Rated 3 out of 5áby noisy Noisy Jacket?
I am sure this jacket meets are the specs included in the description, but the material that is made from is very noisy. I bought for my husband to wear hunting and it is too loud to take into the woods.
February 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Goodhue An Outstanding Investment!
Simply put,the Stowaway Jacket with Gore-Tex is one of the very best products offered by LL Bean! I've owned 2 of these rain jackets for many years and I always reach for them on a rainy day. This is a year-round jacket,not too heavy for the summer and great as the top layer in cold weather. (Of my 2 jackets,one is a Medium,the other a Large for use as an outer layer. - I am 6ft,160 lbs.) Don't let the price scare you off! This jacket is far and away better than any other rain jacket on the market,and with proper care lasts forever! ~Highly recommended!
January 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Perfect All Weather Jacket
Quality jacket. Wasn't sure about sizing ( 6'2 170 lb ) Got Large
Tall. PERFECT. Allows nicely for LL Bean Down Vest. Without
vest still great fit. Looks great and comfortable. Looking forward
to testing as rain gear. Worth the price.
January 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby forkintheroad dry as a bone
Bought this for a recent trip to Ireland, wanted something very rain proof. It kept me dry as a bone in severe wind and rain during an Irish winter. I was very impressed. The velcro strip on the hood to keep it from falling over your face is an excellent feature. I would give it five stars if it had more pockets. There are only the two side pockets. An outside or inside chest pocket would have been great for smaller items since the two side pockets are pretty much taken up with hat and gloves. It was comfortable at 30 F with cotton T-shirt and sweater underneath. For colder temperatures you could layer more or get one of the quilted insulating vests Bean sells.
January 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby TruthIsFreedom Nice windbreaker and light rain jacket
This is a very comfortable jacket that runs true to size for LL Bean products, which means generous cut with room for other layers, as it would typically be worn. The jacket is a little lighter than I was expecting but it still works as desired. The zipper and pockets are well made and finished.
January 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby enthusiasticBeanFan Gore Tex Stowaway Jacket
I read a lot of these reviews before my purchase. But with Bean, there's no risk to try something. I had recently lost a very expensive eVent shell and needed a rainproof replacement.
I have loved this jacket. i walk in it every evening. I have had it in driving wind and rain and stayed gun powder dry. it's not as breathable as my eVent jacket was, but it is about right for Gore-Tex and it was far less than half the price of my eVent jacket.
i have had NO trouble with the zipper whatsoever. i find it easy to work even without my glasses on. Love the weight and the drape as well.
I am 6'0" tall, 44 jacket/38 waist. I got the XL in a Tall because of the reviews. it's perfect. it comes down past my bottom which is appropriate for this style of jacket.
I intend to order the longer version of this jacket in the spring.
January 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby JeffinGA Perfect for all conditions
I have a Bean's GoreTex poncho that I've worn for 20 years. I think the last refresh treatment will be last, so this jacket was the replacement. I was leaving for a trip to the Pacific Northwest and it became the perfect outer garment through all 9 days of rain and cold. I stayed warm and comfortable. The hood might stand being a bit larger to fit over a stocking cap, but it was adequate. I particularly liked the pockets. I anticipate the jacket to serve me just as well in the hot and humid summer weather of southeast Georgia. Excellent product.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby QualityGearShopper Excellent Fit
I just love the size and fit of this rain jacket. Velcro and elastic cuffs allow for snug fit just by tightening the straps, and the elastic feature lets you slip your wrists through when donning the jacket or removing it. I am a size 42" chest (5'6" height) and there is enough room to wear my LL Bean fleece jacket underneath during inclement winter weather. Another feature I love about this jacket is the tuck away rain hood which folds up under the collar. This way if it has stopped raining but is windy out your hood won't be flapping around. The other thing is having the hood tucked away when not needed just gives the squared away look and feel which I like. The bottom hem features a cinching elastic cord to keep out the rain and wind which is a must in my opinion. A nice added is the interior features a zippered mesh pocket on the lower left side. The only thing disappointing (I had to opt for the black over the dark blue) is that LL Bean does not offer this jacket in subdued green color like forest green or olive green, or something in between. Bright colors may be nice at a ski resort where you want to impress, but hiking down a trail I like to blend in and not see a bunch of people here and there sticking out like neon advertising signs in the woods. It's just my personal opinion and preference.
December 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby judoka quality item
looks good,feels good, fits good and is waterproof.
December 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby shooo waterproof for sure
I really like this rain jacket. I was out walking my dog in a pretty steady down pour, and stayed warm and dry. It does make a krinkly sound when you move so you probably can't sneak up on anything. Heh heh
November 27, 2013