Rated 2 out of 5
áby Shelf3 Backing in the hood failed
Same issue as others, I've had the coat for over a year, but still disappointed in the quality.
November 26, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5
áby Shelf3 Lining falling apart in the hood
Unfortunately I had the same issue as others and the jacket began to deteriorate one year after purchasing. I really liked the fit and style and I'm sad the quality was not up to my standards. It's to the point where I am embarrassed to wear it.
November 24, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5áby rhardaway Poorly Designed Zipper/Storm Flap
I ordered this lightweight jacket for a European trip. The jacket's storm flap continually got caught in the front zipper. I finally threw the jacket into the trash because the zipper became permanently stuck on the storm flap. Poorly designed product.
November 23, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby natzfan Expected Better
Echoing the views of Disappointed. The rubber backing has disintegrated to the point where the jacket has become embarassing to wear. I love the jacket, it just hasn't given me the quality i have come to enjoy from LL Bean products.
November 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby cerberez Waterproof, not so breathable
This is a fine jacket for keeping the rain off.
pros: light, keeps rain off, big hood, packs into pocket
cons: sweat built up inside it (maybe it's not so breathable after all), it felt sticky and plasticky against skin, and the hood was too big for use without a hat or helmet (it partially blocked my vision and bugged the heck out of me)
November 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby dwrichter Love this jacket
This is a great rain jacket. Comfortable to wear, very waterproof, and it fits well. What more could one ask? Liked the material so much I bought different style but same material for my wife. I've had it for six months now and wear it often.
October 25, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5áby DanD4 Looks Good - But Fails
Jacket only keeps moisture our as long the water barrier on the inside of the jacket is intact. Unfortunately, the waterproof material has delaminated on the original purchase and the replacement - each in about a year.
October 11, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5áby Jules56 Darn!
I really love the gold color of my jacket! Unfortunately, that is the only thing I love. I purchased this for a Spring trip to Ireland, because it was lightweight and packed well. Ireland was sunny the whole time I was there, but for one afternoon of misty rain. I was warm and dry, very warm; too warm. I became sweaty and sticky, the sleeve lining stuck to me, uncomfortably. As I loved the color, I thought I could deal with this. Fast forward to the heavy rain we just had in New England, and I thought I was prepared. I made a dash of about 50 yards, and was soaked through. I had to wrestle myself out of the jacket, finally having to exit my car, into a deluge, just to get the darn thing off! I still love the color, and as it is now a sale item, realize this color will be going away, as will my jacket. DARN!
October 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby cavesar Nice fit, need to order one size up for layering
Again the LL Bean sizing is getting trimmer. I ordered one size up to fit over an Pathfinder Soft-Shell Jacket/Vest or PrimaLoft Packaway Jacket. And in warm weather I can wear it over a shirt without it being too bulky.
If I was planning to wear over a bulkier top layer I would order two sizes up.
Good thing only the Burnt Orange/Cayenne matches the Soft-Shell Jacket and Vest I already have. If the Green was two tone to match the Soft-Shell Jacket/Vest that are on sale .... "We are going to need a BIGGER gear room."
As I noted about sizing in my review of the Soft-Shell vest - Like much of the LL Bean outerwear the sizing is now "athletic," not sized to wear over a heavier layer. So the Large I ordered fits perfectly over my Medium LL Bean fleece jacket and vest from a couple of years ago. Or my Large PrimaLoft Packaway jacket and vest.
Too bad our big rainy days were just before I got this jacket, I will have to wait and see how "really dry" I stay. But then I always pocket/pack a 30 or 55 gal drum bin liner as a plan E(mergency and vapour barrier) just in case.
October 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5áby RESJR78 Good fit but failed pretty quickly
I bought one of these jackets to replace a Bean Stowaway Goretex jacket that had started to leak. The fit of this jacket was good and the reviews that I read indicated it would be a good waterproof rain jacket. I used it a couple of times on fishing trips in 2014 and it worked pretty well. But during the winter the lining began to crack and fail and when I took it on a fishing trip to Canada this year it leaked like a coarse sieve. This one is going back to Bean for a return as it should not fall apart so quickly.
July 24, 2015