Rated 5 out of 5 by amylouie crossover jacket
I purchased this jacket on sale about a year and a half ago. My first jacket started out great and I wore it all the time, then abruptly the zipper broke. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to replace it, but, alas, I called and LLBean said "No Problem" and I received a new one in a couple of weeks. This jacket is lightweight, not particularly warm in the wind, but great in cooler weather without wind. I have the black and grey one, size Large, and it fits snugly, but I like that fit. I am 5'5" and a little on the heavy side, but it's still flattering. Great under a vest or coat for added layering.
September 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by sooner88 Flattering jacket
I love this jacket. I agree with all previous reviewers - it is very lightweight, and no insulation on the arms at all. But the fit is flattering and it is extremely comfortable. Great to wear as a sweater casually, or as a running jacket. I give it a 4 star only due to the high price.
April 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by xcaliber not red
Glad I picked this up on sale. Fits well..size 16 - XL works, as there is lots of stretch. Comfortable, soft, not restrictive, and great for arm movement. Close fit, but more flattering than most stretch workout jackets,as the quilted areas keep it from looking like a sausage casing. Disappointed with the colour though...cherry red is actually fuscia pink! Not a winter jacket, but good for cool days.
April 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by lovemaine928 Comfortable and very light
Comfortable and very light. I have not put this to the test yet. I'm hoping to use this as a light layer for cool morning runs, and also as a light but warm layer for travel. It is a very thin layer. The cut is flattering. I'm 5'2" and 105 lbs. and the XS fits well. Loose enough to layer underneath, but cut nice so it still flatters the waistline.
February 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kjrose perfect for winter activities
I snow shoe every weekend and have had to work on clothing combos due to getting excessively hot. I ordered this jacket and did get a size bigger, knowing I would be doing layers. It is perfect for outdoor exercise. It was 22 degrees when I got started and the jacket with my layers was perfect. I also spend a lot of time in the summmer hiking and backpacking and this jacket will now be a part of those trips as well.
February 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by keerasel Lightweight, but really warm & comfy!
As someone who keeps their house chillier than most, I really appreciate the warmth this item provides. Not sure how I feel about the thumb holes at the end of the sleeves - they come in handy when I'm pulling another layer over it, but when I need to get my hands wet (dishes, food prep, whatever), then I need to pull them back and get 'em out of the way. Compared to another shirt I have, they are much looser, and tend to look a bit sloppy (I'm wearing a small) but overall, this is pretty nice. Zippered pockets, and the tailoring make it a nice fit. Price? Well.... it was a gift, and if I was buying this, I'm not sure I would have been happy about paying that much ($70+)
February 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SarahBean31 Good but missing something
I bought this jacket for multiple purposes. The first was for cross country skiing where it works as a great layer for under my coat on colder days. The vest is very warm as another layer. I do wish that the arms were made of a thicker material which is the "something missing" I put in the title. The other purpose was for running into stores while shopping. When I wear my full winter coat to the mall, etc. I find that I get too warm very quickly and then have no where to put my bulky coat. This vest with arms works very well as an extra layer that I can take off and store easily. Good light-weight coat.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by prataria Comfortable, great fit and flattering!
I love this jacket! I bought a size small (I'm 5'1" and weigh 120) and it fits great. I've worn it to a casual cocktail party with a cute skirt, tights and boots, and I've worn it cross-country skiing. At the party it was just enough without getting too hot inside the house, and while skiing I wore it with one other layer underneath and it was just the right warmth (24 degrees in Yellowstone National Park). It's very comfortable; keeping you warm, yet not over-heated, and it's flattering; with the darker side panels - it's very slimming! I've gotten compliments the three times I've worn it. It is not a snug fit, just slightly loose. I'm considering getting another!
January 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kpow52 Great layering piece
This is a great piece for outside activities on cooler days or layering when you want to keep your core warmer and have less layers/bulkiness on your arms. I use it under a ski coat, running/snowshoeing and whenever I want a little extra wind resistance. It is NOT a heavy jacket and the sleeves are a light knit with the insulated area at the core only.
January 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pearl012 Fulfills promise!
I was hesitant to spend the $75 (sale price in store), but wanted a light weight warm option for winter sports; this jacket does the trick. I wore it over my LL Bean long underwear and under a LL Bean parka on one of the coldest days we had experienced in a while in New England...the Artic Vortex! It was ten degrees at the base of the mountain in VT we were skiing at (which was an improvement over the 18 below zero the night before) and a windy day. This jacket helped to keep me warm and was an improvement over the bulky sweater I usually wear skiing. I would definitely recommend it for winter walkers, skiiers (both alpine and nordic), skaters, etc. This jacket is a five-star item; the full price of $90-$100 is too steep, the sale price of $75 is a fairer value.
January 20, 2014