Rated 5 out of 5 by SilverOne Great Fit
Sent it as a gift to my grandson. Was told it was true to size, warm and comfortable.
January 19, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nicmom Disappointed
I purchased this jacket thinking it was the same jacket I bought last year. The picture shows the same color and styling but that is not what I received. The nice dark red color pictured is the color of last year's jacket. The jacket I just received is a bright orange-red. The outer fabric is thinner and more brittle and the opening on the bottom is too wide. My son still loves the previous jacket we purchased but is quickly growing out of it. I was happy to find what is advertised as the same jacket in the right size but unfortunately I will be returning it.
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sukigirl6 excelent color for an 8 yr old boy
This is great we have had some very cold weather and this coat has kept my Grandson very warm.
January 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LukeInVaUSA Best Clothing for the Money for Children and Adult
Bought this jacket for my grandson, who had outgrown his previous L.L. Bean jacket of the same kind. They wear like iron. They are water repellent and warm in a cold-wet environment. We have cleaned my grandson's previous jacket and donated it to a child who appreciates it: it looked like new. You may find cheaper clothing than L.L. Bean's, but you can't find clothing as good for L.L. Bean's price.
January 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShopperFromPhilaPA Bold Crimson ended up being the perfect color
Because of the reviews regarding the crimson color I decided to add mine as well. First, I bought this jacket for my 16 year son who is in his final year of wearing size 18 "child" sizes. It was on sale so the perfect price for a jacket that may only be worn a year or two if we are lucky before he moves into the more expensive adult jackets. When the "red" coat arrived it was more orange/red then he liked but knowing it was a short term deal with limited use here in Southeastern PA we went with it.
During hunting season he zipped out the gray fleece and wore it under his hunting jacket in lieu of a sweatshirt as an additional layer to stay warm - an unexpected plus.
However the big benefit with the crazy color was realized on the Colorado ski slopes. My husband and I could easily pick him out on the slopes when he was going down the mountain, if he was standing along the side of the trail waiting for us to catch up, or when he was standing near 100s of people at the lift line. It was such a unique color and definitely a big help for us to keep track in the crowds. Worked on both the sunny and snowy/low visibility days.
So with the traditional LL Bean standards the coat did its job in keeping my son warm and dry on some very cold and windy days. But if you would also like to find your "waldo" easily - whether in a crowd or in an empty field - don't shy away from this color as he will definitely stand out.
January 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trinoceros A great jacket overall
We bought this item for our 6 year old boy. He is very active and likes to be outside even in the cold. The parka is very comfortable and with the ability to separate it into two it makes it much easier when the weather is fluctuating (like it does in our town) so you have days with really cold weather that can move to a less cold day or sudden rain.
It has reflective stickers which I like a lot in case he is out at dusk. Overall is an excellent buy and the quality is outstanding.
January 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MEQ1021 Warm, comfy but runs small!
I bought these coats for both kids and my son who wears a size 4/5 regularly just fit into the size 5 coat snugly. We exchanged it for the 6/7 and I feel like we will be lucky if he fits into it all season with the fit. We exchanged my daughters 6/7 for an 8 and the size difference was much more significant between the 6/7 and 8 than the 5 and 6. Overall the coat is awesome aside from the sizing issues. We love the fact it has the zipper in liner and the hood zips into a cool little pocket when not in use.
January 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MamaTate Color misleading, but overall a great jacket
The jackets fits well, is warm, and is everything I expected and needed it to be. Except I ordered it because "crimson" is normally red, and this jacket is decidedly NOT red, but some very bright almost-orange. Luckily, my son, whose favorite color is red, likes the color just fine, so it's a keeper. But beware of the color if you're shooting for red...
January 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLScalz Bright But Right
This coat is BRIGHT orange. In person, it's striking. Depending on your tastes, that could be a good thing or a bad thing. But the fit is great and the combination of fleece sleeves inside of shell sleeves felt good to my 13 year old son - the target wearer.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BB21 Warm, durable, practical parka with style
Our son is growing so it's a little big but the coat is very warm, soft, cuts out the wind, repels moisture and he loves it! He appreciated the colors offered and that it's styled in a way that is older than other styles his friends are still wearing. He feels like it's sporty but does the job in keeping out the cold.
December 23, 2014