Rated 4 out of 5 by Ilovefiestaware Classic chic and well made
I ordered 2 sizes, not knowing which would fit, after reading many reviews I ended up liking the fit of the small rather than medium.
Small fit was fitted and sleek, better fitted for small upper body, and short waists. Medium would best fit larger chested or those wanting room to layer. Cuffs looked cute either way. I am usually a solid medium for all other LLBean items, but in this item the Small felt like a medium, if that helps anyone. It's a gorgeous jacket either way!
September 18, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by discgolfer Nice, but did not fit me well
I ordered this in a small after reading several reviews. Yes, the sleeves are long but can be rolled up. The problem for me was the back and under the arms. It just didn't fit right, too tight so I returned the small and ordered a PM thinking that would do the trick. Although it fit better around the back and arms, it was too big in the shoulders. The sleeves were just right. I love the color and the weight of the jacket. It just didn't fit right. I am 5'3 and 135 lbs. and usually wear a small, I like things a little roomy for layering and other than the back arm issue, the small had plenty of room for that.
September 17, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Good style but sleeves too long
I like the style of this jacket but the sleeves are too long. Ordered this jacket in Petite Small (5'4 and 140 lbs.) and it fit fine through the body. But the sleeves are about 3" too long and I do not like the look of rolling up the cuff. Unfortunately, had to return it.
September 8, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rhody73Red Beautiful Color
Replaced an older LLB jacket with this one in Mariner Blue for an upcoming trip to Europe. Fits well and will also have room for a sweater underneath when it gets chilly/windy.
I like the tabs that can adjusted for a trimmer fit and the zipper seems to function well. I'm 5"6 and the length is perfect since it covers the backside and no chills will be felt on your back.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by qwas123 Love the cayenne!
Wonderful fall color, so happy I waited buying this jacket until a warm, soft burnt orange was available. I prefer the longer sleeves. Great fit.
One change I would make, a third set of snaps to cinch in the waist more.
August 12, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by manxcatmom1964 very warm, windproof, and smart-looking
I bought this jacket a couple of winters ago, after looking at it for a while. I like the equestrian look--it's very smart, sort of British. I thought this would be a good fall jacket, but I ended up wearing it all winter, through the bitterest cold. It's roomy enough for a heavy sweater underneath, and quite windproof. My only quibble is that, for me, the sleeves are a bit long, so I have to turn up the cuffs. Otherwise, very happy with my purchase. I hope it lasts for several more cold seasons!
July 31, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by beanviewer nice coat if you like the back
i ordered this coat without noticing the way the back was styled. i ordered the black which looked great, no complaints, except i didnt care for the "kick pleat" across my back side?! the sleeves were longer than usual for 5'7". if i liked it better i would be tempted to order the petite.
May 3, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by cyndita Cheaply manufactured
I have been buying from LL Bean for years, so I was quite disappointed when the zipper on the jacket broke - which I had purchased in late February 2016. No only that, the zipper is very poor quality and didn't easily slide up and down in the first place. The sleeves are almost too long, and the shoulders aren't wide enough so that when I drive, the material feels tight across my back and also bunches up at the shoulders. I am so, so disappointed in this purchase, and hope that LL Bean will return to using quality zippers the way they used to! (I also think some size-tweaking should be considered!)
April 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LEHShopper Perfect for chilly weather - not for snow weather
I love this jacket. I live in the Washington DC area and this jacket is perfect weight for all but the coldest days. It's too light for our latest snow storm but that's ok and I agree with the other reviewers it's not for below freezing weather. I wanted something I could grab and go for temps between 60-35 degrees and this is perfect. The first one I bought I tried on in a store -- I'm 5'5" and a size 12 but am smaller in shoulders/torso. The Medium fit me fine BUT it didn't leave a lot of room for layering which I wanted and the sleeves were a little long. So I got a petite large which enabled me enough room for layering and the sleeve length was perfect. I recently lost my original black jacket for which I'm very sad about but just ordered a replacement in blue. I've traveled with this jacket and it's perfect because it's so light weight -- good for Europe if you aren't there in the middle of the winter. I would highly recommend this jacket for anyone who wants spring/fall weight jacket or who doesn't live in a terribly cold place. I've worn it through the milder winter days as well.
February 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BlacksburgHokie Love this jacket!
I'm in my late 20s and currently establishing "legacy pieces" in my wardrobe that will last well into my 30s. This jacket is one of those pieces.
I've had this jacket for about three months and wear it almost every day. I'm 5'4" and around 120 lbs, so I chose the S in Dark Ivy. I'm pear-shaped with a small upper body, so I didn't experience any problems other reviewers had like pulling in the shoulders or snug sleeves. In fact, I regularly wear bulky sweaters underneath and feel extremely comfortable. (I usually wear a 4 in shirts, but I went with the S in this jacket instead of the XS specifically for layering.)
The waist options are crucial, too. Soon after receiving the coat, I fitted the waist with the snap options. This makes the coat not only more flattering, but it makes it a lot more sleek and stylish.
I live in a river valley in the Appalachians where it's constantly windy, and this jacket is perfect for where I live. Although I can't give an opinion on how the jacket would fare in colder climates, it's perfect if you're looking for some wind relief. It's windproof and you can roll down the edge of the sleeves over your hands or gloves for some extra wind resistance. It's surprisingly warm for being so thin -- a fact I loved when I had to walk through the snow during the blizzard this year.
If you're having doubts about the color, you can easily treat the Dark Ivy like a neutral. It looks great with white, cream, brown, and black. I even wear it with bright coral and it still looks classy. This versatility, combined with that impeccable LL Bean quality, is why I'm happy to have this piece in my closet for years to come.
February 7, 2016