Rated 5 out of 5áby StationMaster Withstood record rainfalls!
I needed a raincoat and rain pants to withstand rain on a train platform at an outdoor historic attraction. My first day on the job, I was on duty all day during an historic 6.5 inch rain fall on August 11, 2014; the 2nd greatest amount on that day with the highest amount in 1925. I left comfortable and dry despite massive flooding on local highways. Kudos to L.L. Bean.
August 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby GeorgiaTeacher Not Waterproof
This raincoat works fine for running errands, hopping in and out of the rain for brief periods. I like the longer length too. However, it failed miserably when I wore it on a 4 hour hike in a steady rain. I ended up wet, clammy and miserable. It is definitely not just lack of ventilation--the fabric itself seems to fail when wet for an extended period, and felt damp to the touch--I do not perspire easily enough for the whole interior to be moist. Considering exchanging it for a more expensive waterproof one.
July 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby nowandthentraveler just the thing
Took this raincoat to Ireland last week, and it was perfect for my needs. Kept me dry in the occasional shower - we had great weather - and even in the bow of the ferry coming back from Inisheer in the rain and spray. Very light weight, and just the thing to put on over a sweater when it was chilly. Very pleased with this purchase.
July 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby ScooterPal The Best!
I should probably bronze this raincoat! I bought it for a 4-week spring garden tour in Europe and even when it was windy and wet, it kept me amazingly dry. I was able to loan my umbrella to someone else whose raincoat had him soaked. I especially like the zippered pockets - they're deep and kept my cell phone dry but handy. This is one of the best purchases I've made in years. Worth every cent. I totally recommend!
June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby KGibbard LOVE this
I bought this rain jacket about a year ago because I was tired of lugging an umbrella around. It is was the best purchase I could have made. I walked about 20 minutes in an absolute downpour with my cell phone in my pocket- NO LEAKS! Where the jacket covered, I was completely dry. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a solid rain jacket.
June 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Anonymous04841 Plenty of room for layers, color much different
I normally wear a size Medium in LLBean clothes, but I wanted room for a fleece jacket underneath, so I ordered both the M and L to try on. These seem to run big, as there is plenty of room for a fleece jacket underneath in the Medium, and the sleeves are even a bit long (and I have pretty long arms - usually sleeves are too short for me). Very lightweight and packable - will be great for kids' sporting events in the pouring rain!
The zipper is a little tricky to figure out at first, but is OK once you get the hang of it. I ordered the Beechnut color, thinking it was kind of an olive color, but it's much brighter. Am returning for the dark royal blue instead.
June 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby ElainecG Inna Pocket
Lightweight, doesn't cling, seems to be waterproof. Have yet to test it in a downpour. Hood has velcro tab at back for brim adjustment. Wish it came with folding instructions! Stuffed it into the pocket with inner and outer zipper. Doesn't look as compact as the photo but it is tucked away and has a loop for hanging onto a backpack. A good buy. Would get another one.
May 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby Bibbs01 Poor Quality
I have had this coat over a year. I was not thrilled with the material when I received it, it was pretty light weight with mesh pockets, and was crinkly/noisy. Now the inner rubbery lining is peeling off of the hood. I wouldn't recommend this coat.
May 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby Notjomama Bad zipper
Loved this coat. A gift from my daughter. Everything is good BUT the zipper. Nothing like having to step out of your wet coat because the zipper want work. I have had many things from Bean but never a problem like this. As I was working to get out of it at a ball game I heard someone say "Oh, that's an LL Bean". Yes a real pain. This isn't good.
May 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby SpringsShopper Just right raincoat
First, I'm petite, and ordered the petite. The sleeves are not too long (like their competitor's sleeves are.) The sleeve cuffs are also adjustable. The hood is large, but does not fall over my eyes when I lean over. The length is perfect. Comes down to my knees - which is what I looked really hard for. It is light weight and flexible (not stiff plastic)
What I really want this coat for is to wear over my bathing suit to go to and from the gym. I can put it over my wet bathing suit - and another jacket on top if I need to, and drive home without showing too much leg -and no one is the wiser.
I will also use it for what it was meant for - when it is raining!!
April 18, 2014