Rated 5 out of 5 by PollyPrissyPants My New Favorite
I love this coat. True, the zipper is a little hard to work and the fleece-lined sleeves are a little hard to get on; but once I'm in it, I'm very snug and dry. The fit is nice, possibly a bit large except in the bust The small regular worked well even though I alternate between a small and medium petite depending on the stretch of the fabric. I have worn it frequently during the past week to work, for dog walks, for some yard work . . I just love it!
February 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NWAlley A great raincoat
I love this cozy raincoat and the bright color (French blue). It's perfect for typical rainy Seattle weather, and keeps me surprisingly warm with just a light top underneath (wouldn't work well with heavy sweaters and in really cold weather anyway#. The fleece is comfortable enough to use even over workout attire and bare arms to get me to the gym in the rain. I particularly appreciate the generous hood and visor because of my big head #not all LLBean jackets work for me for that reason). Nice sleek look, true to size.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AmyK8 Love this coat
I ordered this coat last year and absolutely love it. I wear it to walk to work and to the dog beach. I stay warm and dry in Vancouver, BC winters with the fleece lining and don't have to wear bulky layers. I bought the French Blue and get compliments every time I wear it. After a year, it still looks brand new and I wear it a lot. Long enough to keep my legs warm and dry after being at the dog beach for more than an hour in the rain. Can wear with my law firm attire or dog beach attire and still look appropriate and be warm and dry. I can not say enough good things about this coat. Very easy to get on and off with the fleece lining. If I wear short sleeves, my arms are cozy thanks to the fleece lining.
January 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by msm3 Lining too loose - creates problems.
At first I liked this coat as it looked nice. But after wearing it for couple weeks have come to hate it.
The lining is too loose which creates 2 problems. First, when slip arm in sleeve the lining bunches up in places, this is really annoying if have on a long sleeved shirt or sweater. Secondly, the loose lining is CONSTANTLY getting caught in zipper. It has gotten so bad that now I hesitate to even use the zipper.
December 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RileyRoo Great Raincoat
Love this raincoat - don't mind the "crinkly" outer shell or the nice soft fleece lining (though others complain it makes it difficult to get into the sleeves). However, I do wish the fleece lining extended the full length of the jacket (for maximum rear-end warmth) and the zipper was a little less stubborn. Despite those quirks, this is fantastic lightweight durable cold weather raincoat and I'm so glad I purchased it! Thanks LL Bean!
December 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by csfltd Comfortable, waterproof, great length in the rain
Great raincoat. Bought it for my mother for walking the dogs in the rain. Fleece-lined but she is still able to wear layers underneath for warmth. She loves the longer length in the rain.
November 27, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Tiga Difficult to put on
I like the sleek look and warmth level of this raincoat is ideal for fall temperatures, but it has some downsides:
1. I find it tough to pull the sleeves on as I wear sweatshirts under it and the fleece catches
2. It crackles rather noisily as I walked along
3. It lacks interior pockets
October 12, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by AStarGazer didn't like fabric & fit
I got this raincoat because it looks attractive online, and it has a fleece lining, which I think will be just right for our chilly and wet winter days in the San Francisco Bay Area.
First of all, the French Blue color is absolutely GORGEOUS... I love it! And, after trying it on, I think I'm right about the soft, comfortable fleece lining being the right amount of warmth for cool winters here, without needing a bulky layer underneath.
Unfortunately I don't like the outer fabric. It is crinkly and noisy (somewhat like cellophane), and feels unpleasant against my skin.
Also, the raincoat just doesn't seem to hang well on me. So, with regret (French Blue!), I will return it.
October 8, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by chowell Fleece-lined sleeves don't work
It doesn't work to line sleeves with fleece. They are too difficult to get on, especially if you're already wearing fleece. Need nylon quilting instead so sleeves slip on easily.
Too bad otherwise close to being a great coat. It's hard to find this length, and wish there were more.
June 19, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by LLlover2 Nice, but..
As everyone else mentions, it's a great jacket, except for the fleece-lined sleeves that make it difficult to slide arms into.
June 6, 2013