Rated 4 out of 5 by Goldie21047 Why doesn't it have a 2-way separating zipper!?
Nice looking coat. Fine construction. But I can't believe it doesn't have a 2-way, separating, parka-type zipper. For walking, it's not an issue, but if you have to sit, it's just not right.
November 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by livingupnorth Nice jacket
I like the jacket a lot, good quality and finishing. I usually where a medium, I am not a big person but tend to need a bit more room in the shoulders. Ordered the medium, sizing is true. Fits the same as my llbean winter/ski jacket. The sleeves are a tad long, just roll up the cuff as others have suggested. This is my fall/early winter coat for Minnesota, it looks good enough to put it in the nice-casual category. Well finished, I was looking for a good oilskin jacket and this definitely fits the bill.
November 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AlanaB The PERFECT stylish winter coat
Received this item earlier in the week and haven't wanted to take it off since. The lining is soft, warm, and comfortable. The outside of the jacket is waterproof and stiff but the waxed cotton will soften up over time.
After reading other reviews, I decided to go with a small and am thrilled with the fit. For reference, I am 5'6" and 130lbs. It hits at the perfect length - just at the base of my hips; not too long, not too short. I can comfortably zip and button the jacket while wearing a vest and a thick sweater underneath without feeling like I have stuffed myself into the coat.
My ONLY caution is that the color is off in the stock photo, or at least it was on my screen. I had read in another review that the jacket was really more of a muddy olive/brown color and it most certainly is not nearly as dark as it is pictured. However, I ordered with that in mind and think the color is beautiful. I highly recommend this jacket - especially at this price point!
November 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Holy Grail Autumn Jacket
Though a victim of multiple misnomers (i.e., waxed cotton, not wool; plaid appears solid; imported from....Sri Lanka, not Great Britain), this jacket is pitch perfect on the body. I'm 5'9" and 116 lbs and the XS looks custom tailored (with cuffs down, not upturned like on the model). Pockets are well positioned, interior waist cinch creates a subtle femininity to an otherwise unisex piece. I couldn't be happier with this sporty outerwear that pairs wonderfully with skirts, dresses, and boots, even fine jewelry. Thank you LL Bean for liberating us from the tyranny of Barbour!
October 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonamouse1 Too big
It is official - I am sized out of a L.L.Bean item. I ordered the coat in small, returned for XS, and was about to return for an XXS, but I see that size is not available. I am 5'5" and about 120 pounds - average, not tiny. If you are my size, this jacket will not work for you. If you are bigger, order a size down. It seems like a great quality jacket; I just wish that it would fit me.
October 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BCCL Order up on size
This is a very well made jacket. The only issue is, its made in the UK and the sizing is off. Just order up 1 size. If you need to, fold back the cuffs and expose the brown corduroy, it will match the collar. You can always synch in the waist if necessary. Anyone should get years of use out of this jacket. It will get more pliable with wear. The color is a personal choice, if you like an in between brown/green then you will like this. Gives you more variety in usage.
October 2, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by closetothecoast Nice Jacket, But......
I do like the jacket but , unfortunately it does not fit me at all.
I need a petite and this does not come in petite. I thought I would give the small a whirl. The length is good, shoulders too big, the hips to snug and the sleeves way too long. The fit is meant for a tall thinner person. Otherwise , nice jacket. I have a hard time with jackets, even with petites the sleeves are long on me. I think the sizing on this jacket is meant for juniors.
September 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Squeekebat Love this Jacket!!!
I got this jacket a few weeks ago and it has been great for the fluctuating Texas temperatures. It does look olive green in some types of light and then in others it looks brown. I usually wear a Large in the tunic length tees and XL in the jackets. I got an XL in this one and it is roomy enough for a thick sweater. The quality is really good and I look forward to wearing this coat a long time. Thank you!!!
February 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by ohiohunter too many things too small
Jacket appears to be well made. However, it seems to run 1 size small (at least the XXL is). Also, the 4 non-cargo pockets are almost worthless. Way to small to hold anything, and if used for small things like change, it will just fall out because there is no depth to the pockets.
December 31, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by NoBoCo Wellmade coat, Misleading color and size
Every construction detail of this coat is spot-on perfect but, as one reviewer has already stated, it's a murky olive-green color. I still would have kept it except for the size. The arms are long and the shoulders tight. Being a size 12, I ordered a large which I'm unable to zip. My husband, 5'7" and 140 lbs, tried it on and it fits perfectly. In reading reviews on the jackets being sold this season, sizing seems to be a recurring complaint. I'd repectfully suggest LLBean reassess their sizing charts.
December 10, 2014