Rated 4 out of 5 by nearwestchiburb Try this one, it's very nice
Considering the free shipping and return-friendly process, this coat is well worth a look. I ordered several coats recently to try, and this is the one I kept. I am busty with broad shoulders, and tight upper sleeves make me feel like I'm wearing a straightjacket. This coat is just squeaking by big enough in the shoulders with a sweater underneath. I bought the XL. I am 5'3" and about 175 pounds. I don't think it will be warm enough when the windchill is 70 below here, but for most of the time, I expect it will be really comfortable. I like the length - covers a lot of thigh on me. Also, the zipper opens from the bottom, so you can loosen it in the car or sitting on a train, then zip it back down easily. Considering all the complaints about zipper issues on various LLBean coats, I was really relieved that this one works well.
The bluebell color is quite pretty. It will get dirty but the coat is machine washable (crossing my fingers it will actually wash well).
No feathers so far. Good point in another review about needing a warm scarf - the neckline is not very high.
Handwarmer pockets are deep (kind of low for me, but not terrible), and there are pockets on the inside of the coat as well, large enough that if you wanted to slip a wallet and phone in there to go out without a purse, you probably could, and your things would be quite secure.
November 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 overall great jacket
This jacket was perfect for me. It has a fitting feminine look but is still warm. Wish there was a fitted wrist incorporated inside for extra warmth but that is not a huge biggie. There isnt any fleece lining for more warmth but overall still warm. Great fit too.
October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by scaitlinsmiles Great!
I bought this coat because I needed winter gear for my first time living up north with snow, and it's great! It's waterproof and warm, but also not super puffy. It's thinner than I expected, but surprisingly warm. I'm a very small person, so it's hard to find a warm coat that doesn't make me look like a marshmallow, but this one is so cute!
September 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 So small!!!
I ordered the XL of this coat, and I really wanted to love it. But there is no way that it was an 18-20! More like a 12-14. It runs incredibly small, which is a shame because it would have been a perfect winter coat! I really wish that LL Bean would make this in a plus size!
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WriterBabe Warm and light
I love this because it's both warm and light. It fits great, too. My only question is could the hood have been lined as it's just a thin shell. But it's really a wonderful jacket!
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LikingComfy Perfect Coat
Really like this coat! It is light and comfortable. It looks great on and is warm. It has been a cold winter in Michigan and so I have worn a sweater or some type of two layers under but it still is a warm coat. Haven't seen any feathers as I read in reviews before purchase. I wear a medium, usually, and have short arms so wanted a petite jacket with a hood and the 10P fit perfect.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ActivewearLover Very Functional
Got this to wear when I go North for a weekend in winter. At first, I thought this coat is too light weight. However, I realized
that I can Layer all kinds of tops to suit the variable weather I might encounter in March in New England. So besides the great length- not too short, not too long and bulky in the car- it will be very versitile for any weather I might find (excepting for sub zero temps).
It also looks very cute on.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by klk5 Flattering Puffy Coat!
When I first got this, I wasn't convinced it would keep me warm because it is the thinnest puffy coat I've ever seen. Boy was I wrong. We've had below zero windchills and I'm downright toasty in this. Also, unlike many puffy coats, this one is actually flattering because it cinches at the waist and the slimmer down panels. I highly recommend.
In terms of fit, it is pretty true to size. I am 5'8" with a long torso and it comes right below the butt. My friend has the same coat and she is 5'3" so she gets a little more coverage.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by warmastoastinminneso Warm coat
I live in southern Minnesota and when I opened the package and took out my new coat, I was unsure on how warm this coat would be because it was so light. The next weekend I took a trip to San Diego- I wore the coat to the airport because it was 10 degrees that day. Because the coat was so light I was able to compress it and pack it in the front pocket of my carry on. I would need it when we came back- forecast was below 0. the very next weekend we went up north of Duluth Minnesota to Two Harbors Minnesota on the shores of lake Superior. the high one day was -15 below zero. my coat kept me warm! I love this coat. In Minnesota we wear winter coats for 4-3 months a year. this coat is nice and light and you can wear it from car to store and keep it on while shopping!
January 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by ValGal411 Nice, but...
I do really like this coat.
I like that is rather "fitted" versus boxy.
It is very comfortable and very light weight.
I ordered the Pacific Blue. I love the color. And this color goes with any type of boots or accessories - black, brown, what ever!
However, it is rather "light weight" and the sleeve fill is very thin.
I do not feel it as being warm enough for very cold weather.
I am not going to return it though, because I feel it will be very nice for pre-winter and post-winter.
I do find that the adjustable toggles for the waist are rather unattractive. They should be on the inside of the coat - rather than the outside of the coat. Looks weird and who wants elastic bands sticking out of their coat?
I do find the hood to be overly large and floppy, even with the "adjustable" hood toggles.
The Toggles for adjustment do not work very well at the waist or hood.
January 26, 2014