Rated 4 out of 5 by HatesColdFeet Nice weight, nice length, and comfortable
I'm nearly 5'7", 140 lbs, and ordered my usual size medium. While it's a bit longer than I anticipated, it fits fine and is not boxy. It has some stretch to it making it quite comfortable. It's well-constructed.
If you're looking for a warm winter coat, this is not it. If you're looking for a very waterproof coat, this is not it. This coat is unlined but great for layering. I see it as a 3-season addition to my wardrobe wearing layers as needed. It repels rain when walking from my car into work or the store, but I wouldn't count on it to be waterproof especially for extended time in the rain. Then again, that's not what it's made for.
The 2-way zipper was a hassle at first but has gotten easier to operate with each wearing. The sleeves are long, just as I like and need them to be. The pockets go all the way to the bottom edge and are sewn in a way that gives you two very deep inside pockets. Bonus!
Part of me wishes it had those thumb holes you see on fitness inspired clothing. I would give it the full 5 stars if it were a better price.
April 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Linlyn Where has this coat been my whole life?
I have been looking for a coat like this for a long time! I commute, and wanted something with a hood (I live in the Seattle area) that was lightweight, never wrinkled, water resistant, and versatile enough to wear with skirts or jeans or whatever else I'm wearing. It is also long enough to cover my problem areas AND be protective in the rain. It is the coat I wear almost every day now and plan to travel with too. I got caught in a downpour a few days ago and it kept me dry. The stretchy fabric is a bonus. Everyone around here wears black coats, but mine is the one that gets compliments.
April 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Claire22 Love This Jacket
The description states "lightweight" which it is, so don't expect it any more than that.
I'm 5' 4 1/2" typically a regular small. Based on review of sleeves being long, I ordered a petite small. The sleeves are perfect, the material is smooth and stretchy, style is so cute and slimming. A very clean, simple, attractive jacket.
April 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by StillacinNC This is your travel jacket!
I bought this jacket to take to Ireland and it was exactly what I needed. I layered with sweaters on cooler days, wore it with long sleeve T's on warmer days. If I needed to roll it up and stick it in my carry on, it was easy to do. The stretch keeps it comfortable. It really blocked the wind and most of the rain. I did experience one 20 minute downpour during a walk back to the hotel. The jacket did get wet, but I stayed mostly dry and the jacket was dry in no time. This was the best travel piece I have purchased in a long time.
March 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by WestieNJ Not quite right
I'm a big fan of softshell jackets. I own 2 other LL Bean softshells and wear them all the time. This one, however, is not a keeper. It is a very thin material that would probably not be suitable for temperatures much below 60 degrees. Despite ordering a petite, the sleeves were too long and the pockets were placed very low - I could not comfortably put my hands in the pocket without leaning forward. Despite having gotten this jacket at a very good price during the 2-a-day daily deal, this will be returned.
February 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BeanGirl48 I'm happy with it...
Yes - I'll agree - - the zipper is a pain, but all double-zippers are - this one more because the coat is a longer length. Overall, though the coat is wonderful. I like the longer length, sleeves are nice and long which is never the case...I'm very happy with it.
February 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by 24609lady HOODED...Longer length
When this came up on the markdown, I wanted it!! With reviews
changed my mind because I really don't like zippers to begin with and others already found problems. Just wish LLB would use snaps or buttons to help. So hard to find this length also.
February 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Drapes Zipper Problem
THIS WAS A VERY COMFORTABLE COAT BECAUSE OF THE STRETCH MATERIAL. I ALSO REALLY LIKE THE STYLING. THE ZIPPER WAS DIFFICULT FROM THE BEGINNING AND AFTER VERY LITTLE USE, IT GOT STUCK AND NO AMOUNT OF WORK HAS BEEN ABLE TO FIX IT.
January 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sonomawinetaster should have been made with a lining
This is a very lightweight jacket, most suitable for a windbreaker. I have not been able to wear it for most of my dog-walking in the fall (50 degree temperatures). The fabric is more stretchy than most lycra products, which can be comfortable. However, the biggest problem is that there is no inside lining to make it easy to put on and pull off. The grippy fabric drags across other clothes and needs adjustment when it's on to lie well on your body. I am only using it for short durations outside to top off any outfit. Not very functional.
December 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PwerShopper Welcomied Warmth Without The Weight!
I absolutely love this jacket. I've been wanting one for quite some time & finally purchased one for my Birthday! When I received the jacket, I noticed the left inside pocket wasn't sewn completely to the jacket. I notified LLBean regarding the defect & immediately the pleasant & efficient customer service representative re-ordered me a new one. This jacket is fabulous for running errands in the winter, especially when jumping in & out of one's car. I detest the bulkiness of heavy coats when driving, etc., but with this jacket, I can easily & comfortably wear only a long-sleeve shirt & I'm warm! I ordered this jacket in a Petite Large in Black & it fits perfectly. The length covers one's bum & looks great dressed up or down. Thank you LLBean for a wonderful product & for your efficient handling of my order. You've given me a very happy birthday & I will continue to be a dedicated customer of LLBean. Happy Holidays & Thank You Again!
November 14, 2013