Rated 5 out of 5
by ptsal I'm ecstatic!
I've owned these since 1977. When they discontinued them I cried. These anoraks are the best that I've found and anoraks are HARD to find. I am on my fifth or sixth since the 70's and I'll keep buying and recommending them as long as they continue to make them! I love them! They are excellent for layering and the front pockets are SO convenient for storing things that I need on the trail at a moments notice like camera, binoculars, field guides, knife or GPS. When I'm running around town it replaces my waist pack as my wallet. It is just so convenient to have everything at hands length away in the pockets. I'd love to see one in fleece...hint, hint, hint!!!!!
February 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trouper Still Looking for insulated version
I don't have a new one of these, I have the original late 90's version. I went for the insulated version and I have been looking for a replacement for several years. Mine is still fully functional but stained and a slight rip in the front. I actually spoke to LL Bean a couple years ago asking for one and at that time they had no intention of a revival. If they offered an insulated version I would buy it in a heartbeat. It was just heavy enough for me to stay warm on the coldest days while active yet light enough to not be a burden on a warmer day. Incredible coat!
January 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SurlyLHT Just what a "Anorak" should be!
Spend lots outside hiking and backpacking. This Anorak is what it should be. It's a shell to repel: wind and rain (not waterproof), dirt, and it's breathable. It's cut big to go over multiple layers and has drawcords to combat sail effect. Yes, the perfect traditional Anorak
by definition. Thanks for a wonderful product! Kevin
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoeFriday77 One of My Favs - Extremely Versatile
I've had this jacket for some time now. It is one of my top picks. It is easy to take with you with its flip inside itself storage. It provides good warmth for its weight. It can be a rain jacket if you are caught in something other than a heavy storm. Love the storage of the kangaroo pocket. It has good ventilation with the large center zipper.
If I have to take one jacket, this will be it. I will layer underneath if it is colder than the jacket can take by itself.
October 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hyperjoe Perfect for life
Just a perfectly made jacket for sailing and it actually has a liner. I also use the jacket for concealing a carried weapon and the jacket delivers in this arena as well. Quality as always with any Bean wear and made to pass on.
June 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by zorker Anorak - great fit, great color
Haven't had a chance to use it yet. Taking anorak on cruise of British Isles in August for rain/wind protection at sea and ashore.
June 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rickity Perfect for SoCal
Living here in the Southern California area, We don't need the heavy stuff that the real hardcore's need in Maine. This windbreaker is perfect for a morning walk or bike ride. It's well made and does feel like cotton. It doesn't have that sticky nylon feel to it.
In case you're wondering, To stow this in it's front pocket, all you do is open the middle pocket and turn the whole jacket inside out, zip it up, and you're off.
June 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by wadeosborne Great Rain Jacket
This jacket does what it's supposed to and more. It keeps my upper half dry and it also doubles as a great wind jacket. Like the Guide Gold Color also.
May 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rstevet Perfect Spring/Summer/Fall camping hiking garment
I really like the ingenious design of this very light-weight pull-over that will allow it to be carried in it's own pocket! Good protection from wind and rain on the trail without being heavy or cumbersome... a comfortable, "cozy fit".
May 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BustedBlazer Mountain Classic Anorak
Have owned one of these LLB Anoraks for about 25 years. Used it for all kinds of events including hiking parts of the AT in winter. Great wind blocker. Excellent piece of gear. Keeps you high and dry in light rain. Ordered the new one because I thought I had lost my old one. Found the old one two days after receiving the new one.....keeping both!
May 22, 2013