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Women's Classic Utility Jacket
Item #: XQ502103
Inspired by the great style of a military jacket, this feels like an old favorite from the very start. Extra soft with a washed-down feel, it's a true essential for your everyday wardrobe.
Size & Fit
- Slightly Fitted: Softly shapes the body.
- Falls at low hip.
Fabric & Care
- In 97% cotton twill with 3% spandex for extra comfort and ease.
- The soft-draping fabric is washed for exceptional softness and lived-in appeal.
- Machine wash and dry.
- Stand collar looks great buttoned up or worn flat.
- Adjustable drawstring at the waist for an extra-flattering shape.
- Cargo-inspired snap pockets secure valuables.
Women's Classic Utility Jacket is rated out of 5 by 256.
Rated 5 out of 5 by legoo from Perfect spring/fall jacket! Just received this jacket and had reservations about the fit. I weigh 146#, am 5'6" and usually take a L.L. Bean large because my chest is 42". I got the petite large and this fit me perfectly! There was a complaint that it was tight across the shoulders, but not for me. It's roomy enough for a shirt and light sweater. Drawstring waist is flattering. The actual sleeve length from shoulder to cuff edge is just under 24"--don't have to turn the cuffs up like a lot of jackets. Haven't washed it yet, but will use cold water and low heat on dryer. I can see me getting a lot of use out of this jacket. Thank you again, L.L. Bean!
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by melsbells from Lightweight for warm nights I spent several months looking for lightweight utility/military-type jackets that I could put patches on. I live in Los Angeles, and wanted something lighter than a leather jacket for running errands on "brisk" days. This definitely fits the bill - it is unlined, and the fabric is a medium-weight cotton. I wouldn't call it warm at 60 degrees, and in LA's winter months I'm layering heavier shirts under it. The pockets are my favorite things, and I usually keep them un-snapped for easy access. It packs up really nicely and doesn't wrinkle much. I imagine this would be a handy traveling jacket in warmer climates.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by SportyFiftyPlus from Great all-around coat, utilitarian I wear this coat everyday that I work. I can hold my phone, reading glasses, pens, keys, ID and money. It is comfortable, and quite utilitarian. There are pockets that snap four things that might fall out like the cell phone. if you put your smartphone with the speaker up in the top pocket you can talk easily while driving without holding your phone! The fabric is like a soft brushed denim, the snaps are secure on the pockets, the zipper work smoothly. I like that you can either zip up the front or snap it in the middle. It is a great jacket. It looks nice and you can even adjust the cinch at the waist. Very happy with this purchase oh, so I bought a second one.
Date published: 2019-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Greenforestgirl from Love the side seam pockets Very pleased with this jacket. Was pleasantly surprised by the two side seam pockets which are not visible in the photo. Not many reviewers have mentioned them. They lie underneath the cargo pockets and are more ergonomic because when I want to keep my hands warm, my arms and wrists maintain a more relaxed position when sliding into the pocket instead of being bent in a vertical angle going into a cargo pocket. I ordered a Petite Small and it feels fine with a Signature Merino Crewneck Sweater underneath. The fabric is strong and substantial but makes the jacket a tad heavy, but that is to be expected with 97% cotton. All in all, really like the comfort and style of this jacket.
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dorsay from Perfect! I bought this jacket in the Currant color, which is a gorgeous fall color. The fabric is substantial, but not too heavy. The zipper and snaps are solid and large enough so that I don't have to fumble with them. The length is right, sleeves are long enough (I have trouble with that sometimes) and it doesn't look bulky. The collar can be worn up or down and both ways look great. It's very slightly fitted so it looks stylish. I bought a large and it's a perfect size to wear over a shirt or over a light sweater. I would definitely recommend this and will probably pick up another color. I love it!
Date published: 2019-10-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by OldBeanShopper2 from Nice fabric, odd fit I like the style, the fabric and the construction/sewing quality. BUT...the sizing is off. I'm usually a Bean size 14. The size Large in this jacket is spot on or a bit loose in the waist and hips, but so tight in the shoulders and arms that I cannot move my arms, even when wearing just a tank top. Going up a size would make the lower half much too loose and might still not leave enough room in the shoulders to layer a sweater. I bought two in different colors, thinking they looked perfect for casual outings and birding, but both are going back.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by yourmajesty from okay but not great 3 stars. i deducted a star for each of the following reasons. 1, shoulders were a snug fit. 2, the pink colour is not as shown online, too much brown/ orange in the mix. it wasn't a flattering look for me. 5'6", straight body shape. 175 pounds. i got the xl but it's strangely snug across my shoulders for an xl. never have i had an xl Bean garment too snug. this one is going to be returned. maybe someone else would like it. on the positive side, the fabric is nice (not too heavy or light) and it is well constructed.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by NEbrrr from Peplum fit, too wide in the waist The color (dark reddish) was stunning. No doubt about it. The fit of the coat was much too wide for me in the waist, and if I utilized the drawstring to cinch the waist, it flared out like a peplum jacket. I ended up returning this item and buying a womens signature waxed field jacket in black (this item fit so well I ended up buying a second in the rust color). Anyway, really odd fit for the classic utility jacket, but a winner with the waxed field jacket (in XXS regular size). LLBEAN customer service was incredibly helpful with the returns and the re-orders, so thank you to them.
Date published: 2019-11-14