Rated 5 out of 5
áby BigJiminME Awesome jacket
This past June I participated in a 180 mile 3 day bike ride here in Maine. The first day was a 70 mile ride and it rained and rained all day long. However, I had my trusty Stowaway Jacket and I not only stayed warm and dry but I stayed comfortable as the jacket breathed and wicked away my perspiration!! I couldn't have finished that ride without this coat!!
November 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby emt911 Bad News Zipper
I like the jacket concept - GorTex, light weight, relatively quiet. Lg is good fit for me (6'2", 175#).
HOWEVER, the zipper is very sub-standard for an LL Bean product. I bought the jacket even after reading the many reviews re the zipper sticking. Next time I will pay more attention the reviews and not just hope my purchase will be different. The zipper gets caught on the left hand inner flap at the very bottom, about 1/3 of the way up, and near the top.
I ended up rolling the flap back and hand sewing it down. Didn't expect to get a "do it yourself" product from Bean. May get a little wet in the zipper area, but at least I will be able to get the jacket on in time to keep the rest of me dry.
November 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby TomSF Outstanding water protection
Outstanding water protection excellent fit seems sturdy
One major negative is how noisy it is. Second minor negative is no underarm/ side vents with zippers for better temperature control
Number of pockets good but not the best in the market.
Overall excellent product!
November 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Colorman Great coat but....
I should have heeded the review regarding the zipper issues. It sticks in several places (in the lower third and about mid chest). I gave this coat a 4 star because the coat does perform well and the stow a away in it's own pocket feature is nice. I have been wearing LL Bean products since the early 1950's and I trust them to remedy the zipper problems in the next release of this jacket.
November 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby TQL6 Suggestion for a better jacket
I like the jacket and I would like to suggest:
1. the stowaway pocket SHOULD be made of the same goreTex material as the jacket. Currently the fine mesh material used is too FRAGILE therefore subject to TEAR and WEAR.
The size of the pocket could be 15% large to accommodate the jacket better. It would be nice not to have a bulky stowaway once the jacket is folded inside.
Thanks for reading this suggestion. A long-time customer
October 31, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby slammedspaniel Zipper got stuck at the top
I love LL Bean. I've bought its products for almost 30 years. I've never written a review of an LL Bean product. However, difficulties with the zipper on my raincoat prompts me to warn other potential buyers. The zipper repeatedly got stuck at the neckline when I tried to raise it. Otherwise, the jacket was great. I wanted to keep it.
October 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Window Outstanding Product
Wanted a lightweight , waterproof , breathable jacket to wear while playing golf . This is it !! Have worn it now on 5 different occasions and each time am more impressed than the previous time . Very pleased with the quality , performance , fit and overall satisfaction . As a long time LL Bean customer , I was becoming disenchanted with the fit of recent purchases , mainly jackets and sweaters , as most of them were too long and too big . I had previously ordered all items in a large size and decided to go with medium this time . The fit is perfect .I am 5 ft. 10 inches tall and 170 lbs . so if this now equates to a medium in men's sizing , so be it . My only suggestion for this jacket would be to have a detachable hood .
October 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby nottwodoc stowaway not as good as it used to be
We bought the Goretex stowaway jackets for our entire family for a trip to europe in 1998 .Three of us still have ours and still wear them.Love them.! My husband lost his a few years ago and we tried to replace it. He is tall and needs the Large TALL size jacket. The jacket is too short now!!. When LlBean redesigned it sometime after 1998 they SHORTENED the length. He hates it and refuses to wear it. We keep looking to see if LLBean has gone back to the generous length.. but no luck ..the description still says "hip length".. We don't understand why a tall size would be so short in length.BIG MISTAKE!
October 16, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby shnaebllop Zipper
Zipper was horribly cheap and did not function well, bound to fabric several times before reaching top. For the amount of money this jacket costs, it is a disappointment.
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Kimball22 Never wears out
First one lasted over 20 years with almost daily usage. Great wind and rain protection.
October 9, 2014