Rated 5 out of 5 by seattlekd Excellent all-purpose rain jacket!
I can't say enough about how great this jacket is for a rain jacket. It's a bit on the pricey side for a rain jacket, but well worth it if you are out in the rain a lot.
I bought this jacket for a family member last Christmas, and she loved it so much that I decided to buy myself one this year, as I recently got a new puppy who needs a lot of walking, and well, it rains a lot here in Seattle!
I normally wear a size 8-10, and am of medium height, and the size medium fit me perfectly, with just enough room to wear a sweater or fleece jacket underneath, but not too much room. The dark royal blue is a good color that blends well with most of my wardrobe. The jacket is well made, with a good hood and velcro on the sleeves. I have received a number of compliments on the jacket, which is surprising for a raincoat!
November 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Georgiacamper Perfect rainjacket!
This rainjacket is fantastic! At first I thought it would be too lightweight but, is perfect for our Georgia climate. If it is colder I just wear a sweater under and is very waterproof and dries quickly. I love the material.
I liked it so much I ordered a similiar one for my husband, and he loves his too! I am a size 12 and ordered a Medium and it fits very well, not too tight or too big. I highly recommend this coat!
April 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 took the recommendation from llbean chat helper...
I love this little durable rain jacket! It is very thin but it does keep you dry and cut the wind so you stay warm. I live in western mass where the winter this past year didn't want to leave...rain, freezing rain...I kept warm and dry!
Buy it, try it, I bet you'll love it! Oh and the outside dries quick and you can roll it up put it in your purse or a pocket and you're good to go!
April 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HeidiHikes Necessary for the Northwest
When I moved to Ketchikan, AK, I was told to invest in rain gear. This jacket was my first purchase, and it has definitely helped to keep me dry despite all the rain. I wear it just about everywhere, but best of all it holds up on long hikes. It's lightweight and keeps me dry. Great purchase!
March 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lee61 Just okay for me..
I ordered the royal blue and it's a lot lighter then the picture. The fabric is extremely thin, I do hope it's a least waterproof. It is just okay, and it basically overpriced. I don't mind paying for top quality, but not if it isn't and I would never recommend it.
February 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MusicWriter Fifth time is a charm!
After I returned the last one with its zipper stuck (had to climb out of it), came back for a last try and found this almost perfect jacket that was there all the time. The (one way) zipper worked first time up; fit snugly over my fleece jackets; zip pockets don't scrape the flesh off my knuckles; a generous hood covers without obstructing sight lines, The bright orange color can be seen 2 states. The fabric is the least noisy of the tech types. Thanks, LL Bean. I love you. Again.
February 19, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by OlympiaGal Not waterproof
While I love the color and most of the features of this jacket, the reason I bought it was as a waterproof barrier. In this respect, it is a complete failure. The jacket was as wet inside as out.
February 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by phdog Keeps rain out but bad hood design
They may have redesigned the hood, but when I bought it, the hood was detachable (the description here doesn't say anything about the hood). When you pull the hood up, the pieces at the front aren't long enough to meet, so there is no way to keep the hood up. You either have to keep one hand exposed holding the ends together, or live with the first gust of wind blowing the hood off. I just got drenched while I was walking the dog.
February 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jaxster Unable to fold
The description of the jacket states that it folds into its own pocket and shows it folded inside out with a zipper on top of the pocket yet there is no zipper on the inside pockets, just zippers on the right side out pockets! Is there a way to show how to fold it in the product description?
January 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PennsylvaniaGirl Great rain jacket! Look no further!
Last year my rain jacket (not LLBean) was no longer waterproof and I needed a quick replacement for a rainy summer in Cambridge, England. Of course I went right to LLBean for a solution. I ordered myself the XS Petite in Black and it's a great fit (I'm 5', 115lbs) and loose enough that I can layer a Fitness Fleece under it. It's lightweight, comfortable, has roomy pockets, and the zippers are of good quality. My husband even thought that my rain jacket is better than his (not an LLBean jacket). My only complaint is that I didn't buy a different color (although I really like the Black) because my husband's rain jacket is so dark navy that it looks black and we look like we're wearing the same jacket (but we're not). Now there are very attractive colors available that weren't available when I bought mine, but knowing LLBean's products, my rain jacket will last a very long time and I won't need to replace it anytime soon. Great rain jacket!
January 6, 2014