Rated 4 out of 5 by KB50 Very good but wish...
The water proof material is the best I have ever had.
I wish I could of found a coat like it but a bit longer. It was designed for what we call "suburban people" meaning they only drive and run from the car to whatever, and do not walk very often. We are city people and walk in all weather. A longer womans version would be better like they have for men.
November 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SatisfiedGiver Excellent quality accurate fit.
I have only had the Pathfinder Waterproof Shell for a few weeks. During that time I have had a chance to wear it in the pouring rain on a very chilly day. It kept me dry and warm. I also am a petite size and find LLBean sizing perfect. Thanks LLBean for your quality clothing.
October 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by VTCat Pathfinder Waterproof Shell
I chose this jacket because I like that it is waterproof and helps protect me from the wind. I wanted something that would keep me warm in cool fall rainy conditions yet had zippers under the arm that I can use when I am overly warm. This jacket has lots of pockets and I like that, too. My cell phone can be on me without being overly bulky. I also like LLBean's fit for me as I have short arms and need petite sizing. The fit was true to size. The velcro cuffs help me to tighten it to fit my arms. The color I wanted was not available in our local store but I was able to order it online. It arrived in just a few days.
October 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DariaS Great Coat!
This raincoat is everything I've wanted...super stylish, lightweight, and repels water like a duck. It's perfect.
October 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Peace2012 Great
I have already used this jacket on a rainy day when I was running errands. It was great! Lightweight but kept me dry, which is the main reason I bought it. The fit was good with some room to move. Love the color too! Another great product from LL Bean.
October 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Oregonshopper Almost perfection
This is a great jacket. It is a bonus for me that there are petite sizes. The price point is a little better than comparable jackets from high end competitors.
However, the drawback for me was the small pockets in the front. They are not deep. I would be worried I could lose mittens, glove or anything else that I would shove in there while hiking, xc skiing or dodging rain.
The brilliant blue color was too light. I figured it would show grime in the use areas. Hard to clean on these types of jackets
One plus for this jacket is that it is not as stiff as the Gore-Tex Pro version of this jacket. Easier to stuff in a pack.
I also considered the Gore-Tex stowaway jacket but the colors were boring.
There are so many choices, levels of comfort with wind and rain protection, fit and pricing that it becomes a challenge to find what you want.
One of these years LLBean will nail it for me. I'll keep looking.
September 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by 4DogsCT Love the Jacket
It was finally time to replace my LL Bean Stow Away Rain Jacket. Mine was many years old and has gotten to the point that my shoulders would be damp when by the time I walked the second dog (I have 4). I knew I wanted another green jacket. I finally decided on the Pathfinder jacket in Clover Green. Brighter than my Stow Away but I love the color. I ordered a regular large and the fit is good. I do however agree with previous comments about the pockets being too shallow. I don't think my cellphone would fit safely. It does however keep me very dry and works well with my Trail Model Rain Pants. I would have purchased another Stowaway Jacket as I love the Goretex but did not care for the colors.
September 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by lovenature Good rain jacket for hiking
This jacket is designed to wear under a backpack. It is great in the range of motion in the arms and back and roomy for layers underneath.Fabric is great, not stiif and noisy. I just wish it came in talls. I am 5'9" and this jacket hits just below my waist. Definately getting wet in the back if I don't wear the rainpants. I wish it was maybe 3 inches longer. That is the length of other brands who make comparable jackets. The lack of a two way zipper doesn't bother me because the jacket is too short for that to be an issue when you sit down if you are tall.
September 3, 2015
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