Rated 5 out of 5 by nsh2130 Simple, straightforward, and great
Excellent no-frills jacket. Very warm, good for work (extends low enough to cover sport coat), and definitely comfortable.
January 27, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 What is going on with LLBean zippers!?!?
Another wonderful jacket ...except for the zipper. It seems that whenever I order a LLBean coat lately I fear for the zipper issues to come. Must I stand in the middle of the street fighting to make the zipper connect and work? Once it does, zipping is flawless.
I thought for years it was me. Don't think so. Sending for a replacement is not the answer. There is a fundamental problem with LLBean zippers but I don't know the answer. Sorry.
January 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by JANYNY Good looking, quality and warm
Have been wearing for over a month now and like this coat a lot. I was looking for a coat I could wear during the coldest months when I walk to work. Also I was shopping for a good looking but simply styled coat. Its hard to find coat without some odd styling element or words printed on it. This coat is excellent and looks dressy. Very light weight but warm. Has become my new favorite coat. Highly recommended.
January 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 Great coat!
I will start with the most important info- size. I ordered the large regular and it fits me perfectly. I am 6'2" and weigh 240 pounds with a muscular build and broad shoulders. My weight is distributed evenly between my chest, waist, and legs. In other words, I carry extra weight but not in one particular area such as my gut or butt/thighs.
The coat zips up easily around my frame and the only area where I'm cutting it close is in the sleeve length. I have a 35" arm length and the sleeves, which have comfortable and functional built-in fitted sleeve cuffs. However, the coat has just the right amount of room in the armpits and neck so that they do not rise up when I reach for things (such as refilling the overhead bird feeder).
The coat is nice and warm and has a crisp clean look without any puffy areas. I don't plan on using the hood, so I can't comment on it except that it is not at all noticeable being zipped into the collar line.
January 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by NewPaltz Very warm and light
I like the coat. Much warmer than I expected and a great weight. Not heavy but great at breaking the wind. I do have to add to others that the zipper is difficult to use....but still can recommend the coat.
January 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by nothlit Practical and stylish
I bought this coat (in black) about a year ago, so I feel I can fairly review it at this point. I wanted something that looked classy for wearing to work, yet was practical for New England winters.
- No garish logos or stripes
- Waterproof, so I never have to worry about the weather
- Built-in hood is very functional and can be zipped up inside the collar when not needed
- Mid-thigh length keeps cold drafts from infiltrating at the waist, but with a double zipper that allows extra flexibility at the waist when needed
- 3 exterior pockets, 1 interior -- all have zippers to keep items secure
- Generous sleeve openings with narrower inner cuff -- hard to describe, but it works well with various gloves and helps cut down on drafty sleeves!
- Material slides smoothly over inner layers without bunching
- Kept me warm and dry during the snowiest winter on record in Boston! (2014-15)
- Extra length sometimes makes zipping a little cumbersome, but that's more of a tradeoff than a flaw
- I wear a 34" sleeve, yet even the medium coat's sleeves are a bit long on me. Not a big problem, but it did take a little getting used to.
I hope this coat lasts many years, and that L.L.Bean is still making something like it when the time comes for a new one!
January 14, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by RuralOttawan Works as stated; good value
Received this as gift and it works as the description stated.
Fit: as expected and able to layer over thick wool t-necks or sport coat
As to complaints about fit, well it drives me bonkers when reviews complain about size but do not provide personal size information.
My coat is a Large.
My size: 6'2", 195lbs., average to slightly athletic build, coat chest size 44", neck 17", arms 35", pant waist 35".
Coat fits well based on my measurements.
See that was easy to add context to the review.
January 1, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLBeanShopper94 Solid Winter Coat
I like this coat because of the warmth even during minimal activity and that it covers my rear very well. A lot of coats do are not long enough on me. The reason I did not give it a five star review is because of the double zipper it tends to stick when trying to put it on. My dad had the same coat and the same problem happened with that one otherwise awesome coat.
December 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kimbo5 All Weather Commuter Coat
I purchased this for a elderly friend with poor eye sight. The coat was big for him. It is a well made coat with deep pockets which my friend liked. He is having trouble zipping the coat up because of this eye sight. It is not as warm as some of his other coats.
December 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JM09 Topcoat Alternative
Practical alternative to more formal traditional wool topcoat. Shorter style and rain resistant fabric drew me to this option. Should also be warm enough as cover for sport coats and suits in winter.
December 17, 2015