Rated 5 out of 5 by TNGNP 3/4 coat
Who would have dreamed I would need this coat in sunny Eastern NC! It has been a mainstay in my wardrobe this winter. Supper warm, well made and stylish. I especially like the two way zipper. Great value for the price.
March 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by stonegate winter cold
When it is cold outside find this coat!
Not too puffy yet warm,
Not to long but fashionable,
Don't be left out in the cold, shop early in the season as there will not be any in stock in your favorite color or your size
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hanzibar Excellent and stylish coat for Buffalo winters
I've been through a few jackets from department/smaller retail stores in the past couple of years and decided to look on LL Bean because I was tired of buying a new coat every winter. I assumed I would be sacrificing style for function, but when I have to park 4 blocks away from my apartment in the middle of a snowstorm, I want a coat that will keep me warm, not one that has some fancy gold hardware and a belt.
This coat will not disappoint you-in function or fashion--especially for the price.
I'm 5'6'' and about 170 pounds and I prefer larges in most clothing even though medium usually fits, too, so I ordered this coat in a large. It was much to big, so I had to return it and order a medium, but the medium is great. Still room for layers on top and not tight on my larger-than-average thighs. I might have been able to get a small, but it probably would have been just a touch too tight for my liking.
The fit is flattering and looks great zipped and unzipped. The only thing I would add is a hood! They are just so convenient. I wear a scarf everyday anyway so its not that big of a deal.
It is also incredibly warm, and a great length, not awkwardly long, but long enough to keep my bottom and legs nice and toasty.
Amazing coat overall. I look forward to many northeast winters in this jacket!
December 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by HALFMAINER Zipper drove me insane
I absolutely LOVED the jacket when I received it; fit perfectly. I hoped that the zipper reviews were just few and far between. Regrettably I have experienced the same displeasure and disappointment. The zipper was difficult to get started. I would have to turn on the lights to SEE exactly what I was doing and even then it took several minutes to finally get it working.
I love LL Bean apparel & am happy to pay a little more because of the quality, guarantee & their reputation. I was greatly disappointed as I felt the zipper, the primary failure on this coat was inferior to LL bean typical standards. I own about 6 different LL Bean Coats/Jackets and this was my first quality issue.
Sadly I am sending it back with no replacement.
December 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MarinaMama Nice coat, but wrong fit for me
Such a nice coat, I hate to send it back. But it's cut wide at the hips, flaring out slightly in a bell shape, very unflattering on me. The coat just closes at the chest, no room to spare, but I can wrap the bottom around like a bathrobe. My chest and hips both measure 38". Wouldn't you know, I got a trouble-free zipper. I love the deep zippered side pockets (I'm less likely to lose gloves that way) and the good-sized zippered pocket on the inside chest. Also love the soft knit cuffs inside the sleeves and that the shell and lining are nylon. It's a silky, just-poufy-enough coat that would be perfect for cold weather. I'm 5'4" and the medium hit just below my knees.
December 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by jlw518 Warm, and fits great!
I've been looking for a warm, not down, 3/4 length winter coat for years, so I gave this one a try. I ordered the purple first, but thought it looked kind of ugly in person, so I exchanged that for the black, which looks very nice.
Fit is excellent. I am 5'8" and about 145 lbs, and I do wear sweaters under my coats in winter, so I got the large. It fits very well, and the sleeves are exactly the right length, too.
The zipper on the purple one was very easy to use, but on the black one I have to make sure to just line it up right so it catches correctly. It's a little fussier that way than some other coats I have had, but it's not terrible. Just make sure that both parts of the zipper slider are all the way down and there is no space between the top slider and the bottom one, and when you put the other side of the zipper into the sliders, and it will work fine. If either the bottom slider or the top one are a little bit up from the bottom of the zipper, it will be very hard to get the other side of the zipper into the sliders and it won't close.
I'm very pleased with the coat, and have already gotten compliments on it! I'd definitely get it again.
November 23, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by SusannaNewHope Love Everything But the Zipper
This coat is perfect in every way, except the darn zipper. The weight is great, the coat fits true to size, and it keeps you toasty warm. The stitching makes the coat very flattering. But the darn zipper could drive me to drink! For breakfast! The zipper always catches the fabric, especially when you're in a hurry and it's REALLY cold outside. I have run out the door more than once with the zipper hopelessly jammed, the coat stuck half open, and the wind whipping against me. Then equal frustration when the zipper jams again on the way down, and you can't get the darn coat off. I have created more than one scene struggling to get this coat over my head because the fabric got caught in the zipper and I could not get the coat off me. I broke the zipper, and it cost me $40 at the dry cleaners to get a new zipper put in. It was worth the money because I really do love the coat, but Bean must rethink the zipper and/or the way it is sewn in, and maybe add snaps so you have an alternative.
November 20, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by btownma Loved the jacket but returned because of zipper
While I had read the other reviews about the zipper, I ordered the jacket anyway thinking how hard can it be to zip up a jacket? Well, after 10 minutes of trying, both on and off, and googling double zippers, I couldn't get the jacket to zip. I'm really disappointed as I love the jacket otherwise but can't wear it if I can't zip it!
October 30, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Minrose Not a down coat
I thought this would be a down coat, it's not. My mistake. Returned.
September 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by coolestgramma Zipper works fine!
After reading the negative reviews about the zipper, I hesitated to order this coat, but am so glad I gave it a chance. The zipper worked easily - no problem at all. But the coat was too small so I sent it back and got a larger size. This zipper works fine too. I don't understand why people don't just return the product when they have a problem with it. The return policy is great. You can ALWAYS return something, no matter how long you've had it.
June 13, 2013