Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanshopper107888 Fantastic running jacket!!
This jacket deserves 6 stars! I'm in my 2nd winter of wearing this jacket and I run outside in the winter 3x's/week. As some other reviewers mentioned, it can be a bit tight in the shoulders if you're reaching forward (i.e. biking). But for running I don't mind. The soft fabric around the neck and zipper block the wind and keep the zipper from irritating me. The elastic on the bottom of the sleeves fits around my gloves perfectly. The pockets are huge. I can fit gu's, ID, phone, tissues etc in them. Cuts all of the wind, but is cool enough that I don't get overheated. Best running gear I have ever purchased!
January 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by FreshAirFan Love this jacket!!!
I bought this jacket with the intention of wearing it on my walks to increase my visibility to motorists. However I also use it as an extra layer when I go to play tennis. The fit is perfect, it breathes so you don't overheat and for sure no one will miss you in the bright nightlife color which I chose, for just that reason.
I do get teased by my tennis buddies that I look like I should be directing traffic or work in construction....but hey, it functions well in both scenarios and it's really a happy color, so I'm perfectly happy to get the most use from it....
March 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Briggsadoon Bust Too Small
This jacket looks great, however the top does not match the fit of the bottom. The bottom zipped fine but could not zip the top over my bust area. I usually order an XL and have never had problems with LLBean sizing before. It also ran short, so I will have to return. Disappointed because it is a beautiful color for walking/running at night.
December 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by shpr1 love the color," brite pink midnight"
This runs small, I returned it and am waiting for it (backordered). I love the color for visability when running. I think this will be fine in the larger sze , and if its a little big that would be ok, since i will wear extra clothing for fall jogging.
November 6, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by VAShopper100 Sizes Run Small
The sizes for this item run very small. I ordered a XL for my wife and it was obvious it was not sized correctly. I had the same problem with the men's jacket as well.
October 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ILiketoWalk Be Seen!
I am a walker who walks early mornings 1/2 hour before sunrise and I also walk at night 1/2 hour after sunset. I purchased this jacket a few weeks ago for safety. I love it! It keeps me warm during my AM walk. The temps have been as low as 34 degrees and I am comfortable wearing a t-shirt, light weight polar fleece, and this jacket. I have received multiple compliments from complete strangers. They slow down to say how visible I am and how easily they were able to see me walking. It's a must have if you like to be out exercising at dawn or dusk!
October 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by dogwalker77 Great Jacket
Great Material/Great Visibility. Wear walking my dog in cooler temps in Maine. Paired with a mock-neck expedition weight base layer. I am warm enough even in the mid 20's in this jacket. However, design does not offer a lot of arm movement other than normal movement when walking or running. So, if you are looking for a biking jacket, this probably won't work for you. Additionally, sizing is different from other L.L.Bean products. Has a semi-fit (fitted in bust area and a little more relaxed at sweep). So, you cannot layer anything thick with this jacket. If you need a layer underneath for warmth, choose appropriate performance base layer.
December 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLBeanLulu sizing too small
The sizing is much too small. Order a couple of sizes greater than what you usually wear. It's a great jacket for 40 degrees or above and love the colors. Great visibility for nighttime wear! Returning it.
November 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shirneen Night life jacket
I bought this jacket in the optic yellow color. I am 5'4'' and weigh 145 pounds. I bought the size L as I want to also wear it for golf and need the freedom to swing a club. I have very long arms and these sleeves fit perfectly. The jacket fit is perfect as well and the yellow color is extremely bright. I am hoping that means these senior citizens in FL will stop trying to run me off the road when I am riding my bike! Great quality jacket!!
November 5, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by BeanInternetShopper Nice jacket, doesn't fit
I ordered this instead of the Pearl Izumi because I wanted front pockets. I'm 5'9", 125 lbs. I usually wear a small, but ordered the Medium based on the earlier reviews. The jacket is a little short, the sleeves are a little short, the hips are too loose, and the jacket is too tight in the shoulders, restricting arm movement. The reviewer who stated that this jacket is not suitable for biking is right. The fabric and construction are nice, so too bad it fits strangely. I exchanged it for the Pearl Izumi jacket in a small.
October 9, 2012