Rated 5 out of 5 by Jerseybean Truly Warmest & Functional
Have another storm jacket that works fine when really cold and blustery, but bought this Stormfield for REALLY frigid,gale-force windy days. Boy did it prove it's worth when snowshoeing recently in Lake Placid where temps dipped below -10 w/windchills of -25! Sleeves run a bit long, but for long-armed, tall persons like myself that was great. Plus who wants any skin exposed in that kind of weather?
Bazillion useful stash pockets, strong velcro closured sleeves. Non-choking stand up, warm collar, more than sufficient coverage of easy drawstring hood w/good visor which can be cinched not to set too low over forehead. Drawstring bottom.
Only 'minor' negative is material does make a bit of noise. But not a factor when snowshoeing in howling winds. Can't hear much else but that anyway. :) Pretty coat, too. I purchased the lime-green w/white accents. Would highly recommend this as best warmth alternative to down for those of us who prefer non-animal-based filled clothing. I can wear either a small or medium in jackets. Small fit fine in store, but opted for medium w/a bit more freedom of movement in exchange for possibly better, slimmer fit of the small. Extra roominess of medium jacket doesn't impede carrying backpack or feel too bulky either. Just super warm & comfy!
March 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GCBohl Gorgeous!!
I just received my Snowfield Jacket today and I absolutely love it!!! I ordered the size Large and it fits perfectly I am 5'2" and 178lbs. I ordered the Dark Blue color and it is gorgeous. The design is very flattering. The sleeves are just the right length for me and the bottom of the jacket falls at the hip. I love the soft cuffs on the inside of the sleeves and also the soft fabric by my neck. It is light weight yet keeps me very warm. I ordered this online and it was a fantastic experience. L.L.Bean has the best customer service I have ever had the pleasure to work with. The woman who helped me with my order was a sweetheart and took the time to answer all my questions and help me pick out the perfect jacket. She was polite, funny, and the conversation/ordering experience made my day!
*I love this jacket and the only improvement that I could see is to maybe add 1 to 1 1/2 inches to the bottom of the jacket. For women, if we have a little extra pouch on the bottom, a little longer length is great camouflage. :)
February 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shae love it
This jacket keeps me warm in weather with below 20 degrees wind chill temps.
It's too warm while active in temps above 25 degrees.
My recommendation: pit vents.
I'm having issues with the zipper. It is difficult to fit the tab in the slot properly. This seems to be an issue with two-way zippers.
February 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by WinterWeather Nice and Toasty
I bought this coat just a week ago and so far it has been great! First of all, it only took two days to arrive so kudos to L.L. Bean. The weather here has been pretty cold (around 20 degrees Fahrenheit) daily, and there have been days where we made it into the single digits. Good news: the coat is very toasty! Its outer shell repels snow, water, and sleet very well and it is also very resistant to wind. I bought the coat in the wisteria color, and I wasn't sure about the color but it's grown on me. The jacket has a bunch of cute little pockets that are useful, and the pockets are also very warm. I have never had a coat with a fleece collar, and I didn't realize that I was missing out! Very nice. I'm about 5'1 and 120 lbs so I ordered a medium because I like extra room. I definitely got that room, so if you're a person that likes a more form-fitting jacket I would order a smaller size. That extra room makes layering with a fleece or sweater very easy. The sleeves are a tiny bit long but that's no big deal, I ordered big so I expected that. The overall length of the jacket is probably 5 inches below the hips in the front, and long enough in the back to cover your pant waistband. Probably wouldn't be great if you did a lot of skiing or sledding and you were on the lift, but for everyday wear or a bit of hiking it serves its purpose.
All of that being said, the jacket isn't perfect (although what is?). My biggest complaint would be that the fleece insleeve is kind of short, which means that the cuff (which is rather stiff) often will rub against your wrists. This might not bother other people, but it's one of my pet peeves. It isn't too bad, however, because the cuffs are adjustable so you can easily put on a long pair of gloves. The fleece insleeve still provides a nice insulation barrier even if it does run on the short side. The only other real complaint I have would be that the hood is kind of short! When the snow is really pelting or the wind is really blowing, you must hold onto your hood to keep it from falling down. It also really only covers the top of your head, stopping around the crownline so your face is exposed to the weather. I suppose you could pull it tighter but that's not too comfy.
Overall, I like this jacket and plan to keep it. The good definitely outweighs the not-so-good, which is why I gave it 4 stars. It will keep you nice and toasty and looks much more fashionable in person. Hope this review helps!
February 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLlover31 Extreme winter
Due to this winters extreme conditions and random storms I chose to purchase something much warmer than my usual wool coat. I live in NY and travel to places like Pittsburg and Boston a lot so this coat has proven very useful to me. I bought this jacket (pink) in a large and I actually have a bit of room in it when originally I thought I might need an x-large because of my larger bust size. It is very warm. I stay dry and feel no air coming through anywhere as well as it is functional. I have a place for everything with my pockets and they are very deep. Even my side pockets for my hands are warm which was a pleasant surprise. This jacket is also very light weight so it is not a hassle to carry or wear. I am a satisfied customer and will be making this store my new winter clothing destination for shopping.
February 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by activeoutdoorsylady snowfield jacket
I am liking this jacket - the shorter length, yet sleeves are long enough. I did exchange the L for a M (am 5'7", 135 lbs). I also have a LL Bean North Ridge Jacket,(love that one also) which is longer and can pick and choose now depending on what the day requires. I am short-waisted so the shorter jacket works for me. Seems to be just as warm, fits well. Love the way the ski jackets fit, not as bulky as some winter coats - wear them all the time!!. (note - I don't ski, but am outdoors daily) LL Bean is like a good friend - I always find what I need (and want) here. Thanks LL
February 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shopper495 Plenty of room to fit over a fleece layer
This jacket has plenty of room to fit over a heavy fleece layer. It has a detachable hood, which was one of my must-haves. Overall I am very happy with it. The white accents make it perfect for night-time dog walking. The only thing I would change is the double zipper. The jacket is not so long that you need one, and a double zipper is just a nuisance.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HikingCindy Comfortable, warm, windproof! Keeps me warm!
I bought this jacket to wear winter snowshoeing and hiking. I wanted windproof, not bulky, a good solid hood, able to layer, and waterproof or resistant. This jacket has it all. I've been wearing it a lot since I purchased it, in very cold weather (teens w/wind). It is absolutely windproof and keeps me very warm. Mostly I wear it with a long underwear shirt and a fleece LLBean vest. I can't believe that is enough to keep me warm! The fleece inner wrist band is fantastic and I can also cover my mittens and velcro them down so no cold air gets in at the wrist. The hood is perfect and the liner around the neck feels like an internal neck warmer! When I first opened the package I thought it would be too bulky, but it isn't. It is warm and comfortable. It is short, but I always wear wind/rain pants in the cold so that isn't an issue. LL Bean's customer service was also excellent in helping me decide which jacket to get - thank you! I highly recommend this jacket.
January 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lamb51 Great jacket
Just got my Snowfield the other day and went out snowshoeing today! I love the jacket! I love the nooks and crannies in it and had something in them all. The MP3 pocket is big enough to hold my Kindle Keyboard, the earbuds come through the slit provided! I listened to a book during my entire venture :) I carried a small bottle of water, an extra pair of mittens, my iPhone, a neck warmer, and a point & shoot camera! I was toasty warm and the waterproof jacket/hood kept me dry & it was snowing all day! I wore a light fleece underneath but got a bit too warm snowshoeing the through the woods. The medium was a perfect fit for me (I'm 5'3", average build). I highly recommend this gorgeous Snowfield Jacket!
January 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GoPack88 Keeping Me Warm in Freezing Wisconsin
In December of 2013, I was looking for a new winter coat. My old one was... well... old. It was getting thin and didn't keep me as warm as it used to. I looked EVERYWHERE. In stores, online, etc. Everything was either A. Not Warm Enough or B. Ugly. I couldn't find one that was both warm and attractive.
Then I stumbled upon LL Bean. I had heard of the company, but I had never purchased anything from them. Then BEHOLD! The Snowfield Jacket. It had everything I was looking for. Warmth, attractiveness, pockets.
The first one I ordered was the deep blue, but it was too large. Unfortunately that color was out of stock when I returned it for the correct size, so I had to get the green. The green is a step outside of my comfort zone. I am used to darker, deeper colors. But so far I have gotten nothing but compliments on it. As someone with green eyes, I am told it really "brings them out."
The weather in Wisconsin this morning was a temp of -7 and a windchill of -29 degrees F. This coat kept me completely toasty on my morning walk. If it can keep me warm in that, I have no doubt that this was the right choice for me.
January 23, 2014