Rated 3 out of 5
by BrooklynBarb A Recommend -- With a Qualification
Loved this coat! The perfect fit, wonderful styling, great color. But it's the color that was the problem: After one washing (as per instructions), and beginning in the second year of my wearing it, the coat's beautiful loden began to fade in places. Some tiny yellowings, a general loss of color on the shoulders -- most odd; almost as if both rain and sunlight had taken its toll on the color. At any rate, L.L. Bean is taking it back -- the coat is in the mail as I write -- and no doubt in the autumn I will order another in hope that the loden batch from which my coat was made was somehow defective, and the next coat will keep its color for rest of its natural life. Were it not for the fading, I'd give this coat more than five stars.
April 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lahartline Love My New Barn Coat!
As other reviewers have stated, it does run big but I am ok with that as I want to layer underneath it. I usually wear an XL and I am petite so that is what I ordered. It is cut larger than normal but I will be able to wear a bulky sweater or sweatshirt under it so that is fine. I am cold natured so I love the thinsulate liner in the coat. I will be wearing this coat alot!
March 16, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by gailg1111 Not quite what I expected
Ordered the Loden petite extra small (5 ft. 103 lbs). It was a little big in the body,the arms were too long (but rolled up, the sleeves are fine), and the length was good--below the hips exactly where it should fall. I expected a slimmer fit, but the coat was somehow a little boxy and a little flared at the same time...weird. The button pockets are useful, but the side pockets!!! They're weird too...placed too high...not comfortable to use. With all the complaints, you'd think I'd be returning it, but I'm not. It's warm, water and stain repellent, makes a great car coat and is great for running errands during cold New York city winters.
March 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by tejasinmyrearview great fit
I love this coat! It's very warm, but not bulky. The inside is quilted and had a tag that said "thinsulate." The petite plus-size option is perfect for me. The only suggestion I would make to LL Bean is to make the front pockets have a flap with an attached button so it does not look unbuttoned when I am using it, but still holds my belongings securely.
February 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Spots Quality
I love this jacket! I have a smaller size and after shoulder surgery I just couldn't put it on without wincing. I thought I would just do without until the shoulder healed, but realized that this was my go to jacket.....hence I ordered a larger size. It does run large as previous reviewers have noted, but for me that allows a heavy hoodie to go underneath without feeling constricted. This is not a silhouette hugging jacket, yet I do not feel it to be overly boxy either just comfy. This is my everyday coat and a great weight. I wear it on frigid Pocono Mountain days with a hoodie and am warm. Typical winter days no hoodie is needed and I'm still warm. It does not make me overheat when I go into a store, which is good. I like the pockets too. Would include an inside pocket LLBean for a perfect coat!
February 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gallina second barn coat I have had,comfortable,roomy,look
This time I ordered a petite large, my old one was a petite medium. There is a lot more room in the new one, which is great for when I wear sweaters on top of lighter layers. The length is better,falls below hip line which makes for a leaner look, The material is durable, light water brushes right off. and the cordurory on the inside of the sleeves makes a nice look when the sleeves are turned back. The old barn coat was a purple color and this one is a dark green, which looks better and goes better with more of my pant color choices. Overall I have a dressier,roomier very comfortable coat!
February 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by dogsrfun Perfect
I bought my usual size, Large, and had to return it. It was huge. I exchanged it for a Medium. The fit is perfect. I've had a L L Bean barn coat for most of my 70 years. I wear them out.
February 3, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by lakegirl248 Runs big, very unflattering, disappointed
As other reviewers have noted, the jacket runs big...but it really runs very big. It is quite boxy and the opposite of flattering. I normally take a large in LL Bean items and thought about returning it and exchanging for a medium, but I think the medium would just be another unflattering boxy coat. Honestly, my husbands barn coat (in a mens large) looks better on me than this one that is designed for a woman's figure. Plus the pockets are not overly useful - the upper pockets are oddly placed and the lower pockets are not that big and can only be accessed from the top (not the side). So, all in all, I'm returning and won't be ordering the smaller size. Sorry I wasted my $10 coupon on this...
January 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ABeanShopperNJ Warm and comfortable
I love this coat, one of the most comfortable coats I own. The best part is the sleeves are loose enough that I can layer a sweater underneath and they don't bind or pull. I've had other coats that make it very hard if you are wearing a fleece or sweater underneath. It always looks nice and wears well.
January 27, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5
by Metravis Loved the warmth but poor qualty doesn't hold up
I bought the insulated barn coat and loved the warmth, even the sleeves were insulated enough to to keep my arms warm here in Western Michigan's cold and snowy winters! However, after two seasons of wear, the poor quality material and construction that wasn't evident at first is showing. I have washed the coat four times, following the tag's instructions. I have the dark green coat. It is now a medium to light green coat, with orangey patches. More concerning is the wear along the seams of the sleeves, where holes are developing. I love the warmth and the style, so I will be testing the LLBean lifetime guarantee and attempting an exchange. Just be aware that this could happen to your coat. if LLBean's merchandising department sees this review, I would also love an inner pocket!
December 29, 2015