Rated 5 out of 5 by Espresso143 Great jacket
I just received my new jacket. The color and size are great. I ordered a petite jacket in the orange color. The color is nice -- not too bright, not too dull. It will be very cheery on a gloomy day.
It is so nice to have sleeves that are just the right length - no rolling or pushing up required. Also, the jacket body is roomy enough to comfortably allow for an LL Bean lightweight down vest.
My only suggestion echoes that of a previous reviewer -- it would be nice if there was either a "how to" diagram or video demonstrating how to nicely fold the jacket into the pocket.
August 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OutdoorsMomFromPA Worked Great in the Rain Forest!
I bought this Discovery Rain Jacket in Colonial Blue, several months ago. This month, it went with me on an adventure trip to the temperate rain forest of SE Alaska. Our guides warned us to only bring serious rain gear, not just water resistant things. This jacket performed very well in that environment. It withstood a steady rain when walking all day outside. It also withstood a bush-whacking hike, where we followed bear trails and made our own trails for several miles..... The jacket kept me dry, and was not bothered by the many thorny bushes we trekked through. I was also pleased that the jacket breathed very well on this tough hike, and it did not cling to my skin. Great design, LL Bean!
August 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sparrow2 unflattering jacket
I ordered my usual size (large petite)
It was huge. Not to mention the bottom of the jacket flares out. So unflattering on a short full figured women. I wanted to love this jacket.
Back it goes:(
August 1, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Scooners No drawstring on bottom hem....
I sent this jacket back because of no drawstring on the bottom hem (didn't read description well!) I would have kept it otherwise. As far as I am concerned, a rain jacket is not functional if you cannot seal it off everywhere, including the bottom. It also allows wind to blow into the jacket. I don't like wearing "skirted" jackets when they are supposed to be for outdoors and weatherproof. Otherwise, nice material and nice colors!
June 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Charann GREAT RAIN JACKET
Got this rain jacket after looking at many on various websites and was very happy with my final decision. I got the rain jacket in the Colonial Blue color and just love how great it looks on rainy and non rainy days. I like the overall style, classic yet fully functional. Have worn it several times walking the dog and also at a baseball game on an iffy day. This jacket will be easy to pack and take along on vacations and the quality is definetely there! I have not folded it up into the pocket yet to make it completely portable for tucking into a tote or a handbag and wish LL Bean would include a diagram sheet on how to fold it...just as an some added help to us not to mechanically inclined individuals!
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CottageGran Favorite petite find
This is my third discovery rain jacket and my second review for this jacket. The 3 main reasons I love this is because it keeps out every drop of rain, it is the most affordable rain jacket for my budget, and it comes in PETITE! Finally! I have searched for years for a rain jacket I could afford that would fit and look nice for someone who is 5ft. Some of my tops are PXS, but I ordered the rain jackets in PSmall so I could layer and have a relaxed fit? The hood does not blow off. The zipper pockets keep my phone dry, and there's a loop to attach your keys in one pocket! (Just discovered that.) The slight flair at the bottom gives it shape, not boxy. It's just cute! The light blue color is great for spring and summer, and the others match our two teams' colors for sporting events. I've washed one of them three times now and it still looks great! Grab it and go! Highly recommend!
June 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ecm86 AMAZING!!
i love this rain jacket!!! honestly, cannot say enough great things about it! i'm a college student who lives on a walking campus and i purchased this rain jacket in hopes it would keep me dry walking to and from class during the day. and this does!!! classic llbean amazing quality. it keeps me bone dry in the rain and also is a great spring/early fall jacket to have on hand. i wear it when it is a little windy out as a windbreaker as well. if you are looking for a great quality rain jacket, buy this! i recommend it a 100%! llbean, you did not disappoint!!
May 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rcdeb THE BEST!
I used to order a competitor's rain jackets but this one far exceeds all of my earlier choices. Ordered in the blue, it is so pretty but functional. It is 100% waterproof but so comfortable and light for Spring/Summer rains. It is cut with plenty of comfort. I was torn between the XS and S but went for the S so I could even fit a sweat shirt beneath, if needed in the Spring.
The material is fantastic and the features of this jacket really perform well. Don't hesitate to try this one. For the price point, it's almost a crime to not own this. It is good for the trails, or just around town. I am so pleased I found this item. Thank you, LL Bean!
April 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
by tmon06 Practical, but quite large!
I got this rain jacket to replace an old one whose lining was falling apart! I have not yet worn this in the rain but I trust that it will hold up. I wanted the purple color, but decided to be safe and get black.
I am 5'7" and 135 pounds and the Small is actually quite large on me at the bottom. This is a little annoying since there is no drawstring to tighten the bottom, which would make this more attractive and also potentially better against wind. The sleeves seem to be a good length, though.
Contrary to what some reviewers said, I didn't have any problems getting the jacket into a pocket, although it's larger than it looks in the picture. I have attached my own photo to help.
While I'm not looking forward to the next rainfall, I do look forward to testing this jacket out :)
April 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CottageGran Excellent rain protection
This provides excellent rain and wind protection, and the price fits my budget. I usually order x-small for my tops, but I ordered a small in this jacket last summer so the fit is more relaxed for me and it was comfortable over my fleece jacket this winter. We took a trip this past weekend and spent the better part of two days in the rain, standing in lines, walking everywhere. Not a drop of rain got through this little rain jacket! The hood looked a bit odd when I first saw it, but this design keeps the hood from blowing off and keeps the rain from getting in my face. I do wish the jacket didn't flare out at the bottom but it makes it more comfortable when you are sitting with the little extra room it provides. The lining keeps the jacket from being too hot, so I can use this for all seasons. I've washed it twice, still great. I plan to order another one in our team color for football season.
April 21, 2014