Rated 3 out of 5 by Mgold2 It'd be 5 stars if it didn't shed EVERYWHERE!
I purchased this coat for my petite mother as a Christmas 2014 gift. The coat is light, flattering, and warm! It was -25F with a high of 2 degrees yesterday when I borrowed it from my mother for my commute (I'm normal size). It fit! It kept me perfectly warm with a backless tank/sweatshirt/scarf underneath the jacket. I was actively walking outside for about 1.5 miles split up into .5 mile bits.
However, there were feathers everywhere!! I think we might need to send it back.
February 21, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mom172 Not worth the price
I am a lifelong LLBean shopper, and I bought this coat at 20% off, with high expectations like I've come to expect from LLBean. I am very disappointed. The quality just isn't there. It doesn't look expensive, it doesn't look like a quality product, it looks like I bought it at a discount store. It is extremely thin and I definitely can't wear it in NE winters outside for an extended period of time. I would not recommend purchasing this product unless it is deeply discounted.
February 12, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by upstate23 disappointed
Other reviewers had warned about the feathers ... as soon as I took it out of the packaging, they were popping out all over. I've had down jackets that "shed" from the inside, but there's no excuse for this. Otherwise it's a decent item - nice color and weight. But not good enough to keep. It's being shipped back.
February 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by WendyfromAustralia First time to get a coat that actually fits me!
I received my beautiful blue coat yesterday, and I couldn't believe how perfectly it fits me. I'm only 5' tall, and yet the sleeves are the correct length, the waist is on my waist, and the shoulders are just right. Thank you L L Bean! Your petite sizes are wonderful. . .
As well as that, the colour is gorgeous and the shape is very flattering and not too puffy. For once I don't look like Mr Michelin.
I'm not sure how warm it will be - it's over 30°C outside so I'm trying it on in my airconditioned bedroom. I'm very grateful that I discovered your website.
February 6, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Klassyhk Great but a problem - FEATHERS shedding
This coat is very thin and yet keeps me so warm in 20-30 degree weather that I don't even have to dress in layers as I do with my wool jacket. The only problem is that is sheds tiny white feathers all over anything it touches: your clothing, cloth car seats, etc.
I read that in one customer's review but other customer's never mentioned it so I thought that a particular customer happen to have gotten the one bad apple in the bunch. Guess the other customers coats aren't shedding or they should have warned others. Please heed my warning: THE COAT SHEDS FEATHERS SOMETHING AWFUL, it gets embarrassing. If you're willing to accept that, you'll love this coat. If not, please buy a coat in which the manufacturer has found a way to prevent the feather shedding.
January 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CozyinthePolarVortex Warmest coat EVER!
Warmest coat I have ever owned! Absolutely loved how light and form fitting the coat is. I have been complimented several times!
January 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by islandsusie3 Good fit and light weight
Over all I am happy with this coat. It is very light weight and comfortable. I got it because I like to walk outside for exercise year round. The longer length is nice for that reason. I think it was rated for -25 degrees, but I would not want to be out in that temperature for very long. The coldest it has been when I have worn it so far is about 20 to 25 degrees with a slight wind and I would have been happier if I had stayed warmer. It does create a far amount of static as well.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MonaLisa52 Light as a Feather and Warm as Toast
I love my new coat. I needed a good winter coat that was a bit longer that the one I was wearing. Winter coats tend to be heavy and bulky which makes it difficult to move comfortably and uncomfortable when driving. This coat is perfect. It's extremely lightweight and very warm. I've worn it in snow, sleet and cold (single digit & windy) weather. It performs as promised.
The only two things I might improve would be to add an inside cuff on sleeves and collar.
I am pleased to see it is machine washable and hope it comes out looking as good as it does now.
January 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lbon Warm , thin and really comfortable
I bought this jacket and it is so warm and great to wear with longer sweaters. The toggles that pull at the waist tightens it up, helps to not have any wind go up underneath and helps shape the waist.
January 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by tranquiltracy Nice coat, poor quality
I really liked the light weight combined with warmth of this coat, however I found the quality to not match up with what I am used to from LL Bean. I bought it originally in December 2013, immediately noted that the material would not withstand snowshoe hikes through trees, but took my chances anyway because it kept me warm. However, within 8-9 months, the waist toggles stopped functioning. Knowing how good LL Bean customer service is, I ordered another (planning to return original once new one arrived). Within 2-3 weeks, the toggles on the new coat stopped functioning, so now I will be returning both. Needless to say, I am unwilling to take a 3rd shot at this coat, and ordered baxter state parka...seems to be much more durable so far!
January 11, 2015