Rated 5 out of 5 by llbean9991 Favorite Jacket
I have had this jacket for about 3 years. Wear it as often as I can - I even look forward to cooler days and nights just so I can wear it. It's that comfortable. I get a lot of compliments on it. I am 5'1 120lbs - and the XS Petite fits just right - slightly fitted at the waist adds a little style. I can wear it over a light sweater. Sometimes I layer it under a vest.
The material wears well - nice smooth finish, no pilling, no pulls. Its been washed many times in the regular wash cycle with cold water detergent and comes out like new. Also comes clean with a damp cloth. Zipper still works like new too.
I can't think of anything I don't like about this jacket - other than I wish it was available in a 3/4 length.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WisconsinSubZero Love it!
This is a great jacket, slightly fitted for a flattering fit. It's nice and warm, the sleeves don't let any air in, and it blocks the wind nicely. Love the teal color! Also, a huge unexpected bonus is that it seems to completely repel dog hair. I normally can't keep dog hair off my clothes, and thought the soft-side would at least be easier to just wipe it off compared to a fleece jacket... but I haven't ever even needed to do that. Even after cuddling with my dog and having her laying right on it, there's never a single piece of dog hair. Awesome!!! I'm normally kind of borderline Small / Medium, but the Small fits well and is plenty big.
November 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by llbeanershopaholic Beautiful!
Got this jacket for my mom who was in need of something warmer this season and she loves it. She was so excited to fit into a store bought plus-sized jacket that didn't need to be special ordered. She looks so cute in it too. I have this same coat that I bought approximately 7 years ago and it still looks new. I wear it regularly in fall and spring, it's been through the washer/dryer many times, it's been a lot of places, and I occassionally wear it in sub zero temperatures and it actually does a great job of blocking wind and keeping the chill out. I highly recommend!
October 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Timetoshop Not perfect
There's things I liked about this jacket such as the color and fabric. But I had to return it because the jacket wasn't warm at all and because the sleeves are on the narrow side I couldn't layer it with a heavy sweater. The fit on the rest of the jacket was perfect and kinda flattering to my plus size. But warmth is important to me during the chilly NW evenings so back it went.
October 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanFamily7 As represented
Good fit, looks like photo in catalog, comfortable. Previously bought Men's version for other family member, that wore very well. This is identical except for women's tailoring (petite) and ipod pocket.
April 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MooseMa2 Colors
I want brown! Love my black and a really old version in lime green, but I really would love a brown. An olive green would be nice too. Mossy Oak camo too!
April 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by 49er Perfect... but
Color received was not as deep, much lighter than seen onscreen. Loved this jacket, excellent fabric and construction, but did not love styling with the flared hem. Cinching the bottom only made it bulky looking. Also the sleeves were overly long. Disappointing. Two strikes. Returned.
March 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by DenverDweller Fits well - finally!
I have a hard time with LL Bean's cuts for women. Often the shoulders, chest and arms are too baggy. I am 5'1" and 125lbs with an athletic build and medium bust. A few years ago I had the Quilted Riding Jacket, but it was oddly shaped up top. In searching for a mid-weight winter jacket, I ordered the Super 200 Fleece jacket (also in petite small) after reading pretty much ALL the reviews, but it was too loose in the upper portion of the jacket and fit fine around my midsection. I returned it in favor of this Pathfinder Soft-Shell and I am really pleased that the fit is much better. The arms, chest and shoulders are in proportion with the midsection. The very first time I wore this I got a compliment from someone at the gym that it fit me well - a good sign! My only reason for not giving it 5 stars is the Colonial Red is brighter than I expected - it's a fire engine red rather than a darker hue. I can live with the color so I'll keep it.
February 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fari Looks nice, great fit but not that warm.
I love this jacket bc it doesn't make me feel like a marshmallow. Great fit, no problems with the zipper here and I love the inside pocket. Only thing is that when it's 35-40, I'm freezing in this jacket. I now use it with a warm sweater and it feels better. I just expected it to be warmer given the description.
January 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by working Solid winter protection
Good tailoring, good color (purple) and fit, with a nice inner sleeve cuff. Solid jacket for use by itself or over a fleece jacket for really cold days. Only disappointment is no hood for those really cold winds!
January 16, 2013