Rated 5 out of 5 by VABiker Great Jacket
I bought this jacket for cycling. I ordered the size small and it fits well. I'm 5'4" and weigh 112 lbs. It isn't too tight across the hips. I haven't had to wear it biking yet since the temperatures are nice. I love the color (Freshwater blue) and look forward to riding in it when the temps are cooler.
May 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ebullient Excellent buy
I have not worn this jacket biking, but I tried it out walking my dog on a 55 degree day with a light wind. It was perfect. The fabric is soft and feels good next to your skin, cuts the wind, but is breathable. The jacket is well designed with numerous pockets and has the added advantage of zip-off sleeves. It fits over a light t-shirt or turtleneck and is a flattering style. I am 5'5" and weigh 120 lbs. and the medium is a perfect fit.
May 13, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by OffTrailHiker Beautiful & well-made but small around the hips
I love this jacket in most every way but it is too tight in the hips. Since I am on a weight loss program, I am close to being the right size to fit into this. However, I wonder if then the top will be too big.
It is very clever the way the sleeves zip off and the style is very cute and flattering (other than the hip tightness).
I might have to return this if at the point the hips fit, the top is too baggy. Will have to see.
If you do not have any hips to speak of, you will be fine in your usual size.
March 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by nmelk3 Measurements for the Large
I usually wear a medium, but I thought the large would be a better choice in this item based on the reviews. I was right! First, the color is more yellow & less green than pictured here. Second, the chest & hips are NOT the same size.
I zipped the jacket & laid it flat for these measurements. In the large, the armpit to armpit is 21", the "waist" (narrowest part) is 19", and the "hips" (bottom hem) are 20". The front is 22.5" from base of collar to bottom; the back is 27.5". The arm is 29" collar to cuff along the top and 21" armpit to cuff. With the sleeve removed, it's 5.5" collar to edge of shoulder. The back pocket is 10" wide (9.5" useable) & 7" deep, and the 9" zipper is 10" up from the bottom. With the attached straps in the pocket, there's not a lot of room. I haven't used it.
I wore it over 1 polypro & 1 long-sleeved t-shirt in 40-degree weather & was very comfortable. I'm not sure how it will be in hot weather yet.
I just wish it came in petite sizes! The "waist" does not hit me at the waist and the back hangs down halfway to my knees.
February 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SEZArts Wonderful lightweight jacket
Great color, runs small so order one size larger than you normally wear, awesome versatility and good price for what you are getting. Love it!
February 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alcesalces Love This Jacket!
Fortunately I read other reviews prior to my purchase, which said that the item runs small so I order a medium instead of a small.
The medium fits well, the jacket is light, and the color is just what I wanted for cycling.
The features such as the sleeves zippering off to make a vest are also wonderful.
October 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by copperthedog excellent and versatile cyclling jacket
This shell's main advantages is its versatility. The fact that it easily converts to a full jacket, a vest, or a little pouch around your waist makes it essential for long rides when the weather changes (like an early morning start and a mid-day finish)
The back pocket is roomy and when its folded up the waistband is very comfortable and secure.
It is not very water repellent, so in the rain it is not as good a choice as a true rain shell, But as a wind breaker it's excellent, and does provide some protection from light drizzle. When wet, it does dry quickly.
September 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by brevortlake Not as pictured
too narrow at the hip. The photo of the jacket shows a two way zipper and it is not. A two way zipper is needed when biking.
April 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Riptonite fits small
Love the jacket but needed to send it back because the XL was much too tight around the waist and hips. I typically wear a size XL, and sometimes size L, in LL Bean products.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mombikesrunsandswims Versatile jacket for cycling and running.
I bought this jacket and have worn it while running this winter. I like the long cut because it keeps the wind off my lower back.
I am 5'6" and 127lbs (size 2-4) and bought the medium size based on reviewer comments about the narrow hem. The narrow cut means there's less fabric to flap around in the wind when you're cycling, and more efficient insulation when running in cool/cold weather.
The bright yellow-green is just what I need to be more visible to drivers.
February 19, 2014