Rated 5 out of 5 by llbeanlove6789 pathfinder waterproof shell
I bought this jacket in store about 6 months ago. I was moving to the pacific northwest and wanted a nice waterproof jacket for the rainy winters. This jacket is perfect, waterproof and comfortable. I am 5'2 and 104lbs I got a Misses XXS in red. It fits wonderfully with enough room for me to wear a fleece and llbean packable vest underneath for extra cold days. The only thing is the hand pockets are very shallow, however this has not really been a problem. I just store my phone in the inside pocket of the jacket and my cards and ID in the chest pocket. I love this jacket, perfect for running around town and hiking in the woods.
August 18, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by GraceAmazing unusually disappointed
I ordered this jacket as a replacement for an LLBean jacket that I had had for many years and recently lost on an airplane. I really loved the old jacket so I started with LLBean when shopping for a replacement. I usually have excellent luck with LLBean so I was surprised and disappointed when I had to return this jacket. I ordered my usual size (petite medium) but the jacket was too tight. I also wasn't happy with the fabric, the length of the sleeves, or the location of the pockets. That being said, I plan to look for another LLBean jacket but in the store this time instead of the catalog.
August 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by aczen27 Waterproof Jacket
I ordered one for myself in red and one for my husband in black. We traveled all over Alaska and the Canadian Rockies with them and I was pleasantly surprised at how versatile and protective it is. We weathered many rain storms and cold environments, while subsequently exposed to hot rays from the sun, sometimes within the span of the same day. In each instance, this jacket performed outstandingly. The main issue for me was protection from water, and it did its job very well.
The fabric is slightly on the stiff side but it really traveled well and did not wrinkle up or become worn looking.
If I had to critique one thing, it's the hoods. They were not the easiest to adjust or to keep from blocking the view when fully pulled forward, but it's a minor issue compared to the overall usability of the jacket.
For anyone who wishes to layer with other items underneath, definitely opt for the next larger size to give yourself enough comfortable room. I am 5'3" and weigh 150. I ordered the Misses Petite Extra Large and it worked perfectly for me. My husband is 185 lbs, and 5'11". We got him the Men's Tall Large.
July 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by philstat Great coat
Very good quality coat, which it should be for the money. Time will tell if it retains its waterproof qualities.
July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ACES10 Practical and comfortable
This jacket was recommended to me by a friend. I really like it. The only thing I would change is the depth of the outside pockets.
I do not feel comfortable leaving my keys in them unzipped.
Otherwise, it is a great fit, and very comfortable. I love this color and would like to see it in other pieces that you sell.
July 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by carriedd Raincoat
I have been looking for a rain jacket for a while now with a color that I liked. I like the brightness of the color. In warm weather it is a tad warm, even though the underarms have zippers for ventilation. I like that it is wind resistant.
Overall it is a great jacket. Price is a tad high. I was able to get it with 25% off.
July 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by USACDN Well constructed, sleeves too long however.
This is a very well made garment and I like many of the styling points. BUT, the sleeves are too long - and I have average length arms. I'm just rolling them up a bit because I like all the other aspects of this garment. I just wish they'd do more proportionally sized sleeves.
July 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by PennsylvaniaGirl Great quality shell
I bought this shell because I loved my Pathfinder Jacket(s) so much. The fact that this shell is waterproof is a huge bonus and I have found that it is far more breathable than a rain jacket I used to own. The jacket fits nicely and is roomy enough to wear over a layer (I ordered an XS Petite; I am 5', 110 lbs). The zippers are of high quality, the material even feels like it will be waterproof without being too noisy, and the hood is of generous fit. I would have given this jacket 5 stars if the hand pockets were deeper; I fear that my keys might fall out if I leave the pocket zippers open because the pockets are a bit shallow. The sleeve length is good (and accurate for the jacket size), and the cuffs are adjustable by Velcro straps. I would have preferred if the cuffs had elastic for a tighter fit, but with the Velcro straps I find that I sometimes have to adjust the fit of the cuffs when I am putting on the jacket (so that my hands go through the tightened wrists). It's a great jacket and for an upcoming trip to Europe I plan to use it over the Ultralight 850 Down Sweater in lieu of buying a winter coat.
July 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mainer78 Don't go by the Colors!
I ordered the purple coat and was so disappointed when it showed up and wasn't a deep purple at all. The fit was great and everything was great except for the color, which was completely inaccurate online. If you go by the colors online please know that the purple is a very light purple, not a deep purple that the website is showing.
July 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PennsylvaniaGirl Fantastic waterproof rain jacket!
I loved my Pathfinder fleece-lined jacket (I have three!) so much that I did not hesitate to purchase this shell for downpours. The Pathfinder Waterproof Shell is just that - terrific for the path and trail but just as excellent for everyday wear in wet (or dry) weather. The material is breathable, the number-one reason I purchased this jacket for very humid rain showers in Brisbane, Australia. I don't even reach for an umbrella when I wear this jacket. There are numerous spacious pockets and the zippers are of great quality and durability. The sizing seems accurate (I ordered an XS Petite, my usual LLBean size) and the jacket is perfect in sleeve and body length and is roomy enough to wear over a fleece and just as comfortable on its own over a T-shirt. I highly recommend this jacket for your go-to rain jacket or your jacket against windy days - it's a great LLBean product.
May 24, 2015