Rated 5 out of 5áby ArtCatNightOwl Great lighweight windbreaker!
Love this light jacket! I work with kids doing art projects and wear these jackets all the time as paint pretty much just wipes off. I've saved many cute LL Bean shirts wearing this jacket. Jacket keeps me dry during light rain running errands. Love the packable hood that works as a collar. I have one of these in every color. Nice that I can zip my cell phone in the pocket when I'm busy carrying art supplies around. Another great purchase from LL Bean!
November 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby cyclebum Great jacket, runs really large
I wanted a light-weight windbreaker/rain jacket for warm months. This fit the bill. I had the predecessor to this jacket before it flew out of the back of my jeep one day - so sad! So glad I found this one to replace it. Same quality as the other - great construction, great zipper, great color. The only difference is that it runs larger. I am 5'6, weigh 128 and ordered the small petite after reading other reviews about it running big. Even the small petite is a little larger than I like. Of course, I wear the jacket over sleeveless tops so I don't need it to be roomy. It still looks very sporty on me. I am very pleased. Thanks LLBean for putting it on sale!
September 6, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5áby Heavenly0204 Disappointed
This jacket has no vents. We are traveling to Florida and Puerto Rico and the humidity is insane there. I live in So Cal and when I tried on this jacket th sleeves stuck to my skin - yuk ! Returning ....
July 9, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5áby caramelkiss2008 Very nice shape, but lacks in Comfort
I really like the styling of this jacket, I own an LL Bean winter coat with the same fit and am in LOVE with it. However this jacket has many short-comings. It has great pockets both inside and outside the jacket, the outer pockets zip shut which is great if you don't always want to carry a purse for just your keys and cell phone. So the look and the compartments are great BUT...The material of the jacket is not pleasing to have in contact with my skin. I understand it is meant to be waterproof but it also does not breath, so outside I can be dry but inside I could be drenched in sweat. I am quite disappointed although the new jersey lined version of this jacket is improved. Still not quite perfect but getting warmer. Overall I'd say pass on this one and upgrade to the lined jacket. Only downside to the lined one was the disappearance of the interior pockets. A note on the sizing that I discovered through trial and error (and returns) I am 5'3" 140 lbs small on top I take an xs petite jacket or the body is too roomy and sleeves fall below my knuckles.
July 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby ELDShopper Needs improvement
This jacket has some good features, i.e. packable, zipper pockets, fold-up hood, but also drawbacks: no lining (for the price, I'd expect a light weight mesh lining, at least on top half), and particularly the loose, long sleeves. The elastic should be tighter, and adding a velcro closure would be great. This problem has been noted for several years. LLBEAN - IS ANYONE LISTENING??
But with few alternatives for similar jackets - especially for petites - and the sale price, I'll keep this one. Not sure about how it will do in the rain -- but hoping for the best.
June 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby TurtleShell Casco Bay Windbreaker Exceeds Expectations
Sturdy Windbreaker has all the fine details and quality I expect from L.L. Bean. Adjustable Hood tucks neatly into softly lined Collar. Adjustable Waist, Sporty resolute zippers and 100% Nylon Waterproof Jacket folds easily into it's own pocket for easy on the go travel.
June 12, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5áby Domi Hood too small
I liked the jacket but the hood was too small. Returned it for the Trail model which is great.
June 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby BicycleBirder Great windbreaking layer, comfortable fit
This jacket will not keep you warm by itself on a cold day, and the sleeves gap open at the wrist. (so the 4 stars) But it does provide a very lightweight, comfortable windbreaking layer over a light hoodie, and you can pull the hoodie sleeves out through the jacket ones to cover your wrists. I am wearing it doing field work and it is just perfect for my needs--packs up small when not in use, and the collar when the hood is stowed makes a nice neck cushion for binocular straps. The zippered pockets are a great feature. As for fit I am 5'4" , 126 lb.and a 34D, so a size S that would otherwise fit my frame is usually too tight in the bust. I got a M in this jacket and have been very pleased with the fit, it layers well without being tight but is not too big to look ok if worn alone. I will buy this jacket again and recommend it for layering when biking, birding etc.
May 19, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5áby CASushee Lovely Color But Won't Work For Me
I live in a cool climate that requires layered clothing, usually a fleece zip jacket with a windbreaker, when I take my early morning power walks. Love the coastal blue color but the nylon fabric just doesn't work well; the fabric doesn't breathe and as a result, when my hour walk is over, the inside of the windbreaker is very wet and my fleece jacket is quite damp, too. I purchased other windbreakers from an L.L.Bean competitor and they don't result in dampness so it must be the nylon in this item. So glad to have the Bean guarantee; I'll be returning this windbreaker tomorrow.
May 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby jpatton Great
I bought this for my grandmother. She really likes it. It is light weight and nice.
April 12, 2013