Rated 5 out of 5áby MNshopper1 Finally found it!
I have been looking for years for a fleece jacket that was longer and this is it. I have several fleece coats but they hit at the waist and when I wore a longer sweater to work they hung below the jacket and looked messy. Pockets inside and outside, drawstring waist and it covers your bottom - perfect. I would suggest to L. L. Bean to add a drawstring in the hood for those really windy days but for right now I will wrap a big cowl around my neck and keep it in place that way.
October 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby ADaley Beautiful color
I just received this yesterday, so I don't know if it's warm yet or not, but the color is beautiful. Its purple..nice and deep. But my complaint is this, as it is with all LL Bean women's coats..if you are purchasing an item in size 3x, it's safe to say that you are not thin. Why is it the sleeves seem very fitted, and the bottom of coats aren't wider? Most "normal" women have hips, they are not straight boxes. This is the reason I purchased this jacket, I figured with fleece, I may be safe because it stretches a bit. I was right, but barely.
October 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby xyzrider Very small
I ordered larger than I would normally wear to be able to layer clothes underneath. Even a 2X was "tiny". There is no way to wear layers under this jacket. And certainly no woman wearing a 2X would even fit in this jacket. Very disappointed in LL Bean's sizing. Several garments that I have ordered have gone back to them recently because is "shrinking" cut of the material used. If LL Bean wants to keep their customers and actually sell items they need to address why the sizing is so far off from what it used to be. I have jackets from 20 years ago from them and they were generously cut. I guess I will still be wearing those until they make the new ones decently sized. SERIOUSLY LLBEAN, LOOK AT WHAT YOU MAKE- TRY IT ON REAL PEOPLE.
September 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Casper123 Warmest and most comfortable coat
I bought two for me. Though I wear a 2x in tee shirts at LLBean,
I wore a 1x in this coat. It is warm and lightweight. I bought one
for my niece also. You will love this coat with the adjustable
inside waist also.
September 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Dawson56 Love this jacket
This jacket is lightweight but very warm and the fabric is beautifully soft. It works well as a layer under a rain jacket or wind breaker. The petite is well-proportioned to fit 5' 2". The sleeves are too long for me, but all sleeves are too long for me. The only change I would suggest is a drawstring for the hood.
I'm very pleased with this jacket and plan to buy one in another colour.
June 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Zahara Love the Purple
Definitely buy one size larger if you want to wear layers. The sleeves are tight, but the length is great for rear view coverage...and warmth. Trail Model fleece is the only truly warm fleece.
June 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby NewEnglandmomof2kids Annoying draw string
FABRIC: A+: I am very particular about fleece fabric. I don't like it shiny and staticky. This fleece is fabulous - it's soft and not too dense - yet not too thin or flimsy. I'm pleased. The more you wash it (and dry it in a dryer with a dryer sheet like Bounce) the better it gets. But I like fleece that has texture.
CUT: B: I am 5'1" and 169lbs. I bought size Large (regular). It is a perfect length that covers my (flat) derriere just barely. But the jacket loses a star for the draw string which does not hit at waist, but 2 inches higher. Also, the draw string is pulled trough a sewn black ribbon which feels uncomfortable on my back. Another thing I dislike is the black zipper on the gray jacket. When worn unzipped, the zipper "flips" and makes the jacket appear cheap. I do love the zippered pockets (although they are again lined in black fabric, so if you wear your gray jacket unzipped the black pockets show.) I assume this is the case with other jacket colors. I assume that it's just cheaper to make just one color (black) pockets and zippers on any colored jacket than to change the zippers and pockets for each color, but it really makes the jacket lose esthetic appeal. I like that the pockets don't have elastic so they can be folded (they are too long on me).
VERDICT: 4 Stars for uncomfortable draw string, black pockets and lack of reasonable color choices: Overall I'm happy with my purchase - it is "good enough" buy, but the lack of "conservative" colors (navy, dark brown, khaki) will be the reason I won't be getting any more of them. I can't imagine wearing pink or purple jacket. I mostly got this jacket to keep in the car, or to wear to kids' softball/soccer games. I've traveled to NH for a quick get away and used it as a blanket over the sleeping kid.
May 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby DowntownGirl Just what I wanted
I read all the reviews about this coat and the only bad one I agree with is that it isn't the most flattering on?not bad, just not super sexy?but who is when you're all bundled up??
There are a lot of fleece jackets out there but try and find one that is long enough to cover your rear end?This one does.
I walk through downtown Minneapolis twice a day and need something to withstand the wind, rain and cold at temps 40-60░. I layer a thin down coat under it if the temp is between 30-40░. This coat is fantastic because it's made completely of fleece and there is nothing cozier, especially when damp.
I think I'm going to order another color, not a bad price either!
May 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby smg12 practical jacket
Just a practical jacket with a little bit of style. I didn't think I would like the hood, but it has actually come in quite handy. Planning a trip to Holland at the end of May and am planning to use it while biking. Not windproof, but it does repel light rain.
April 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby 2beanpot warm, wind resistent, and on sale
Waited all season for this jacket to go on sale. Just what I needed for that in between time trying to put the heavy jacket away and too early for the light jacket. A little tough getting into sleeves if you have a light sweater on.
April 23, 2014