Rated 5 out of 5 by Cindyber Great coat
I almost let the reviews dissuade me from buying this coat. The ones that said it was too frumpy? It actually makes my 5'6" frame look svelte. The ones that say the arms are too tight? Maybe if you are broad shouldered or have chubby arms. The ones that say it has no pockets? It has 2 zippered pockets outside and more inside. The ones that say it is too small? I am a M and an M fit me perfectly. It's a nice, warm coat with the quality you expect from Bean. Very pleased!
September 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by activeoutdoorsylady nice coat
Just not for me. Fit was good in my usual size. But fleecy inside of fabric made putting on over flannel, etc. annoying. Jacket is nicely made though. Returned.
February 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by ajmm Hard to put arms through sleeves!
The fabric lining of the sleeves makes it difficult to put your arms through easily. Design is too form fitting to wear anything but the thinnest shirt underneath. The best part is the exterior fabric. Please use it for a jacket with better design characteristics. Needless to say, this was returned.
February 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ClaireyBear1 Lovely coat! Just not right for me
I just wanted to give a shout-out for this coat.
It has these attributes:
--beautiful color (dark green "loden" color)
--soft lining and yet light-feeling
--very flattering, not too long
However -- I'm returning it because it's just shy of being wide enough in the shoulders for me (I have shoulders on the broad side), and the fleece lining extends all the way through the sleeves. If I have something long or short sleeved on, that's fine, but something quarter-length gets all bunched up. I'm thinking I'll have to just start buying Plus sizes to get the shoulder width right.
But otherwise, it's a great coat, and if you don't mind those two things then it's fantastic!
February 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Beathoven Stylish but ...
Flattering cut and stylish ... A-line shape but the dark graphite color look weird on me. Returning. Will order next time if more color choices will be available.
February 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by mmr1 fit was wierd
I love the looks of this coat?on my friend's daughter. But the back bunched out from shoulder to waist, and the lines were not flattering in the back or front. The arm pits were long and uncomfortable. I tried the small, medium, and medium petite. The idea of the soft shell, wind/water resistant is great?I have jackets I love. But, unfortunately, the design of this coat does not flatter my 5' 1", 118 lb. frame. It's a great looking coat, but not on me!
February 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by merrymac Soft Shell Coat
I first ordered this coat in medium and it was too small. I didn't really check it out further or I would not have exchanged it for a large.
While I liked the length, color and material, (although it has a texture not shown on line), it was lacking a hood adjustment and the flannel sleeves usually found in LLBean's winter coats.
Unfortunately, I returned it and will order another H2Off coat. I have two now.
January 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JJEnoir Great Coat
Finally a coat that fits petites! This was the 3rd coat I ordered from LLbean and the only one that fit. I am 5"2 100lbs and the petite XS fits very well. I also ordered the Women's Fitness Fleece Jacket to wear under this and together they work well. My husband thought this coat looked great on and said it was very stylish. I ordered the graphite and it is very sharp. I wish LLBean made more items like this (less doughty) with slimmer cuts and more masculine color choices. I wanted a winter jacket, so this is not the warmest coat in the world, but I'm hoping with the fleece it will be warm enough. I also like the detachable hood and the fact that I can wear this all year round. Good for dressy and causal, couldn't have asked for a better more versatile coat.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VTflowers Love it!
I have a Baxter State Parka for walking our long driveway to get the mail or standing out in the cold birdwatching. What I needed was a lightweight but somewhat warm coat to wear around town doing errands. Something that would fit well over the zip-up fleece cardigans I wear all winter and not too bulky for driving in. This coat is the perfect extra layer. I am 5'1-3/4" and105 lbs and ordered a Small Petite. At first I thought the sleeves were too long, but they are fine, especially wearing gloves. The hood lays flat against my back so getting my cross-over bag on isn't the hassle it is with most other hoods. It is a trim, flattering style made of a sporty soft fabric that is a refreshing change from the noisy parka that it is replacing. Though the Graphite is a nice change as well, my only regret is that it does not come in black.
January 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by reedergirl My Dream Coat!
Purchased this a few weeks ago and SO glad I did. Being a petite, I struggle to find jackets or coats that flatter and are also warm. This one fits the bill on both accounts. Love the A-line shape, the bit of gathering at the waist (not too much), the way it skims the figure, and the detachable hood. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this coat!
January 12, 2014