Rated 1 out of 5 by ksquared they forgot to add the water resistant layer
this is my third llbean rain jacket, and the second model rain jacket. my very first rain jacket (i don't remember the style but they no longer make it) lasted several years before the lining started to flake/peel. it was fairly water resistant. that one was replaced with this style, but it was never very water resistant, and the lining started to peel in less than a year of light use. i was sent a replacement jacket this spring, same style, different color. i have only worn it a handful of times, getting soaked through each time. it's very frustrating to say the least to have a rain coat that doesn't keep you dry. i'm hoping that treating it with ReviveX will make it waterproof. if not, back to the store it goes.
August 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by annenice Best Jacket ever!
I purchased this jacket for a trip to Europe! Absolutely the best purchase I made! Carried this jacket everyday and used it not just as a rain coat, but also wind breaker. Loved the hood and the velcro at the sleeves. Found that I didn't need an umbrella, just the jacket. Worth every penny
August 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ladyhawk60 It is lightweight - perfect for travel!
I bought this jacket 2 years ago. I have used it for travel - most recently a trip to Alaska. I wore it everyday. My friends were amazed at how I just shook the jacket off before I went inside and it was dry! It's lightweight so I was able to wear it as a windbreaker when it wasn't raining - over a layer of clothing. I love this jacket and when it wears out I will purchase another one!
July 16, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by beanmom06776 Lining peels
I wanted to like this jacket but the material used to line it was cold and uncomfortable against my skin. Shortly after purchasing the jacket the lining began to peel and shed inside. I had to return this product
July 3, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5
by Sunny14 Lining Peeling; New Style No Inside Pockets (sob!)
I just love this jacket, however, the lining near the hood is peeling. I hope LLBean fixes this design/fabric as otherwise it is a great jacket. I am an avid traveler and I have worn this jacket in 19 countries. Perfect to travel with a polar fleece underneath. Also, the jacket I have has two mesh inside pockets--open at the top. Great for my cell phone, Kleenex, etc. I understand that the version available now does NOT have inside pockets. This is really sad news for me. This was a fantastic feature of the jacket for traveling. LLBean: Please bring back the old design. Please!!!
June 29, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by NMDreamer Missing one important feature
I really wanted to like this jacket. I have the full length rain coat and love it -- very lightweight, takes up very little space in my luggage, overall perfect for travel.
However, the jacket has a serious drawback. Like pretty much every Bean jacket I've tried recently, it has a one-way zipper, not a top-down/bottom-up or two way zipper. You can't open it up from the bottom. If you are pear shaped like me, this requires all kinds of adjustments on my part to wear the thing sitting down. It just isn't practical. As a result, the jacket is going back.
June 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Retired1594 I love this jacket
I have had several of these jackets.I find them waterproof and light weight. I had a problem with one jacket's lining at the neck flaking and, with the assistance of customer support, I returned it and purchased a replacement jacket. L L Bean is very accommodating to its customers. The new jacket arrived yesterday and, like the other, I love it. The jacket is comfortable and fits well and can be used in the middle seasons of the northeast on both sunny and rainy days. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a waterproof jacket.
May 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by hikerfrau Narrow in the shoulders
The trail model jacket fits and flatters my apple shape and there's room to layer. But it's narrow through the shoulders.
I'm disappointed because I like the hood design (it stays out of the way), the packable light weight fabric, and the cheery orange color.
April 5, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Beanyfamily Flimsy Lining
I hate giving LLBean such a low rating because generally I have nothing but good things to say about the products I buy from here, but I've bought this jacket several times over the last few years and have always had to return it because the inside lining starts peeling and falling out all over the place. I do love the colors it comes in, the outside protects from the wind and the rain every time, and the pockets are roomy enough for carrying things so you don't have to carry a bag all the time. I will try a different type of LLBean jacket without this kind of lining next, but I think that if LLBean is going to keep selling this jacket they should find a different kind of lining that doesn't peel so quickly after purchase.
March 27, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by marshan Waterproof outside, flimsy lining
Purchased this ~6-8 months ago. It kept me dry and I loved it until I noticed tears in the lining around the neck. I'll continue to wear it until more lining falls apart. Next time, I'll look for rainwear that is more rugged. I would suggest the same to a friend. First time I've ever had an issue with LLBean product.
March 25, 2016