Rated 5 out of 5 by MMcK Adore this coat
All the kids have pack-away jackets. They live in them. I was excited to see a longer one available for women. I like something covering my backside in cold weather. This is a great winter coat for Tennessee in all but the coldest weather. It is warm but still slim. It will accommodate a couple of light layers underneath. I get tired of wagging heavy coats around while shopping/running errands in the winter. This is perfect. The hood does not cinch so this is not a great foul weather coat, but it's fine in light rain.
May 15, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by hathater nice BUT
I like the style and fit of this jacket but it not very warm. It is very light weight and packable but not good for cold weather. I kept it anyway because I like it otherwise (not really worth the price).
March 6, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by 30yrBeanGirl Zipper bad too
To add to my previous comments....the zipper is terrible. I've never had a problem with other Bean 2 way zipper clothing. This one is awful. Had to zip it halfway while off my body and then step into it. Ridiculous.
February 25, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by 30yrBeanGirl Coat or Jacket???
I really wanted to love this "coat".Checked out all the comments. I'm 5'2", 98 lbs. I ordered the XS Pet. in gray. It is very lightweight which would be great for packing. Put it on...falls just below my tush. I double checked the label/number in the "coat" to the on-line; no mistake, I did get the "coat". But it hits and fits like a jacket! Tried it out the same day walking in 35deg. weather.My husband followed me in the car. Felt cold. Added an old LLB thinsulate jacket underneath that we brought along just in case. Arms were tight as many commented but finally warm. The packability of the "coat" is kind of defeated if you have to bring along another layer in 35 deg. weather. This is supposed to go to -20? Maybe I got a defective "coat". I'm now a "36 year" BeanGirl but I no longer understand your "coat" ratings. I will probably order another Winter Warmer COAT. At least that gives me the coverage and warmth I need. Permaloft is going back.
February 25, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by NFletch Too light
The fit was good, nice and roomy in the arms and shoulders, and the color I ordered was exactly as pictured. However, it's much too light for the recommended temperature range of -20 to +30 degrees. It's barely more than a windbreaker. I might have kept it anyway to wear with layers underneath, but the zipper was very hard to start and detach. I don't think it would have lasted very long without breaking. I have this jacket packaged to send back.
February 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LongtimeNJshopper Great longer version of jacket
I was a little worried about the sizing, the zipper and some other issues mentioned in reviews, but I ordered this coat in the exact same size as the Primaloft Pickaway Jackets I have and it fits just right for me. The two-way zipper was just a little hard to connect at the bottom when I first tried to put the two sides together, but after just a couple of uses, the zipper works smoothly. It is so convenient to have a two-way zipper. I often wear this coat under a parka, and it?s very helpful to be able to unzip the same distance up from the bottom on both garments, for instance when driving. I wish Bean would make more of their longer parkas/jackets with two-way zippers. All in all, I?m very satisfied with this coat. Time for more colors, Bean!
February 17, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by libbiesmom runs small
I got this today . Purchased XL so I could layer under it. ( i wear 16 in Bean pants) This won't work for me; it's a little too fitted to wear over layers. I tried it over a snug vest , but there was no wiggle room at the middle, and it is unattractive on me... Returning it.
February 16, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by TJinMI Rides up and balloons at waist...
I already have the Packaway Hooded Jacket and I love it for traveling and spring/fall type weather. When I saw that LLB was offering a parka version I knew I had to have it. Finally ordered one but I found that the cut was weird on me. It fit my hips/butt area just fine but the midsection was a little bit "gappy". I could have lived with it but then, when you start walking and the coat inevitably rides up, the gappy area turns into a full blown balloon in between the chest and waist. I guess the extra length is both a boon and a curse in this instance since the shorter Packaway Hooded Jacket doesn't have this problem. So, as much as I wanted to keep it, it has to go back. For size reference, I purchased a small and am 5'7" and 145 pounds and the fit (otherwise) was good with a small amount of extra room for a light layer like a 100 weight fleece vest over a long-sleeve shirt. Maybe the XS would be a better choice for me but I'm thinking it might be a little too snug on the hips and the problem might not be totally solved so probably not worth having to ship two coats back on my own dime. Too bad LLB doesn't offer one free return shipping for an exchange in size...
February 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by horsegal BEST COAT EVER! Seriously.
I can't express how much I love this coat - more than any other coat I've ever owned, and I'm no spring chicken. ;-) It's lightweight, and yet warm. Not at all bulky, but just as warm as bulkier coats. I just went for a walk in the wind, and it blocks wind well. Both outside and inside are soft, and it's easy to put on. I agree with everyone else who said this isn't a coat for super cold weather, but for a walk in 45 degrees it's great. Now for the sizing. I usually wear a L in LLBean, and that's what I have in this coat. It fits perfectly, but here is what I think others are upset about - it's snug in the belly area (but definitely NOT tight or uncomfortable), but has plenty of room in the shoulders. So you get a trim look, but still don't feel at all cramped w.r.t. moving your arms. I personally think that is a fabulous design choice, and hadn't seen that in other coats. I have the black, and if I even slightly liked any of the other colors, I'd snatch up another coat before they disappear. Please get more colors in the coat length, LLBean!
January 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by birdiegal very happy
I am pleased with this coat. Though I am not outdoors for extended periods of time, it keeps me warm while running my errands in very cold weather.
I can slip easily in and out of my car, it fits nicely over whatever I am wearing underneath, and I do not overheat while indoors.
I am 5'2" around 150 lbs and the PXL fit me well with plenty of room. The length is just below the hip - longer than a jacket but shorter than a coat. It is slightly shaped at the waist, not boxy, and it does not stick out at the side seams as many down or filled jackets do. The sleeves are longer than I would prefer, but the gentle elastic keeps them in place.
January 22, 2016