Rated 2 out of 5 by Hikergran Only a windbreaker
Well I got well and truly wet yesterday in this jacket which obviously cannot stand up to mountain weather!
I wanted a lighter jacket that was easier to pack than the two good Gortex ones that I already have. It does pack very well and is light in weight, but it is not at all waterproof.
I guess you get what you pay for with this garment.
July 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by JLR54 Nice jacket, runs a little big
My teenage daughter needed a rain jacket for walking back and forth to school and work and she chose this because of the good deal I was able to get on it. She's 5'1" and about 118 lbs. Her measurements are exactly XS petite but we ordered size small petite based on some reviews that say it runs small and also to allow for extra layers underneath. That was a mistake! The jacket was huge on her. I'm the same height, 20 lbs heavier and the size small petite was too big on me as well. Either the jacket we got was labeled wrong or they run very big. I returned and exchanged it for an XS petite and while it's still a little loose on her it'll work. The sleeves are a perfect length. The gathering around the hood is great because it should stay put if it's a little windy. It's lightweight so she shouldn't get too hot if it's a warmer day. She chose the mulberry color, which she also really likes. L.L. Bean handled the exchange extremely fast. We received the smaller jacket 5 business days after returning the original purchase. I gave the jacket 4 stars because of the sizing issue.
July 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by WaterproofBean Perfect rain jacket
I love this jacket - it's lightweight, comfortable, looks great AND it's definitely WATERPROOF! During our 4th of July cookout, it starting pouring and the jacket kept me bone dry (the food was another story), It's absolutely perfect. Thank you L.L. Bean!
July 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tiffers923 Convenient Jacket!
I bought this jacket a few months ago because campus is always windy-- my clothes always end up soaked, and my umbrella usually gets destroyed. I prefer rain jackets, but who wants to carry a jacket around all day? When folded, this is easy to fit into a backpack or tote, which means I can always keep it on days when there is spontaneous rain. It repels water well, but I haven't washed it yet.
I got this in the Alpine Gold because it was on sale, it's a LOUD color but it goes well with my navy Bean Boots. Also, I don't have to worry about blending into the background on stormy days! I got this in an XL and it's a bit loose. I usually wear a Large but the looseness lets me layer quite a bit under it.
June 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LittleElephants Perfect rain jacket
This jacket just came in the mail yesterday, and this morning we had a nice steady rain, so I went for a walk to see how good the jacket was in the rain. It was PERFECT in every way. Nice and light, the zipper zips up to my chin so no rain gets in at the neck, the cuffs are snug but not too tight, the length is perfect, and it is completely waterproof. And when I got back home, I just shook the rain off the jacket while I was on my porch, so it didn't drip water onto the floor in the house. I ordered the mulberry color, which was on sale, and it is a rich, beautiful color. And using my coupons, it cost only around six dollars. What a bargain, even at full price !!! I highly recommend this jacket.
June 21, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by LLBeanShopperLMN Dismal Quality
I ordered this Discovery Rain Jacket in Dark Royal Blue.
It has cheap zipper pulls.
The hood has elastic and messes my hair.
The hood does not detach.
The sleeves do not have snaps or velcro for adjustment
Cheap mesh, cheap velcro.
No internal pocket.
No fabric below the zip so that you have something to hold onto when zipping the jacket up.
No two-way front zipper.
I wish LL Bean would go back to making quality jackets.
June 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by quilter12 Nice jacket
The jacket fits perfectly and I love it. Does anyone know how to fold it to fit in its own pocket? Can't seem to figure it out. LLBean needs to send a tutorial with the jacket.
June 3, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by olderpetlover Sizing problem
Just received my rain jacket, Glad I read the previous reviews and ordered a size larger than what I usually do. Normally I wear a large and this time I ordered an extra large. I was hoping to be able to put layers under it, but the fit across the chest area is snug with just a tank top on. There doesn't appear to be any styling to the body and the fabric is cut straight down on the sides. No drawstring on the bottom hem so I'm not sure it will keep the wind out at all. Hood again has no drawstring but instead is oversized to hang out past your face to keep the rain off. Will have to wait for rain to see if it is waterproof or not.
May 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CanadianTexan Love this jacket!!
I almost didn't purchase this jacket because of one review stating it was more of a wind breaker than a rain jacket and did not keep the buyer dry. I am so happy I took a chance and purchased this jacket. We have been having the most rain I have seen in a long time with extreme downpours!!! I was completely dry except for my jeans because I don't have rain pants. Although it is raining, the temperature is still in the 80's but never felt sweaty wearing this jacket and I never felt like I was wearing plastic, somehow it is water proof and breathable! I purchased the royal blue and I love it! It fits true to size. I am 5'2" 145 lbs and I wear a size medium. I can wear it with or without a light sweater or hoodie. Because of my height, it covers my butt. When I outstretch my arms in front of me the sleeves end just distal of my wrist without feeling tight. I love the sip pockets, my phone stayed dry too! I plan on purchasing another along with rain pants!! I would definitely recommend this rain jacket, it's perfect!!
May 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ladygem Lovely light weight jacket
I love the jacket, just wish it came in larger size. The princess seams are a real plus in fitting. However, with a large bust, this is not roomy enough for comfort. I am sending it back, with regrets. I, too wish that arm length would be considered, even if in medium and long lengths offered. The arm length on XL is just about right for me; if I could order larger size, I know the length would be too long.
May 21, 2015