Rated 2 out of 5 by BikerVT Check comfort ratings and sizing before purchase
I purchased this jacket to wear over a sweater in the winter in Vermont, as the comfort rating listed it as good to -15. However, at 15 degrees below zero, it would not be comfortable; it is not suitable for even 15 degrees above zero. It is light and comfortable, but not very warm. It also runs very big, so order down a size. And the zipper sticks frequently, as others have stated.
December 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Capa Versatile but Sticky Zipper
I loved this jacket so much that I purchased a second. It is warm, light, and versatile.
Unfortunately the zippers started to stick so I'm going to have to return the jackets. I had an unfortunate experience trying to unzip the coat enough to put my hood down to no avail. Until then I had simply instilled patience with the sticky zipper.
November 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by highlowshopper love this!
I LOVE this jacket. It is very lightweight but WARM. As someone who has a lot of neck/shoulder pain which can be exacerbated by wearing heavier jackets the lightness of this jacket is really appreciated. as someone who is almost always cold, the warmth is appreciated. It's perfect. I hope that LLBean will make one that is mid thigh in length to wear over my longer sweaters....that would be AWESOME!!!!
November 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by IHeartLLB Almost perfect.....
1. More conservative colors - khaki, black, dark red, navy. Less
vibrant lining colors.
2. Reversible feature not necessary or useful.
3. Body of coat should be longer by 1".
4. And of course, a sturdier zipper.
November 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pepperellite Suprising warm, finicky zipper
I would give it 5 stars if not for the fact that the zipper is sticky. Others have written with this same complaint.
I bought this as a jacket for rainy, cooler weather. It fits the bill. I don't know why they make rain jackets without hoods, but this hood is perfect. I did not realize how well the insulation worked. I can actually go out when it's rainy, windy, etc and still feel warm.
All in all I would recommend this jacket as long as you are willing to be patient with the zipper.
October 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Teacher30 A must!
I hate coats, but I LOVE this one. I got this jacket around Christmas last year and wish that I had one in every color. I tried to order another one and they were all sold out except for the color that I have. It is lightweight, just the right length, warm and the hood is a real plus. I wanted to get ahead of the crowd and order one right now, but it is only coming up with the sold out items. PLEASE BRING THIS JACKET BACK FOR THIS WINTER!
August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Claratheoutdoorwalker A great traveling jacket
I am so happy that I purchased this jacket for my recent trip to Australia and New Zealand. It was so easy to pack this away in my suitcase and it is very light weight which helps when you are packing for 3 kinds of temperatures. While in Australia the weather was nice between 50 to 60 degrees. This jacket keep me warm when it was needed. In New Zealand it was 30 to 40 degrees and again this jacket made me feel sooooo comfortable that the cold weather did not bother me and I enjoyed my vacation. I would recommend anyone who travels to buy this jacket while it is on sale at a greet deal. I got the purple one and I just love it.
August 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarSeatTechMomof2 Love it!
Perfect for lighter weight winter wear. I purchased the yellow/orange to walk my kids to school in as the traffic gets a little crazy. One caveat with the yellow side out you can see the black lining of the pockets through the yellow. Not an issue for me as I prefer the orange to be out.
I love that it's not bulky and is great for driving as well. We live in Philly so on the occasion it gets into the teens I break out the down, but anything above that and this coat is fine. Though I can see how people who do not like the cold would need something warmer if the temps were below freezing.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NovaScotianLLBeanShopper Awesome Jacket
This is a real go to jacket for many days of the year. In winter it makes a great car coat and going to the shopping mall. In the spring and fall it great to have on when there is a chill in the air whether it be for an early morning walk or an early tee off time at the golf course. It is light weight but surprisingly provides that added bit of warmth. Fits true to size. Like the relaxed fit it provides.
May 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Setophaga Love it, here's a tip about the zipper
I would give the zipper a 4 but there is a workaround for it and the other properties are all 5's to me. The zipper balks if I pull it in my usual way, but it goes smoothly if I pull it with my left hand instead of my right hand, make the whole zipper flat rather than hilly, and keep my hand close to my body.
I bought the jacket and went back for the vest as the materials are excellent for wet weather as well as dry and compress well in my day pack; the light weight gives me extra flexibility in fine-tuning layers of warmth; the reverse to a lighter color was a good safety feature when I was unexpectedly on the roadside at night; and the color combo (the blue one) is bright and extraordinarily pretty without being impractical. If the zipper ever breaks, I would probably still keep it as a cardigan because I like the colors so much.
May 28, 2014