Rated 2 out of 5áby Chipmuncher Sadly these coats aint what they were.
Had four of these coats over the years. Love the length & the fit (though I agree they are getting skimpier) and find the Velcro wrist closures poor. #1 I lost so bought a new one which is still going though a bit tatty now, so bought a replacement. This I returned because the new style lining broke down around the collar/neck area. Had its replacement for just over a year and yep, its happening again so I'm returning it for refund. I guess I'll just continue with my previous - lining is still intact.
I would love a new one with a good lining, zippers that do not snag up the lining, and why not throw in a Stowaway Pocket on BOTH sides?
I generally love LLBean 'cept their colours are usually a bit girly for me but think their service is simply exemplarily. Looking forward to the international website. Rock on Bean!
April 30, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby AcadiaNPfan definitely order a size up
I received this recently and have now had time to wear it in cold, rainy weather. I ordered a 2X even though I normally wear a 1X so I could wear layers under it. I found the arms to be particularly slim, with the body somewhat more form fitting than I would hope for. With just a single layer of fleece over a shirt, the sleeves feel snug. It will be uncomfortable and unattractive to wear more than a thin fleece under this raincoat! I don't understand why the sleeves in a plus sized raincoat would be so slim! Someone made a bad decision on that! A good coat that keeps the weather out, but order at least a size up if your arms are not pencil thin!
April 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby AcadiaNPfan Cut slimmer than they used to be
Just received replacement for one that began to leak after 4-5 years of frequent use around home and in the woods. Ordered same size as I had despite some weight loss since last purchase so I could continue to wear several layers under coat during cold rains. New one is cut appreciably slimmer than old one. I expect one layer will be fine under it, but two may make coat fit very snug. Definitely worth having though, as other reviewers mention, it can get sweaty inside, but definitely order up if you plan to wear any layers under it! Arms especially tighter than in old one.
March 25, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby IrishPrincess Missed the mark
I am planning for a trip to Ireland, where we expect rain more often than not. It is critical to find a waterproof jacket that can also keep me warm in 50 degree F temperatures.
The Trail Model Raincoat interested me since it is advertised as being waterproof, has a hood, and a fleece lining, which meets all of my Ireland criteria.
Shipping was prompt as always (a strength of Bean's), and I tried on the coat. It fit comfortably through the arms, shoulders and waist, but then had this enormous bell bottom to it. I do appreciate having some room to move, especially if this is designed for outdoor active use, but I could spread my legs into a very wide V and there was plenty of material, way more than was necessary. I am 5'5" tall and this coat fell to the bottom of my kneecap, which was just a bit too long for my liking.
So back to Bean it will go. I can't comment on how well it works in the elements. The brief time I wore it seemed appropriate for Spring-like temperatures, just not a keeper for me.
March 21, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby OutdoorGirl48 Very Pretty, But...
I have had this coat for a couple of years, and normally wear it when just going out and about for shopping, etc. This morning, I wore it in a pouring during my 4 mile fitness walk. It was soaked through when I got home, so it is definitely NOT waterproof. I have the matching rain pants and duck shoes, and my legs and feet were dry. My polar fleece shirt was dry, but the rain coat was thoroughly wet. Therefore, if you're looking for something to hike in during a downpour, this isn't the right garment. For casual wear where you'll just be in the rain from your car to a building, it's fine. I always get compliments on the color, which was called Agean Blue when I bought it.
March 14, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby bschenen Feels like a Tyvek envelope
Do not like this material... finely wrinkled and crinkled - feels almost like a Tyvek envelope. The lack of any kind of mesh lining or other liner makes it feel cheap and I'm guessing it will not be particularly comfortable to wear. Likely clammy. Sleeves have velcro closure which feels stiff and scratchy. On the other hand, I did like the cleaner, unencumbered styling compared to the H2Off raincoat. Now if the two could somehow be combined... since the H2Off material is so nice.. oh well... Back it goes... and the search for the perfect raincoat continues....
January 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby vgrosenw Waterproof Raincoat?
i've been seeking a waterproof raincoat forever it seems. after reading the reviews for llb's trail model raincoat, i hopefully ordered it. i just received it & discovered several drawbacks: 1) zipper, & 2) sleeves. zipper: while it catches easily, it's a struggle to move it up the tracks, much less disengage it when taking the coat off. sleeves: are cut narrow & long; their closure is velcro. this translates to not being able to even slightly roll the cuffs. minor drawback: fabric feels clammy to the touch. for all of the foregoing reasons, this llb raincoat will be returned.
January 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby oaklandgal Go buy this coat!
Love it!! Whatever issue there was with zipper last year has been fixed with the new two-way style. The PXL length is perfect for my 5'0" size - usually a trench coat would be around my ankles! And I adore the color, it's not an eye blinding royal blue, but a soothing deep water blue. Has two nice deep pockets with zippers. I have zero issue with any unexpected "crinkling noise" - whatever sound you might hear is inherent in that type of fabric and to be expected.
I wouldn't change a thing!
January 7, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby Sevenkids Maybe?
I bought this as an xmas gift for my daughter who goes to a cold rainy college where she walks everywhere and complains that shorter raincoats leave her legs drenched. This coat looks much better in the picture. The fabric is crinkly and has a plastic feel. But the length is great. I've tried it on--I'm about her size and I ordered a small. It's roomy (I'm 5' 5", 118 pounds), looks good and I can get a warm fleece on under it. She's an athlete so needs something to throw on over her workout clothes. I wonder if I should have ordered the fleece lined version as the unlined will provide no warmth and the plasticky feel is more noticeable against the skin, I assume. I don't know how waterproof it is so we'll see what she thinks Xmas morning. She may want me to exchange it for the warmer version though the advantage of this unlined one is that she can wear it year round with warm clothes under it, and stow it in a backpack. I just wish the fabric was thicker and better quality.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby TaraSMC Lovin' the rain.... as much as I can
I LOVE this raincoat! I got it in yellow and I got a XXL. It's light weight and long with room to move. It doesn't pull when I sit in the car. I love the zippered pockets so that my belonging stay dry. The hood is perfect. I was going to get the lined one but decided that it would be too warm for mild fall or spring temperatures. Instead, I wear a fleece under it. Yesterday it was rainy and raw out. I had on my ski jacket (also LLBean) and then the raincoat. I was warm and dry. I got my boyfriend the one in green. He's in love with his.
December 7, 2014