Rated 5 out of 5 by GiGi24 Very pleased!
As other reviewers have noted,this lightweight jacket is perfect for a wide range of temperatures. I am thrilled with it so far. I wear a size 12, and might have been ok with a M, but went with a L and I'm happy with the fit. It's roomy enough to wear with a sweater or sweatshirt w/o feeling snug. Full disclosure- I ordered the blue pine and really didn't care for the color on me. I exchanged for black and I'm much happier. Would love this jacket in true red ?
October 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MEGStamford Petite Sizing is Off
Lovely jacket, except that the "petite" size has sleeves that are too long. Not wearable and going back. Very disappointing.
October 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Customeropinion Great fit, comfortable, lightweight
I ordered this in black in a large before an October trip to Paris. Read up that I should take clothes to layer. This jacket was perfect. Fit was great (covered my hips) and it was warm. Worked great in the rain as well. I am now wearing it all the time in Chicago fall weather and it's super. Adding a scarf changes the look. One of the best jackets I could have gotten. And, in Paris, lots of people are wearing them so I felt like I fit right in. I put it in my tote bag when I wasn't wearing it or tied it around my waist.Love it, love it, love it. My husband is thinking of getting one. The only thing is, there needs to be directions or a video of how to pack it into the jacket pocket.
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BUBBASMAMA Fantastic Everywhere Jacket
I love this jacket. I am normally a fleece gal. I don't like wearing sweaters or heavy jackets. I prefer to layer and I wear this with everything from my everyday casual to corporate clothing. I am in and out of my car a lot for my job and I hate in the winter time wearing a bulky coat. I have to carry a lot of presentations, I might be at a job site that is under construction or carrying a box of marketing items and a bulky coat just gets in the way. I put this on over my work clothes and it works perfectly. The streamlined fit makes it look snappy and professional. I may add a nice winter scarf but the streamlined look really works for me. With my casual clothing, I wear this to walk the dogs, took it on vacation to the beach at winter time, playing at the park or just out to dinner with hubby.
I bought it in classic black, XL and it fits great. I may purchase one in a color just for the fun of it.
October 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maeandra LOVE IT!!!
I bought this jacket specifically for a recent trip to the Canadian Rockies. It was perfect. Just enough protection on a cool windy day yet plenty of protection and warmth for the glacier visit.
I love the fabric. So soft. I expected to find some crinkly noise but I couldn't get it to make a sound, so perhaps they have improved the fabric.
The size was perfect. I usually wear a medium but bought the large in case I wanted to add more layers. Fits like a dream.
This will be my go to jacket for the foreseeable. Thanks LL Bean!
September 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nparker ascent packaway jacket
This jacket is perfect, light weight and true to size. can't wait to wear it! I bought it in black, its a gorgeous jacket!!! Yeah!!
August 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ruthannd Primaloft Packaway Jacket - Women's Petite
I ordered small petite, and the size was perfect. Ordered Dark
Cayenne, and the color is a warm, rich shade. Very fashionable.
It has a flattering slight fit throughout the body but allows space for a fleece vest on cooler days. The jacket stows away into its own pocket. After studying it, I called a product specialist, and he explained exactly how to do that. This may be my best L. L. Bean purchase ever!
July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TravelerfromChicago Warm and windproof
I bought this jacket for a recent trip to China. It kept me nice & warm in 30 mph winds and down to about 50 degrees. The others who wore fleeces and sweatshirts were not cozy and comfortable like I was. It also rolled up small enough to fit easily in my day bag (although I couldn't figure out how to get it to fold up into its own pocket). Definitely a good buy!
June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by bigredtruck Easy to pack, warm
Just days before leaving on a 2 week trip to SE Alaska I realized that jackets in my closet weren't going to work - too bulky to pack, not water resistant, too warm or not warm enough. So I compared a few options at LLBean.com and decided this was what I really wanted and it would be useful at home too (NE Tennessee).
The Blue Pine is a bit more green than I expected, but still looks great, goes with lots of things in my closet.
It has a flattering shape, not tight or too relaxed. My regular size is Medium so went with that. Perfect over t-shirts, with a scarf, room enough for a light sweater. Easy to layer a raincoat over the top if necessary.
This is a light weight jacket, when I unpacked and held it up I could see light through the back. But it's warm! I wore it in temps 40-65 over t-shirts, on a ferry, at the beach, to an outdoor wedding (yes, in AK!). It packs into its pocket and fits in a backpack or even my purse.
The zipper could be a bit stronger, a couple times I didn't get it aligned properly and had to start again. But I trust LLBean and their guarantee!
June 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MissMaine My third one
love this jacket but wish it came in bright colors. Bought 2 without hood and one with. Well made w wind guard near zipper so no drafts. Light weight and warm. Works better than the sweater jacket which came in a great yellow but was drafty.
June 4, 2014