Rated 2 out of 5 by 49er Very disappointed
Looked forward to getting this. Perfect style, love the fuchsia color. Unfortunately, too stiff, that being said with the sleeves being too long, is difficult to move in. Only enough room to wear a tee shirt under and it was the size I normally order. The next size up was huge. Sadly, returning.
April 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jane6116 Nice jacket, but...
I like the jacket and the sleeves are not an issue for me (I like them long so I can pull my hands in when I run), but after only a few weeks the velcro sleeve tab has separated from the covering material. The jacket and lining are also a little stiff and less wind and rain resistant that I expected.
I have a very similar but lighter jacket that did not have the same issue and which I have been wearing for a couple of years. The older, lighter version is much softer and more rain resistant.
April 5, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by 49er Yes, love the jacket, but?
I bought the Dark Fuchsia. Fabulous fabric, nicely constructed, windproof (as long as it is your size), stiffer than other LLBean soft-shell jackets that I own. The sleeves as pictured on the model, is what we receive. The fabric is so stiff, the sleeves so long, that they bunch up at the cinched cuffs. The cuffs on their own are great, nicely finished and banded. I have no objection to the closure. It will cost me $35 to have the sleeves shortened. I have no choice but to return it. :(
April 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by UpNorthAdventurer Great Jacket
I bought this jacket last year and love it so much I decided to buy another in a different color. I agree with reviews about the velcro on the sleeves; not as nice as it used to be. However, the fit is perfect, nice and snug, even with a lightweight fleece underneath. I wear it for my long winter walks in Michigan and it keeps me warm. I love the chest pocket; perfect for your mobile phone. The zipper side pockets are roomy too. Front zip is high enough to keep your neck warm. I'm 5'7" and the jacket is long enough to keep my backside warm. It's absolutely perfect.
March 5, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by MissGardener Love this jacket
The material is so soft and comfy, lots of pockets inside and out. The only negative is the velcro on the sleeves doesn't look very durable. Other than that, I love this jacket!
February 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by onemused Great jacket!
This is a great jacket for early spring/late fall in New England or for winter in the South. The fit is good and material is thicker than I expected- not full on coat but definitely more than a light jacket/windbreaker. Fit is great and fashionable with indent for the waist so the figure isn't lost. Great pockets too and perfect for casual wear!
February 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by XJMA Great jacket
I am glad I bought this jacket irrespective of several negative reviews of the long sleeve and its Velcro tab. I am 5'2" and I bought petitie XS. it fits me very well. The sleeves are just a little bit longer than I wanted, but it is definitely NOT out of proportion. The quality is great, as always as the LLBean products are. I haven't got to wear it outside, but it feels very warm. It's a great jacket for outside activities. For the price I got, I cannot be happier.
February 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by PreppyMainer Perfect
Purchased for my high schooler. She is very lanky. The womens small is perfect. It's a great layer for the bus rides to/from school or sporting events. We live in central Maine; this is a perfect multi-season jacket. Great windblock abilities. Great waterproofing. Perfect unless it's 20 below. Great purchase.
January 29, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by HighDesertGal Not as good as the previous Pathfinder
Bought a Pathfinder 3-4 years ago and I love it. Wanted another so ordered the current version. I did notice the Velcro wrist closures in the photo, but they didn't look so bad. Upon receiving the jacket I immediately noticed three major disappointments:
1) It was lighter in weight but assumed a new, improved fabric was the reason. I expected the same warmth as the previous version.
It is not as warm or wind resistant.
2) The Velcro wrist tabs are obviously an afterthought in design and style.The strap is not covered in the fashion-fabric. The Velcro is just glued to the sleeve.
3) The sleeves are much too long. I'm 5'7" with average length arms and do like sleeves a bit long in order to keep wrists covered during out door activities. These are long enough for an Orangutan!
The Sapphire / Colbalt is a beautiful color and wish I could keep it. However, this is not the LL Bean quality I expected. It is being returned.
Please! Bring back the previous material quality, shorten the sleeves 2-3 inches and return to the previous soft elastic fleece inner wrist cuff as a wind guard!! I want to buy one!
January 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mountainlover50 Love it!!
My coat was delivered today. I have to admit after reading the reviews regarding sleeve length and the Velcro issue, I Was hesitant to purchase it. I'm so glad I did. I'm 5'5" and ordered the medium, in black. The coat fits perfectly. The sleeve length isn't an issue for me, and if the Velcro comes up from the sleeves, I'll stitch it back myself ( that's why I purchased the black ) . it's a very nice coat! Perfectly happy :). Whoop!
January 18, 2016