Rated 1 out of 5 by livingthegoodlife Had to return
This is the first LLBean item I've ever had to return for quality reasons. I bought this winter coat last March and didn't begin wearing it until about November. I am now returning it because the zipper doesn't work. About 75% of the time, I can not get the zipper connected to pull it up. And then I experienced having the zipper work correctly, until I tried to zip it all the way down and it would not fully unzip so I had to step out of my coat. And yet, sometimes, it zips up with no problem at all. I'm blaming this on the double zipper design. Other than that,, the coat looked great, fit great and was nice and warm. With a functioning zipper, I would of given this coat 5 stars.
February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mandeemarie PERFECT EVERYDAY WINTER COAT
I looove this coat. This is exactly what I was looking for. I am 5'6" 140 lbs and the medium fits like it was tailored to me. The length of the coat itself and the sleeves are the perfect proportions. Since it is a longer coat it's nice that I can unzip from the bottom for comfort while driving. I love the cargo styling and the fuzzy lining for extra warmth during our freezing Pittsburgh winters. The lining is removable so I'm looking forward to wearing into early spring. The reddish color is absolutely gorgeous and looks great with denim (which I typically wear everyday). I would definitely recommend this as a "Go To" winter coat.
January 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ArtCatNightOwl Nice but runs small
Love this coat but it does seem to run somewhat small, at least with the liner in. With the lining out, the coat fits me perfectly. I usually wear XL or PXL in LL Bean jackets and ordered the XL coat here as well. I'm going to keep it because it is cute as a trench coat without the liner and worth the sale price. Maybe the fleece will tamp down a bit over time and it will fit OK with the liner too.
January 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by SPARTYrocks Pretty, yet awkward fit
This coat doesn't seem to match the sizing chart or description. A medium petite in the light green would no way fit a 38" chest. It certainly is not meant to fit a sweater underneath. I sometimes wear a large, sometimes a medium, depending on the reviews. The review I should have looked at is one about the shoulders. I have them. Not large, but not sloping. This design is not meant for women without slight shoulders. That is the biggest issue. Otherwise, the coat is cute. I didn't like the difficult zipper, however, and that usually doesn't bother me.
January 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by denisetheshopper Hard to rate...I can't get my size
This coat looks great, but I ordered the regular size that I usually get from LLBean. The parka was very skimpy around the hips. The arms were long, but I could have lived with that. There were no more XLpetites available, so back to the drawing board.
January 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LilyRose47155 Beige Parka
I am 5' 6" about 120 lbs. and I ordered a small. The Parka arrived Perfectly!!! The length covers me to the knees, the length of the sleeves is perfect and the fleece inside is heavenly -- soft and cozy. The warmth of the coat is exactly what I expected!! The hood is filled with plenty of fleece so if you need to protect yourself from the winds -- put the hood on and you can button it up around the neck. Very pleased with this coat and excellent to wash!!! LOVE this parka!!!
January 2, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Savateuse Annoying Pocket Design.
Aside from wishing the sleeves were just a little longer, I purchased an XL because I am very tall and broad shouldered and thought the arms would be longer, still not quite long enough. The pocket design on the outside of the coat is terrible, it's slanted and a small awkward size that is not very accommodating to cell phones, iPhones, or wallets. My wallet kinda half hangs out, I feel like everything is going to fall out of my pockets. I wish instead of a vertical design they had just done big horizontal pockets with cover flaps on each side.
Warm jacket, but weird design for anyone who actually goes out and does things in the jacket.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BuddysMomma Fleece-Lined Explorer Parka
Love this parka and it is really nice & warm. Wore it today for first time when the temp was 4 degrees here in Colorado.
I did think it odd that the washing & care instructions were in Chinese & French only. LLBean needs to let manufacturer know that English instructions would be nice also.
December 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by kelsey511 Too big, but super warm!
I live in Rhode Island, so it's not the coldest state, but every winter I get so cold that I start to wonder if I'm going to make it through the season. I just bought this coat, just before the temperature started going down, and I have been SO pleased with how warm it keeps me! It's the first coat I've found that actually keeps me warm.
Unfortunately, I ordered it in a medium when I needed a small, and there aren't any smalls available, so I have to return it. However, despite being too large for me, it still has kept me warm. This is especially surprising since you would think that with extra space would come extra cold. Not so with this coat!
For what it's worth, I'm 5'5" and about 125-130lbs and I definitely needed a small. From the sizing charts, I thought a medium would fit okay, but I'm really swimming in it! Hope that helps someone with the sizing.
This product overall is amazing and the only reason it gets 4 stars is because of sizing and availability problems.
November 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by yourmajesty Explorer Parker
ORDER UP a size. I wear a large in every Bean item. This coat is just TOO small in the shoulders. It is built for a very tiny frame. Not me. Listen up girls. I wish I had. Mine went back for an XL. Nice coat all in all.
October 24, 2014