I also had a turtleneck and sweatshirt on underneath it. I got the purple, love the color and the length. Hate the stupid fuzzy trim on the hood. Why do they put that on there?? I have a long down coat I got 20 years ago from LL Bean that was/is such a warm coat. I thought it was time for a new coat, and was so hoping this one would be the same warmth but it's not. Want to keep it but will probably return it. So sad. They just don't make them like they used to anymore.
January 4, 2016