Rated 5 out of 5 by ChaplainFolkGuitar Great looking well made coat!!
I have been a delighted customer of L.L. Bean for almost 14 years !
I love their service and their merchandise. I buy almost everything I can from them including all my clothes. This is an extremely well made wool coat. It has crisp lines and the welts are sharp. The buttons and zipper are extremely well made. The sleeves are not too long for someone like myself who is 5'10 inches weighs 215 and has short sleeves-wearing a 34 length. ..Sadly, it is just a little tight in the shoulders and arms and I am determining if I can make it work-as it is soooo well made and looks soooo great-that I hate to part with it.. I live in the Tampa Bay area, and believe it or not, it gets very cold in the winter here! I am a Hospital Chaplain at Saint Joseph's Hospital and am often on call through the night and the wind and moisture make it very cold 25-40 nights during the Winter Season. Sometimes the temperature drops below 35 degrees at night and in Florida, with the wet cold moisture and wind- that is very cold! This is why I bought this coat. the coat is fairly light weight and not bulky and extremely warm!!.. I can't wait for the cold weather to wear it!
September 11, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Coatless Nice quality, weird sizing
First off, let me say that this coat is really well made. Nice wool, nice interior, good stitching, and so on. It's not super heavy, so not great for 10 degree weather (without layering), but it's heavy enough.
The problem I ran into was that this coat is just sized a bit weird. To be frank, it's great if you happen to be overweight and have short arms. But at 6'1" and 165 lbs, there simply was no size that fit me properly. Medium fit my waist/chest, but my shoulders were too tight and I literally couldn't raise my arms over my head. Okay, so logically go bigger... even a large/tall led to problems, as then the coat was way too big in the belly area, and there were still arm issues. I think the arms may be too narrow or cut a bit oddly (at least for those with wide shoulders/slim builds), as your arms feel a bit trapped inside, and if you raise them, the entire coat raises with them.
So again, great coat if you happen to not have a slim build/wide shoulders, but otherwise it just doesn't fit quite right.
February 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by NapaPaul Too warm for Nor Cal
I purchased this for a trip to southern Europe in winter, but the Thinsulate made it much too warm and the slim fit, well doesn't work well for someone who is XXL. I didn't use it after finding a deeply discounted pea coat at a nearby national retailer for only $79, and that coat fit really well and I took it to Europe and it was great on those cold days in the mountains and cold days at sea. This coat would be good for a much colder climate than Northern California. LL Bean is great but this one just doesn't fit my needs so I'm returning.
February 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Limer A Warm Casual Wool Jacket
I love this jacket. The large size fits me perfect at 5' 10" with broad shoulders. The coat has a nice smooth zipper and also nice large buttons. My other wool coat has only buttons. I like the zipper as it offer another level of protection and wind resistance. This coat has a thinsulate lining, two outer hand pickets with zippers, and one inside pocket that has a snap to shut it. It falls below the waist but not too long (it's more of a casual jacket). I love wool coats and this is my new favorite.
January 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by EdwardNYC A Winner
Well made , Looks great , nice & warm - very happy.
January 16, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by CJfromAL Comfortable and great fit
I love this coat. It's warm, it fits just right and it has classic good looks. I have the grey jacket in XL. In some LL Bean coats I am between L and XL with either size fitting properly. I am 6' and average frame size. I have room in the shoulders that I need without feeling like the rest of the coat is to big. It's just right with room for layers and room to move. There is one small buttoned pocket inside and two zippered pockets outside. I would like an larger internal pocket inside the jacket but otherwise love the quality. Great looking jacket and warm like a larger coat.
December 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by YorkPATom Remarkably Warm and Comfortable
I was pleasantly surprised when I received this coat. The look is classic, even timeless, the fit is perfect, and the tailoring is expertly executed. Most of all, the 100% wool fabric is nothing short of first class, and when combined with the thinsulate lining, makes for an incredibly warm and wind-resistant coat. The large buttons are easy to manipulate, even with gloves, and the zipper only adds to the flexibility and protection this coat provides.
December 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by firecaptain349 Just right
I ordered two different leather jackets which I could not get to fit right, I purchased the navy peacoat which fit but it was too long and a bit cumbersome. All these coats from LL bean were great coats but they just weren't for me. This wool jacket is very warm and comfortable, the size is right on, and the quality is all you would expect from LL. If you're looking for a waste coat that can be worn on just about any occasion you may want to consider this one..
November 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by harley1234 bes wool jacket
excellent....Great product as usual
September 24, 2015