Rated 4 out of 5 by NordicYooper Ultralight Down Jacket
I really like this jacket - it's warm for its weight, and fits nicely. I really like the longer back and the water resistance. I haven't been rained on yet, but that is one of the reasons I got it - I have other down jackets, but am always afraid of damp conditions. So far I've worn it in mostly in 15-35 degree temp. It certainly isn't a full-blown winter coat, but is great for milder conditions.
It does have a couple of small weaknesses. First, the neck doesn't fit quite close enough, and allows a little draft in. Not bad, but just feels like it should be a bit snugger. My only real annoyance is the inside chest pocket. It is WAY too deep, and the lining (stuff sack) kind of swallows anything I put in. To retrieve my sunglasses or phone, it really requires both hands, because once I locate the item, the fabric pulls out with it, and I have to stuff it back down in. Finally, the hand warmer pockets could be designed a little better. They zip all the way down, so I have to be careful to keep items from falling out.
March 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mari681 Perfect!
I adore this "jacket" - though, in my opinion, it is more of a full coat. I have worn in it below zero weather, and it was nice and cozy. Yet, it is not too warm in warmer temperatures - I've worn it as a light jacket in about 40 degree temperatures, and have not overheated.
It also travels well - I took it along on my Christmas break overseas, and it packed down into the pocket nicely for on the airplane (It doubles as a travel pillow!).
My only wish is that it had a hood, but that is solved by wearing my lightest jacket underneath it.
I haven't had any issues with the wind blowing through the fabric.
March 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WarEagleMom Best Winter Jacket Ever!
I love this jacket, it is very warm and very comfortable without being bulky. I have worn it in the snow, stayed dry and warm. It is compact and lightweight. By far the best winter jacket I have ever owned. It does run just a little bit on the small side, that is my only 'con'.
February 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Horses9 Beyond Expectations
The Ultralight 850 Down Jacket is truly a wonderfully warm and light product. Sizing is perfect in Tall Sizing, sleeves and body fit "right on". Down fill is the best. Well worth the price.
February 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MandyM Love this jacket
I really hate being cold but I hate bulky jackets even more! This jacket is perfect solution. It's extremely lightweight and easy to wear. It's been close to zero degrees here for several weeks and when wearing this jacket with a nice warm sweater I am very comfortable. I would definitely buy this again. Would like to see more color choices in the future. I sized up one size in order to have room for heavy sweaters, etc.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by moosestuff Happy wife
I purchased the ultralight 850 down jacket in oyster for my wife. I was worried about the size. She is about 5' 3" and maybe 143 lb. I ordered the misses' large. She likes the fit,color,warmth, and that it is very light and not bulky. Thanks again LL bean for a great product.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jblue Ultralight 850 Down Jacket
Have worn it with jeans or skirt.
Like the length in back which is long enough to cover my butt.
Purchased this for travel in China in March where temps will range from 20 degrees and up. Wanted something very light but warm I think this will fit the bill.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HikinginAhnuToo Warm & Slimming!
This Idaho girl living in PA has been wearing her 2001 bulky LL Bean Parka for 13 years and was ready for a slimmer look. The 850 down jacket is SLIMMING and true to fit. I normally wear LLBEAN Medium and this fits perfectly in sleeves and torso. 5'5 " and 150 lbs Middle Age Mom= Medium. Enough room to wear fleece Cuddleduds underneath for extra warmth. I bought the black. LOVE IT!!!
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ohsongbird Best Jacket I own
I got this Jacket for Christmas. I chose the citrin green, and I love it. The Petite Large fits me perfect. It is soft and warm. I read some reviews about blotches of dark showing through, and when I first got it I saw a few, but they seem to have disappeared as I have worn the Jacket. This jacket has been getting a lot of use this winter as we are having the coldest and snowiest winter in Cincinnati in years. I really love this jacket
February 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Florett Flattering, lightweight and super warm
I wanted another jacket when I went to the Dedham store, and nothing on sale was right. The rack of full priced Ultralight 850 Down Jackets sat in the middle of the store, and a salesman stood with his hand on the rack. "These are good jackets" he said. I told him I noticed them online. He said "Try one on, they are very nice looking too." So I tried the oyster jacket on and...never took it off. It was cut beautifully, the lines were elegant. It was light as a feather. It looked great with my work clothes and pumps. Classy!
I wear it to work. I wear it hiking. I wear it playing with the dogs (be careful, dog toenails puncture ripstop). And I just brush off dirt. I've spilled puerh tea on it, had a puppy throw up on it, and carried wood to the woodstove in it. No problem, it cleans up like new. Which is shocking in a jacket in a pale color like "oyster."
It is best in an Arctic Vortex over another liner.
I love this jacket. I want to stockpile another one so when this one gets old, I'll still have this jacket. The salesman reported that many of the women who bought the jacket came back and bought the long ultralight coats too. That will be me!
February 7, 2014