Rated 5 out of 5 by Altruistguy Excellent Jacket -- A little loose
I got the tall version of this jacket about three years ago.
I love the look and feel of it. Great by itself when not too cold. Excellent for layering when very cold. Because of its looseness, it works even over a down vest.
My only complaint would be that it is probably a bit more loose than I'd prefer. Perhaps I should've checked how one size down fit me.
I also tried the "windstopper" variation. I found the constant sound of the windstopper material to be quite obnoxious -- I returned it.
But this version continues to be a valued part of my closet. I look forward to opportunities to wear this good looking, well-made, functional jacket.
January 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ts1Reviews Shirt/Jacket
It is not a winter jacket. But when the temperature is high 40's to low 60's this item is excellent. The 4 pockets are what I needed. Wool is definitely is right material for warmth and keeping the wind out. Other than it being pricey, I am pleased with the purchase.
January 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CTSully Excellent Jacket - Few Nitpicks
I start this review by saying how much i enjoy this jacket.
I purchased this jacket 3 years ago in store. I am 6'5" 240 lbs and have a 36' waist. I went with the Large tall. The fit is excellent with one exception: the sleeve is about 1.5" short from what i would like.
I wear this jacket 3 seasons and it works great. I went for the non wind stopper lined one as it is more light and layers better. I wear it when working in the garage, hunting, fishing, and tramping around town. I even find it light enough to wear when hiking, and skiing.
What i really enjoy about this jacket is the details: The cuffs are lined with a synthetic material so other layered cuff will not bind and turn your sleeve. The lower pockets have a large entry so that even with gloves i can fit my whole hand in. the entry point however is above the lowest point so items do not fall out. The chest pockets are also large and very useful, but do not balloon out with items inside them. Lastly the shoulder area is double lined which greatly improve the resistance to water or wet snow from seeping in, but the back is vented out to prevent the back from being too stiff and allowing a little ventilation. These details make the jacket for me and i enjoy the thought of them every time. It is also a great value compared to other brands.
I do have some suggestions however that the buyer should beware: The jacket is 85% wool and 15% nylon. Im sure this a cost cutting measure and probably also has something to do with dimensional stabilty but it will affect its ability to provide insulation when wet and also the nylon will singe up close to a fire. Also i find the tall fits do not quite have a long enough sleeve. This may not be fair however since i am far from the average anthropometric male. It would be nice though if the shoulder was gusseted in the back or given a little more material to give a little more movement. Lastly, i am a bit concerned about the zipper lasting as long as the rest of the jacket. It is a YKK however but i would be willing to sacrifice a little more weight to get a brass metal zipper.
All in all a great jacket. I would purchase again, and i do recomend it to friends who have the cheap cotton versions from other brands.
January 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by REMNC Perfect wool outerwear
LL Bean did it again. This is a fantastic jacket with a high wool content and a good weight. I had originally purchased the Wind Stopper version but found it a bit too heavy for the kind of use I had intended and ordered this version. The fit is full so I can layer underneath if things get realy cold .
December 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by kwood169 Fits larger men comfortably
Great dressy and warm jacket. Can be used for casual or more formal needs. Comfortable fit and styling.
December 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ChrisZ Classic jacket
Very nice Classic jacket. I chose the red and black check. would have gave it 5 stars if it was made in the U.S.
November 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AvidHolidayShopper Men's Maine Guide Zip-Front Jac-Shirt
He loves it - light weight but also very warm when the temperature drops.
November 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nessmuck3 Warm, well-made and sensible.
Great hunting or woods jacket for cool & cold weather. Roomy, with thick wool/synthetic (mostly wool) fabric. Scratchy on bare skin, so wear a long-sleeved shirt or layers under, but fabric is quiet and warm in the woods. Zipper is high-quality, and the extra cape over shoulders & chest holds in body heat.
October 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by PeteinME I just bought this jacket
I agree with other reviewers.. it's a great quality jacket that's 1/2 size too large. Just curious.. has anyone tried to wash the jacket in a washing machine versus going to the dry cleaners? How did you do it, and how did it turn out?
October 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JWMOU812 "Just what the Dr. ordered."!!!
My maternal granddad ALWAYS wore his wool shirt when we picked up pecans from our grove as a boy. I loved tha shirt I wore it after his passing till I could not fit into it . I looked for years,and then I saw the shirt @ LLBean's;and that was that. We have had a very harsh winter as the nation as a whole. Thank goodness I chose LLBean's shirt jac . If you want QUALITY, you have to pay...end of story. Sincerely Yours, M.L.
March 5, 2015