Rated 5 out of 5áby HappyRambler A great value
I bought the long, knee length version of the Trail Model Raincoat. Previous reviewers had complained about a flimsy zipper with no double slider. But Bean has fixed this problem. The zipper works fine and has a double slider, a convenience on a long coat. The coat is small and light when folded, a lot of protection in a small package. This coat is a great value for the price.
November 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby FaithinCA love this coat
I adore this coat. I bought it several years ago, in yellow because I often walk on roads here in northern California and want to be visible. I also have a purple fleece-lined one for winter. But I am sad that this one is losing its water-proof quality. I want to buy a new one but want it longer - it stops just above the knees and delivers the rainwater to my slacks. I may buy a men's one for the length.
October 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5
áby NotActuallyAGuppy Mixed: nearly perfect for the city but lining dies
Let me tell you the good, neutral, and bad in my 2 years of using this raincoat in the city.
Packs well in my backpack without taking up a lot of space
Fits well over layers
Nice deep zippable pockets
Keeps me dry -- I live in the city without a car so subway + walking is my regular mode of transportation. This does the job nicely.
- I didn't realize there was a nearly identical men's version -- I could have had the same thing with the convenience of the zipper pull being on the right side (I'm a righty, and with a zipper that long it'd be really handy)! My next coat will be the men's version.
- It is rather shapeless, but that's probably an advantage for me. I don't care how I look when it's pouring rain, I care that I'm dry. I have a long torso and the last thing I need is not to be able to find a raincoat that fits because the waist is in the wrong place.
I've only had it for 2 years and the lining is completely disintegrating around the neck/hood area. It didn't take long to start doing this (within a year, certainly) but now it sheds bits on me every time I wear it.
The last LLBean raincoat I had (different model) failed the same way in a similarly short period of time; I assumed I'd gotten a bad one but now I'm not sure. I have not laundered or mistreated them. I guess I'll be returning this one too, but I shouldn't have to already! Plus it is otherwise quite functional. We're getting too much rain at the moment for me to do without right now.
October 4, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby Boozhoo Not so great
I coveted this jack for quite a while before I bought it. I love the way it looks on the site, but unfortunately it isn't nearly as good in real life.
It's boxy, very boxy. I chose the longer option because I live in an area where weather is often inclement so this helps cover more area, whether wearing it to walk to work or on a forest hike. But it is so loose and unfitted, that it feels like a sack. A simple drawstring around the waist would do wonders.
Also, the zipper is terrible. It doesn't catch when I try to zip it up, and because of its length, it's hard to hold the edges straight in order to get it to work. When it does work, the tabs under the zipper catch in the zipper itself, so tight that I have had to simply pull it over my head on multiple occasions and just give up, only to try later. I can't tell you how many times it has made me late for work or appointments because they zipper gets so thoroughly stuck that there is no getting it unstuck.
I truly wish I had something better to say about this jacket. I had very high hopes.
September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby rentnerm It's a keeper!
I've had this raincoat (or the coat that was similiar) for 3 years now and it's still in great shape! The stitching is still in place, the lining & pockets are still intact-the coat still does not show any wear & tear! I live in southern MI, so we don't get a lot of rain all the time, but I was tired of buying raincoats to just "get me by" and decided to splurge on this one. I am so glad I did! This coat is easy & comfortable. I was able to wear it thru a pregnancy. It's lightweight, and the hood pulls far enough over my head that the rain just runs off the front & does not get my face wet-not even raindrops on my glasses! It's perfect on those days when it's not quite snowing but the rain is cold & icy. I'm impressed that it's stayed in such great shape-my investment was worth it! Once my 3 kids stop growing I"ll definitely be investing in these for them, too :)
August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby OCanadaEh Great!
My raincoat arrived in 2 days (to Canada!) and I am very pleased with the quality, style and fit. I am 5'8" and slim and the size small fits perfectly. No more dealing with uncooperative umbrellas!
August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby StationMaster Withstood record rainfalls!
I needed a raincoat and rain pants to withstand rain on a train platform at an outdoor historic attraction. My first day on the job, I was on duty all day during an historic 6.5 inch rain fall on August 11, 2014; the 2nd greatest amount on that day with the highest amount in 1925. I left comfortable and dry despite massive flooding on local highways. Kudos to L.L. Bean.
August 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby GeorgiaTeacher Not Waterproof
This raincoat works fine for running errands, hopping in and out of the rain for brief periods. I like the longer length too. However, it failed miserably when I wore it on a 4 hour hike in a steady rain. I ended up wet, clammy and miserable. It is definitely not just lack of ventilation--the fabric itself seems to fail when wet for an extended period, and felt damp to the touch--I do not perspire easily enough for the whole interior to be moist. Considering exchanging it for a more expensive waterproof one.
July 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby nowandthentraveler just the thing
Took this raincoat to Ireland last week, and it was perfect for my needs. Kept me dry in the occasional shower - we had great weather - and even in the bow of the ferry coming back from Inisheer in the rain and spray. Very light weight, and just the thing to put on over a sweater when it was chilly. Very pleased with this purchase.
July 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby ScooterPal The Best!
I should probably bronze this raincoat! I bought it for a 4-week spring garden tour in Europe and even when it was windy and wet, it kept me amazingly dry. I was able to loan my umbrella to someone else whose raincoat had him soaked. I especially like the zippered pockets - they're deep and kept my cell phone dry but handy. This is one of the best purchases I've made in years. Worth every cent. I totally recommend!
June 23, 2014