Rated 4 out of 5 by CandKWY Great Coat, but Unexpected Color
This coat is almost perfect! I love the length (mid-thigh on my 5'8" frame) and the weight of it. I've only had it a few days, but it seems nice and cozy, too. It should keep me warm while I'm outside on recess duty this winter. As a plus-sized gal, coats are sometimes too shapeless and boxy, but this one fits quite nicely - not too bulky with a little bit of seaming for shape. The 2X (my usual size) fits well over my standard winter wardrobe of light cardigans, pants, and dresses. It's not exactly the coat of my dreams, though. First, the color is not what I was expecting from the name Teal Blue. It's more of a jewel-toned green. Pretty, but it wouldn't have been my first choice. Second, the hood is too big and covers my eyes. This isn't a huge problem for me since I always wear a knit hat because of the WY wind. Last, the pockets are a bit skimpy. My gloves, keys, and phone will fit in them, but it's tight. And, there are no interior pockets. I'm going to keep it because it fits well and seems to be well made. Maybe the color will grow on me!
November 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
by ChloeRs Teal Blue more Peacock Green
I really like this coat in color, cut, weight and quality - but agree with another reviewer that it reads more green than pictured (even from 3 different monitors) and more saturated in color and not as muted. For me, who wears mainly muted earth tones, this is bright and colorful. Not sure if it will work in my wardrobe as planned. As far as size goes, I am 5'2" weighing 110 lbs and the size 4P is plenty roomy for a jacket to go underneath. I think it's a versatile cut because if more fitted it would keep me from layering and if looser it would require layering to keep it from looking too baggy. This cut can go either way. I am attaching a pic taken in an office that has surrounding objects for color reference and one in direct sunlight. Some complained about the vinyl toggle attachments, but they are very clean, crisp and nice and I am aware I am buying a coat for under $200. It's not a $1500 coat.
November 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ali123 Beautiful coat
I got this coat in red and it is stunning. Sizing does run a bit small though. I usually wear an 8 and needed this coat in a 12. I tried it on in another color in store then ordered the red. It is very warm and comfortable.
November 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PuffyForever Great coat
I am very happy with this purchase. The bitter wind descended upon Boston and I was ready because of this coat. I love the toggles and think the cut is very well done. One minor let down were the pockets or lack there of (that is, of pockets on the inside of the coat for keys, cell phone etc). Other than that minor detail, I've received quite a few compliments on it.
November 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5
by My3SonsMidwest Teal Blue is GREEN!
I fell in love with this coat online. It's hard to find 100% wool coats with hoods in a somewhat affordable price range. And on my computer screen the teal blue looked just as named, exactly the color I was looking for. Imagine my surprise when I opened the box and pulled out a vibrant GREEN coat--I would describe it closer to an emerald color. Even "teal green" would be a better name, because it is definitely more green than blue, and quite a saturated hue, not at all muted like it appeared on my screen. The picture I took doesn't quite represent either color accurately, but at least you can see that there is quite a difference between the two.
In addition, the toggle buttonholes & patches seem to be made of a cheap vinyl, not leather like I would have expected from LL Bean. It's shinier and less supple than I was expecting; even if they had to use vinyl to keep costs down.
The styling, construction and fabric quality are excellent, but the hood is too big. It comes over my eyes, and there is no way to adjust it.
I was hoping to love this coat, but unfortunately I think I'm back to the drawing board.
November 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by DLNY Great coat except for the zipper
This coat was of excellent quality and the fit was perfect for my daughter. Needed a warm coat for cold winters in Canada. The zipper was of poor quality and didn't even last the winter season. Was very disappointed that we had to return the coat as my daughter loved the coat.
November 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Infatuationjunkie1 Love love love itttttttttt
I'm so happy with this coat. My husband bought me this coat and I'm so pleased. The color (teal) is amazing. I read the reviews before and I can honestly say the coat is perfect. It fits nicely and the quality is excellent.
November 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by shopper81 Favorite
I received this coat last year for Christmas and loved it. I wore it for the rest of the winter and stayed warm and dry. I am looking forward to wearing it again this winter! The size was perfect (6 petite which is what I normally wear).
November 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by BeanFanInChicago Frustrated By the Size
Recommended with caveats. I love the feel of the fabric and the style but I had a very frustrating time getting the right size. I wear an L.L. Bean Large or Extra Large and went through a 16, 18, and 1X with this coat before finally settling on a 20! A 20??? I've never worn a 20 in my life before this coat. My primary difficulties with the sizing were that there's too much material in the hips and not enough across the chest..
I'm glad I kept trying different sizes -- three cheers for Bean's free shipping -- as I really like the color, the fabric and the design but it does make me wonder what body shape was used for the sizing
October 29, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by ModernLife Constricting Arms
I am returning this coat. The color was cute but the armholes were cut too high and restricted my movement. The waist had about a foot of extra fabric and the sleeves were too long (I'm 5'9" and plus size)
October 22, 2014