Rated 3 out of 5 by SimpleGal21 Great coat, poor Plus Size design
I was shopping for a warm winter jacket to wear during pregnancy in our subzero Minnesota weather. Several websites recommended plus size jackets, as there is proportionately more room in the bust and belly. I've worn LL Bean down jackets my whole life, so I was eager to try their version. In true LL Bean quality, this jacket is gorgeous and incredibly warm, for a great price. I wished the version with a hood had been available in my size, but that was not the case when I ordered it in December. I tried so hard to make this jacket work, but it never fit quite right. In particular, the sleeves were awkwardly short. I even ordered different mittens with longer cuffs to make up for the short sleeves, but I was still getting snow and drafts up my wrists. I certainly don't understand why the sleeves were so short -- even my petite-sized mother tried on the coat, and the sleeves were too short on her! So a beautiful and warm down jacket with a bag design, that will now be sent back. I was able to find a windproof and waterproof insert that zips into my regular winter jacket to make that one work.
April 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by CoopKen This coat is continually molting!
I will give you that the jacket is warm and has a good collar for zipping up and keeping out the cold...those are the good and surely important points. But the annoyances really have overwhelmed those good points.
The feathers leak out all the time and all over everything...my cloth car seats, my clothing, friends' clothing, etc. I find them flying around in the car, pull them out of my mouth, off the dog's fur, etc... very annoying and certainly not up to LL Bean standards I would not think. I'm actually afraid to wash the coat because I fear all the feathers will fall out! I've had a down parka from another retailer for years and never have had a single problem like this...I just wanted something shorter...and frankly, it's not like the price was so great that it would justify putting up with the inconveniences of this coat.
In addition to the molting issue (and by the way birds molt to shed old plumage and replace it with new feathers but that is not what ishappening here), the sleeve lining always ends up outside the cuff when I put it on so I have to adjust it each time which is also annoying.
Given the numbers of similar complaints about this coat I would think LL Bean, known for its exemplary customer service, would do something about this situation for its customers.
March 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MWLWRITE Warm but Leaks Feathers
The title says it, but as a longtime fan of LL Bean, I was a little disappointed: Feathers escape the shell. I'll still wear the jacket -- it's warm and comfortable, but the seams probably could be better crafted -- or something -- so the little feathers stay inside.
March 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by donnawis great jacket for the price
I purchased this jacket at a ll bean store in Skokie Illinois yesterday. Glad I got to try it on first as I usually take a large, but I ended up taking a xl. I'm 5'5 160lbs. I wore it this morning for about 4 hours shoveling snow and just working out side. The wind did not go through it and it kept me warm. I live in Wi. so the temps here are cold yet in the early morning and it was windy. I had a turtle neck and sweatshirt underneath. No trouble with feathers and no trouble getting it on or off as with other reviews. Love this jacket for the price!
March 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by nydale unhappy with down jacket
feather all over
not upto LL Bean Standards
March 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by nydale Feather Predicament
I bought this coat expecting protection from the cold of a northeastern winter. Instead i received a nightmare. This horrible creation shedded all over me. I did not notice the "feather predicament" until having worn it one cold winter day. After that, I decided that freezing would be better than looking like a bird!
March 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by JonesBean Nice jacket but....
I was very disappointed with this jacket. It looks lovely but the fit across the shoulders is very strange. The arm holes I guess are too small (I even purchased a larger size than I normally would wear) making the jacket uncomfortable across the upper back. My fear is that continued use would eventually put a strain on the stitching around the armholes around the upper back. I was really excited about this jacket until I put it on but sadly it will have to go back.
February 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by alonewolf i thought it was the same one i bought last year
But they must get this one cheaper. Fits poorly. Lined with material that makes it hard to get on and off. Zipper on wrong side. 3x blue Jay. Junk.
February 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BGKCanada Great Coat
I was so happy to receive my jacket. I thought by ordering Misses size large that it would be too small. I was wrong, it fits perfect! I am a tall person and busty and thought there would not be enough room but found it has enough room and jacket moves with me. Thank you L.L. Bean I am a very satisfied customer!
February 13, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by ssbell Small, short sleeves
This jacket runs extremely small-order up at least one size. The sleeves are very short-the medium sleeves are 2 inches above my wrist. I am 5' 3", 115 pounds and the small didn't even come close to fitting me. The jacket body is extremely warm and toasty. My last criticism is that it should have a double directional zipper. This jacket is way below what I have come to expect from Bean.
February 5, 2014