Rated 5 out of 5 by DGWD Terrific jacket for Peru
Just got back from Peru where the temperature varies from region to region and hour by hour. This jacket could be stowed away easily and retrieved for active duty in cooling temperatures and the cold with an extra layer underneath. It's windbreaking capabilities were great on cool river cruises and water repellency also appreciated. It looked terrific besides in the turquoise for me and orange for my husband. Definitely recommended!
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by songa Comfortable, compact, and cute!
I wanted to write a review because I spent at least an hour struggling with which size to get, and I ended up choosing right! I am a female, 5'4", and about 140 lbs with a large chest. I'm not noticeably overweight, but I also am not slim. I was worried about the women's fit, so I went for a size Large, and it is perfect! It fits comfortably with just a t-shirt under, but also leaves the perfect amount of room for a sweatshirt or sweater. Also, it collapses to a very small size which is extremely convenient for camping!
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AppalachianTraveler Perfect for Alaska in mid-June!
Although this jacket was an expensive purchase for my family budget, the fit, color, and ability to keep day-long drizzle at bay made it a very worthwhile investment for our recent family trip. I was especially glad that I chose the hooded version, after considering both versions -- I used the hood repeatedly, almost daily during our travel, and I know that I wouldn't have kept a hat so handy each day. It also served as a nice lap blanket on the plane -- a real comfort that I wouldn't have considered ahead of time, since I hadn't flown since such comforts were no longer routinely provided! Lightweight and very easy to "pack down"! One thing: I tried squeezing the air out of the jacket to see if I really could get the whole thing into its self-pocket. I could, but the resulting wrinkles did not fall out quickly, so I wouldn't recommending crushing it so tightly unless you really, truly must make it fit a tiny space. Overall, a wonderful piece that fits well, yet comfortably. I was glad that I ordered the XL in petite -- the arms were a little long, but when I added a layer, I was always glad that my wrists were fully covered. Excellent jacket!
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2CorgiMama Great Jacket!
Ordered this jacket and the corresponding men's model at the last minute for our small ship cruise of Alaska's Inside Passage. It was easy and lightweight for packing. I bought a size larger than my normal size (this purchase was literally last minute, so I wouldn't have had time to exchange before we left) to make sure I could layer it with fleece, and it was plenty warm and waterproof enough to keep off spray when we were exploring on the inflatable boats. I can foresee using this jacket a lot now that we're home.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by gagirl525 Athletic Fit
I am 5'2'' tall and I weigh 130. My hip measurement is 38 1/2. The jacket just fit without much extra room. I can wear a Fitness Fleece under it without straining the seams.If you plan to wear a heavier sweater it might be better to go up a size.
I ordered a pet medium.
( I had previously ordered a pet medium in the Reversible Fitness jacket.That one had a much more generous fit.Plenty of extra room.)
June 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NHinDenver Awesome jacket
This jacket is everything i hoped it would be- stylish, comfortable, compact, warm. I bought this to bring along for unplanned cool/rainy weather, camping, hiking, etc. I have been nothing but pleased with it!! I am 5'2, 118 pounds. I bought the green in a Small. Its a nice roomy fit. Not too big, not too small- perfect to put over layers/ sweatshirt, etc. I would highly recommend this product. Only thing I would mention is that if you are petite and do not want extra room for layers, you may want to order an XSmall..
May 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by aem0032 better than expected
Honestly, this jacket is better than I thought it was going to be. For as light & thin as it is, its warm and blocks wind far better than I had expected it to. I only have a few minor gripes- because I have extremely high standards for my jackets: 1) the openings to the pockets are rather small, so if you're trying to hold onto something (ie a cell phone) while removing your hand, its a little snug- and I have very small hands. An extra half inch or so would help a lot. 2) The hood is fitted around the front, but a drawstring for added adjustability would be great. 3) The color. I got it in purple, however I'm not in love with it, but it was- for me- the best option available. I wish Beans would offer lighter, more girly colors, pastels like powder blue or baby pink or seafoam green. The current available colors are too dark, bright, or bold, IMO.
But overall, for its performance, I'm very happy with this jacket. I tried out several other brands but none of them beat this one. It's also nice that it packs into its own pocket, or I cheated and rolled it up into its hood, which made for a nice small pillow on a bus or plane.
May 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by djyfvr Nice jacket
Really handy having the hood when windy. Lightweight and but surprisingly warm. Wind does not go through it. Would buy another one in a different color just for fun.
May 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MissMaine so glad they added hood
I bought this jacket when it first came out. Well made, reasonable price and warm. Better than the 850 which is tylish with great colors but you get a draft in at zipper.. kept it anyway but when I saw they added the hood to the packable, I wanted it! Vest is terrific too.
April 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by carolinawinterlady too good to be true
This jacket is SO lightweight, provides great warmth, and just plain FEELS good!! And the hood is such a big part of it.
April 23, 2014