Rated 5 out of 5 by NMfan Going strong after much use
Had to say that after several years of nearly daily wear, am still using the jacket. The zippers are still functioning well. I do use a little wd40 lube om them each season, after several washings. As others have noted there is a little flaking around neck and turn back at wrists but that is to be expected over time of two different fabrics. Unless you get a yellow plastic slicker! Usu wash minimally and line dry.
June 20, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dagny Bad Fit, Cranky Zipper
While I loved the dark royal blue color, the jacket missed the mark by a country mile. I usually wear a petite small, so that's what I ordered, but this item was narrow enough in the chest to be difficult to get on. When I did squirm into it, I found that the sleeves were overly long, there was no room whatever for a mid-weight sweater under it, and the zipper was cranky. Other people seem to like it, so maybe I just got the rare one that wasn't made as it should have been. It's wrapped and ready to go to the nearest UPS drop box tomorrow.
June 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by UpNorthFreezeBaby Great Jacket!
I bought this jacket to wear on a five week trip to Europe. I was looking for a rain jacket that was serviceable, pack able and, because I expected it to take a beating, was reasonably priced.
This jacket exceeded my expectations. With a sweater, it was warm enough for chilly weather. It was absolutely water repellant. I never needed my umbrella. It was also nice looking and the fit was flattering. I bought it in black and I was comfortable wearing it everywhere I wanted to go.
Because I wanted to be sure of the fit, I purchased the jacket at our retail store. I found my regular LL Bean size was a perfect fit.
I waited to write this review until I had laundered the jacket. I fully expected the jacket to be trashed after the beating I gave it for five straight weeks. I washed and dried it as directed on the label. I hung it before it was bone dry. It looks brand new and kept its water resistance. I was pleasantly surprised.
I liked this jacket because it could be stuffed in its own pocket. I tried it once and didn't like it. It didn't stuff very well and left wrinkles that needed to hang our before wearing. I found that the jacket rolled or folded into a very small size that actually stored just as well as a stuffed pocket, maybe better.
I like this jacket a lot. Honestly, I bought it as a one-trip throw away but to my surprise, I expect to get a lot more wear out of it. It works.
May 26, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Orange color not as expected
Just wanted to give people a heads-up that the orange color is very different in person than it is in the photo. It's a very, very bright (almost neon) coral color! It's pretty, but very bright. I would have preferred the darker orange color, but I decided to keep it. Have not yet had the chance to try it in the rain, but it seems very well made and fits well.
May 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by maranara Good rain jacket, odd issue
It's been raining for weeks here so I was glad to get this jacket. It's a nice jacket and has definitely been keeping me dry. The fit is a little boxy, but I appreciate the length (I have a long torso and it keeps all of me covered). The one issue I have? The zipper is "backwards" - the zipper mechanism is usually on the right side on a woman's jacket - this one is on the left side. A little annoying - it's surprisingly awkward to zip your coat the opposite way. Customer service says that is how they are being made - not sure why, but probably good to know before you order.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by skirtmaven Works like a charm!
I realize I wrote a review prior to my having to use this jacket.
On my recent trip one of the day's had torrential Florida downpours and quite honestly I was the only one that remained dry! So although one day of my trip was dampened by rain my Discovery rain jacket performed admirably and the brighter blue color was indeed cheery on a rainy day.
I would highly recommend it. If I needed a long rain coat and if this is offered in a car coat length I would not hesitate to order one!
May 13, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Monzie Awkward fit and color too bright
I'm 5'3" and on that annoying border between Petite and Regular sizing. I hate needing to roll up my jacket cuffs, though, so I took a chance and ordered this in a Petite. I'm also on the border between Small and Medium. I sized up, thinking it would be better to have a little extra room if I wanted to wear this over a fleece. Not thrilled with any of the color choices. Wanted something dark and neutral (but not black) but my kid has the navy Discovery jacket and I didn't want to get them confused. So I ordered the Barberry, hoping it would be more of a dark pink. Well, I failed pretty much across the board on this one. The Petite was too short in the body, while still being too long in the sleeve length. The Medium is way too big and flares away from the hip, so it looks like a tent. This, combined with the short length means that, when I raise my arms, the jacket leaves my midsection exposed. And the Barberry color is BRIGHT pink. The zipper is one step from being neon pink. Not the most flattering thing for a grown woman unless you're going for that "Camping Barbie" look. So, this one goes back. I'll give it three stars because my kids wear these and like them and they are waterproof and durable. I only wish the women's jackets came in a wider variety of more "outdoorsy" colors....dark green, burgundy, slate grey, or really anything besides baby blue or bright pink.
May 7, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by MegKC NOT a rain jacket
I wore this today in the rain and I was definitely wet underneath. I'm disappointed. I know L.L. Bean for having quality products and this wasn't what I was hoping for.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by calajane Great Jacket
I really like this rain jacket. It is light weight, water repellent, fits well, and is made of quality material. The orange color is a little bright - definitely orange - but then a bright color on a dreary day isn't such a bad thing. If you are interested in a good, basic rain jacket that will last a while and doesn't cost an arm and a leg, I 'd recommend this one.
April 9, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by dianamargaret Rain jacket
The jacket I received is waterproof. I tested it under the faucet. But I'm returning it for two reasons.
1. The bottom flares out (no drawstring at the bottom) and is not at all flattering.
2. The advertised self contained pocket is NOT easy to put the jacket in. The zipper is not the full length of the storage pocket making it difficult to stuff the jacket into the pocket.
Nice color, roomy enough. But just not what I was hoping for.
April 8, 2016