Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy44 Better than expected
After reading all the reviews about the new version, I was hesitant to purchase this expensive item. A close friend has one of the older versions with the wool lining and detachable hood and highly recommended it. I chatted online with a representative and decided to buy. It is more than I expected. I am 5'5, weigh about 140, am fairly average in build. The coat fit perfectly, can be worn with a sweater but not with another coat, and is very comfortable. I wore it on a windy day with temps in 20s and found the length more than adequate for protection. I look forward to wearing it with and without the liner. Thanks L.L. Bean for another product that I will wear until it falls apart.
March 23, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by LLBeanComments What have they done to the sizing?
The last coat I purchased was/is wonderful! It is a comfortable fit - Petite Large. This new coat, and another, were so skimpy that they would not fit across my stomach. If I got a larger size, my shoulders would be ridiculously out of proportion.
Whatever you have done to economize, slenderize, or whatever, stop it! Please revert to past sizing dimensions.
February 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by UticaCustomer Essential Raincoat
It's a fine product, delivered on time and as advertised. My only concern to offer informationally: It does not have a generous cut and fits rather closely, accommodating a light sweater and skirt rather than a suit.
February 17, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by LLBeanWO Bad fit
LL Bean raincoats used to be fabulous, so I was very much looking forward to receiving a new one. The fit of this one is a disaster. It is so tight at the knees and hips one cannot sit down, the sleeves are too long, and it would be impossible to wear over sweaters or business clothes. I had wanted along raincoat to wear to work and this one is impossible. A larger size would not make any difference, as the cut is simply not designed for walking or sitting. I wish I had read the other reviews in advance. I had to return it for design reasons and I don't think I've ever done that before with an LL Bean product. Please bring the old style back.
February 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wen427 H2OFF Raincoat
LOVE it! Had to return the 2X since it was too big. Also wasn't crazy about the khaki color (too yellow-ish). Exchanged for the navy, and it fits great and I love the color!
February 10, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lorri7 Waterproof but not very warm
Well, it's pretty waterproof but not very warm. With the primaloft lining, it's about as warm as my old raincoat without the lining. I wonder if LL Bean would consider selling a thicker primaloft lining replacement. Luckily, I live in California where it does not get very cold. I would have been sorely disappointed (and cold) if I still lived in Connecticut. Although I must say that raincoats are meant for rain -- therefore above 32 degrees F. Fit seems to be true to size. No problem getting the size small over a blazer -- I'm between a size 4 and 6 these days. However, the petite is quite long -- probably meant for women who are exactly 5' 4". So if you are just around 5 feet or shorter, you may want to go with the mid-thigh version, which will be longer on you.
January 30, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by EndofBean Huge (or too small) Disappointment
This is my first online product review ever and I wish 'no stars' was an option. I have the previous version of the H2O rain coat and love it, but I've worn and washed it so much I decided it was time to replace it. I ordered the new version in M Reg because my current coat in that size is almost too big, so, having read reviews that the new one is somewhat more fitted, I thought that would work. But either the coat I received was S mislabeled as M or the new version is significantly more fitted and DOES NOT run anywhere near 'close to size.' I could hardly get the coat zipped and I was wearing only a t-shirt under it. I don't think even an XL would work; the design has a weird (for a raincoat) waist, so an XL might fit but it would look terrible. Now I (1) have to go to the trouble of returning it and (2) have to go to the trouble of finding a new favorite rain coat. Suffice it to say I won't be looking for it at LL Bean.
January 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happyone59 Best.Ever.Coat
This is the best coat I have ever owned. The fabric and construction, and the features are excellent: the zip out lining adds a whole dimension of versatility. The fit is perfect.
January 13, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by InTheRain Price too High for Value
I was disappointed with the lining which was very skimpy. I bought this in January and I realized it would only be wearable in May. To pay full price for this coat was simply not worth waiting 5 months til it was wearable. Otherwise, the coat has all sorts of features, pockets, the hood, but the thin inadequate lining made it impractical. tried to wear the coatt in 50 degrees, and was quite cold.
January 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by meemo H2OFF long rain coat
the old version (with the wool liner - yes, I wore it that many years) of this coat was my absolutely favorite coat of all time. I hope this one works out as well. The coat is well made, waterproof, blocks the wind and is more form fitting than the old coat. I no longer look like the evil emperor from Star Wars when I wear it. It is also warmer. The hood isn't as floppy but not detachable, although I never detached it on the old coat. One thing I do NOT like about it is the zipper. It is a good YSS zipper but it zips from the wrong side. You have to seat it just so or it won't zip correctly. That is annoying but other than that I look forward to wearing this one for 10 years or so like I have the last one.
December 16, 2015