Rated 4 out of 5 by hikerfrau Freedom of movement
This jacket fits my broad shoulders well without constricting. The jacket is truly "slightly" fitted, and the fitted parts are more through the chest and arm hole with slight shaping in the body.
Arms are long, even in the petite (I bought pet xl), and it hits me at low hip. The curves and collar hit me in the right places. I'm 5'3".
A light layer fits under it. A heavy layer would if the arm hole opening was larger.
The zipper is one-way.
I bought the orange. It'll be cheery this winter.
September 8, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by DogWalker15 Need woman's sizes
Very warm and comfortable jacket. It's tight in the hips, the size chart should include the hip measurement. It would be nice if this style came in woman's sizes.
September 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by teacherquinn Very comfortable
Love this jacket. It's perfect for cool to cold days, blocks the wind, and resists water. The fit is perfect. Not too tight in the arms and not baggy. The pockets have zippers so stuff stays in and there's an inside chest pocket as well. It packs up very small and takes up little room in my bag.
April 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by shoobaby1 Excellent Early Spring, Early Fall Jacket
Exchanged size Petite Med. for Petite Small due to long sleeve length & loose through body; am pleased with smaller fit & bright blue color (originally ordered in red color); for reference, my ht. is 5' 3", wt. 120, average arm length....never a problem with an LL Bean exchange ~
March 31, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sleddogger Beautiful jacket but cut is very slim in hips
I just got my new jacket and it's gorgeous. Love the color and the feel. I'm looking for a jacket that will keep me warm for hiking but that doesn't take up a lot of space in my suitcase or backpack and this one certainly fills the bill. My only complaint is the cut. It's not just that it's a trim fit, it's that, like so many things these days, it seems to be cut for someone with no hips and a huge bust (can we say Barbie Doll?). I'm so tired of things that are snug around the hips but gaping around the bust. I'm a B cup, but I'd need to be D or better for this to fit properly. Wish you'd make activewear for folks like me - a 60-year-old mom whose had a couple kids and whose bust measurement is not 30% larger than her hips. That would be Women's sizes rather than Misses - not offered for this jacket (or any of the packaway things). Would be wonderful if LLBean would slide down the plus template into 14W and 16W so older women could have access to activewear as well.
February 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by sbggg Love this jacket
I truly love this jacket. My hand goes into the coat closet and this is the one that always comes out. I am 5' 6" and 130 lbs. I like things a little roomy - size medium was perfect for me. I've worn this hiking in 45 degree weather with a light layer underneath; the weight is perfect for this kind of warm-up activity, and there is enough room in the shoulders to comfortably reach and swing my arms. Also great for less active 50-55 degree weather, and it does well repelling light rain and wind. Not the reason for buying, but when the temp really drops this is thin enough to layer under a heavier coat. I wish it had soft lining near the cuffs. I bought this in black.
February 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sunflour Beautiful, high-quality, great fit!
I am 5' 6" and a thin 115 lbs. I ordered the Medium and it fits perfectly. The Small might have worked, but I like to have room for fleece or a sweater. And with the draw cord at the hem, I can still adjust the fit for my narrow hips. Some reviewers have commented that the sleeves are too long, but I must disagree! The sleeve length allows you to pull the sleeves over your gloves, creating a perfect "seal" to keep out the cold. And when it comes to outerwear, nothing is a deal-breaker like "too-short sleeves"! After some deliberation, I chose the purple color. Beautiful and feminine, it coordinates great with red, all shades of green, and of course black. But all the colors look lovely.
January 31, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by mozart1 I have several, but I didn't like the white
I have the old primaloft vest and jacket in gray and the same two in black of the newer version. I have the old white verson quarter zip jacket, but the new jacket is not the same color combo. The new white jacket has black contrasting pockets, not the gray as pictured. The white jacket looks like a liner removed from something else. The colors don't look good to me, so I returned it.
January 27, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by MidwestActiveElder Great for Early/Late Winter (except the logo)
My go-to jacket for travel, errands, hiking, as long as it's above 30F. Easy to pack, true to size, and has a flattering fit without restricting arm movement. I avoid products with Bean Logos, but gave in when I didn't find another option. The white (logo-hiding!)jacket is easy to keep clean, has held up well so far, and has gotten a lot of compliments.
January 24, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Homesteader25 Disappointing
This jacket has so little insulation that it's useless as outerwear. This morning I shoveled 60' of sidewalk in13 degree temperature and with a sweatshirt underneath did not even warm up. Color was nice and fit was good but I expected more of a winter item. I am a long time LL Bean customer and this is the first item that I will be returning.
December 26, 2015