Rated 4 out of 5 by mommyz Great coat, hood (and shape) could be better
This coat is great--light and very warm and has many useful pockets. But it has one major flaw--the hood. It's small and doesn't stay on your head unless you velcro it close, but because the velcro tabs are very short, it practically chokes you if you have it closed (and forget about having a scarf or even thick sweater inside--there's no room!) So most of the time I just don't use the hood or have to literally hold it so it stays on my head (not pleasant on cold windy day). LLBean, please make the velcro tabs longer (or at least one side longer and with multiple velcro positions/options) or add another hood closing devise such as tie or snap button!
Also, please consider adding a little shape to the coat. Even the XS has too much room around the the waist! Not flattering and not great for insulation.
March 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by graceat70 Grace5
The coat is all I could ask for in a warm three-quarter down coat. I am 5'5" and 135 pounds. The coat sleeves and coat length are just right. If the coat is indeed waterproof as advertised it should be perfect for any cold, wet or snowy weather. I bought the dark brown because that was the only color available. Would like to have had a lighter color, but all were sold out.
March 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DramaMama1234 Perfect Fit
I just found this coat on sale in the store.They had only 1 left and it was black. I am 5' 3" tall and weigh 145 lbs. I tried on a medium petite and it fit perfectly. Sleeves of medium coats are usually long on me, but the petite size was just right. I like that the zipper doesn't go all the way to the bottom of the coat. It makes it easy to walk and sit without pulling on the zipper. There is a cell phone size pocket on the inside of the coat with a velcro flap closure. The only thing I don't like about the coat is the pockets which are small and up high towards the front so when I put my hands in the pockets it makes my stomach appear big. I don't know yet how warm the coat will be as I have not had a chance to wear it on a really cold day. It doesn't seem to have much down in the sleeves.
March 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tjfreebe Warm and lightweight
This coat is exactly what I was looking for. It is so warm yet not heavy at all. The northeast has had a brusque winter so I was looking for a coat to keep me warm! This does the trick! I love it! LL Bean sells quality items!
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by usesbagsdaily So Comfortable
I love this coat!!!! It fits well, is light weight yet warm and is comfortable. Our winter has been ugly and wearing this coat makes me feel good!
February 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by coldruby Ultra warm 3/4 coat
I ordered a medium to fit my shoulders and it seems like a very nice product. I returned because there was too much fabric through the body. For some reason, this season's coats are all cut in an A-line and the excess fabric does nothing for the overall look of the coat or the person in it.
February 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CAK65 Warm and light
This coat is wonderful. It is very warm, fits well and is light in weight, not bulky. I would buy it again.
February 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by travelersupreme Decent coat
The positives - it's light, has a hood, and the zipper works
The negatives - it's cut a bit large and is not quite as warm as I had hoped it would be.
I was trying on down coats in the department stores and the size large were all tight on me. I had bought my pea coat from LLBean in a petite large and it was perfect, so I took a chance and bought the petite large in this coat. It is VERY roomy. I'm not sure I could have gone down a size, but I think maybe I could have. In any event, there is plenty of room for warm layers underneath.
The hood is very useful, although not that comfortable as it tends to fall over my face. I remember reading that other people removed the fur trim, but I like the fake fur on it.
Overall, I'm pleased with this purchase. It is just hard to do mail order and be sure of the fit.
February 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Undone Great puffer!
I bought this coat after we had unusually cold weather in North Carolina and the puffer I had didn't keep me warm. I knew I could count on LL Bean to have a puffer that would do the job. Lucky I bought it when I did, because the next cold snap was right around the corner. And this coat did not let me down! Plus, it's even rather stylish, with good lines and a great fit.
February 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by cjct Beautiful coat
I was hesitant on ordering the ultra warm coat because it was a little longer than I wanted, but after recieving it, I was very happy with it. It's a pretty coat and not overly warm. It's suits my needs perfectly. The chocolate brown is gorgeous and I have gotten many compliments on it. No regrets on my purchase.
February 12, 2014