Rated 1 out of 5áby Roxy62 Way too small
This jacket fits very snug. I usually wear a women's XL and this men's size XXL was too tight. There is no room for thick sweaters or sweatshirts because it is too tight. None of the women's sizes were big enough either. What is happening at LL Bean that the clothes are designed around 16 year old girls with no womanly shapes?
January 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby UConnStudent Great All Around Jacket
Been wearing this jacket every day for a couple weeks now and it has met or exceeded all my expectations. Walking around the UConn campus at Storrs (known for its wind) this jacket has done a great job at stopping it. I was comfortable wearing a t-shirt, hoodie, and this jacket in 20-30 degree weather.
I love the elastics at the end of the sleeves.
I'm a 6' male, 140 lbs and I went with the Tall Medium. I tried on a Regular medium and it was a good fit, but when I would move my arms, the sleeves would come up a little bit.
Definitely glad with the purchase. Wear a couple layers underneath and you'll be set all winter!
January 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby skwon Good for layers
This is a great standalone jacket for spring and fall when the temp is above 40F. But in the winter, it is not sufficient as a standalone. I bought a few of these bc I like the style/functionality/lightweightness of the jacket. I layer 2 of them for cold winter days (when the windchill has dipped below -10F) and it's very comfortable and warm. At first I thought it might be a hassle to wear 2 jackets but these are so lightweight that I never really think about it. And it's nice when you get too warm you can unzip the outer layer for your comfort. The inner jacket pretty much stays in place like a liner instead of slipping out. LL Bean should really consider selling it this way for 3 season use.
January 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby DeepWoodsDruid Toasty but may need a size larger
I purchased this jacket for use as part of a layering system to use while hunting. As a bowhunter I try to stay away from a lot of padded bulk and figured a system using a layer like this jacket would be a good way to go. As the product description shows in the video, it is designed to go over a base layer and mid layer of fleece. I add to that a Primaloft vest, camo hoodie, and shell as needed by the conditions. I also have a "master layer" of a leafy camo jacket that goes on top no matter what I'm wearing underneath. That's why I was able to get this jacket and save compared to buying something in a camo pattern (which often winds up costing twice as much for the same kind of thing) since the outer camo layer hides anything.
The jacket holds up well as part of a layering system and makes things nice and toasty. I was almost too warm stalking around in the lower 30s. The main reason I wanted to write a review and deducted one star was to call attention to the fact that you may want to consider buying one size larger. I'm moderately muscular and the jacket was snug in the chest, shoulders, and arms when worn over a long-sleeve scent-blocking merino base layer and a fleece. It was not restrictive to my bow form, but it was still a little snug and slightly uncomfortable. It caught a little in the arms and elbows in a forward position like you'd use for a rifle or crossbow. I will be doing an exchange for the next size up.
Another nice feature is the bright colors. I went with a bright color, but not the orange, just so I could use it in general if it didn't work out for hunting. If you use it for that purpose, as I plan, a nice, bright color would allow you to shed your camo layer when packing out for better visibility and still be warm.
I also chose this since it can be machine washed. I was looking for some kind of down-like or batting insulated layer but it had to be machine washable so that I can throw it in with my other hunting gear to wash with scent-free detergent.
I would say the overall cut is kind of like an athletic fit, but not so narrow in the torso. It goes well over a T-shirt and would fit nicely as a general light duty jacket on chillier days. As part of layering for cold weather, though, consider going with the next size up for better mobility.
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby kitmajor Functional Liner Jacket
This is a perfect liner jacket for layering. I use it when the weather turns colder for wearing under a heavier coat as it is very light, fits well against the body and outer layers do slide over easily. The 60 gram primoloft is not as warm as an LL Bean down jacket I have, which is to be expected, but where it excels is in the ability to layer for added warmth with minimal bulk for more freedom of movement.
January 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby YellowLabMph Great Coat
This fall, my wife got the women's version of this coat and absolutely loved it. I could not believe how light the coat is and how well it worked in the cold. I had her order one for me and it works great whether it is 40 degrees or 15 degrees. By using the appropriate layering the coat keeps me warm and dry. Fits great and packs well in the pocket for travel. I have put away all my other winter coats and this has become my go-to coat.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Highly recommend this jacket!
I was looking for a light weight packable jacket to take on the road with me when I travel for business. There are times when I am in a rental car going to my next destination or flying out somewhere the afternoon before a meeting and I need something warm, lightweight and that can pack away easily in my overnight bag. This jacket fits the bill! I am quite pleased with its warmth and wind resistance. I am 5'10", 170 lbs, 31 inch waist, 40 inch chest and bought a size Medium and it fits very well. I would certainly recommend this jacket for consideration.
December 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby varoadking Primaloft Packaway Jacket Men's Regular
Nice jacket. Very true to size described. Will fit my needs perfectly.
December 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Hiker1011983 Very lightweight and warm!!
I love this jacket!! It's hard to believe how warm this jacket is and how light and airy it feels when wearing it. It's my go-to jacket in late fall and early spring. I also take it hiking because it packs nice and tight and weighs almost nothing.
December 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Excellent product
My daughter gave me one of these jackets, and I've used it as a base layer under my Arctic Parka while hunting in Saskatchawan. I've been out in -35 degree weather and this has given me great support as a base. I wish I were able to get a pair of pants from the same.
December 8, 2014