Rated 5 out of 5 by Katy46135 Versatile
The inner coat is stylish and warm by itself. The coat is a little stiff at first but it blocks the wind and rain very well.
January 21, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by mylittleyellowbird Really, really unfortunate zipper choice
I bought this coat but ended up returning it. There were many features that attracted me to this coat initially (the soft fabrics, the versatility, the LL Bean reputation for quality, and the non-color-blocked design), but in the end, there was one huge deal breaker and that was the zipper. First, it bows outward, creating a very unflattering silhouette from the side. Secondly, the zipper pull is small and hard to engage. But the very worst part of this zipper becomes readily apparent if you try to sit down with the zipper fully zipped: it becomes rigid----like sitting with a metal rod attached to the front of the coat. I own other coats by LL Bean that have 2-way zippers that are easy to engage, don't bow outward, and do allow for comfortable sitting because the zipper can be pulled upward from the bottom to accommodate the wearer's seated position. Unfortunately, this coat has a zipper that was a very poor design choice and turned out to be a total deal breaker for me. So disappointing!
January 18, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by seattlesara Not Flattering
Well, in 2015 I expect two big things out of outerwear. First and foremost that it protects against the weather. Second, that it be tailored for a woman's body. This jacket seems like it would have definitely lived up to number one, but it was so boxy. With the advancements in wearable technology this should not be the case. There was plenty of room for the sides to be brought in a little. For the shape of the garment, I returned the product.
January 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 Disappointed
This is a nice jacket, but there is NO WAY it should be rated "warmest to -30F." My region has had a relatively mild winter so far with temps in the 30s/40s, and it was obvious the first day out it would not keep me warm in serious winter weather. After reading other reviews, I had high hopes that others who complained about the temperature rating would be wrong, and that I would be getting a jacket that lived up to company description. I was really, really disappointed. I've not had the opportunity to try out the water proofing yet. So far I think I'd like to keep the jacket because of it's relative versatility and low bulk. Unfortunately, I'll be looking for a warmer winter coat.
January 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Phyll Great jacket
Nice and light and fits well. I especially like how little it weighs.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TopQualityStuff Petite - with a Fabulous Fit
Petite fit is so often an elusive target. Selection is quite narrow (pardon the pun) in so many competitor's venues. The wide online selections and in the Tyson's Corner, VA store are an added convenience. The quality and longevity are legendary (Look in my Hubbies closet) Old fashioned value still lives at L.L.Bean.
December 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by briski Almost perfect
I purchased this to replace my ski jacket. I like the 3 in one features. I find I've been wearing the lining and have been comfortable in 20 - 30 degree weather. The lining coat is filled with polyfill - wish it were down for added warmth. The outer shell fits well over the lining and combined is warm enough for me in upstate NY winter weather. Might not be warm enough for all - I don't tend to be bothered by the cold. Adding down to the lining would improve the warmth of this coat. The hood cinches down pretty small and is light weight enough that it doesn't bother me for skiing at higher speeds. Wish it was able to be zipped off. Hoods become parachutes when skiing at higher speeds and a removable hood would be much appreciated. Overall I'm happy with this coat - long enough in the petite sizing for my 5'3" frame. Comfortable by themselves or combined together. Nice coat for the money .
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 11shopper love this jacket!
I loved this jacket! It is light, warm, and has convenient pockets. It also has a nice big, functional hood.
December 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by blueandwhitegirl Inner jacket shoulder issue
I love the lightweight outer shell and the fact that it has a big pocket on the inside, and the pit zips. However, I am not keeping the coat due to the inner liner. The cut through the shoulder's/arm pits is somehow slightly off and binds under the arms with movement, such as shoveling, reaching, etc. Frustrated to send it back, but not willing to pay for a 3 in 1, when I'd only use the "1".
December 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by cj47 Jacket is as advertised
Love the jacket, especially since you've added the lower elastic tightner. It makes a huge difference when the wind blows---no longer down my back. What a bonus. Also love the brighter colors.
December 17, 2014