Rated 3 out of 5áby macadamiz change not for the better
This jacket is a less expensive but almost the same design of the jacket I bought 5 years ago. Mine needed replacing and I really liked it so I was delighted to see it still for sale. Well, it was not as good (material, extras) as my old one but customer Service found the more expensive one this was almost exactly like my old one. But, sad to say, the sophisticated light tan, go with everything, was replaced by a Khaki color, definitely not dressy. And, although I bought the same size, that size was way to small - skimpy in the width at the bottom, the sleeves and the chest. And, the smooth fabric was now stiff. It's nice that you are able to keep you same prices but the product quality and fit is not the same. Overall, I decided not to buy it even in a larger size because of the fabric and color. I appreciate the help from Customer Service.
February 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby OregonSunshine Good look, performance and value
I like this raincoat a lot. I purchased it last fall in the blue, medium. I am 5'6". The sleeves are just right - they hit below the wrist, so they cover up the tops of my gloves. The hem hits just at the knees. The coat is stylish and light enough to take on vacation - packs well. The Pacific Northwest has had a very wet winter. I have worn this coat through heavy blowing rain on my dog's 1-2 mile walks 2 x day, and it has kept me dry. The coat is good enough as a windbreaker; however, it is unlined, so when the temperature drops, I layer a down jacket under it. The hood is large enough for a knit cap, if needed, and the drawstring on the hood adjusts easily. The two outside pockets are deep and placed so I can put my gloved hands in to keep them dry. I wish there was an inner pocket for keys and phone, but for $89 I am not complaining.
February 3, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5áby JAR12 disappointing product
I purchased this raincoat a little over a year ago. Was happy to have a long coat for walking the dogs in the rain. It's been a disappointing purchase, however. The zipper has never worked correctly. This is the most difficult coat to zipper and un-zipper that I've ever had. It doesn't breathe well, either. It also seems as if it's losing its waterproof qualities, even though I've never washed it and have not had it for long. Finally, I'm noticing, as others have, that the lining is starting to peel off in the hood. I agree with others -- not up to LL Bean standards.
February 2, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5áby raesf liked it before it fell apart
had this coat for maybe 2 years and wore it a dozen times before the inner white coating began flaking and peeling off everywhere, particularly the sleeves and hood. never abused it, never even washed it.
i liked it while it lasted, even though it isn't particularly stylish. it's a shell and fairly roomy so i could layer my light down underneath when it was cold. while it worked, it worked well, but i think it should've lasted longer.
i am trying the fleece lined one next.
January 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby bkoregon Long and Roomy
At last! A really nice, light, long (about knee length on me) raincoat. Lots of room for layering and comfort. Nice features like 2 way zipper, storm flap and deep inside pockets. I am VERY happy with this product. BRING ON THE DOWNPOUR
January 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby bikingrandma Great light packable jacket / coat
I bought this to replace an Isis Cloud Duster rain coat I loved and wore until it was worn through and no longer water repellent. I am delighted - it is very similar but fits me even better. It runs large. I am 5' 3", 127 pounds and the petite small is perfect. Plenty of room for layers too.
December 15, 2015
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