Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer One Year Review
I moved to Minnesota last fall and I purchased this coat for my work commute. I ride the bus to work everyday... waiting for the bus in all types of Minnesota winter weather.
One winter down, and I really like this coat! I like the fit. I purchased the XL which is roomy for me, which I like. And I like the length of the coat.
Now I'm using the shell as a raincoat in the spring. I'm really happy that I didn't have to purchase a separate raincoat.
Downside: for the first few months the zipper was a pain, but after the "break-in period" it was fine.
My coat is black which I think is a good color for work. However, the liner is light grey - which I don't like. I wish the liner was black. And I wish the liner had a hood, but I think the price for this coat is a good price, so maybe that's why it doesn't have a hood.
Overall, I really like this coat.
May 23, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Smalljaws Poor design, construction, and fit
I too owned the previous version of the jacket. That one was better; however, the zipper came apart after 3 seasons of light use and the jacket was replaced with this junk. If I could give it zero stars I would. First the sleeves on the shell are way too long and the cuff is gigantic. Next, you will sweat with the lightest of activity and your clothes will become soaked and then you will freeze in the cold. For some reason the ski goggle pocket was relocated on the shell and not the liner jacket so you can not use it when you have the insulated jacket attached. The previous version had the pocket on the liner jacket, duh. I received the replacement jacket in the fall of 2016. it is now April 2016 and both of Velcro cuff adjustment tabs have split into two layers. The Velcro sticks to the sleeve part but the backing flops around like wings. Absolutely terrible. This one is going back too. Too bad, since LL Bean typically makes great clothes. I have a Hurricane shirt that has lasted for over 10 years as well as a collection of flannel shirts that have taken a beating but are still going strong. Oh well, you win some and you lose some I guess.
April 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by WESIII LOVE it!
This was exactly what I was looking for. It is essentially a raincoat with a liner. You can zip out the liner in the summer and wear it as a raincoat. For spring and fall you can wear them together or just wear the liner as an attractive jacket by itself. I'd call it a 3 season jacket and never a winter coat unless you are being seriously active like hiking. For winter I own the Baxter State Parka and have had it for years. It is the warmest jacket you'll ever own and it is built to last. Also highly recommended. Back to this jacket...it is constructed extremely well and has all sorts of pockets and adjustability. I'm in love. I searched and searched and finally found what I was looking for. Thanks LL Bean!
March 17, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by KWLew I want to believe, but...
This jacket has all the features I look for... pockets galore, taped zippers, hood, removable inner jacket, and so much more. However, it is wafer thin and light as a feather and as a result, not warm at all despite LLB claims to be among the warmest in its lineup Inner jacket and outer shell are independently not at all warm, and taken together, barely keeps warm.
February 22, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by ETnShopper Second winter no better
This is the second winter with this jacket; all previous comments about construction, tailoring, etc. still apply as do comments about temperature rating. This jacket was bought for wear over winter "street clothes", which most often include a moderate weight flannel shirt, long sleeved.
The jacket is comfortable from about mid 40s to mid 20s, in any kind of precipitation. Below about 25 and with any wind, a vest is recommended because the insulation across the shoulders is not effective; sleeve insulation seems generally OK. Jacket is useful on cold sunny days--soaks up sun's heat quite readily.
I would not recommend this jacket because I am totally unable to understand rating it for wear at below zero temperatures. After reading about its testing protocol, I'm even more incredulous. Jackets sold for severe weather should be rated on their effectiveness at retaining air temperature next to the body at a comfortable level when air temperature outside is at the rated temperature. This one doesn't make it.
February 9, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by SteveGuitarist In 2005 this jacket was much better.
I'll state facts and not voice an opinion since that seems to be the accepted method of review:
To note I purchased this jacket as a replacement for one that I purchased around 2005.
1. The hood does not fold into the collar as with my earlier version of this jacket.
2. The lining of the shell in rubbery and sticky making it difficult to remove and put on the jacket without the removable lining. (My wife's jacket, purchased 2 years ago, was returned because the same lining started to break apart.)
3. The jacket does not provide the warmth that the earlier version of this jacket did.
4. The earlier version of this jacket was far, far better than this one.
February 2, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by terrymcc73 Very Dsappointed
I purchased this 3 in 1 to replace a one piece from another company that I have had for about 6 years. I liked the look of the jacket, style and color. The warmth rating seemed just what I needed to keep warm while watching my son's hockey games or shoveling snow. I have been wearing it since Christmas and I am not pleased with it.
The color and the overall styling of the jacket system I have the green.
The quilted liner.
Zippers work fine.
The outer jacket sleeves are much longer than the liner and fit oddly at the cuff. I keep them rolled back.
The outer jacket has a strange feel to it. I assume this is for water proofing, but it makes my skin crawl on bare arms.
The pockets offer NO protection from the cold.
The two layers put together for the '3' is not warm at all. Any breeze blows right through.
The collar on the outer jacket is so stiff it stabs me in the chin.
I have not been warm at all watching my son play hockey at an indoor rink where the temp ranges from 30-35deg. I wear a t-shirt, LLBean 3/4 fleece, and both layers and still have to step out to the hall to warm up.I freeze walking from my car into my workplace in 25 deg weather with a sweater, fleece, or hoodie underneath.
I have not tried it out in rain or snow yet, as we haven't had any. We have been LLBean customers for many years and will continue purchasing, but I will think twice about another jacket purchase for myself. My daughter loves her Katahdin parka.
January 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by aekob Perfect
Great fit, great color (green), and great weather coverage!
January 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chucklestn Suprised but OK
Suprised the coat was not made in Maine and it was thin as could be, I was wanting down. The coat is warm and cuts the wind. Good buy. I wish they offed a down liner option
January 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by KyleHROC Great Coat!
This is a fantastic coat and a significant improvement over the former 3-in-1 jacket I purchased a couple years ago. It is extremely lightweight but just as warm. The inner coat portion has a very soft feel to it, even though its not fleece like the previous model. I wish the hood rolled up stored in the collar, but not a huge deal. The coldest weather we've had so far is probably 15degrees and stays very warm, even when windy.
January 20, 2016