Rated 3 out of 5áby Brrrrrrrrrrrr Lightweight, packable - not warm
I bought this for an early season camping trip (Late May, Pecos Wilderness, 10000 feet ASL).
Temps were in the mid 60s during the day, but once the sun dropped the thermometer hit 30 at sunset. Sitting in camp, with jeans, wool socks, a hat, this "jacket" and a long sleeve shirt, I was cold. At 30 degrees.
This is definitely not a winter jacket for everyday use. For use as a ski layer, maybe under a shell and over a long shirt and vest, would be ok.
Also, the down fill was pretty weak. If you hold the jacket up to the light, you can see through it.
September 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Verticalhoundskier Ultralight 850 a good combo with Vest
I also bought this great jack with the Ultralight 850 Vest. Both products are extremely light and warm. Well constructed. Best purchase I've made for cool temps.
April 28, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5áby 50yearvtshopper Warm and wet
I have had this jacket for almost three years and have been generally satisfied with one exception. This product is a sponge. The jacket wets through in a moderate rain in less than a minute.
It has moderate warmth but very poor damp weather protection.
April 3, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5
áby LLStu Excellent fit but limited warmth
I had a hard time finding a down jacket with a comfortable fit this season. Most other premium sports brands were tight under the arms. I am 5'5" and 170 with large arms, the Ultralight Jacket fit really well and could accommodate layers very well.
I took the jacket on a trip to China this March. It was really good for temperatures greater than 38░. However I found even with an undershirt, a flannel shirt, a sweater, and a scarf when the temperature got down near freezing (below 35░) I was not warm. When the wind kicked up it was unbearable. This is why I deducted 2 stars from a great product.
The jacket is excellent for traveling, it folds down to nothing and fits easily in a pack or the outer compartment of my suitcase.
March 23, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5áby kthor Great concept but doesn't deliver
I really love the concept of this jacket. I live in Chicago and was looking for a lightweight but warm jacket to wear before I needed to bust out my parka. I loved how warm it was but had to return the jacket because of poor stitching under the arms and feathers coming out of various places. I replaced it with a second one and still had the same issues where I was losing literally chunks of filling in holes on the arms. Way overpriced for this product.
February 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby NormInColorado A light jacket that would NOT keep you warm at -25
A nice, light-weight jacket. Super squishable, so could be shoved in the bottom of a daypack in case the weather turns cold -- as it so often does here in Colorado even in the middle of the summer.
This jacket is rated by L.L. Bean as good for -25 degrees with "moderate activity." There is no way that this jacket would keep you warm at -25 degrees! (Unless there is no wind and you are running uphill in snowshoes.) It is very thin and the construction has heat-bleeding sewn-through seams every 2 inches.
Lots of handy pockets. Would be nice if the breast pocket were deeper.
February 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby HHurricane65 Great Jacket
Surprising how lightweight and warm this coat is. With a warmer winter than the past two years we've had a lot of wet snow falling and love the fact that this coat is water proof and has the downtek fill. My only issue I had was the jacket was sized small for the Mens XL. One review stated that they could comfortably fit a few layers on with their normal size but I would disagree. I wear a 48 jacket and had to upsize to a XXL as it was much to tight in the chest. Return was handled fast and without any issues and absolutely love this jacket!!
January 27, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5áby RobZz Not very warm
I've had this for about three years. On the plus side, as stated, it is ultralight. I guess I should have realized "ultralight" and the stated comfort levels of +25 for light activity and -25 for moderate activity did not go together. My own ratings would be more like +40 for light activity and +30 for moderate activity.
January 25, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5áby Hewbacca Very Warm but Fragile
Bought this just after Christmas and returned it about a month later. It is very very warm, I was able to wear it in 10 degree F temperatures and feel comfortable. However, it started showing small holes that the down came out through, which is why I returned it.
The material is extremely thin and fragile. It's odd because I compared it in store to the Primaloft Packaway Jacket and the material on the latter is much stronger. I wish they'd offer this jacket with that material so it would last more than a month.
January 25, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5áby GIJOE1 Shockingly lightweight
I did not realize this would be undersize . But it's a size XXL TALL but it's more like a XL Tall. I suggest you order 1 size larger . I guess that's the risk you take buying online without trying on firsthand. I will keep for a spring or fall sweater, or see if it will fit nephew. What a drag all around,
January 22, 2016