Rated 3 out of 5áby Snowcookie Great Jacket..But...
I wanted this jacket to work...Gortex is excellent at keeping rain out completely...But...I ordered the X-Large, but it was alittle tight...Why or Why doesn't this come in Women's Size's....A 1X would have done the trick.........The other problem was the fleece collar.....Because the jacket is unlined it is perfect for warmer months...I would Not want to have fleece on my neck in the spring and summer....So sad..it has to go back...
November 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Clavace Nice color, waterproof and great fit.
The stowaway rainwear jacket is well made and keeps me dry!
I've gotten several compliments on it.
November 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby DuroMurph Stowaway rainwear
This is the perfect rain jacket. Also great wind protection.
November 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Forestbather If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
This is my second Stowaway Gore Tex Jacket. It's not a replacement, as the first one is still perfect after years of daily wear. Love the color. The price has doubled over the years, but LL Bean and GoreTex quality make it worth the price. The new one is a bit longer and has a fuller cut, which will make layering easy.
For some reason (cutting costs?) they have replaced the two-way zipper with a top down only version?not an improvement. I cannot imagine why, but the inside vest pocket has been lowered. If you use your pockets, you once had a small bulge at your ribs and a small one at your hip. Now, the two pockets are directly next to each other at the hip, so if you use both, you'll have a huge bulge at the hip! Also, this lower location makes it very inconvenient to reach in for GPS, phone, compass, etc. You must unzip the entire coat. Lastly, the hood is now awkward and unattractive, but it will keep me dry.
I give my old one a five and would have given this one the same had it not been "improved." Hopefully, by the time I buy a third these small but important details will be restored to the original version. These jackets are comfortable, well-made, and keep me dry and comfy in all sorts of weather.
November 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby tncoach Okay Jacket
This in my third piece of LL Bean Gore-Tex rainwear.
I am a little disappointed in the fact this one has a high shine and has a crunchy sound to it. It would have been better if the zipper was a bit larger. Have not given it the full rain test yet.
November 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby GreenDragonfly Great basic jacket
I just purchased this to replace my favorite jacket which had finally fallen apart after many years. It is very similar to the previous one, and I am happy with it so far. It seems to be well made, and comfortable for layering or not. It does have velcro cuffs and a one way zipper, but so did my other jacket (not LLBean) and it never bothered me. I hope it lasts as long as my other.
November 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby ncgranny5 stowaway gore-tex jacket
Love it. I have another about 25 yrs old, still very nice, I have worn it all over this world. The other jacket is for a Christmas present but I know that person will love me forever, because, every time they put on that jacket they will realize they have a quality jacket that is a notch above at least most other jackets they will ever come in contact with and they will have to love me for giving it to them. Ha! Ha!
November 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Idahoweaver Gore-Tex stowaway jacket
This is the third Gore-Tex rain jacket I have bought from llBean. The reason I got this one is the color. I only gave it a 4 star because it "crackles" even more than jacket number 2. Number 1 doesn't do this. It is from1993 and has been a wonderful coat - still a 5 star and has held up well, going all over the world rolled up in the stowaway pocket when not in use. I wish my other two had the non-crackly fabric. All this being said, the jacket fits well and I love it when I visit Seattle , especially. It is wind, rain proof and warm for a light jacket
October 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Cascadia Great Fit and Styling
I am really pleased with this jacket. I got it for hiking and doing trailwork in the rain. It has a great hood with a soft "bill" which is good for keeping rain off of my glasses, zips up high, sleeves are long and velcro so I can put gloves underneath easily.
What surprised me is how nice it looks. One day, I may get this in full coat length, as I believe I could use this as my regular raincoat - it's not so "rugged" looking you couldn't wear it for daily in-city use.
I got the medium as it is not lined, so I can wear a warm jacket or sweater underneath. It does not look too big without a sweater underneath. I am 5ft 6 in, weigh 135 lbs, sort of a long and lean body - so I normally wear a small.
October 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby LALYONSPAC Perfect for Hiking
Love the feature-waterproof (not water resistant), superb fit, great color. Exactly what is needed for the rugged days hiking in the glorious White Mountains or skiing just about anything outdoors.
October 28, 2015