Rated 5 out of 5 by Ihike4fun Love this jacket
I purchased this jacket for hiking and bike riding during the winter in PA. For as thin and light as this jacket is, I couldn't believe that it would be so warm. The first time I wore it was for a bike ride on a 23 degree windy day. With a thin sweatshirt underneath I was actually too warm. The outside and inside pockets are great for carrying a phone, camera, gloves, etc. while hiking or biking. The hood does a good job of protecting the neck from cold winds. I usually purchase lower priced jackets but this one is well worth the price.
January 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by activeoutdoorsylady Ultralight 850
Glad to have the men's version (female - got a Med for 5'6", 140 lbs, slender build). The women's clothes are too short in the sleeve and too wide in the body. This is roomy enough for a thick layer underneath for colder weather. Wore this jacket today for a brisk walk with a big dog for 2 hrs - sunny, but only about 10 degrees, no wind, with a cotton turtle neck and thin poly shirt over this, hat and mittens. Was comfortable, then got hot, un-zipped, then even took it off for a bit. Love the comfort, so light, but warm. I was doubtful at first, but gave it a good try and now love it - have ordered another in a different color (which was sold out), but great customer service at LL Bean found one for me in a store. A top company, with top service and merchandise!
January 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PhilinMidland Warmth and lightness defy belief
I live in Michigan and have been doing a lot of traveling, in and out of the car, walks through parking lots, etc. Today, it was 11 degrees with a mild wind. I wore a tee shirt with a light, poly long-sleeved shirt over it. The jacket completed the outerwear, and I was comfortable, especially with the hood on. The hood makes a difference, as it keeps your head heat from escaping. I don't like the placement of the top left pocket, since I routinely pull the zipper for the pocket instead of the coat. Love the inside pocket near the waistband. Even an inside slot pocket for a pen. Well-designed and very warm, yet so light. Lucky to get the gray one with the green lining. Lots of compliments on it.
January 13, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by MrMrsNoah Drafty jacket
After reading the description in the LL Bean catalogue, I believed that a 850 down-fill coat would be superior to a 500 or 650 down coat. I was sadly disappointed. The jacket should have been perfect for walking dogs in temperatures as frigid as -30c with windchill. Even after layering with a heavy fleece and a thick woolen toque, the jacket was just too drafty. Unfortunately, the hood coverage is loose and baggy. There are no features that allow you to tighten the hood and sleeves to keep out the cold, the wind and drafts. The hood itself is very shallow (not wide enough to cover your cheeks).
January 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrSnuggles BEST. COAT. EVER.
I?m in Canada, where cold is real. (As you may have heard we live in igloos for 11 months of the year.) We have just emerged from three days of -30 to -40 degree (Celcius) windy weather, so my coat got its first real test this week. Happy to say it passed with flying colours. This coat is simply amazing. It is so thin and light, yet impenetrable by cold and wind. Yes, you need to wear mitts and a scarf or neckwarmer to keep the breeze out. This should be a no-brainer.
Today it was a balmy -10 and I was too hot. Got to work after my 20 minute walk and I was roasting. The coat not only keeps out the cold, but it seals in your bodyheat. So impressed by this coat. The people who say it isn?t warm enough must be going shirtless under it and not zipping it up, because it is quite simply the BEST. COAT. EVER. In fact, my wife wants me to stop telling her how warm it is, as she feels I?m getting annoying.
January 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by dharmaeye great jacket
I live in Buffalo, NY and it does get cold here sometimes...not as much as you probably think from the news. But, this is the warmest, lightweight jacket I have ever had. The hood and storm collar make it versatile so you can wear it up and zipped on the coldest windiest day and still be toasty warm as long as you wear lined pants. And on those not-so-cold days leave the hood down, the zipper up-zipped and still be comfortable. Lightweight, packable and waterproof. What more do you want? Great product.
January 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by chlnic2 850 Down hooded jacket
This was a Christmas present for my son and everyday I get a call.
"I love this jacket" the fit is right on for me, it is light ,warm and packs well. I would recommend this jacket to anyone
January 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GibsonCamper Great looking, warmer then expected
I ordered the 850 hooded jacket online and it came in just two days. The jacket has a great fit and the hood is helpful for windy days or if your running out to the car or something and want the extra warmth but don't want to put on a beanie. I live in New England so I have a few winter coats and was looking for a lighter one for end of fall beginning of spring, but we had a recent cold front and this coat did the trick in 15-20 degree weather. I was surprised how warm I was given it's thin apearence. Some other reviews mentioned that the fit wasn't great and they should have included a pull string for the sleeves and hood, but I just use a beanie and some glove liners and I'm good to go. Got the coat expecting to mostly use it for hiking wanting sometime warm for the summit but doesn't take up a lot of space in my pack. Haven't gone on any big hikes yet but this coat did stand up to some pretty cold and windy days in New England already.
January 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
by Dodecatheon my first tight down
I was disappointed to find the limited colors available to never be available again?! I had the choice between Cayenne (not listed on the website, ordered by phone) or the light green. I double backed and ended up with the Cayenne, burnt orange really.
What i expected from this product was warm, lightweight, not durable, and my new favorite layer. It was true to all my expectations.
I ordered a large, tall, red at first and had to exchange. The coat runs big to size and even the medium was a little loose and tall is extremely tall. I am 6'1" and 79 kg (175 lbs). Customer service at the bean is excellent! No recording, quick answer, and they accommodate every question.
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January 7, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by aaa111111 not very warm
Got this hooded jacket for my grandson.thought he would be warm in our Minnesota winters in it..as it says WARMEST to -30. No way.it may be good up to December..and then again in march but certainly not warm enough for winter unless you put 4 layers underneath.Bean should not say -30 whom it men's+30.I am not new at Bean ..been buying for over 30 years..this is my first review.
January 6, 2015