Rated 4 out of 5 by AuntieClaws Comfy, great color
Just received the drawcord jacket in light lilac. The color is yummy! It's the perfect weight for layering, and is well made. But then there is the matter of fit. I ordered a petite medium because I have short arms, but a generous bust. The sleeves are two inches too long, which is very strange. The seams that are for shaping fall well below my bustline and the jacket is baggy enough for me to wear a hefty sweater underneath. So basically, this medium fits me like a misses. I haven't decided whether or not to send it back. The color is just what I wanted, but it looks like I haven't grown into it yet. The jury is out, but I'm going on record as saying it runs big.
October 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tiga Awesome jacket for around 15 C in damp weather too
I bought this jacket last year and didn't find any temperatures I could use it in, but this year there seem to be more fall-like days, and I almost feel like buying the topaz one as well. It resists light drizzle as well as keeping me warm with only a long sleeved T-Shirt underneath. I appreciate the long sleeves as I am tall with longer arms. Do wish LLBean offered tall sizes for women, as they do for men! The jacket has one downside:.It is not comfortable at the neckline when fully zipped. The coarse metal parts of the zipper touch my skin, and I am not cold enough to need a scarf..
September 18, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by beetlefan Not a favorite
I ordered this fleece coat with draw cord for chilly, upcoming fall, early winter days. The coat color was nice but it felt too thin to be of much good for colder temperatures. And there was too much material in the bust (which is a lot because I'm a busty 38DD!) which stuck out when zipped. The waist was nipped in too much for the apple shape I have. Just not a flattering fit or warm enough coat, so it went back.
August 11, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by qualityqualityqualit disapointing
I was so disappointed. Item too long in sleeves and too tight across chest and hips. Not the usual quality from LL Bean.
August 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bastian Warm and stylish
The jacket runs true to size. I am 5'5" and a true size 14. I ordered the jacket in both large and extra large, and the large fits the best. The XL seems to have a lot of extra fabric and the sleeves are too long. This coat in large hits just below my hips. The sleeves are the right length. Although I haven't tried it in cold weather yet, it seems quite warm and cozy, and I like the zippered front pockets and inside drawstring.
July 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by luv2shop64 great jacket
I always read ppl's reviews on items and on this item some said it ran big, some it was just right and some said it ran small. So I debated on ordering the 1x in Gray but decided against it and went with my usual size XL and am so glad I did, because it fits great. If anything it is a little roomy in the arms in case I want to wear a heavier top. I guess it all depends on the individual. Its a chance we all take when ordering online. Anyways this is a great weight also, may think about getting another color.
June 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shauna11 Perfect
I got this jacket in XS Petite in black and it fits perfectly! I'm small framed, 5'1, 100 lbs. I was hesistant to buy this size thinking it would be too small but if anything it runs a little big and that's great for a jacket. So if you're a petite person do not be afraid about it being too small. It's comfortable and flattering and I love that it does not have elastic cuffed sleeves.
April 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by IloveGoldenRet Comfortable
I just got this jacket in the mail today. I am 5'7, med build so I purchased a size medium and the color grey. It's a nice medium grey color and will go with a lot. It has a good fit with a little extra room in back shoulder area which is great for layering underneath. I just ordered the packaway vest tonight in the ruby coral color so I hope that is as nice as it looks online.
March 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
by Nausiica Warm and comfy
I purchased this item in Cayenne colour, XS regular. The colour is as shown and the size is larger than I expected from an XS but it is good for the intended use (camping) as I will be able to fit another, tighter, fleece or a large wool sweater below. I am 5'2" (petite) and 120 pounds. I decided not to take the petite sizing to have more space and a longer back and sleeve length (for better protection and warmth while camping). If you are my size and needs a jacket true to size, I recommend buying a petite XS.
This item will be perfect for camping, gardening, or for after a session at the gym but not for the city, as it looks really "comfy" (large and slouchy). I like the cinch waist and the length which goes just below my bum. The hood is tight around the face and fits easily under a rain jacket hood, it will be perfect for long evening at the campsite. It is really warm.
I was happy to see that it has inside pockets (the material used to make the pockets has an opening at the top which is perfect for sliding a cell phone ou a small wallet. This was not indicated on the website and is really useful. I included a picture to show this (please note the jacket isn't as bright as on my picture, the website colour is right on).
What could be improved? One major annoyance (for delicate me) is the top of the zipper: there is not chin guard/protection and those zippers get really annoying when you wear a fleece all day (as I do when camping). Particularly with a jacket that has a longer neck (good for keeping heat in) and a hood. This is the only thing to improve and the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5.
February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PetiteWithCurves Fits like a glove
I am 5'1", 125 lbs, with a very curvy hourglass figure. I bought an XS Petite and it is the right fit. I ordered a non-petite jacket first, but because of the trim/cut of the jacket, the fabric in the bust sat a little lower than it should have on me and looked "baggy".
I frequently have a hard time finding shirts/jackets that fit my hips without being "poofy" in the waist. The drawcord solves that problem. I love that the jacket is slightly longer around the hips so that it slims my bum and flatters my curves. The hood is a nice touch - it cups around your face evenly (not too tight, not too loose) so that the wind can't blow it off. I also love the teal color - it hides dark and light pet hair! ;-)
February 18, 2015