Rated 5 out of 5 by Brunat Perfect spring jacket
I found this jacket to fit perfectly, the plus size fits true to size. The sleeve length is perfect for me (I'm 5'7) and I quite like the glare at the hips, it makes the jacket look more fitted. I was worried this would be too warm, but it's nice and light, breathes very well and blocks out the wind. Super comfortable and looks great too. I bought the teal and I'd love to buy more colors.
April 30, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by mapcollector Does let the wind in
Specs say 'won't let the wind in' but it does. There was a cool breezy the fist day I wore it and I could instantly feel the wind coming thru the jacket. To further test the wind resistance I took my LL Bean wind challenger fleece (which I love) and this Pathfinder jacket, put one hand inside both, and turned up my car's dash vent fan up and held by hands side by side in front of the vent. No wind came thru the fleece yet it was very evident air was coming thru the Pathfinder. For PRO's.. this jacket does look nice, and it is quiet to wear (I dislike jackets that go swish swish all the time your wearing them) and the nylon outer shell repels lint and dog hair nicely (unlike a fleece). The sleeves are on the long side WHICH I LIKE because my arms are long and sleeve are too short on most every other jacket. It is a bit on the snug side across the shoulder/chest area but not awful - and the description says best with lightweight layer - which is all there is room for unless your narrow shouldered and somewhat flat chested. I really like the looks and quality of this jacket but one of the big reasons I bought it is for the wind restistance - so it is going back.
April 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ournana Love the jacket, sleeves rediculously long
I was so excited when the Pathfinder Soft Shell Jacket arrived. Gorgeous colour (dark Fuchsia), but when I tried it on the sleeves were so unbelievably long, covered my hands completely. With the velcro tabs around the end of the sleeves pulled tight it feels bulky. Even though I am 5' 6" tall I will take it back and order a petit size.
Does LLBean do tailoring, like shortening the sleeves? If so is there a charge?
March 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Presocia I couldn't ask for a better jacket!
I've worn this jacket now on four different hikes, and love it! It works well with light layers underneath, and does a nice job of blocking the wind while letting my body breathe. I especially appreciate the deep pockets and chest pocket for my phone.
I had my reservations about the fit when I ordered it, but have been pleasantly surprised. I have a 2X in Cascade blue/Light teal, and it could not fit me better. I have not experienced the tightness through the arms or shoulders that others have mentioned. It's tailored without feeling too bulky, and is long enough to provide some coverage in the back.
February 19, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by CaveatTalonWager Good quality but strange fit
After reading other reviews on this jacket, I was hesitant to order it. But I've had GREAT luck with LLBeans products in general over the years and I do trust their quality.
I ordered the Cool silver/ Mercury jacket in XL. I wanted to size it up so that heavier layers could be worn under it. Although the jacket did "fit" when it arrived, it was not flattering on me at all. No woman wants her can to look even bigger than it is and the proportions of this jacket made my shoulders look very narrow and my back end look...well...I'll just say that this was NOT a flattering fit. More room in the shoulders, and an inch or two longer in jacket length and maybe change how the jacket falls on the hips (the fabric kind of "flips" out all the way around at the bottom) and this jacket could be a real winner. The quality was very good.
The lighter gray part of the jacket is lighter than I expected. I have border collies that shed (black and white dogs) and the hair on this would be a nightmare. I expected the lighter gray to be a bit deeper. And the darker gray on this jacket was surprisingly purple. I thought that they had sent me the wrong color at first (there is a jacket that does have a purple on the top) but the package said cool gray/ Mercury on it, so I don't really know. If the fit had been perfect, I would have checked further on this.
I think LLBean is very close to having a winner here, but proportions need to be altered in order for them to arrive at this.
February 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by stumbeliena Pathfinder Soft-Shell Jacket
This is a very well constructed jacket. I'm so glad that I bought this, I almost didn't after reading some of the reviews that said the green was too bright. IMO the green is a beautiful Kelly green. At 5'7" and 170 pounds, a large fit pretty well. I'm excited to wear this outside, maybe it will inspire me to work out more :)
February 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by lottykins freakishly long sleeves!
Jacket just arrived today. I am a 10 on top and a 12 on the bottom, 5'7" and the M fits pretty well, covers my rear, but I would appreciate another inch at the hips. Great color in the coral, great style, HOWEVER ... the sleeves are so long they cover my thumbs entirely! I like it so much, though, that I will have to pay to have the sleeves altered.
February 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steph9492 Beautiful
I loved this jacket as soon as I saw it. I originally ordered it in a S. Had to send it back and get an XS. I am usually a size S/4. Overall, great jacket.
January 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by COKim Runs very small
I ordered this jacket up a size up since I wanted to have room underneath for a sweater. I typically wear an XL to and XXL in jackets, so I ordered a 2XL. Although I could have kept it this size, I think I am sending back and getting a 3XL. And I have NEVER worn this size in my life!! I got the teal color and it is a little "dull" for me. I would have preferred it to be a brighter color. I think I am going to reorder and try the green one.
December 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Happytrailstoyou Beautiful colors BUT:
The jacket color is beautiful the blue and teal combo. I wear a size XL petite and the sleeves were very long. I used the velcro at the sleeve end and the bunch up sleeves was very uncomfortable.
I read the other reviews, but really liked this jacket. Sadly back to Bean went this purchase..
December 5, 2014