Rated 3 out of 5 by vdodili Disappointed
I have been shopping at LLBean for years, and this would have been the third Trail Model Rain Jacket I have owned, although I returned this one. First, the fabric did not feel like the same quality fabric that was used before; it felt stiffer and more plastic. But the biggest reason I returned it was that they no longer use a two-way zipper, which is an absolute necessity when I buy a jacket, as I am very hippy and need it to open from the bottom when I sit. I am so disappointed that this is not the same quality jacket that I have worn and loved for so many years! It will be difficult to find a decent replacement for this one.
January 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by WildflowerPhotos Just What I Needed!
I bought this jacket specifically for a birding trip to Costa Rica. We would be birding in all sorts of weather conditions, including rain forest. The rain forest lived up to its name, and this jacket protected me, my camera, and my writing pad. I wore it with rain pants and was a happy birder. I wore it zip lining too! I would recommend this jacket to anyone who loves outdoor adventures!
January 17, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mammadubbs NOT Waterproof
I bought one of these two years ago and was immediately soaking wet the first time I wore it in the rain. I could have sworn that the description said it was waterproof, not water resistant. But I couldn't remember the style name. So last spring, I went to get a new one. I stupidly bought the same style. It still is described as waterproof, and it still isn't. My fault for A) trusting the description and B) buying the same thing twice. For the amount I spent I could have gotten a Gore-Tex coat and never gotten wet. This is a good looking coat, and may be great as a wind breaker, but is useless in rain.
January 2, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by MamaUpstate Inner coating peeling off!
I purchased this 18 months ago and it's leaky. I just used the Nikwax wash and waterproofing products, so we'll see if that helps, but the inner waterproof coating at the neck is all peeled up, so I think I will end up returning it. My mom has had two Bean rain jackets in 30 years, so I'm disappointed in the quality of this one.
November 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by MiaJ Not a raincoat
I bought this jacket in yellow last winter for jogging in the rain in the Pacific Northwest. Sadly the rain comes right through, and the jacket isn't at all breathable. When I take it off, there is more water inside the coat than outside. My Nordic pole-walking group was admiring it one day until we went for coffee and they saw the inside. The water beads up on the inside surface from condensation that can't escape, and my tshirt gets soaked through. I suppose it might be ok if you move very slowly and it's only sprinkling a tiny bit of miniature rain drops. But the jacket does nothing for real rain and exercise. The petite size was perfect so am very disappointed.
November 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SouthieKitKat Exactly what I wanted, SUPER FAST
I inadvertently left my old navy rainshell on the train a few weeks ago. Hearing the weather forecast of a nor'easter for Boston/Maine this week, I ordered the Trail Model Rain Jacket YESTERDAY. Rather than opting for free shipping, I paid for express hoping that I would get it Wednesday. It just arrived to work TODAY before a single drop of rain has fallen! The petite size large would have been fine, but I ordered XL so that I can layer it with a heavy fleece. I ordered it in daylily, which looked a bit more muted in shade in the pictures. The actual jacket is very bright, but not fluorescent. This is fine because I walk my dog in the woods and along the marsh. Even thought there is no permitted hunting where I live, it is better to be safe than sorry since there are duck hunters from time to time. The hood is adjustable, which I love because I have a rather short neck. There are vecro tabs on the cuffs and an flap over the zipper with velcro to keep the rain out. For the price, this is a really nice rain jacket. We shall see how it holds out during our nor'easter. I just love L.L. Bean.
October 21, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lee61 Not waterproof
I bought this last year? and every time I wear it in the rain? I feel that my arms are damp! So, to me it's not waterproof.
October 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by proudnavymom Great Raincoat
I received this raincoat last night. Today it rained and I wore it to work. LOVE LOVE LOVE Great color great fit and so nice looking. I have the lavendar/blue. I am ordering one for all my friends and family for Christmas. Thank you LL Bean!!!
October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RomeosMomToo Trail Model Rain Jacket
I recently received this jacket and have worn it in the rain a few times now. It is lightweight, fits well and the hood is very handy. The zipper is well made and moves smoothly, as it should. I like the color blue/green and it is comfortable and keeps me dry. It is well made and I would buy it again.
October 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by northernlucy Great Jacket, But Short In The Back
I have owned the coat version of this jacket for some time, and absolutely adore it. Decided to order the jacket version in another colour. Both versions are well made, comfortable and well designed. I am 5'9" tall and weigh 195 lb. I ordered both in 1X Reg., and they fit perfectly. However......the jacket was not long enough to cover my butt and unfortunately I must return it.
October 2, 2014