Rated 2 out of 5 by Jettykid Not Quite Right
The Jacket looks great on the internet. When I opened the package, I thought the wrong jacket was sent. I ordered the "Briar" color, but this looked like British Khaki. It had a very yellow tint to it. Once I put it on, I noticed a strong polyester smell. It is a size small and I am 5' 7" and 140 lbs. The sleeves were too long. When I reached out in front, the back of the jacket across the shoulders was too tight. Finally, the bottom of the jacket is too loose so that the wind could rush right in.
On the positive side, it is very warm and well made (except for the fit).
I returned the jacket.
September 14, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by lani1 Very tight in shoulders
Husband is 6', 190 lbs. and I got XL tall. Too tight in shoulders, and he only had a tshirt underneath it. length fine,sleeves fine. It's a shame because otherwise nice jacket.
September 7, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by butch101 golf jacket
Expected a more rugged exterior fabric.
August 24, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Craiggers XL Reg and XL Tall Measurements for 5'11 to 6'0
I bought the XL Regular jacket in August in anticipation for a cool autumn and winter. While I cannot speak to the warmth and durability until the temps drop, let's focus on measurements and fit.
To be blunt, the LL Bean website does not provide much detail for the XL Regular and XL Tall. The site relies on the generic 46-48 chest and either 35-36 or 36-37 sleeve for the Regular or Tall, respectively. Yet, this is coat...and what does "falls at hip" really mean?
I chatted with LL Bean customer service. Here are the actual measurements from their database. I measured my own coat to confirm the XL Regular numbers:
XL Regular: 37 inch sleeve, approx 50 inch chest, and 28 inch back (i.e., from base of the back collar to the lower, butt-side edge)
XL Tall: 38 inch sleeve, approx 50 inch chest, and 29.5 inch back (i.e., from base of the back collar to the lower, butt-side edge)
For example: I am 5'11-6'0 and just shy of 200 lbs (don't start...). I ordered the XL Regular. The chest and shoulders are certainly roomy enough for a dress shirt and possibly a thin sweater/fleece. I'd probably feel a bit cramped wearing a heavy, hooded sweatshirt under this coat.
The XL Regular's 28'' back means the bottom of the coat hangs approximately 7-8 inches below my hip on my 5'11-6'0 frame. To be a bit more direct, the bottom of the coat zipper nearly aligns to the bottom of the fly on my pants.
The Dark Loden looks awesome too.
Hope this takes some of the guesswork out of the XL Regular vs XL decision.
August 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ahmo XL Reg fits my hard-to-fit hubby
My husband is 5'9", 195 lbs (former football player) Most jackets won't fit his stocky build; they're either too tight in chest, or too long in the body & sleeves. This one fit & looked great right out of the box. We live in New England, and haven't yet had winter for him to try out the warmth...but there's room for a sweater under the jacket, which gives him confidence it will be warm enough. It looks rugged, yet stylish enough for every day use around town. The solid metal zippers and big pockets add to the appeal. The green color is very masculine looking.
August 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by momike COMFORT & QUALITY
This jacket looks good and is very comfortable. I have not worn the jacket a lot, but it seems very well made and should have a long service life. The 4 pockets all with zippers are definite plus for me.
April 7, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by aotw Not comfortable
The jacket didn't wear right. One side hung open it you did not zip more than halfway. Just didn't feel or look right for me.
December 24, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Edwardsiella Nice, but not a home run
Nice and mostly warm, except a little drafty from underneath the bottom front near the bottom of the zipper.
Also, although the armholes and shoulders are roomy enough, it's tight across the upper back such that raising your arms or bending causes the coat to pull tight on the upper arms.
December 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Psyche Quality jacket!
I bought this for my husband for Christmas and when it arrived, I gave it to him early. He likes it very much! The only suggestion he had was it should have built in pockets under the arms so that when you stretch out your arms, there is some give and the sleeves don't go half way up the arm. Other than that, he is very impressed.
December 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by NuLook Runs small in size
I'v bought many coats and jackets from LL Bean, and this was the first time I had to return an item for no other reason other then it ran smaller in size and it didn't fit me correctly. I plan on to continue purchasing the great made clothes from LL Bean that hold up really well.
December 16, 2015