Rated 3.4 out of 5áby 5
Rated 2 out of 5áby THiker Material Questionable
The material on this jacket felt ,hmm kinda crinkly?
was made very well,,yet felt closer to maybe a 150.00 dollar one
shame...hoping LL. Bean will come out with Neoshells which are softer and add hand warmer pockets and pitzips,..would then crush all other technical or otherwise jackets...light bulb for design and marketing if you need one?..haha
Always great company for they understand customer service better then ANYONE else(companies) out there.
January 22, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby Sunnye Gortex shell
I purchased this as foul weather gear for my sailor husband for Christmas. The zipper being exposed made it impractical for waterproofing so returned it without a test wear. It might be fine for skiing. but felt it was too lightweight for sailing. It would require alot of under wear and the price was steep considering it is simply a shell.
December 31, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby RDEl LOGO
When I opened the package, the LOGO jumped out as if it were in neon. I do not like paying money to be a walking brand advertisement, so I returned it.
If there was an option to purchase the jacket without the brand advertising, I would be intrigued to try it out.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby TheRealZorro I wanted a less expensive jacket.
I purchased the Bean's Gore-Tex Pro Shell Jacket after seeing a few older coats, various brands, not hold up. I wanted a jacket that would last for years and after asking around this one was recommended to me. It fit better than I expected, looked better than I expected, and seems perfect and worth the money.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby NEKingdomSkier Expensive and worth it
I have never shelled out (no pun intended) big bucks for a ski jacket before. I have had friends that get astronomically expensive shells and I think this is in the same class without the hipster nameplate. It is pro shell and detailed very waterproof and wind proof. I have no criticisms.
I have worn it in Jay Peak's cold, wind and snow, in spring rain and heat and it gets top ratings for all of the above. Breathes well even hiking up and easy to pull over layers. It has not gotten torn or snagged hitting branches of tight softwood glades. The hood pulls over your helmet easily when you really need it. The jacket does seem like "gear" more than a regular casual jacket with the taped zippers, etc. i think that is worth the difference from the typical $200 range shells that I have worn.
November 16, 2014