Rated 5 out of 5 by 802Shopper Surprised me!
I actually purchased two of these jackets at the same time. When I took them out of the shipping box, I was ready to return them! They were beautiful, but weighed NOTHING!! I went back to the llbean website to confirm that these were indeed rated at -30 degrees, and decided to give them the "show me" test. I walk a minimum of two miles daily, and need a jacket that will keep me warm without the bulk. I should add, I am notoriously ALWAYS cold, and am very sensitive to low temps. We have recently had unseasonably cold weather with wind chills well down into the low teens. This jacket was surprisingly VERY warm.... Not so much as a goosebump! I wore only a long sleeve T-shirt under the jacket, along with a scarf, and was more than comfortable. I can't yet speak for sub zero temps, but this jacket kept me warm with extremely frigid winds and minimal layering. I have not been able to put the jacket through the water resistance test, but I am very impressed with the warmth and wind proofing thus far. I am shocked and surprised that such an incredibly lightweight jacket could be so warm! I am happily keeping both jackets (cute!), and would highly recommend. The best part is, llbean stands behind their products and wouldn't let you walk away as an unsatisfied customer.... give it a try!!
November 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wyogirl64 nice coat
this is a good coat for the cool days, I've worn it when it is about 20 degrees and it is warm enough.
November 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JJLG Warmer than Expected
I wasn't expecting this coat to be so warm given how light it is. We had a fourteen degree morning today and this was so warm and comfortable! It seemed to get warmer the longer I wore it. Really like it!
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy850 Super light and super warm
I'm very happy with this jacket. As one who does not like to wear jackets, this is perfect. It is thin and not bulky and keeps me very warm. I also love the snug fit of the hood that does not blow off!
November 19, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Antero Not that warm; tight fit
I ordered this jacket for two reasons: the attached hood and the 850 fill. The hood is well designed and fits well. As others have said, this jacket can't keep you warm at the -30 rating temperature. First of all, LL Bean's idea of a midweight layer qualifies as light to me. I tried it with a crew neck long underwear top and cotton turtleneck. At 10 degrees with a light breeze, it was not warm. I couldn't add a polartec top or a sweater because the fit across the shoulder blades is too tight. I could barely move my arms with the addition of thicker layer. I thought the whole point was to reduce bulk, but if the jacket isn't warm enough, even if it were roomy enough to add a heavy layer, it doesn't do the job.
November 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nega Need stylish/city color and logo on it!
Jacket is great, wished was a bit thicker. But please bring more stylish color for city like white/silver beige/gold or white ! Also people keep asking where did you buy it ?? Would be great to have LLbean logo on it!!
November 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rcl155 Awsome Jacket
We purchased this as an early Christmas present. My wife started using it the next day and it has become her go-to jacket. It is light, warm, comfortable and she looks great in it. The price is good for an 850 fill down jacket with water resistant 'downtek' down and a dwr finish on the outside. the hood is well shaped and comfortable. Can't wait to take it backpacking. it is light, compressible and will provide that extra outer layer in camp for when the temp drops.
November 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MissMaine Needs improvement but 4 stars
Great color, fit and hood an improvement over last year. Got the lime green. Loved contrasting lining but dark down feathers showed through green looking like dirty spots. Would like adjustable cuffs. However overall a keeper due to terrific color, fit and reasonable warmth. Love hood option
November 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeanAroundTheBlock On the Down Side
Makes a fantastic gift (I would know. Got it as a gift). Not from da' hood but the hood is a nice touch. On the outside of the coat, cold and Icy McIcerphson. On the down side, world's coziest jacket. Cheers to turning frowns upside down!
November 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 5dollars Nice fit and features
This jacket is so surprisingly lightweight. It's hard to believe it is really as warm as it says. It's not cold enough to test out the warmth in frigid conditions, so my fingers are crossed in that regard. This jacket doesn't give me that stiff, bundled-up, padded feeling that I usually get from wearing a warm winter coat. It allows me to move very freely and I know I'll appreciate this when I'm hopping in and out of the car driving my kids around in the afternoons. The hood fits nice and snug when it's zipped up, which will be a great feature when it's bitter cold and I either forget my hat or am trying to avoid "hat head." My only two complaints at this point: The colors are so very bright...really too bright for me. I wish it came in more muted colors. Trying to avoid my habit of black winter coats, I originally ordered the bright blue. I sent it back because it was just too bright for me. I would have liked a basic navy or teal blue better, or a softer red. I actually prefer some of the colors offered in the men's style. I ended up settling again for boring old black. I also wish there was a little less shine to the fabric. I know this is the style, and this fabric is less shiny than some I've seen that are so shiny they look plastic, but less shine would be my preference. I also miss something that my last lightweight down jacket (from a different company) had, which was fleece lining in the pockets. But these are minor quibbles. I'm very happy with the fit and look of the jacket overall. I'm very petite and the petite size jacket covers my hips and backside nicely.
November 7, 2014