Rated 1 out of 5áby AnnoyedByThis Trail Rain Jacket
I purchased the Trail Rain Jacket in red last Spring.
I really like the jacket but after only two seasons...1 Spring and 1 Fall...of very infrequent use, the inner lining (plastic) is peeling.
Very disappointing for a jacket that cost $90.00 and I've only worn enough to have to launder it twice.
April 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Jana2 Good for spring or fall
I just purchased this jacket for a rainy baseball game in philadelphia. It was a super misty day with no serious rainfall or gravity to the rain. However, it was super windy so it made for colder conditions. Temps got as low as 39 degrees and it was a very cold evening for spring weather. The jacket is pretty waterproof and lightweight. I am normally a large size 10-12 in tops and I was swimming in the large when I tried it on. Once I put the medium on it was perfect and still had room for layering underneath. I paired this jacket with my North Face fleece summit series jacket and to be honest I was still cold! My hands were freezing even in the pocket all night long. I really should have brought gloves which would been the best option, but I did begin to shiver all over due to overall cold and not just from my torso area. It was very comfortable and I love the black because it goes with everything. I like how spacious it is and doesn't cling to my hips like some other rain jackets. I'm curvy and not particularly in shape so I like being able to hide what I can! lol I would say this jacket is better for warmer and possibly humid rainy days where you just need to be dry. Or you can be prepared with better layers, unlike I was! I only gave 4 stars because it is a little expensive for such a thin fabric that just protects against wind and rain. BUT comparing it to most rain jackets on the market, this is considered affordable and the logo isn't flashy and in your face like other outdoor brands. Overall, decent jacket and will protect against wind and rain. It is just a shell.
April 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Espresso143 Better than expected
I admit that I was disappointed when this jacket first arrived. It seemed too lightweight and somewhat flimsy. But, after wearing it on two trips, I've change my mind. On both trips I paired it with a lightweight LL Bean down jacket. (To comfortably layer, I ordered a rain jacket that was one size up from my regular size.) On one of those trips there was a surprise blizzard and the pairing kept me very warm and dry walking around outside. On the second trip, it was drizzling and very windy while I was out and about sightseeing. The jacket definitely kept the wet and wind out.
There are two things that could make this a 5 star jacket. The velcro on the sleeves could be more substantial (it keeps coming loose). The fasteners on the hood could be made more secure (they tend to slide loose).
Basically, I am pleased with my purchase and look forward to trying it out in the summer.
April 9, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby Manhattoe Ok, but.....
It's a good looking jacket, but the first one I owned had a problem when the taped seams on the inside open up and the second had a problem when the elastic on the left cuff failed. Too bad, I liked the jacket very much. If those problems are solved, it's an excellent jacket for the price. Good thing LL Bean stands behind its products.
April 4, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby luckylynda I really wanted to like this
This jacket is well made and has some great design features but it just doesn't "breathe". I tried it walking my dog on 3 rainy/drizzly mornings and I couldn't tell if it was keeping my dry because I perspired so much - either way, I guess it wasn't keeping me dry! I have to return it :-(
March 28, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5áby PatNY I wanted to like this jacket but...
I wanted to like this jacket, even knowing it wasn't of the quality of the Gore-Tex stowaway jacket. However, I am about to return my second one. Each one failed within a few months in the same way. The lining tore at the back of the neck. When I received the second one, I knew it was going to happen again because the jacket comes flat as a pancake with a very, very hard crease at that exact point.
March 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby crazydoglady123 Trail Model Rain Jacket
the best rain jacket I have ever owned
March 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby MizLoo Stiff - I didn't like the texture
I wanted a rain jacket with a peaked hood - one that would keep the rain off my face. I loved the styling and two-tone purple of this was really pretty. But the fabric is rigid, like oilskin rainwear.
I realize I might have ordered the wrong size - I'm a medium in soft shirts, but I have broad shoulders. Anyway, it was tight across the shoulders with no give at all. I'm pretty sure the larger size would just swim on me, so - regretfully - back it goes. And my search for a rain jacket continues.
March 14, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby vdodili Disappointed
I have been shopping at LLBean for years, and this would have been the third Trail Model Rain Jacket I have owned, although I returned this one. First, the fabric did not feel like the same quality fabric that was used before; it felt stiffer and more plastic. But the biggest reason I returned it was that they no longer use a two-way zipper, which is an absolute necessity when I buy a jacket, as I am very hippy and need it to open from the bottom when I sit. I am so disappointed that this is not the same quality jacket that I have worn and loved for so many years! It will be difficult to find a decent replacement for this one.
January 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby WildflowerPhotos Just What I Needed!
I bought this jacket specifically for a birding trip to Costa Rica. We would be birding in all sorts of weather conditions, including rain forest. The rain forest lived up to its name, and this jacket protected me, my camera, and my writing pad. I wore it with rain pants and was a happy birder. I wore it zip lining too! I would recommend this jacket to anyone who loves outdoor adventures!
January 17, 2015