Rated 5 out of 5 by balticol wading jacket
excelent quality , very good service, very fast
Am very happy that i order this wading jacket is perfect and size too
for sure I will order different items that I meet in futur to L.L. Bean
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Nice wading jacket
Is a light coat all by itself. If going out on a cold day, you should wear a sweater or something warm underneath. Would recommend getting one larger size than usual to account for needing something warm to fit this coat over.
Is sealed up well inside the coat, and has (rubber?) throughout, including in the wrists, where you can tightly Velcro them, making them almost if not fully waterproof. Very well thought out coat!
October 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yukonpete Very good
I purchased this jacket a few weeks ago. Shipping was very fast and it arrived on time. I was fly fishing today in heavy rain and I stayed nice and dry. Very nice jacket.
July 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hawkeye79 overall a good wading jacket
my old wading jacket is fairly bright, and it's wrist closures leave something to be desired, so I ordered the Emerger II. I liked everything about the jacket except I had concerns about the breathability of the waterproof membrane. I tend to perspire a lot, and while trying it around the house, it did not breathe enough for my needs, so I returned it. I can recommend it, with the warning it's definitely not the most breathable of wading jackets.
June 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JeffMc Exceptional value in a true wading jacket
I have used the first generation Emerger Wading Jacket for many years, and have since picked up the Emerger II Wading Jacket. This jacket is perfectly cut for wearing over insulated layers in winter conditions as well as over chest waders. The pockets have generous room for large fly boxes, especially larger streamer fly boxes. The hand-warmer pockets seem to sit a little high in the jacket at first, however this is much appreciated when standing in deep, cold water. The accessory/retractor attachments are a really nice touch in the way that, when using a retractor, the accessories have a bit of a cover from the jacket fabric so that they do not snag on fly line and branches/bushes as easily. They also eliminate the need to wear an additional lanyard either inside or outside of the jacket to carry additional accessories "at the ready". I use this jacket when fishing in pretty harsh Wyoming conditions, including wind, rain, and snow. The jacket is an excellent wind barrier, especially when wearing a mid-layer underneath for additional warmth. Short of being Gore-Tex, this is an excellent wind and water resistant wading jacket, especially for the price. The design and features rival those of jackets at twice or three times the price. In addition, the L.L. Bean customer service and satisfaction guarantee is second to none.
November 6, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by fishermanII Emerger II Wading Jacket
Jacket blocks wind real well, kept me dry but just too short for a wading jacket. Can't even put my wading belt around jacket.
October 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Jacket
This is an awesome wading jacket especially for the price. Good sized pockets and well layed out. Definitely not as breathable as a Gore-tex type jacket but you won't find a better one in this price range or even for quite a bit more money for that matter. Sizing is spot on.
September 18, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by mendingline Not breathable
I returned this item when it arrived as it was anything but breathable. The lining appears to be rubber. It is probably great for keeping one dry, but useless as an outer layer unless one is willing to deal with perspiration issues. I like the look of the jacket and the deep pockets.
May 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
by bowhunter010 Rydell
I purchased and used this item on a recent trip to Colorado. Was very pleased with the preformance. It never rained while out fishing but the wind was blowing most days and this jacket offered ample protection from the water spray off waves while on my 2 man raft and from the 10-40 mph winds we encountered. My only wish was that I would of had more pockets. But I can fix that on the next jacket I buy.
May 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MattCO Great fishing jacket
I purchased this jacket in preparation for an annual trip to the Bighorn. I chose the XL and the fit is perfect. The sizing chart was right on for this product. The size is not extra roomy, but I was able to wear 3 layers beneath (polypro shirt, fleece pullover, Simms down sweater) w/o restricting movement. The wading/waist length is ideal. Pockets are very deep & roomy. The strech elastic in the upper back allows for superior freedom of movement when casting, rowing, or netting. I loved the fully adjustable brimmed hood. It tightened down so there was no blindspots. The jacket is definatey not breathable, but I was looking for the maximum in waterproofing and this jacket fits the bill. Kept me warm & dry on several frigid days. Very compactable & light weight. Oh yeah, and the price for a jacket w/ these features far exceeds the $300 to $400 jackets. I did my shopping and this one was the winner!
May 4, 2012