Rated 5 out of 5 by lemonycat74 Petit size worked for me
I usually order Regular XS, and I've been eyeing on this coat ever since it went on sale - whether or not to buy it. Before I know it, the khaki coat my size was sold out. So I decided to go for petit, being a little worrisome that it may be a bit too long for me. But no - it was actually perfect. I imagine if I had ordered regular XS, it would have been too long for me.
I'm very happy with this coat, it's soft inside and the khaki color and the white liner inside looks very nice. I'm yet to try it out in rain though ... but I'm not planning to use it in heavy rain, but mostly as a light spring jacket to go to work, and maybe occasionally hiking, so I think it will work out for me.
December 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lmpkraus all around great jacket
I love this jacket, wear it everyday!! would highly recommend it for
your go to jacket!! I love the length and the hood is perfect for rainy days.
December 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jennyv Good for traveling!
I bought this jacket for my trip to Germany in November. It rained every day I was there, in the 40's, and this was perfect. The hood stays up, yet wasn't bulky or in the way. I wore it with a scarf underneath to keep my neck warm, and it was very comfortable. It's not stiff, like raincoats can be. I would highly recommend this for travelers.
November 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MoragaMomma casual boxy jacket
I wanted to like the jacket it's warm enough for the cold mornings and evenings in Northern California and would be perfect for throwing on for drop-offs, pickups, outings to the park; just a good every day jacket. BUT the zipper keeps sticking when I go to put it on, the exterior is so slippery that my shoulder purse keeps slipping off my shoulder since I can't hold onto it with my baby on other side/hip. Plus the shiny exterior makes the jacket look a bit cheap. All in all, I wasn't completely satisfied with my purchase so returned it. I think I may get the Winter Warmer Coat instead.
November 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by evgeneia Super soft and comfortable
This is a really nice jacket--the lining is amazingly soft! I love that the soft lining is also in the pockets to keep my hands warm and cozy.
I was concerned that the fabric would be noisy--but it's quiet and comfortable.
The petite fit me much better--the regular was too long (mid-thigh). I'm 5'6--not typically a petite. Otherwise, it runs true to size. I ordered the dark green--a color I NEVER order. But it's a really pretty deep green with a hint of warmth. Very pretty!
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the zipper is a bit tough to get started. I love it anyway though!
November 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sgoreehills Best Dog Walking Parka I've Ever Had
My labrador and I take daily walks in parks and woods no matter the weather. This parka is roomy enough to wear a short sleeved or long sleeved tee, or sweater or sweatshirt underneath. I wear this in blustery spring, fall and early winter. The side pockets can hold car keys, gloves, dog treats, dog waste bag and cell phone. The hood stays up on windy days. I will wear this until the temperatures dip below 32 degrees in Iowa.
At 5'4", 140 pounds I ordered a medium . Unlike others, I've had no trouble with the zipper. I am very pleased.
November 11, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Binti1962 Cheap zipper
I really wanted to like this jacket, but found the zipper to be too light weight, and after only wearing it a few times the zipper got stuck at the bottom and I couldn't unzip the jacket all the way. I also found the jacket to be shapeless and baggy, but maybe I should have ordered a size smaller. I'm going to return it.
November 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BeanGardener Lacks the usual Bean touches
This reminds me of the kids' version -- there is no upper pocket, no inside pocket, no hood adjustment, no velcro or snaps for a quick, partial closure when you don't want to bother with the zipper.
However, it has a nice, quiet, soft outside fabric, and the body is lined with a short-pile, sleek, inside fabric that doesn't shed fuzz (the sleeves have a no-pile lining), and it is the right weight for cool, damp days. The outside pockets zip closed, but are also placed well for hands.
November 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Schotze Great lightweight jacket!
I love this jacket! It is lightweight, but warm. I found the fit to be ideal and did not have a problem with the hood or zipper as other reviewers did. At 5'2" and 128#, the petite medium fit really nice. I also really like the color star thistle. It's kind of like a pinky-purple color.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CrystalBlue Great Coat - warm and cozy
I saw this coat online and passed it by. Then I saw it in the store and loved it. I got the gunmetal and a color from last year (Atlantic Blue) and love this coat. It is comfortable, cozy, light-weight and warm for fall, late fall, and the dampness of spring (live in Chicago-land area). My complaint is the same complaint I have been expressing for the past few years. I love LLBean and have been a loyal customer for years. However, the sizing issues are prevalent - not only in coats, but in many of the garmets. Zippers, that is a whole other issues - stop skimping on the quality of the zippers - especially in coats or coat-like garmets. Sleeve length is another problem and same coat not running / fitting close enought to oneanother. I can put on a small and then another small of same coat and it looks like two different sizes. Very frustrating. Therefore, I had to purchase several coats to get a good fit. Once I did, I was happy (but not happy having to take all the other coats back and deal with that time-consumming scenario). I would recommend.
October 21, 2013