Rated 5 out of 5 by Sass2006 Excellent rain jacket
I bought this for my toddler 3 years ago (bright yellow, in a larger size so it would last); today, it still looks brand-new, and she wore it often.
I opted for the unlined Discovery Jacket, because I wanted the option to layer or not, as appropriate.
I love how light it is, easy to throw into a bag (love that it crushes up small into the internal pocket). We like to travel, and this was perfect.
I am now buying the exact same jacket (same color, etc) again because the sleeves on the original purchase are just too short. I will definitely be passing this along to family/friends, as it's got another 12 lifetimes in it.
I saw other reviews here, and I wanted to share that I had absolutely NO problems with anything re: the jacket (e.g., the zipper, washing it, etc.)
Couldn't recommend this highly enough!
March 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LittleGirlsMama Coming Back for More
This rain jacket is great. I bought one for my little girl when she was about 18 months. It fit her great then. She will be 3 in March and when my husband went to put it on her today, he realized it is a size 12-18 months. It is small now, but we still managed to zip it up today. She is mostly wearing 2T right now and starting to get into 3T. So this has lasted us about a year and a half!!! Amazing! I am going to order another one that will fit her for the next couple years and hope it lasts just as long!
February 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by mcbhp Great jacket, hood is a little small.
I got the 12 - 18 month size for my son when he was 16 months old. He is now almost 23 months, and it still fits! The only problem we've had all along is that the hood is small for him. His head is pretty big (90+ percentile) so while the rest of the jacket fits great, the hood doesn't cover the very front of his head above the hairline. My suggestions for LL Bean would be either make the hood adjustable (with a Velcro tab on the back, like the adult jackets), or start selling rain hats!
September 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ScotsIrish Toddler rain jackets
Bought these for my twin grandsons. Great quality.
September 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrsWasko Perfect for lots of rainy days
I ordered these for my 3 year old twin boys. We live in the rainy state of Washington. I absolutely love these jackets. I like that the cuffs are fitted, perfect for when your little one goes to play in a puddle. They hold up well in the rain and the wind. I will say if your child has a larger head for their age order up a size. I was hesitant to spend this much money on a rain jacket, but I'm glad I did. I will definitely be ordering the next size for my twins.
August 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RH4LLBean Nice jacket!
I bought this for my daughter when she was about 1.5 and I'm buying it again now that she is 3. Good jacket for summer/spring/fall (light weight). Good quality.
July 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JLYG Love the coat, except elastics around too tight
I purchased this coat in the fall of 2013 for my son in a 2T. We love everything about the coat, except we now find that the elastic around the wrists is too tight. I wish that they would make it a combination of elastic and an adjustable velcro closure (like the bottom cuff of the infant discovery rain pants, which are great!). Whenever I put it on my 20 month son he says "tight" and points to his wrists.
Other than that, the coat has last very well through the fall and winter. I love the features of the hood and the top of the zipper that is soft under their chin. It is definitely waterproof as well! I would highly recommend this coat to others, but wish LLBean could tweak this design feature.
April 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Spotdog14 Keeps the little guy dry!
We wanted a windbreaker/rain jacket for my 1 year old and are always impressed with LL Bean products so we did not hesitate to purchase this jacket. It's a little big but we purchased it that way so he could wear it all summer. On our recent trip to Florida it worked great to keep him dry during the rain storm (though playing in the puddles was a different story) and worked great for the cool nights.
March 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BostonToRaleigh We can't get him out of it
At first my little guy was not interested in even trying this on, and then one morning it rained and I put on a rain jacket so suddenly he wanted to wear his raincoat. He wore it every day for WEEKS afterward (helps that we had a rainy start to fall.) He loves this so much, and I was so glad to find a good quality jacket that's not covered in cute animals or cartoon characters.
He wears 24 mos. in most clothes and I worried the 2T would be too big for him, but it's not so big that it's falling off and he has some room to grow in it, too. I'll buy this jacket again and again and again as he grows out of them.
October 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by canoecamp05 Two hours in steady rain? No problem.
This past weekend, my husband and I and our three-year-old son spent two hours on a sailboat in steady rain. My son was the only one of the three of us to make it home with a dry sweater. (I should note that I was wearing a rain jacket made by a competitor--and it soaked through.) We think this unassuming little yellow jacket is pretty darn miraculous. Happy sailing, indeed!
October 15, 2013