Rated 4 out of 5
by Nausiica Warm and comfy
I purchased this item in Cayenne colour, XS regular. The colour is as shown and the size is larger than I expected from an XS but it is good for the intended use (camping) as I will be able to fit another, tighter, fleece or a large wool sweater below. I am 5'2" (petite) and 120 pounds. I decided not to take the petite sizing to have more space and a longer back and sleeve length (for better protection and warmth while camping). If you are my size and needs a jacket true to size, I recommend buying a petite XS.
This item will be perfect for camping, gardening, or for after a session at the gym but not for the city, as it looks really "comfy" (large and slouchy). I like the cinch waist and the length which goes just below my bum. The hood is tight around the face and fits easily under a rain jacket hood, it will be perfect for long evening at the campsite. It is really warm.
I was happy to see that it has inside pockets (the material used to make the pockets has an opening at the top which is perfect for sliding a cell phone ou a small wallet. This was not indicated on the website and is really useful. I included a picture to show this (please note the jacket isn't as bright as on my picture, the website colour is right on).
What could be improved? One major annoyance (for delicate me) is the top of the zipper: there is not chin guard/protection and those zippers get really annoying when you wear a fleece all day (as I do when camping). Particularly with a jacket that has a longer neck (good for keeping heat in) and a hood. This is the only thing to improve and the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5.
February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PetiteWithCurves Fits like a glove
I am 5'1", 125 lbs, with a very curvy hourglass figure. I bought an XS Petite and it is the right fit. I ordered a non-petite jacket first, but because of the trim/cut of the jacket, the fabric in the bust sat a little lower than it should have on me and looked "baggy".
I frequently have a hard time finding shirts/jackets that fit my hips without being "poofy" in the waist. The drawcord solves that problem. I love that the jacket is slightly longer around the hips so that it slims my bum and flatters my curves. The hood is a nice touch - it cups around your face evenly (not too tight, not too loose) so that the wind can't blow it off. I also love the teal color - it hides dark and light pet hair! ;-)
February 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jd900alex Great fabric and styling
Just received this and love it! Bought the large which is roomy. Perfect length.Great quality and fabric is so soft. Will be great for walks outside-- Once it gets out of the single digits here, that is!
February 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BlackLabsRtheBEST I wear this every day
I love this jacket like a child loves a favorite blankie. I love the thick fleece, the asset-covering length, the zip pockets, and the attached hood. I wear this for dog walking, by itself or as the perfect toasty layer under a waterproof jacket. In the evening, as soon as the work clothes come off and the comfy clothes go on, this is what I reach for. Now I want a light blue one and a navy one - maybe next season?
February 12, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by GratefulWife Comfortable, but too saggy-chested
Several reviewers complained that this jacket was large across the chest, but I figured they were probably wrong, since L.L.Bean has a reputation for well-designed merchandise.
Sadly, when I received this item (and also the regular Trail Model fleece jacket), I was disappointed to discover that they were each so roomy across my chest that I looked like a saggy elephant. Even my husband thought the same.
(On a positive note, I could tell as soon as I put this jacket on that it was WARM, which was exactly what I was hoping for, since I work in a warehouse.)
Everywhere else--shoulders, arms, waist, length--the jacket fit perfectly. But since I do not care to go out in public looking like a half-deflated balloon across the chest, I am sadly and still coldly returning it.
February 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SassyShirl Great coat..
Love this coat. Lightweight but really warm.
February 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by 24609lady "Almost" great jacket!
Have wanted longer jacket a long time...LENGTH is GREAT!!!!
Wish all fleece jackets were this length but wanted hood, too.
Charcoal is good color. Went up size to layer & it works.
Light weight...not bulky. Love zipper pockets.
Just wish it had been lined to get on easier...and warmer to keep wind out, too.
Kept it & getting to like it more than I did just because no more choices these days.
January 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by WestCoastSportsFan Great 200 Classic. LLB: A few changes please
Great 200 classic that is comfy, warm and washable. Suggestions for LLBean: I would LOVE to see another past version of the Classic return to stock:
1: a bit more length in the back
2: no hood
3: elastic at wrist
4: a flatter, less visible drawcord gizmo
5: size not printed on the jacket
That said, the classic 200 longer length is the best one out there.
January 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 4cat Great jacket, but color not like picture
I ordered Pale Straw in the Small/Regular size. It fits great, looks good, is light and warm at the same time, and comfortable to wear alone or layered under hood-less jackets when colder. I like that it's longer than most fleece jackets. The adjustable draw cord in the waist gives it some feminine flair. The hood is deep and sewn to fit around your head nicely so it doesn't feel like it's falling off, even in the wind. However, Pale Straw doesn't look like the creamy color in the picture, but more like a soft, lemon yellow. I happen to like the color, so I'm keeping it, but if you're not a "yellow" person, you might want to consider another color.
January 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by OldEnoughtoRepaint LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS JACKET!
Probably 20+ years ago I received another manufacturer's version of this jacket as a Christmas gift & wore it till it was in tatters. When I went to order a replacement this fall, I ended up returning it because the quality and fit were so poor. I saw this on the LLBean site (on sale!) and decided to give it a whirl. The purple color is beautiful and this jacket fits me perfectly. It's warm and has a nice slim silhouette (unlike the Kingfield fleece coat I bought last year which makes me look like a walrus, lol...). Not sure it will stand up to those -10 degree days with a brisk wind, but wearing a mid-weight sweater underneath I've been very comfortable so far this season. Happy to see real "made in the USA" Polartec used for this as well. The quality is excellent!!
December 30, 2014