Rated 5 out of 5 by bbgun Second purchase
I bought one of these jackets about 15 years ago, have worn it extremely hard, and it is just now beginning to show signs of wear. I just purchased another one ( in a different color ) and would recommend this item to anybody. I have been an LLBean customer for a very long time and have never been dissatisfied with anything that I have ever purchased.
November 30, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by becomingabeanfan Great 'in between' jacket.
A fleece jacket that keeps the wind out and stops light rain from soaking through is a winner. Washes up well; I line dry it and it looks like it did when I first got it.
January 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by outdoorsME Best. Jacket. Ever.
This jacket rocks.
I was looking for a base layer to wear under my shell skiing and this jacket was perfect.
I also use it to commute to work in winter here in NYC. It breathes so well, and yet blocks the wind, resulting in the perfect outer layer to ride into Manhattan across Brooklyn bridge, and get to work without saturating my shirt with sweat as my other wind blocking cycling specific jacket from Garneau does.
Combined with a wicking shirt (dri-fit for me) this jacket was super comfortable on a 9 mile ride. On my return trip the weather had dropped 15 degrees, so I added a light wool sweater and was toasty all the way home.
Not the most fitting cut of a jacket, especially around the waist/middle, but we all know LL Bean tends to run boxy anyway, and for the price the performance is outstanding.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBLovers Love it!
Very comfortable, lightweight, and warm. I wear this as a fall jacket and for mild winter days. I've worn it in the rain and snow and the water resistant material on the shoulders holds up perfectly. I'm about 5'7" 140 and I got the medium, which fits perfectly. I think the small might have been OK, but a little tight, and I like to have a little space. My wife has the purple one (I have the black) and we love them!
December 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mwendle comfortable, windproof, warm, great fit
I tried this jacket in 23 degree weather with a sweater vest for a layer and in 18 degree weather with a crew neck sweatshirt. Both days had a wind of about 12 mph. Both times I was warm & comfortable. I am 6'1", 160 lbs and the medium tall fits well. A bargain to boot.
November 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by VermontDad Function, not fashion.
This jacket is very functional for hiking, camping, snowshoeing, and even spring skiing. It's warm and does a good job at resisting wind and water. The quality is great considering the price. For me the fit is a little tight around the shoulders and loose in the midsection - so it isn't as fashion worthy as some other products.
September 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DonnieP Great sweater
I've been wearing 200 polar fleece for a few years now. My best recollection, among many, was when I dumped my canoe into cold Algonquin Park waters. When I finally got ashore, I was able to ring the sweater out, and wear it damp. It still kept me warm, plus it dried out with body/sun heat in about an hour. Great product.
April 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by manitouguy Very happy with jacket
I bought a Dark Royal Blue color and wore it out in a cold wind the first day that I had it.Stops the wind very, very well. Warm, well made, stylish. I liked it so much I then bought another, a black one. Very nice jacket.
March 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by aUSconsumer Husband loved it but alas, had to return it
When I gave this to my husband he absolutely loved the weight & styling of this jacket, but when he tried it on the sleeves were much too long. This jacket would benefit from a cuff or elastic in the sleeve. It fit beautifully everywhere else. He reluctantly had to return it.
February 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Virgosun Very warm jacket!
I bought this for my son. He really likes everything about this. Warm, extra pockets and fits very well. I bought the Tall XXL. He is 6ft and this was long enough to cover his stomach. I have machine washed and let air dry.
February 19, 2013