Rated 5 out of 5 by ArtCatNightOwl So glad I ordered this jacket!
I agree with the other reviewer that $200 is a steal for this jacket. I got it today and love, love, love it. It fits like my other LLB field jackets, I'm generally an XL or PXL in LL Bean shirts and jackets. It is definitely brown, though a slightly different shade of brown than the corduroy trim, and I like that ...looks similar to a leather jacket without the heaviness. Great with pants tucked into boots and cashmere turtleneck, scarves. I will wear this one for years. Classic. Thank you LL Bean!
November 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by anysuchname Inaccurate description - lined with Thinsulate
I purchased this coat thinking it would be a light to mid-weight jacket - waxed cotton and flannel lined as in the description. When it arrived, I was surprised to find a tag hanging from it: it's lined with Thinsulate! This isn't a bad thing, it just makes it more of a mid to heavy-weight coat, and is thicker than I had anticipated. Which turned out to be a good thing since we have our first traces of snow here in Chicago today.
I'm a size 6 these days, and purchased a small, and while the shoulders are a bit close-cut for me (I have slightly broad shoulders), I think the coat will break in just fine with time. There's room for a mid-weight sweater under it, much more and I feel like a marshmallow. Also the texture and smell of the coat is a little odd at first, but again, I think with wear it will dissipate.
October 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarolinaBlues Didnt have the issues that negative reviews did
I am choosing to review the jacket because the reviews almost kept me from purchasing it and that would have been a mistake.
I find that the issues others had were not issues for me. I am 5'7'' and 130, sz 4. I bought the S. The sleeve length is perfect, they hit at my thumb which means it will fully cover the sleeves of what I wear underneath. The lining is mostly flannel with a little bit of quilted lining at the bottom 1/3 of the inside, which is just as warm as the flannel and adds a nice look. The color is as pictured, a muddy brown.
The sizing chart suggest that I order an XS but since I haven't worn an XS in years I naturally ordered S. If you find it tight in the shoulder and not having movement in the arms that means that the coat is too small, if this is an issue just return if for the correct size.
On me the Small is not too large while still allowing room for a sweater underneath but a thin shirt doesn't leave you swimming in the jacket. It is warm and will be perfect for ENC winters.
Above all the quality of this jacket is top notch, as expected for LLBean. $200 is a steal for this garment.
October 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by LDLarkins Beautiful but...
This is a beautiful jacket and very warm, but there are a few issues. First of all, I wasn't exactly a fan of the sleeves. The way the sleeves have been cut and sewn at the shoulder prevents a whole lot of movement of your arms. You can't really lift your arms very much without the bottom of the coat rising considerably. Second, I was expecting the flannel lining to be on the entire inside of the jacket. Unfortunately, the flannel really only covers from about the waist to the collar and from shoulder to shoulder. The rest of the lining seems to be the quilted material from the quilted riding jacket. The third issue is that I think this jacket is kind of "vanity sized." In other words, I think the XS fits more like a S. If you're only planning on using this jacket for running around town, I'd say to get it! If you're planning on wearing it while you're doing any kind of field work/labor that requires lifting your arms, I'd avoid. Like I said, it's a beautiful jacket, and I think that with a few tweaks it could possibly be a perfect town AND FIELD jacket.
October 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LindyLou123 Classic LL Bean Field Jacket Wanted
I really, REALLY want to love this jacket!!...I am a fan of the older style Barn Jackets that LL Bean had in the past, instead of the newer, 'updated' style.....this comes close, but does not have the articulated shoulders, which I am a fan of....Bonus with this British Millerain Jacket is the waxed cotton being rain repellant & the Thinsulate lining, good for this Canadian Girl!!......I was disappointed in four things...(1):::in the description it stated that the flannel lining is quilted:it is NOT... (2):::the shoulders are somewhat 'tight'...(3):::the colour is supposed to be a Brown "coffee liquer"....it is an OLIVE GREEN, which is not one of my preferred colours.(4) The sleeves are long enough for an Orangutan!!! lol!! Alteration needed for me. However, I still love this quality jacket enough to keep.
October 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VetDoc Beautiful!
Gorgeous coat! Beautiful color and the cinching around the waist allows you to adjust for layers. I am 5'5" and 130 lbs and the small fit perfectly! It is longer than I expected, but def not an issue. Will wear this for many years to come! Great investment piece.
October 1, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by CasTX Sleeves WAY TOO LONG
This is a beautiful jacket. I really wanted to keep it but the sleeves were WAY TOO LONG.
September 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BellaBike The jury is out, but I'm keeping it
I'm a bit ambivalent about this waxed cotton jacket, but I'm keeping it because I believe it will age beautifully as it's worn. The cut and styling are very nice. It has a soft lining that is nicely finished. The waxed cotton gives it a leather look without the weight of hides. Overall, I think I'll wear it, and like it....but I'm not gaga in love with it yet. Maybe because it's still 85F here in N.C!
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jdqkuhakuhkuhd Well built
This jacket feels warm and should last a long time. Well made.
September 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Loba Disappointed
The color was not the dark brown that appears on the screen, it is more of an olive green. It almost appears discolored. The shoulders were tight and it was loose around the hips, which was surprising because I usually have the opposite problem, having wider hips. Despite not liking the color and the fit, I liked the item's quality, warmth, fabric, etc., too bad those were deal-breakers because otherwise I would have really liked it. I ended up returning it.
September 10, 2014