Rated 3 out of 5 by BusyIsBetter Odd cut... on me.
I loved the weight and quality construction of this canvas parka but the fit across the shoulders was tight and across the body too wide. I'm 5'6" and 150lbs, I ordered a size M. Not flattering on me and I would say I have average shoulders and an average hourglass-ish figure. Cinching the drawstring didn't help with the boxy width because the drawstring is placed so high. I was cinched at nearly my ribs - strange cut. I also agree with the reviewers who questioned the placement of pockets at the bust. ?? Nice coat construction (if "unique" design), just not flattering on me.
May 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by evgeneia Very unflattering
I've been looking at this jacket for a while-it's very nice in the pictures! When it went on sale, I purchased one in Ash.
First, Ash looked like a deep taupe on my computer screen--but in person was closer to chocolate. The bigger issue though was the fit--very unflattering for my my body style (pear). I ordered a size up (XL) after reading many reviews about narrow shoulders and upper body fit.
The coat is not a long as I'd hoped--it hit me mid-hip, and I'm 5'6. The arms and upper body fit just fine, but the coat looked baggy and too unstructured through my waist and hip area--giving me a marshmallow with a cinched waist area kind of appearance. Definitely NOT attractive. Plus the shorter length accentuated my hips--again, not the look I'd hoped for.
This one was a return...
April 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sweatersavvy Good-looking lightweight parka
I ordered this parka in the grey-brown, and am pleased to say the color of the parka is the same as is shown on my computer screen. The canvas fabric is softer than I'd expected, which is good, and I did not find the shoulders to be too small as some customers had. I am 5'8", 160 lbs. and the large fits me very well.
April 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LIRed Nice Lookinf Jacket
Almost returned it because of the 'too high' cinch waist. I noticed only one other person mentioned this. I tend to be short wasted with long legs at 5'4'' and the waist is too short on me. Also, I have long arms and the jacket's arms are long on me. But there is a second button to tighten the wrist which helps the situation. I got a medium, my regular size with most things. Except for the high cinch, the jacket looks really nice. Love the ash #brownish# color and remainder of styling. It has a lot of style. As others do, I find the shoulders feeling tight, but that doesn't show on the outside. I like the idea of 'cotton' with waterproofing. Synthetic makes me hot. It looks nice both with a thin layer and when adding a heavy fleece underneath. It still closes nicely without looking stuffed when wearing the fleece. Definitely recommend.
March 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by latinteacher Ideal lightweight jacket!
I needed to replace a jacket and I looked everywhere, both on-line and in stores, when I found this one at LL Bean. I ordered the indigo and it is a lovely shade of smoky blue. The jacket is comfortable and I have room for a light sweater underneath. The attached hood has a drawstring so it won't blow off in the wind, and the zipper is a sturdy metal one. The bound buttonholes on the storm flap impressed me, as most jackets have machine-made buttonholes. The seams on the inside are all bias-bound for a nice finish. I've worn the jacket in light rain and the fabric does a good job of repelling water. I know I will enjoy this jacket for a long time.
March 25, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by CZYT Akward fit
I loved the Dark Russet color as well as the details of the pockets. But I quite disappointed with the fit. I'm 5'3'', 125 lbs, and athletic build; I ordered the Petite XS, which fitted my shoulder and arm length nicely. Yet, as with all canvas jackets, the fit is naturally stiff. Therefore, raising my arms felt uncomfortable. Also, this jacket created an inflated silhouette for me as I zipped it up. I could navigate that using the cinch waist, but also it made me look bulky and boxy. Had to return.
March 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doodlebug0517 Beautifully styled Parka
I was delighted with my L. L. Bean Canvas Parka. It's ideal for cool fall days here in the south. I wore it on a recent trip to Savannah. It's true to size and well made including lovely detailed buttonholes. Plus the color I chose, blue, it very flattering. I would recommend this Parka to my friends.
January 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by shmeagol2 Comfortable, great fit and very practical!
I got this in the ash color and liked it so well, I ordered it in the sand. I went with one size up and the fit is perfect! I love it! It's great for cool days and I use it every time I go out walking. Love the pockets....especially when out exploring....I have a place for my phone, snacks, etc. I would have it in every color if I thought people wouldn't talk! haha Definitely recommend it.
December 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by hhkaon Great fit
The color, weight, and styling is so pleasing. I love this jacket for casual wear.
October 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BGWB Really like it!
Understand there is no insulation so this is just for rain. That said it does the job well. I think it is cute and just what I wanted. But don't buy it to keep warm, just to keep dry.
October 23, 2013