Rated 4 out of 5áby Retired3 Glad I had it....
Just finished a late spring 3-week tour of New Zealand. This coat was great as a windbreaker as well as for the rains we experienced (no heavy downpours). I loved the adjustable hood and found it waterproof for the rains we had. It is light, so I wore a fleece vest under the coat on cooler days. I did find when I did some strenuous hiking and the temps went up a bit I was sweating underneath since the coat does NOT breathe. I am a plus size and found it had plenty of room for layering. The Velcro closures are great so I didn't have to zip it up all the time. It is very light weight and packs great in a suitcase or back-pack - essentially no wrinkles once you put it on.
December 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby fenwaydav THE BEST INVESTMENT I MADE
I love this raincoat. It's perfect on those days when it's to windy for an umbrella, as a matter of fact it's perfect when it's not windy. I never schlep an umbrella any more. All the wrinkles shake right out after taking it out of it's pocket.
November 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby KEKD Great little coat
Took this coat to France and Ireland. Travels small, covers layered sweaters and coats. Perfect for fast walking around town and over hills. However, cracking around neck shoulders as outercoat peels from inner coat. (My husband's is fine.)
So Bean is replacing it and I have it ready to send. The problem is that they no longer make the one I bought so upped the model and price $20. Oh well. Still a great little coat and I want another.
October 25, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5áby elisecordie It is Not waterproof!!
I bought this raincoat for a sailing trip in Croatia but did not use it because we didn't have any rain. (It was meant to be a light jacket as I did not want to use heavier sailing clothing). I took the coat on a Weekend hiking trip in Bavaria. The first day hiking 25 Km there was a light rain. After approx. 1 1/2 hours the lightweight fleece underneath the jacket was wet. I was not wet to the skin but nevertheless the jacket was not waterproof and a huge disappointment. I kept saying to myself that after 30 years of buying LLBean products, I was really disappointed with this purchase. Love the Color and love the length but it is not a raincoat. I have to agree with another reviewer - buy Goretex if you want to be sure....on the other hand, my LLBean rain pants are fabulous.
October 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby grandmaofAanl Really is water resistant!
I bought this raincoat last year but we haven't really had enough heavy rain to see if it is truly water resistant. We recently have had record-breaking rainfall in CO and I wore this nearly every day for about a week and it really proved itself. I also wore it on vacation on the north coast of Oregon where it rained nearly everyday and, again, I stayed dry the entire time. We take our dog so we have to walk him, rain or shine! It isn't warm and needs a layer under if it is cool but an LL Bean fleece under it worked well. My husband has the jacket length and he too stayed dry. It is something that one may not need often but it is great to have for those times when it really rains!
September 29, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5áby pikpockets Nylon tent!
Bought this raincoat to replace an old LLB slicker I loved and lost. What a downgrade in quality and increase in price all rolled into one. No vents. Flimsy Hot and sticks to your skin. Big, like a cheap nylon tent flapping around your body. I will say, this zipper works better than the old one. It's on it's way back to Maine and I'm shopping elsewhere after all these years.
September 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5áby Suchjill Too thin
Did not like how thin and flimsy it was. Returned.
September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Waterproof and comfortable
Love this raincoat - perfect for fall, early winter and spring weather, when it is rainy, damp but not too cold. Keeps my dry in the worst downpour and is quite warm. With a light fleece is great for most weather except the depths of winter. Love the length too - at 5 foot 2 - this coat goes down to my knees and keeps me dry.
August 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby KLSM Best Coat Ever Bought
For reals. I wear it like a windbreaker and eventhough some mornings the temps dip into the 40s - I am comfortable. Incredible for an unlined coat. I love the generous hood (keeps the frizzies away). This coat looks professional and well made. A 3 season coat for the office. I'm 5'5", 130lbs, and have the regular size long coat. I bought it years ago and wear it almost every day to work. It is very light and can be folded into a tote, then pulled out without a wrinkle! One of my favorite clothing pieces.
August 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5áby Rootty Disappointed
I have loved this raincoat until I recently went to put it on for a rainy day. To my surprise the ceramic lining is pulling away from the coat, in many places. I have owned this for approx 4 years, but only have worn a few times. I really think for the cost of this it should have held up better. I will be returning this.Has anyone else had this happen?
August 22, 2013