Rated 2 out of 5 by Busylawmom Weirdly cut at the armpits - looks odd
As another review noted, this really makes my shoulders look like a linebacker. There is a lot of room in front of the armpits which widens the whole area and just looks...weird. Like a block. I ordered a size Medium and usually wear a Medium jacket, and it fits, but is slightly tight in the shoulders, which is odd considering how much room there is in front of the shoulders. I have room in the medium to put this on over a sweater.
I got the blue and the color is great. I planned to wear this with scarves, so the lack of a collar is good for that. I'd send it back if LL Bean had free returns - without free returns, after getting this weirdly cut jacket, I'm hesitant about ordering from LLBean any more since all the other places I order from have free returns.
February 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by zenlife Kennebec Cargo Jacket, Twill
Would have made a great spring/fall jacket, loved the plum color and styling, except for the neck. And the shoulders are a bit puffed up as well when I sit, probably because the fabric is too stiff, might improve with wash.
November 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by hones Linebacker look (eek)
There is so much to like about this jacket... but it made me look SO big and broad across the chest - like a linebacker. I am a size 10 and carry most of my weight in my hips, so I'm not usually afraid of things making me look big on top. This jacket just looked appalling. The chest pockets - as other reviewers pointed out - are so thick that they prevent the fabric from draping there at all... it's like having a bullet-proof layer across your chest. Such a shame because the fabric is great, raisin color is beautiful, and quality is high. I can't get it back in the package fast enough. :(
October 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by midgetgibber LOVE LOVE LOVE this jacket!
Ordered this jacket last fall as I thought it would function well as both as light outerwear piece for fall and spring and also to wear indoors in my chilly office at work. This jacket fit both needs perfectly! I am 5'2 and the regular small fits perfectly (sleeves a little long, but since I have broad shoulders was hesitant to order the petite S). It can be dressed up or down...love it with a scarf, jeans and boots. Soft and comfortable fabric that moves with you and the quality is typical LLBean! Am seriously considering ordering one in corduroy......
February 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by 8everly Wanted to like this
I was really hoping this jacket would work for me but ultimately it had to go back. I'm usually am an XS in LL Bean jackets and while that size was good in this jacket the fit was off. The shoulders, waist & hip fit well but the bust area was much too loose. I'm 5'4", with a 34A bust, 29 waist & 39 hips. This jacket in this size would have probably been better for someone my size but with a 36-38" bust. It is a heavier weight jacket in general so all of the extra fabric up front was simply not flattering. Otherwise the design of this jacket was great. It was disappointing to have to return it.
January 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sicily46 Great Jacket
The jacket is just what I needed. It is heavier than I expected and made very well. The only thing I don't like is having to iron it after washing.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carmodyclan Casually smart
After all is said and done, the jacket is just as I expected and I could not be more pleased.
December 27, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by coldincalif Too small
I ordered this as I need a jacket like this but this runs very small. I bought it in a petite XL in the beautiful teal color and it should have easily fit me but I could barely move my arms in it. The sleeve length was good but the rest of it was not a good fit at all. It was too short and failed to cover up ye ol' butt at all. Needless to say, I have had to return this item which I was really hoping would "work" for me.
December 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by shopcasuall Kennebec Cargo Will Travel
Love the slightly heavier weight of this twill semi-fitted jacket with lots of pocket space and scarf-friendly collar area, Sturdy buttons sure beat little fussy things found on some similar styles in stores. Well worth the cost. I've accumulated 5 LLBean jackets including poplin, corduroy and now this one (over 3 years), and although they've been worn and worn again, they all look like new!
October 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MaryF good casual jacket
The jacket met my expectations immediately. Fabric is soft, comfortable. Nice tapered fit that is feminine and flattering. I will use for casual Fridays at work and weekends.
October 16, 2013