Rated 5 out of 5 by floridaboundgranny Great jacket
Got the 2x, it's warm, fits well, great winter coat for South Carolina.
Not to loose or bulky, great color and I love the style and length.
November 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BoogiesMommy Stylish
This is the most stylish coat I've ever had, but I'm more impressed with how functional it is. The elastic around the hood keeps it from constantly blowing off. The inner pull cord was a little tricky at first, but once I had it adjusted correctly, there was no more need to fuss with it each time I wear the coat. The best feature by far is the warm and fuzzy lining! As far as fit goes, I'm a slender person with broad shoulders. My chest is 40" A., and I'm 110 lbs. The medium fit perfectly; I can bring my arms forward with no tightening. I'm very happy with this purchase, and wouldn't change a thing!
October 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by thatonecoollady roomy and soft nice fabric. reminds me of kids' j
I ordered a Petite small. My arms are long but petite is not too short in any way.
I am about 5 foot 5 1/2 inches and maybe 135 lbs on a good day.
The fit is roomy, but cute.
Not for those who wish to have the sexy, pulled in waist look, though it does taper there.
The material is very soft and silky and I love that.
The Ruby coral color is a very bright pink with a warm undertone. it is just a hair shy of looking very little girly in color and I immediately thought of the lined windbreakers that we wore in the 70's and 80's.
I think I will see what i think a bit then decide. The neutral lining is so soft and a very good pick for this very young color. i like it with a soft pink scarf for wet fall days, i think.
*Please use more earth tones for warmer toned girls. Or just warmer colors, as this one, but perhaps oranges and creams with some nice warmth. Maybe emerald or celery.
Thanks for a quality product.
October 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by mkk5251 Soft and warm but runs large
I wanted to order this coat for over a year, so when it went on sale and there was additional promotional pricing, I decided to go for it. I ordered my usual size (1X) and it was much too large. The overall body of the coat was really big and the sleeves were much too long. After looking at the measurements and speaking with Customer Service, I reordered a Petite XL and it seems like it is going to work fine. This size is definitely smaller but not too tight and the sleeves are just right.
We live in the Midwest, but just returned from a trip to Maine and this coat was definitely windproof on a windy day at the top of Cadillac Mountain!
October 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nurseako Cute and functional... can't complain!
I'm 5'4 and 135 lbs. I got an S in gunmetal gray---super fine!!!I love how it can be useful for the cool-sometimes wet weather. The hood, the parka construction and the inner drawcord are on-point for great fit and comfort. It's my go-to outerwear at this time of the year in NY. LOVE IT, LL Bean!!!
October 12, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by BESF Lousy elastic, but zipper can be fixed
The elastic around the hood and on the sleeves is very loose, andit is not sturdy. It stretches out way too easily and has very little memory so it does not snap back well. The hood is baggy and saggy with no way to adjust it. The elastic at the cuffs also sags and will allow wind and water to go up the sleeves. This is really not LLBean quality. I am very disappointed in this aspect of the coat.
There is also no storm flap over the zipper, which would help keep rain out. There is a flap under the zipper, which might help a little. The lining is nice and soft and warm. The hood is even lined, and that would be really nice if you could adjust the hood to fit.
A media pocket and an inside pocket would have been nice, but just not there.
The zipper was a pain until I remembered an old trick for sticky zippers - wax. I got the blue coat, so I found an old blue birthday candle and waxed the small solid pieces at the bottom of the zipper, inside, outside and the edge that is not attached to the coat. You still have to be careful that the bottom pull is all the way down and line the top pull up with it and then slide the free metal piece at the bottom of the other side into the pulls, but if you are careful, it works well. I ran the zipper up and down several times to spread the wax around and it really seems to be helping. I almost sent this back because the zipper got stuck and I had to take it off over my head. After waxing the zipper, I have not had a problem.
LLBean, you have been making outerwear for many years and you should know by now that the little details make a huge difference. Details like good elastic, zippers that work the first time, inside pockets, storm flaps with snaps or Velcro. Pay attention to the details. You had to put this on clearance because you missed all those details that would have made it so much better.
I don't know if I will keep this or not. The elastic on the hood and sleeves is very poor and is a big issue for me. The hood and cuffs really should have been adjustable. As it is, there is no possible adjustment on the hood or sleeve cuffs. The coat is also a bit shapeless, even when I pull the waist adjustment tighter. It is not the most attractive coat. The model makes it look better, but in real life, this just doesn't look great and it is missing the things that would have made it good. I have never been so disappointed in a LLBean product before, even though it is on sale.
I would not really recommend this coat. It just has too many flaws. Please pay attention to quality LLBean. We really count on Bean quality. If you are not going to have good quality control, you are going to lose customers.
October 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 The Perfect Parka for Mild Climates
Received the parka today; I'm 5.6", 150#, and the large fit perfectly; sleeves a tiny bit long, but fine for me. The inside lining is very soft/comfy, and the nylon arm lining is double-layer providing a light insulated feeling without bulk. Living in California, this parka will provide exactly the light-weight warmth and insulation we need; I'm taking it on vacation to visit my sister in KY this fall, and it's light enough to pack easily or wear on the plane (and then take off and cover myself for napping on the plane, too).
The gunmetal grey color is a lovely, neutral shade that will go with anything. I could not be happier.
October 5, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by BoysGrammy 1st Time Disappointed
This is the 1st time I've been disappointed with an LLBean product. I liked the gunmetal color and the light weight, but... although the bust fit, the sleeves were way too long and the bottom width of the parka was huge. Worst of all was the zipper! I actually had to call Customer Service for help in getting it open so that I could try on the coat. I've never struggled with a zipper this much on anything else. Very frustrating. I ended up returning the parka.
August 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyinJesus Happy Shopper
I ordered this jacket for a trip to Alaska. It is magnificent!!! It is light weight and very warm - exactly what I needed. You can't go wrong with this jacket.
August 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Arlene2001 Perfect for the northwest
I've been looking for a coat like this forever and finally found this one. Our weather has a usual temp range 9 months out of the year of 40-60 (and generally raining, too), so this seems perfect. Plus, it fits well and looks nice. My last Bean coat lasted extremely well, and once the weather changes, I have high hopes for this one, too. Love the drawstring waist and soft fleece lining.
July 22, 2015