Rated 3 out of 5 by GW98 Not what I expected
The blazer itself is made well and could be a good purchase for someone, but there were a few things about it that made me return it.
The blazer is very heavy both in weight and in thickness. The canvas construction would probably be good in a cold climate, but would be too heavy for spring or summer wear.
The most disappointing thing for me was the fit. I am 5'7" 170 lbs and a 42 short usually fits me. This one fit in the shoulders, but the waist was huge - not at all like the tailored look in the picture.
The cut is more like a car coat than a blazer.
If that's what you're looking for and need a heavy jacket, this might be a good fit.
June 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Oellaworks Finally a travel blazer that fits!
After trying travel blazers from five other vendors and sending them all back due to poor fit, the LL Bean version is a keeper! I'm 6'4' and 180, tall and slim. The 40 tall fit correctly and does not look like a gunny sack on me. I like the fabric and color. Nice amount of pockets. I will get a lot of use out of this blazer. Took one star off for the blazer not being completely lined. If Bean wants to improve the blazer, how about adding some stretch fabric into the cotton. As a photographer I'm always moving about and would love it if the blazer gave a little. All and all a winner.
May 25, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by DisappointingBlazer Baggy and Ill-fitting
This blazer looks great in the catalog! Out of the shipping bag the lapels are not symmetrical, the fall is unpleasant and the extra security pockets are uncomfortable. I washed it to see if it fit any better but this did nothing to improve the fit or appearance. I will return this item.
April 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ryebread Great-looking, high-quality blazer
I have been looking for this blazer for a long time, I got similar traveler-style blazers (easy care, more casual style, good pockets) from a couple other competitors, and LL Bean's is by-far my favorite. The styling and fit are spot-on, and work wonderfully when you want to be a little dressy with good jeans, but not too dressy and out-of-place in a business environment. It has the best pockets of anyone, with many that are zipped and big enough to hold travel documents, etc. Another reviewer recommended going a size higher, which I did, but ended up exchanging for my normal size (46L, I'm 6'2" with long arms); as always, your mileage may vary with each companies sizing and preference. Highly recommended.
February 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ExPraliteMonk Field Jacket For the Urban Warrior
I've worn a sportcoat only twice before: a ridiculous wool thing I bought in a department store, with shoulder pads (!) and outer pockets sewn shut lest I put something in them and spoil the look. Wool sport coats being sold in Florida... the mind reels. Or I could have gone with the Miami Vice look with a silk blazer with no pockets that would go out of style in three years.
This blazer is like a field jacket for the urban male: working pockets inside and out, zippered pockets, pen and pencil holders, machine washable, wrinkle resistant, I love it. It looks nice without being gaudy. It is my new go-to jacket for everyday wear. They call it a tropical weight but it's warm enough for a cool or cold Florida morning. Might be too heavy for the summer but then again anything other than a short sleeve polo or t-shirt is too heavy for the summer.
When I tried it on for the first time, I asked my wife what she thought of it. She said it looked nice and maybe would like to borrow it occasionally. So it passed the wife test.
My only complaint is the pen and pencil holders are too far toward the shoulder so you really have to dig for them. Maybe move them closer to the buttons.
January 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SkipL Easy Care blazer olive gray
Other than its color, this jacket is identical to my khaki blazer. Potential purchasers should note the inclusion of the word "travel" in the description. These jackets are sufficient to get the wearer past pretentious restaurant or pub doors, they are mid-weight, they are easily laundered and pressed, and they are well-made. They are more business casual than dress. Think about how you will wear your travel blazer before you purchase it and then complain that it is not "dressy."
Specifically to the olive gray, the jacket is decidedly a muted green. Okay, gray-green, but green nonetheless. The color that I see in my Surface Pro monitor is accurate; my iPhone display makes the jacket appear less green than it is. I am fairly traditional in my clothing taste, and I like the color.
The plethora of pockets makes the travel blazer a great companion on an overnight or two-day trip. For longer trips, I am comfortable packing one or both knowing that at worst a few minutes in a steamy hotel bathroom will remove unwanted rumples.
With a collared shirt with or without a sweater, the jackets are comfortable over a wide temperature range. Casual pants or jeans look right with the travel blazer.
If there were other color choices, I would consider purchasing another. I have been asked about my jacket when I am out and about in it. Based upon that, I think that there must be others who would like to travel in reasonably fashionable comfort. If that describes you, this is probably your "blazer."
January 4, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Frequent00Flyer Not quite a Blazer
This is more of a jacket than a blazer. Not at all dressy, sort of a rumpled look. On the good side, very comfortable, well made, and lots of pockets. Washes easily with no need to iron.
October 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2747 Professional and Casual
As a teacher/professor, my husband loves this casual blazer. We kept the Khaki colored one, but felt the green wasn't really sage, but a light summer green. This is his 3rd one and he wears them constantly. He and I have continual positive comments from others, and consider that this is a versatile coat to nudge into a professional presence without too much formality.
September 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by wsouligny Great travel companion
The design, color, and construction are all first rate. This is an easy-care garment that dresses up or down depending on the situation. It is not a light-weight jacket and is probably best suited for temperate climates. A lighter, tropical weight jacket would be required for Hawaii or the Bahamas. Over all, I am very happy with my purchase. NV resident.
September 2, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Hank385 Didn't work for me.
I can only say the this jacket didn't work for me--the "drape" was wrong and beyond alteration, very heavy and stiff, not comfortable to wear. I don't think simply a question of sizing but of design. Still, I'm sure it would be a good fit for many others. And LLB has is always great about returns. So only wish it had been as great for me as other products I've gotten over the years.
August 26, 2015