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
Rated 1 out of 5 by 2horsemom So sad I had to return this jacket
I was hoping the reviews regarding the extremely long sleeves would not apply to me, but I'm sorry to say, it did. Everything else about the jacket was great, it fit perfectly everywhere else, but the sleeves were 6" too long! You could not see my hands at all! I am 5' 2" and I ordered the XS.
January 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by pinkbicycle09 Even better than I expected!
I am consistently pleased with the quality of L.L. Bean products, and this jacket is no exception. To be honest, I was expecting little more than a lined windbreaker, decent in cool weather but not necessarily for the cold. Wow, was I wrong! This jacket is quite warm, especially considering how lightweight it is, and does a remarkable job at blocking the wind. I just rode my bike in a rather brisk breeze, and I came away from it rather sweaty -- very unusual for late December in Ohio.
Other reviewers have remarked upon the jacket's freakishly long sleeves. I must admit that I was surprised at the length of the sleeves, but perhaps I shouldn't have been. I ordered the small in regular length, and I'm 5'3, maybe 5'4 on a good day. The hem of the sleeves extends past my knuckles, but I'm also fairly short. I'm not sure what to make of it. But, it's such a minor concern that it certainly doesn't detract from the overall quality of the product.
December 30, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by DoctorMomPhD Sleeve Tab Doesn't Hold Up
This jacket is breathable and warm (for California), and in general I'm happy I purchased it. However, there is one issue that really degrades my happiness with the jacket. The sleeves are adjustable, and have these really nice looking tabs that allow you to snug up the sleeve. The tabs have velcro on one side and black suede on the other side. I thought that looked really nice, until I washed the jacket. Now the suede has peeled off, requiring me to slice off the suede to avoid it flopping around. Now I have these ugly looking raw velcro tabs on the sleeves. Yuck.
December 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cocoloco53 Great for southern winter
Love this jacket, lightweight for colder weather in Myrtle Beach. Cover your back and lower his in back. Only con would be sleeves are too long for a petite, but overall this jacket is a winner
December 20, 2015