Rated 5 out of 5áby sixthree One of the best items I ever bought
This jacket is by far the best LLBean item I have bought and I have been buying LLBean since the 50s. (and still have some of the items from then). This jacket is comfortable with a soft feel and look. The zipper comes up high enough to cover your throat in windy weather, the hood is well designed to be comfortable and look good. I wear a hat and it fits over it nicely. The outside upper pocket is perfect for an Iphone so you don't have to open up your coat to get a ringing phone in cold weather. But the best thing about it is that it keeps you warm. I have worn this jacket walking the dog in 32 degrees with nothing but a t shirt and a llbean turtle neck underneath and have been comfortable. Add a 5 to 10 mph wind factor to that and the jacket still kept me warm. I have worn this jacket in 22 degrees with a slight wind with only a tshirt and a flannel shirt and have been warm. In addition it repels rain and snow and definitely blocks the wind. And it looks good enough to wear it out in the evening with the wife. I am in my second year with this jacket and there is no sign of wear or pilling or color fading. Sizewise, I usually take a tall XL with most everything, but in this jacket Regular XL fits perfect, the arms are long enough and the body is too (I am 6'3 190 lbs. my length is in my legs)
December 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby Simon27 Wind Challenger Fleece Hooded Jacket
The Jacket was good quality, a little overpriced. I am 6'2" 257 Lbs. I ordered an XLG Tall. Length was right but arms were snug if a long sleeve shirt was worn. I returned the jacket for a refund. However, I have bought other items such as a winter Jacket and Hiking Boots and were very pleased with the quality, size and price.
December 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Strayohio Winter warm
Convenient warmth for daily errands around town. Like full zipper, lots of pockets. I got men's tall to be sure of length in trunk, just rolled sleeves to fit. Gets softer drape once washed.
December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby TexasAirstreamer Great Jacket
Stands up to drizzle and a stiff breeze. Love the hood. Wish I had ordered tall so it would fall below the waist.
December 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby 2orchardappleman Nice product-wrong application
Had originally intended this to be an over-jacket to dress up the layer look I had in mind. For some reason, in that application, I was chilled when I went outdoors in about 20 degree weather. I came back inside and thought, "I'm going to reverse the outer layer with the Katahdin hooded sweatshirt I was wearing inside the shell. To my amazement, it was a much warmer layering scheme but I had lost the dressiness which I originally purchased the shell for.
Evidently, the shell is warmer when closer to the skin.
November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby John88 Just purchased my 3rd one
This fleece is truly windproof and I live in these all winter long. Like so well that I have two hooded and one without. Purchased the first two in previous years so I have had plenty of opportunity to use them. Highly recommend both. I prefer a roomy fit and went a size up on these and for me they fit just right. I'm 5' 8", 160 and buy the large. Since I found these, I won't buy any other fleece jacket.
November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby PhotoPro Great Jacket
Wonderful jacket. Very warm and really does block the wind. The fit is great. I really can't find a single negative thing to say about it.
November 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby BoLLBean Nice fall weather garment.
The Wind Challenger Hooded Fleece Jacket is a really nice comfortable and weatherproof garment. It is well made for mid to late fall outdoor activities. The fit however is a little baggy and there could be a better color selection. You've still got to love LL's quick and free shipping.
November 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby Albicom Disappointing fit and material
Hooded jacket fits wide and short. The "fleece" material has a rubbery feel to it - not plush and soft as I had expected. Color combinations not complimentary or well suited for older customers. I returned item.
October 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby VintageCyclist The best jacket ever
I have a multi year history of using these in all kinds of conditions. These jackets are terrific as an underlayer, work by themselves in wind and even light drizzle, and are very comfortable. I just spent six weeks on a bike in the UK and this was my go to gear, worked perfectly, and saved me when both my wildly expensive rain jacket and pants (from other vendors) failed. I love the hood which also fits under my bike helmet easily. Please don't ever change or discontinue this jacket. And pants out of the same material would be very welcome.
October 24, 2014