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 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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
Rated 4 out of 5áby Scooners In between sizes...
I really wanted to keep this jacket. The Gunmetal Grey is a nice change from standard Black. I am not an unusual size at 5"7" 125 lbs, but I couldn't get the sizing to work on this coat. The XS was just tight enough across the chest and arms to notice restriction. If I did not have anything thicker than a tee shirt on I probably could have tolerated it, but it bugged me enough not to go with this size. The S fit in the upper body but was tent like from there on down. I considered keeping the S and see if I could get it tailored but then decided it wasn't worth it.
June 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby InandOut Love it
5, 102 lb bought xs petite. Live in ME and wear this all the time. It cuts the wind, great in damp weather, reasonably trim looking on small frame. I wear a down sweater under it when it is really windy along the coast. Have bright color and now getting gunmetal gray for a more finished look with outfits. This is not for downpours or even regular rain, but great for damp and misty days.
June 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby susagibs Great Spring Jacket
This jacket was a great addition to my spring wardrobe. Perfect for days that are a little chilly with a threat of rain. Fleece lining is so warm and comfortable. Jacket length and relaxed style provide good coverage over a sweater. And the outer layer is quite water-repellent.
May 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby LandR exactly what I wanted and received
in my opinion this jacket is as exactly advertised ... and perfect for what I was looking for as we prepare to leave for a trip to Scotland soon
May 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby LyneV The perfect spring windbreaker!
Absolutey love this jacket! Perfect length (below hips), lightweight, warm, comfy, wind and water-resistant, and a dream to wash! Love the fact that the sleeves are nylon-lined so that whatever I wear underneath doesn't bunch up. Also love the Lycra«-elastane binding at cuffs, collar and hood to seal out drafts. Have it on all the time!
May 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby LPDrew Spring/Fall Jacket
I am very happy with this jacket. I purchased it because I walk outside. I bought the jacket in a size larger than I usually wear. I can wear layers under the jacket to accommodate the outside temperature. The color, bright rose coral, is very visible - good for safety reasons.
May 20, 2015