Rated 5 out of 5 by NYCMomj 6-Star Product
Wish I could give this coat 6 stars! The jacket is great at repelling rain, but the fabric is soft enough to just wear as a warm layer on cool spring days. I ordered it in the XL so I would have room for a sweater layer below. The drawstring cord lets you cinch it around your waist some without being too constricting.
I walk our dog at all hours in NYC so I bought the black coat to hide the grime. It's nice enough that I wore it with my skirt to work today and it doesn't look like a hiking coat. The PimaLoft layer adds some warmth, but for the 40 degree days, I've needed a sweater underneath.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sidhbean Love This Coat!
I really love this coat. Water beads up on it and rolls right off. Just shake it out, and it is dry. The hood has a velcro adjustment so you can keep it from falling too far over your face. I appreciate that because this has always been a problem with hoods for me. They fall so far over my face I can't see. Although they do not zip, the pockets are fairly deep. If you don't pack them full, things don't fall out. There is a zippered inside pocket that is available with or without the lining. The fit is very good. I bought a petite xs, and that is what I got. It falls at the top of my hips. I am five feet tall and weigh about 105 pounds, to get an idea of who a petite xs fits. I also like the styling. It fits fairly close, but not really tight. It isn't baggy at all. The lining keeps me warm to about 40 degrees, maybe into the 30's if I'm not outside too long. It would be nice if the sleeves were also lined, but that is a minor issue. Note that the hood doesn't zip off, if that is a feature you want.
March 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bobble55 Great all weather jacket
I had been looking for almost two years for a replacement for my 15 year old all weather go-to jacket that was showing ugly signs of age. After at least 5 attempts with no satisfaction, I found this jacket! In just a few weeks, it has become my favorite jacket! I've used it as an outer layer for snowy days, on a boat during a rain shower, and just as my car coat for unexpected weather events. Great fit, very comfortable. Only thing I would ask for is outside pockets to have zippers.
March 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mgssts63 Great All-Purpose Jacket
Nice fabric and style. Can be dressed up or down.
March 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by flite H2OFF rain jacket
I purchased this jacket with the removable primaloft liner for a trip to Ireland in May.Since I own an older coat length version I know that it will be warm and water proof. The jacket is heavier than I expected, but the fit is good - at 5'4", 145 lbs. the petite medium is perfect. I also like the double zipper feature and that was probably high on my list for purchasing this product. It would be great if LLBean made more items with double zippers which gives a bit more room in the hip area if needed. Would recommend.
February 25, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bonitaismyname Why is SNUG fit necessary in outerwear???
I was **sooo** excited to find an insulated rain jacket that did NOT have velcro (which sticks to silk & fleece, ruining some). LOVE the 2-way zipper to.
But was soooo very disappointed upon wearing for the first time today. Yes, I only now read other comments about the fabric - noisy is right, and not nicely flexible - stiff and not at all friendly. Construction is quite nice, but it's just not a pleasant walk - not a comfortable garment.
WHY is it necessary to have all the "hourglass" design, princess seams and fitted "trendy" design in outerwear????? With bulky clothing I do not have a waist and do not want a "waist" - I want to be comfortable, with generous fit for maximum freedom of movement - with no velcro.
Like a few others said - I shall continue to wear my OLD ones - which are comfortable, serviceable (some 25+ years) - these new things just do not compare.
Very disappointed -
February 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by 3721pmv Not a good fit
Bought this to replace my 4 year old one. Much improved. Well constructed. But was too snug in the hip area (ordered same size as my old one). Also didn't care for the green color. Reluctantly sent it back yesterday...
February 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by senior1234 great waterproof light weight jacket
Living in Tenn, I needed a light weight jacket that I could use both in the rain and on a breezy, chilly day. This jacket fits the bill. I was delighted to find a petite jacket. I'm 5'2" with short arms. I purchased a Med petite with the Primaloft lining. But it ran a little too snug so I exchanged it for a large petite. The arm length is perfect and the jacket length came down over my hips. It fits beautifully even over a large sweater.
The wrinkles were many when I took it out of the package. I didn't want to iron them out. So I put it in the dryer on the lowest heat with a wet towel for 5 min. It is now wrinkle free and so soft. I had a chance to try it out in the freezing rain and it never leaked. I am very pleased with this jacket and recommend it.
February 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by NYgal good enough not perfect
Bought this mainly due to the removeable lining, needed something to wear for a January trip to Florida from the North. The only drawbacks are that the hood is not removeable (but that came in handy during a 3" rainfall), and after taking out the lining, there are NO inside pockets - which I like for security purposes. The jacket kept me very dry during the rainstorm (though the water dripped right down onto my pants!). The other drawback is that the sleeves are not lined (ie isulated) so I can't really wear it in winter - though, the sleeves are wide enough to wear a heavier sweater. It is suitable for its purpose but could be improved.
February 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MomDee Rain Jacket for college
This was a christmas present for my daughter. She loves it! It has a lining for cold weather that can be removed during warmer weather. It fits well and still has room for bulky sweaters in the winter time.
January 2, 2015