Rated 4 out of 5 by Rhubarb737 Lovely Jacket
I am very happy with this jacket on the whole. I got it in khaki, on a markdown, in size XS Misses' Regular (5'7", 130-135lbs, early 30s, hourglass shape). I thought it looked beautiful as I opened up the package.
It is well made, has lovely corduroy zipper flap and collar trim and a nice plaid lining. Good quality snap buttons, versatile colour, very lightweight, looks stylish. The waistband has two different button settings so you can create a bit more of a waist which I found was necessary in my case and improved the look a lot. If I didn't have that other button setting, I think I might have found the look a little boxy.
One issue is that the sleeves are definitely long, but as others mentioned you can roll up the sleeves and show the plaid lining and it looks nice like that. The other thing is that it could be just me, since this is a common issue for me, but there is a bit of that pull feeling in the armpits and shoulder blades as I raise my arms or bring them across my chest. If this is significant in a coat, this is usually a total deal breaker for me, but although I can still notice it with this one a bit, it is much better than I have experienced with certain coats and since I always struggle with this, it wasn't enough of a bother this time to return it. It wouldn't help to go up a size as there was a lot of room in the body. If that issue were totally absent and if the body was a little trimmer/sleeves a touch shorter, I would have given it 5 stars.
In terms of warmth, this is very lightweight and likely best for fall and spring if you live in a cold climate, like I do.
January 28, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by RealNorthernCali arms too skinny
Nice coat except the skinny arms and maybe the narrow upper back, making the arms too tight. I'm a 12, I got the large. To be fair my upper arms are large. I got my daughter the small, she's a size 2, and she is having the same issue with arm and shoulder room. Mine is going back,
January 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by texashayseed Very flattering fit
It is exactly what I expected, I ordered the khaki and it is a warm goldtone with olive green trim. It is plenty warm and should wear quite well. The back snap options make this very flattering and it is comfortable to wear because it is not bulky or thick. I love it - just really wanted the Evergreen color which I understand is discontinued. I would love this in Cranberry or Navy also.
January 21, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by summer2016 summer spring jacket
If I had to pay full price for this jacket I would send it back . It is very thin I WOULD CALL THIS A SUMMER SPRING ITEAM. I had some coupons so I got it cheaper.
January 14, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by OutsideIn Nice jacket
I bought the blue in small and I think it fits fine. 5'3", 115 lb. If I had bought the XS it would have been too tight in the shoulders. I have room for a thick sweater or fleece top. The blue color is fine. Really like the plaid on the cuffs which were too long and I had to roll up. It definitely is too thin to wear in very cold weather, but that is what down is for.
December 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by SandyNC Wonderful for fall days
I have enjoyed wearing this coat. It is a perfect addition to my fall wardrobe allowing room for layering; the small allows enough for the under layers. The coat is not the same color as the blue pictured but still really pretty.
December 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by PetiteShopper47 Recommend with reservations
I bought this to go to Prague the end of November. I liked that it was not bulky and was stylish. The description said that it would work with temps as low as 35 degrees, and lower temperatures if you were doing moderate exercise. Overall, I was happy with it. However, I will caution that in temperatures in the 30s, I really had to layer to keep warm (and I was constantly walking). The size I bought left enough room for me to wear thin layers underneath, so this worked fine. However, I would not want to rely on this as my main jacket for weather in the 30s, as it would not always be convenient to have to pile layers on underneath. Also, I had to carefully match up the zipper parts or it would not zip. .
December 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by GoodWitchoftheWest Not for Minus Fifteen ?
Nice looking coat. It fits well and is hip length. But it is fairly lightweight and I do not think it would be warm enough to wear at minus fifteen degrees. (I have a parka for temps like that.) The sleeves are a little long for me. It would be great if L.L. Bean would put two buttons on the cuffs, like mens' shirts. Then, people could make the coat fit more closely at the wrist, rather than falling down over the hand. Overall, I love the riding coat and also the riding vest.
December 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by outdoorcape Stylish, Roomy and Warm
I love the style with the side snap belts. I can zip it for steady warmth, or snap it for a quick step outside. It's roomy enough to wear a light fleece underneath for added warmth. The mid length works well in the car, but comes low enough for comfort.
November 29, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 Ok fit, lighter weight than it seems online
I don't have an LL Bean store near me but was excited to have found this jacket online, esp. since a quilted jacket has been on my wish list! The jacket arrived yesterday and I'm not sure whether I'll keep it, to be honest.
The color (dark ivy) looks exactly as advertised. The fit is actually more reasonable than what I was expecting, based on all of the reviews. I'm 5'4/110lbs, ordered a petite XS, and it fits ok. A bit loose in the back (even when snapped on the tighter setting), and the sleeves and torso part are just barely long enough for me. I would have exchanged it for a regular XS for more room in the sleeves and to cover my bum, but customer service said those are backordered until next summer.
Even if the fit were perfect, I'd still be wondering whether to send it back. It truly is a much lighter weight than I thought the jacket would be, esp. when you think about the price. It can't weigh more than a few pounds. The relaxed fit gives you room for a sweater, but I certainly wouldn't wear this in weather under 40 degrees, even with a nice warm layer underneath. The exterior also seems like it could tear fairly easily.
Overall, it's cute if you don't want a super fitted jacket and would be good for coolish spring and fall days, or if you have mild winters. Not sure if I would recommend this, and not sure if I'm keeping the jacket myself.
November 18, 2015