Rated 2 out of 5áby Dmjjr Disappointed
Got this as a present from my daughter. I live in Arizona so don't wear it unless we visit her in Seattle. The rubber backing on the hood is disintegrating-probably worn about (6) times. Quality is not up to LL Bean standards
April 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby DallasMike Get's the job done in the Rain!
I bought this jacket to protect me from the spring rain season. I'm a sports journalist and have to cover events in types of weather, I've been very please in the two months I've covered several projects in driving rain, this jacket has done the trick.
My last rain jacket was a higher end expensive GoreTex jacket that I had for years and mostly babied it, however the Bean jacket with the Waterproof TEK2.5 fabric, seems more durable, pliable and most importantly has Breathability!
A real plus for me is the fact that it packets into its own pocket. I can carry this jacket in a pocket of my camera bag!
Next I'll try the TEK2.5 pants.
April 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby WayfaringWriter Extraordinarily pleased
My son and I purchased a pair of these jackets for a trip to Atlanta, where we were promised rain, and we got it! We had a ;multi-block stroll in medium to heavy rain from the Georgia Aquarium to the train station. Our packs got wet, our jeans got soaked, but where the Trail jackets covered, we stayed perfectly dry. I particularly appreciated the velcro storm flap in the front, the strap that adjusts how far forward the hood falls, and pockets that zip to retain gloves or a scarf.
These jackets are well made, light, wind and water proof and can be easily folded up for stowage in a rucksack. With a fleece or sweater for warmth, they are excellent for everyday wear. I use mine nearly every day and have experienced none of the problems reported by other reviewers.
Worth every penny, and I would not hesitate to recommend to a friend. My Trail Model Rain Jacket is now on my list of "essential" gear.
April 11, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby Nudelheim PLEASE! Change lining material!
This is a good jacket. But the flimsy mesh lining MUST go. My current jacket (the third of these I've owned) is barely a year old; the left-hand pocket is already useless because its bottom fouls in the (often sluggish) zipper. I've pointed out both mesh & zipper failings in the past -- but not online. I hope someone's looking/listening now. (Both mesh & zipper come in for some heat in other reviews on this page.)
I'm not an expert; but this would seem a relatively easy fix to eliminate an important flaw in what otherwise is a terrific item.
March 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Wmcwms Additional comment
After my comment about a delamination problem, LL Bean promptly replaced the defective jacket.
March 24, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby Wmcwms Delaminates
After using the jacket for 10 months I noticed small spots where the inner waterproof part of the fabric was de laminating from the outer fabric. Now at the end of 11 months the delamination has increased and is significant. I wore the jacket only about half an hour a day about four times a week for about seven months of the year while walking the dog. The jacket was great until it started delaminating.
March 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby MarciFarmGal Wonderful
This jacket is everything it says it is. Lightweight, waterproof, warm, lots of extras like zippered pockets, Velcro for added protection against the weather, hood front keeps rain and foul weather out of face, deep pockets, snaps and Velcro on the wrists for added comfort. I chose XL men's because I am 5' tall and wanted to cover as low below the buttocks as most of the photos showed hip-length. So this item works well for men and women.
March 6, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5áby Coloradoisgreat Trail Model Rain Jacket
Nice jacket. Fits well. Good colors.
After wearing it twenty times or so, the silver lining in the hood began to delaminate from the shell. I used a self-adhesive nylon tent repair fabric to hold it together. That worked for about four more wearings before another area began to delaminate. Recommend discontinuing this product; it is not up to LL Bean standards.
March 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby SouthernRealtor Lightweight Rain Jacket
Great lightweight rain jacket. Bought it in October at the flagship store and have used it several times since in the rain and wind. Works very well. I'm 6'-1" and 205 lbs and it fits perfectly.
January 14, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 Guaranteed Waterproof---NOT SO !!!
Stay away from this 'so called' waterproof jacket. I was outside in light drizzly rain for 1 1/2 hours with the hood up and was completely soaked underneath the jacket. We will be returning both jackets that we purchased.
January 12, 2015