Rated 5 out of 5 by kojobear waterproof for hours
Blue Pathfinder waterproof shell purchased by a guy that pushes supermarket carriages for six hours - many times in a downpour. Do not like to wear the slickers the store provides and everyone else wears. Bought this hoping to stay dry and it works. It's great to come home dry after a rainy day and not soaked through.
December 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by serotta Great fit
Comfortable, waterproof and great fit. Great for bicycle commuting top layer.
November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeff54 Love it
It fits perfectly but I'm glad I got the tall.
Ive worn it twice now kept me completely dry.
November 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ponderosa1234 Whimpy
The coat was much lighter and thinner than I was led to believe. It is only good for late Autumn or early spring. The hood was too big and the size was too small. I'm thinking returning it for a larger size.
November 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JDinCNY Good all-around waterproof layer
Well made and definitely waterproof. Hood is functional. Taped zippers are a little stiff, but may loosen up with time and use. I'm 6'1" tall and ~ 185 lbs and purchased a Reg Large; fit is good for me, good sleeve length, but I think I'd like an extra inch in length at the hem. Perhaps I should have purchased a Tall. I have plenty of room to fit this over warmer layers, and will soon see how it stands up to the snow and wind. I purchased on sale and think I got a good buy!
November 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by YellowLabradorLover How dry I am when wearing my pathfinder.
Purchased same jacket last year in black. Proper warmth and never allows water to seep in during cloudbursts. Even wear it during snow events. Hood covers head properly with strategic visor for eye protection with help of practical pull strings. Not even comparable to soft rubber rain gear apparel. Well worth the suggested price. Kudos to our favorite store LL BEAN !
November 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OnlyPercale Great Rain Jacket!
There are a number of things I like about this jacket. It is very stylish and would seem to fit more in the LLBean's Ascent Collection, but there is already the Goretex version of this jacket in the ascent collection. I have little knowledge of the Goretex version, but my understanding of the TEK3 Nylon is that it is breathable and waterproof and durable and is obviously extremely well constructed--as are all things from LLBean.
The fit is perfect. I am 190 lbs, 5'9", and the medium fits perfectly with some room for midlayer. It has excellent pockets and zippers, including the pit zips.
I also had looked at the Neoshell Bounder which is apparently one of the most breathable waterproof garments and a competitor of Goretex, but it has no side pockets--just the upper pockets.
This rain jacket has everything I want: style, comfort, waterproof, breathability and durability.
October 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by RLHorst Does not fit as expected
I purchased the Pathfinder with the intent this would be a great addition to my backpacking wear. When I got the jacket, a visual review got me excited as I could see it was well made. The zippers work very well, they seal everything up very well. The fabric is very durable as it does not appear to be something that would snag easily at all. It was just what I wanted.
I wanted the jacket as a shell for backpacking so I wanted to have room to put a light wt. fleece under for layering. When I put the jacket on, I found that it was too tight in the arms and torso for any layering to take place. The sleeves and torso are, about two inches short.
Although it is a nice looking jacket, unfortunately it will never make it into my backpack, as it does not serve the purpose.
For someone of 6?6? and 240 lbs, I take this risk each time I order any clothing on line. For those of you the jacket fits, I am sure it is going to be a great addition.
October 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by irisheyes7625 Best rain jacket I've ever worn!
This rain jacket is just perfect. We love to mountain bike here in Florida, and the Pathfinder jackets serve us well. The ventilation zippers in the armpits are perfect for working out--even if it's hot or humid, this jacket keeps you dry and cool. We've worn them in the winter, and with the ventilation zippers closed, it keeps you warm in the cool rain. The material doesn't stick to your skin when you sweat, which again makes this a great jacket to wear while being active. There are a bunch of water-resistant pockets which are perfect for electronics and keys. The zippers are really impressive--they seem to have a layer of neoprene that makes the closure virtually disappear when it's zipped shut. And the hood has two sets of pull cords to make it fit just perfectly for you. The wrists also have velcro closures.
Can't recommend this jacket enough!
September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MagicalFruit Love it.
I'm a 5' 10" woman with a long torso and long arms, and the men's small fits me well -- the sleeves are a bit long, but better than than too short.
August 28, 2014