Rated 1 out of 5áby MsTeapot Gore-Tex plus a small foldaway hood is senseless!
Why does anyone buy a Gore-Tex jacket? It is because they want to stay dry in a serious downpour.
I have an older LLBean Gore-Tex jacket in orange. It's fine, but it doesn't repel water terrifically well anymore and I'd like a newer one. However, I cannot bring myself to buy one that doesn't have a nice, big, attached, EFFECTIVE hood with a decent brim. Why would I ever pay the premium price for Gore-Tex if I'm getting a silly little hoodlet that is bunched up into the collar? That is unacceptable.
I want to be dry. I want my eyeglasses to be dry. Is this too much to ask?
July 7, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5áby Jenn01 Bad zipper
Overall the jacket is great but unusable because the zipper keeps catching on the fabric. The first couple of times, I just figured it was user error but the last time, I almost could not get it off. I am returning it.
June 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby EricaSG Good but could be better
My husband gave this to me Christmas 2014. I love the color and fit. And it keeps me dry. However, I have three issues with the jacket, in order of annoyance.
First, the hood does not protrude enough. In order to keep my upper face and glasses dry, I need to wear a baseball hat or something with a wider brim, I hate this.
Second, there is no inside chest pocket for a phone.
Third, due to the seams, it is difficult to zip up the last 2-1/2" of the jacket.
I gave this four stars, though I'd actually like to give it three and a half.
March 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby PennsylvaniaGirl Great waterproof shell for rain or snow
I bought this jacket specifically to wear in wet winter weather over a fleece (LLBean's High Performance Fleece Jacket) or my LLBean 850 Down Lightweight Sweater. What a great, lightweight alternative to a bulky winter coat! The other day it was raining quite a bit and it was cold, but this Gore-Tex shell repelled water (the rain fell in beads off the sleeves) and I was very toasty in just this shell and my fleece (we are spending a year in Germany and so the winter is fairly cold). I am very impressed with the quality of this jacket - material and pockets and zippers. I only wish that the hood came out further in the front over the forehead.
January 18, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5áby Manhattoe Good jacket, but
I've owned several of these over many years and through some design changes (pockets locations, mostly...). The only reason I would not give the jacket a higher rating is that the most recent one I bought, in yellow, became stained in spots from everyday use. Those stains are difficult to remove entirely (using Gore-tex washing products) and remain visible. At a certain point, you'll have to get those pesky stains out and you may find that the overall color of the jacket becomes less vibrant in the process, even as the stains remain somewhat visible. IF I buy again, will steer clear of light colors. Disappointed, given the cost.
January 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Chilep Great fit, waterproof
Great fit and keeps me dry.
December 23, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby TexasTeacherThinks Good quality....but not so fashionable.
I love L.L. Bean clothes and found this raincoat of good quality. But unfortunately I am returning it because it is way too short, strange color, and just not the look I want in a raincoat. I wanted something that was sturdy and would keep me dry....but with a little more fashion.
December 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby knitwitsquared A good jacket
I like this jacket, as it's light and very good in shielding me from a cold wind. I'm of average height, and thin with thin arms and find that this jacket allows for some layering and still be very comfortable. I just wish the jacket were a trifle longer, say by an inch. I'd preferred the lavender/purple in medium, but as that was sold out, I ended up with the cherry red, which gives it a real wow factor and makes it visible in the foggiest of weather!
December 16, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5áby girlygirlsoxfan Don't waste your money
The material was very, very crinkley. Sizing ran small, except for the hood which could have fit a small elephant's head. And the visor on the hood was so stiff that it stuck in the back of your neck when you had it rolled up into the collar. I have had two of these jackets in the past and loved them. They have ruined this product!
December 7, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby Mysid What happened?
I ordered this coat in an XL so I'd have room to wear more layers or a heavy sweater under it. I already have one in size L. The XL is about the same size as the L size jacket I bought a few years ago! Also the zipper doesn't zip up from the bottom. Not happy with the new design. Also the fabric is very "crunchy and crinkly" very loud!
December 3, 2015