Rated 2 out of 5 by Vivies Huge
I'm 5'2" 118 pds and the petite XS is really big on me. Looks fine from the front and back but very poofy from the side. There is a lot of room and it fits large in the shoulders (I'm slightly broad). I wanted something to fit a sweater under it, but this is a lot more than that. I thought it wasn't petite until I tried on two petite XS blazers I ordered and they fit the same way. Otherwise, I like it. On the fence about keeping it for the days I'm not trying to look good. I bought two men's coats for my boyfriend in his usual small and they dwarfed him as well. If this is the new sizing, I think I'm done with LL Bean.
October 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by GoGirl2 An Essential
This is my new go-to coat for the transitional season from fall into winter, perfect until the temperature approaches freezing. I had the former style LL Bean's microsuade quilted coat which was a bit longer (an advantage), but had no hood (a disadvantage), and really liked it. This new one seems equally terrific. The microsuade material is water repellent; the coat is the perfect warmth and weight for forty and fifty degree weather (I switch to progressively heavier coats, and ultimately to a full-length down coat when it gets down into the thirties and below). I removed the fake fur ruff: the hood is plenty big enough without it. Ordered a size medium (in basic black) and it's quite roomy -plenty of room for any sweater (I am basically a size 10 in coats), but I'm sure I couldn't take it any smaller. I'm about 5'5 1/2 and it comes mid-knee or a tad below; wish it were even a bit longer, but that's ok. The weather's turning cold again in a couple of days and I'm glad I've got it!
October 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jenika lightweight
excellent quality and lightweight not bulky and fluffy so you don't feel like a walking snowman. but it does run big. had to return a S for an XS and I usually wear a M. hope the XS isn't too small! but I was swimming in the S. i am 5'3 about 110 pds. i rarely get Petite, but get Misses, because Petite arms are usually to short and I prefer the length in the Misses as well. I usually wear a M in Misses in clothes in general.
October 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nurseako A tad short of perfect
Love this coat for the length (just above the knee so you walk like any normal person), the material ( warm, waterproof but can be dressy), the hood and the cuff (a must for versatility) and the top-notch workmanship that I'm not surprised to see with a name brand such as LL Bean. I am 5'4". 135 lbs. I usually fit size 6 but can be a 4 or 6 XS or S with LL Bean (thank you, LL Bean!). What made me drop the 5th star is the quirky sizing, at least for me. I think a draw cord can solve the problem around the waist. There's already one for the hood so why not improve this coat with one around the waist line...hope it helps!
September 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by YellowOrangeRed shoulders narrow
I really like the fabric and construction of this coat, wish I could wear it. But the shoulders are narrower than usual. Normally LLBean PXL jackets fit me perfectly but not this one.
September 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by shopper19999 Lightweight but size was off
The coat was beautiful, lightweight and great hood. But the sleeves were really long and the coat was longer than I expected as well as a little bigger than I expected so I returned it. Some others indicated problems with the size which will help me with future purchases if I know it runs big. I bought a large but a medium might have worked (wish you could try them on before buying!).
September 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LisaB2015 Amazing
This coat is perfect! It is very soft and warm. While the weather here in Washington DC has not yet turned cold, I am certain it will serve its purpose well. The coat length goes to mid thigh on me and I am 5'7" which is perfect for covering the rear when you sit on cold benches and what not. The hood is generous in size so it covers my head even with a beanie hat on if I want extra wind coverage. Inside the sleeves are very helpful cuffs to keep everything warm. The best part is the coat is loose enough to allow for bulky sweaters underneath while still remains fitted and stylish enough for work. In short, it's worth every penny
September 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by momto2Chihuahuas Very nice coat
This seems like it will be a very warm coat. Well made. Runs just a tad small. Usually wear a Petite Med but bought the Petite Large and it fits great. I had no problem with the zipper as other reviewers stated.
September 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by asil525 4 stars for now, maybe 5 stars later
I am 5'2" 128lbs, ordered a Petite Small, and the fit is perfect! There is still some room for a nice bulky sweater underneath. It doesn't feel heavy when I put it on, the length of the sleeves is spot on! I love it. Most likely will be a five-star coat, but I have to wait a bit to try it out in the cold. Very happy with this purchase~
September 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Northern123 -30 and was perfect! So lightweight!
This coat was a winner last winter! I hesitated in getting a long coat because they are usually too warm and heavy for me.
I decided to give this one a try and was ecstatic! It's so lightweight and warm. We had a very cold winter here in the Adirondacks of NY. I get up and out to work by 7:00 am. This coat provided me with just what I needed in sometimes the -30 degree temperature. I get cold easily and I hate heavy coats especially when I need to run errands.
I'm 5'-3" small shoulders and about a size 10-12. The medium petite was perfect!!!
My only complaint is, I just wish the fur on the hood looked a bit more real.
July 18, 2015