Rated 5 out of 5áby HLFXshopper Exactly what I wanted...
Needed a light rain coat / windbreaker that I could also use over a good fleece for colder weather. This is almost perfect, well constructed with a good sipper. I hope that the mesh pockets will hold up overtime. It is somewhat large for the size but allows to layer easily. One negative is the height of the hood. I admit to a short neck but I would have to add 4-5" to my neck in order for the hood to fit properly.
November 13, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5áby SassyGoat Lining started peeling off almost immediately
Thought I would really like this rain coat. Loved the color and fit, but in a few months the inside lining started peeling off and sticking to my skin and clothing. I would replace jacket, but do not like the colors now available. Disappointed with this product. Not the usual great quality offered by LLBean.
October 15, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5
áby PacNWBeth Velcro tabs snag clothes and scarves!
I want to love this jacket but basically have been avoiding using it because the Velcro closures up the front placket (which cover the zipper) snag my shirts, sweaters, and scarves so that anything I would wear (or carry) with it is getting--or at risk of getting--ruined. I am looking for a replacement packable rain jacket and will be returning this one. I am actually quite displeased that several favorite items of mine have been ruined by this jacket. There are perfectly good, functional snaps at the top and bottom of the zipper, and I am suggesting that L.L.Bean replace the Velcro tabs with these snaps. They may require a double layer of material to secure them, but they do not snag clothing, and they are more versatile in that you can snap a couple and have a partially closed jacket when you don't feel like zipping (the velcro pops open too easily to allow this). Below is a photo showing some damage that the Velcro causes when it comes in contact with other fabrics. The little loop snags it causes form holes, there's no fixing that. Beware!
October 14, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby JBVan Disappointment
I loved this jacket when I first purchased it. I was thrilled to find a plus-sized rain jacket that fit so well and kept me dry. But, the inside lining started peeling away within six months and now pieces of the lining continue to fall off each time I wear it. I have followed the care instructions and haven't been particularly 'hard' on it. I'm disappointed in the quality and will be looking for another rain jacket.
October 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby LovesRotties Keeps me dry in tropical storms!
I have had this raincoat for about a year and a half and it is one of my favorite L. L. Bean pieces! I am 5'4" with a small frame and the XS fits perfectly. I love how the front of the coat seals nicely and the hood and sleeves fit close without being uncomfortable. I got the Beechnut, a most beautiful green color that is unfortunately no longer offered.
I needed a longer raincoat that would keep my clothes mostly dry in rain with strong wind. We get tropical storms here in the fall and umbrellas do absolutely no good. Recently we had 5 days of solid rain and wind that turned umbrellas inside out immediately. I had to run from my parked car several yards into a building and while my shoes were completely soaked through, every place under the raincoat was dry. I ordered some Bean Boots to solve the soaked shoe problem but this raincoat will last me many more years. Thank you for another great product L.L. Bean, you did not let me down!
October 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Pianista Love it but the silver lining is shredding...
I bought this to take on a trip to Corsica and I absolutely love it! It worked perfectly, packed well, and I love the bright yellow color.
Sadly, within a couple of months the silver lining started peeling in the neck and hood area and is really bad now.
Also, the cuffs get really dirty and it is impossible to get the dirt out in that area so it looks very bad even when clean.
I plan to send it back but disappointed that the only colors available now are ones I don't like.
September 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby lizzzi A High-Quality Rain Slicker
This coat is true-to-size and the blue as pictured is a pretty, deep-water blue color. Hood will keep you dry, two-way zipper seems OK, pockets are deep and can be zipped shut. I don't understand how this folds up into itself into the neat little packet as shown on the website, but I'll take it on faith that that is possible. This coat is a nice quality, very high-end rain slicker. The fabric is plastic-like, and does have a bit of a crinkle sound to it. There is no warmth to it: you would have to wear layers underneath. This is a very casual coat, and only for rain. It would not work as an all-purpose "urban exploration" coat, which I need for a trip to Dublin, Ireland next month. I'm sending it back, but would not discourage anyone from trying it--if you need a rain slicker.
September 5, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby mspenske 2nd Coat
To follow up on the defective zipper, LLbean sent another coat and arrived as promised. The zippers bad Ógain. Apparently it was not tried out before being shipped as I asked. Someone really needs to investigate this problem. Still I have to commend LLbean for the superior customer service, but this product is way below their standard.
September 3, 2015
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