Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanshopperforyrs The Perfect Raincoat
I am usually between a small and medium with LLBean. Previous reviews said this coat was a bit on the slim side, so I ordered the medium. I am 5'4'' - 122lb and it is a wonderful fit. Plenty of room to add layers for warmth or just cinch in the waist a bit in warmer weather. The fabric seems to be a very nice weight. Seems just heavy enough to be sturdy without being at all stiff or hard. It can fold up fairly small for travel.
This coat has all my requirements: a double zipper, a length to keep me dry (right above knees), snaps instead of velcro and a hood that stays on in the wind. Plus, back pleat gives style and all three pockets are nice size.
Got the dark khaki, figured it goes with anything. Will definitely enjoy it when dog needs to go out in pouring rain. Needed a coat with great coverage, since I find it difficult to carry dog leash, flashlight, dog-bags and an umbrella. Plus, lots of times it may be too windy for umbrella.
Thankyou LLBean. Am almost looking forward to the next walk in the rain!
February 19, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Nicole1975 Coat too long and heavy
This coat is too long. It should be about 2-3 inches shorter.
And the fabric is too heavy. A raincoat needs to be something you can throw on easily and quickly.
On the positive side, I love the fact that this coat has a hood ... it's an essential feature for a raincoat.
February 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BitaH Fitted, best over light layer
I have a number of the last 2 styles (2 button and plain backs) of H2Off raincoats in this length that I wear over business clothes such as tailored or boiled wool jackets over another top -- all in my usual size, Petite Large. Seeing the new Dark Khaki color in this new style, I ordered it in PL. Although I'm not thrilled, the coat does fit, and I can definitely use it BUT not over a midweight layer. Thus it would not be a cold weather raincoat, and the fitted style means pocket contents could look bulky. However, nothing will flap in the wind or gape at the neck. This is the 3rd skimpier than expected coat I've ordered in recent months (this year's 850 down coat and the soft, zippered hooded style). The product descriptions gave some hint, and I did keep and wear each but would have preferred a little more room without having to try a larger size that usually isn't quite right. I also ordered this year's long down coat (fur trimmed hood), and it is just right in PL. This new H2OFF raincoat has some good features but the fitted cut makes it not as versatile as previous styles.
January 30, 2014