Rated 5 out of 5 by BOBINATOR Best coat ever
This is my second Field Coat. After about 20 years or so my old one seems to have gotten a bit snug if I try to layer under it. Other than that, and a bit of fading, it is good as new. No loose threads, no lost buttons. Got the new one so I can layer up when it gets colder. The old one will still do duty in milder weather. ( probably for 20 more years!). Great fit, plenty of really usable pockets, and tough as nails fabric.
August 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by whatthesamhill Field coat
Nice jacket. Seems like good quality. Haven't worn it in our winter yet. My suggestion is they incorporate a 2-way zipper as if history proves itself, the buttons will come loose. Also, a zipper would certainly help keep out more of the cold wind, whereas the buttons do have gaps. Because of the way the coat is made now, I cannot add a zipper. Too bad. If it had a zipper, I would give it 5 out of 5. For now, I will give it a 3-4. Also, no inside pockets...bummer. Be nice to get my phone out of the front pockets and into a more secure inside pocket. The more I'm writing, the more I'm leaning towards returning the jacket, because of the reasons stated.
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BartW Very happy customer
I was greatly concerned about the size of this Field Coat, based on the comments here. I hate going through the exchange ordeal. I debated to go a size smaller, but at the last minute I selected my normal size, XL. For reference, I am 5ft. 10in. tall, and weigh in at 220, and one might call me stocky, (in case my weight didn't give that away!). With the wool liner in, the coat fits me like a charm. I *might* be able to wear a sweater under the coat and it not be too restricting, but I didn't try. I just tried it on with a t-shirt on and was very happy with the fit. It is quite warm, as I started to feel warm within minutes.
I've had my eye on this coat for years and I'm glad I finally made the purchase. I do wish the pockets were more functional, and the pocket on the chest a little bigger, but these are minor to me.
I'm sorry if I've muddy the waters on the size, but hopefully with my measurements you can get an idea what to expect.
May 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Imabeane2 Original Field Coat
I've been wanting to buy one of these coats for quite some time. I finally broke down and bought one and I'm so glad I did. It is a quality coat that looks and feels great.
Shipping was free and very quick. I ordered early one morning and it arrived the next afternoon....talk about quick service! This kind of quality and service is what makes me a repeat customer.
March 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GoldFalcon Lasts a Long Time!
Purchased this coat back in 1995, olive, with button-in wool liner. What a great coat! Still going strong after 19 years, wearing it throughout the fall, winters, and early spring in the Piedmont of NC. That sums it up, durability-wise. As for warmth, it's warm enough so that I rarely have to break out the down parka. Starting to wear a bit on the elbows and cuffs, but no holes yet. It's so comfortable, I look forward to the weather turning cooler so that I can start wearing it again.
March 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Durability Great for cold and snow!
I bought this jacket for my son, who is 22 and a college student. He had several soft shells but needed a really warm coat for all the snow and ice we have had this year. He absolutely loves this coat! I bought the one with the wool lining, so it is very warm and he likes the classic style. My Dad wore LL Bean hunting boots for over 60 years, as he was an avid quail hunter. I have a pair I've had for 18 years and they still look like new! I have never purchased anything from LL Bean that has not been excellent quality and durable. I expect my son will enjoy this coat for many years!
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RedRocksMike Great coat!!!
I love this coat. Fit was perfect and the coat is very comfortable. I wear it hiking everyday.
February 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by brooker Got another..
Only reason for the four stars is a missing button. I repaired opposed to sending it back.
I have had a few of these classics. Always a great fit. The wool liner lays great over any under garment. This coat is a lot warmer than it looks!
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by redfred0858 Awesome coat
I have had this coat for over 15 years. It has held up so well, it still looks new. It is comfortable - you can move easily and do whatever you need to do in it. The huge pockets are wonderful, you can put whatever you need to in them. It is plenty warm, I have been wearing it in frigid 0 - 5 degree temps this year, still warm. Its roomy enough to wear a hoodie under, if you want a little extra and a hood, great for those blizzardy days, but in the spring and fall, pop out the liner, and you have a light-weight coat. I have recently lost a whole lot of weight, so alas, my coat is getting too big. I think next year I will purchase another, because I don't want to go through winter without my field coat.This is my go-to coat for running errands, shoveling snow, winter hiking and birding, whatever. Would recommend to anyone.
January 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JimS3 Runs Big
Checked sizing chart. Got my usual size. Way too big. returned it no problem, got smaller size. It fits great. Nice Jacket. Warmer than I thought it would be.
January 23, 2014