Rated 5 out of 5 by SandyPennsylvania Love it!
I purchased this jacket and loved it as soon as I put it on! It is soft & very comfortable, and has stretch that moves with you! I wasn't sure what size to order based on some of the other reviews. I usually wear a Small in LL Bean clothing but most always order up a size in Outerwear so I have room for bulky clothing or layers. I ordered a Medium (regular). This jacket fits perfect with a little extra room for layers! I am petite, about 5', 3" and in the 136-138 lb. range. Some reviews said the sleeves were long and tight, but they are perfect for me. I ordered the Teal color and love it! Not a jacket for extreme cold but will be great for everyday errands, fitness walking and cycling, two sports I love!
April 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PennsylvaniaGirl Best lightweight jacket - ever!
I bought this jacket in black and another in Colonial Red and I just bought a third in Loden because I love the fit. I bought an XS Petite and it fits perfectly (especially the sleeves - finally a jacket with sleeves just the right length for a petite woman; I am 5', 115lbs). The jacket is lightweight but warm, non-bulky, can layer easily over a Fitness Fleece or sweater, the zippers are of very good quality and don't catch, and the pockets are lined for warmth. This jacket is the perfect weight and warmth for spring or autumn, and depending on where you live, winter, too (as I live in Australia now). I noticed that LLBean made changes to this jacket but the colors of the older version are much more versatile for non-athletic types (such as myself) and so that is why I snatched up a third jacket before this older version is no longer available. A GREAT jacket!!!!!
March 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bama51 great jacket
I have had this jacket about 1 month. I am 5' 8" tall and weigh about 140 pounds; I ordered a size large and I can wear several layers and still move freely. It really does block the wind and does not make you look bluckly like some jackets. I live in AL but it has been a very cold winter and the jacket still feels good in March. Excellent purchase. I purchased the black color and I am very pleased.
March 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by NewYorker5 Didn't like this much
The color of this jacket was a beautiful blue, but I found the material too stiff and confining. It didn't seem to stretch much at all, so it's just not flexible enough to move around in comfortably. I also purchased an XL (1 size up) for extra room, and found the XL to be too snug for comfort. I returned it. Also- why no 2-way zipper on outerwear??
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LuvToWander Good Choice
I bought this jacket a couple of years ago. I wanted something that would work by itself or with layers. I was particularly concerned about getting something to block the wind with a little bit more substance to it than just a nylon shell. This fit the bill very nicely. I ordered my normal size and a size up. I kept the larger size because it gave me more room to layer without binding me. I'm glad I did that. Even worn alone, it does not look big on me. I am very impressed with how well it keeps the wind out. It does such a good job that I can get away with a lighter layer underneath and still be very comfortable. It has really been put to the test this winter. I like the drawstring cording in the bottom to keep the drafts out. I do not regret purchasing this.
January 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Redwig A Keeper!
After returning other jackets to various places because of bad fit or other reasons, this one fits me and my needs. It is well-made, lots of pockets, and the material looks durable and likely to repel moisture well. Just got it yesterday so haven't worn it outside yet, but like the cut and style of it a lot. The collar actually looks good worn up or down, somehow they got that just right. The sleeves are about an inch too long, but not a problem because I like them to cover part of my hands to keep them warm. I LOVE the Loden color (not too yellow!), goes well with my red hair. I am 5'5", 107 lbs., 37-25-37 and normally wear a Small or Extra Small in Bean jackets. I got the Small because I want to wear layers underneath, and the fit is great for that, but not baggy. With my narrow hips, I have to cinch the bottom just a tiny bit, but it looks fine. Looking forward to wearing this Pathfinder jacket for years to come.
January 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by PlumpOutdoorJunkie Unhappy with "Women's Fit"
I ordered this in my usual 2X size after having a very hard time finding a soft shell large enough to fit my hips.
The blue colour was lighter than it appeared online. The fit was horribly boxy and not at all flattering! It is definitely a "plus size" fit for someone with a large tummy, not an hourglass shape. After calling customer service to determine which size to exchange it for, and paying way too much to ship the jacket back, I received a smaller size - 1X. It was still too big, and still an unflattering shape. I kept the jacket anyways for working in the garden and more than once the zipper has split open from the bottom, leaving me stuck in the jacket.
I would not purchase "women's fit" again and I can't recommend this jacket to anyone.
January 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cybercat83 Pathfinder Soft-Shell Jacket
Very well made. Perfect fit. I love it. Wear it all the time. Keeps me warm and goes with everything. (I purchased in black)
January 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PatintheATX Plus size fits perfect
I have looked all over for an athletic fit jacket in a true plus size. This is the first one I found that I liked, but sizes and colors were limited when I ordered it. Normally, I am a 2x kinda girl. But I ordered the 1x in black and kept my fingers crossed. When it arrived, I had a sweater on and put the jacket on over it. It worked!! It fits great, and looks really nice. For our milder TX winters, it will be toasty warm and I can still fit a sweater or fleece under it for an added layer of warmth on the coldest of days. Thank you, LLBean, for not forgetting that some of the plus size women like to look stylish and have some of the flattering details like the slightly fitted look.
January 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by SwedishKate Don't like the feel
It feels like my neoprene snorkel gear. I guess that's what makes it wind and waterproof, but I don't care for it.
Size-wise, I'm 5'6" and 112 lb, size SX plenty big.
January 6, 2014