Rated 5 out of 5 by northernIN Great Jacket!
I bought these coats for my teenagers as we were going skiing in mid-Michigan near Christmas. Sizing was as described. Coats were awesome. Great warmth, windbreak, and overall comfortable, flexible. Great to wear in snow, wind, or just plain cold around the mid-west and Michigan/Chicago weather. Looks stylish too. Fun to pack up in the pocket/stow away. Great to keep in the car 'just in case' you get stuck somewhere.
March 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sspohn1732 Comfortable, warm and great fit!
This jacket is lightweight and doesn?t constrict your body whether one is standing up or sitting down. For colder days, when I?ve had to throw on another jacket over this one I never had issues with breathability or getting too warm as long as I didn?t fully zip up the jacket. The inside pocket that can be used to pack up the jacket is an overlooked feature that is good for those who are outdoors that get too hot easily when performing activities outside. This jacket has some wind resistance to lower winds and is great to wear for sitting outside even if one is just sitting around outside at a sporting event. Wore this jacket to a baseball game where the temperatures were in the 40s, there were about 10 mph winds out, and I felt good the entire game until the sun went down.
March 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Agingcyclist Light weight and warm
I was delighted at the weight of the jacket when I received it. There were some mixed reviews which I read after I bought it, that object to -30 degree rating. I was skeptical as to its warmth. NYC in February has been quite cold, single digits and teens. I tried both my old parka and the Ultralight on the same day. Neither was perfect, but the Ultralight was as warm as the puffer. With a fleece I was as comfortable as I could be in the low teens with eyes and nose running.
I think it is a great coat. No problem with cuffs or hood. I bike all over NYC and the bright color may keep me from being hit. It runs high up on the neck and in this weather more coverage is better. Moreover I adore its lightness and its stuff-ability. I imagine it will be comfortable most of the year.
February 26, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Alohaguy packs very small, but extremely fragile
There are some good things about this jacket. It's extremely small and light. The way it stuffs up small and weighs so little means you can travel with a jacket without too much bulk -- and can even use it as a pillow. The deepest blue color is beautiful.
But the jacket is *extremely* fragile. So, it has no value for any outdoor activity. I was in the office and a coworker suggested a walk to a frozen waterfall.I just brushed up against a tree and I got three holes with the down coming out. The material would not be easy to repair. So, it's a light 'emergency' jacket, but if you have to use it in an emergency, you'll probably wreck it.
If you want to stay warm going on walks on sidewalks or going from car to buildings, it's great.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ssSAXON1 Outstanding down jacket
Super warm at zero degree with only t-shirt! Will be ordering the hooded version soon. Great product!
February 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by virginiasteve great , light jacket
Really like the ultraliight 850 down jacket,so much so that I bought a second. One I use for hiking and flyfishing, the other for around town. With just a long sleeve t shirt I was warm down to 15 degrees. anything lower was pushing it. With a light fleece top and a tee shirt under it, I was able to fish and hike comfortably in close to 0 degree weather . I think the - 20degree rating they have for this product is way too generous but something as light as this working down into single digits is fine by me.
February 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Moondog56 Suprised
Was pleasantly surprised when I received the jacket within 2 days since the weather report was telling us that the wind chill would be -15. Wore it for two days now and as light as it is, kept me very warm. I did wear a pullover shirt and sweatshirt underneath, so it can be worn with layers. My only regret is that I should have bought the hooded version.
February 15, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by RVD2475 Exaggerated promo
Saw jacket in catalog said -30 degrees
NO WHERE CLOSE
It's a nice jacket very over priced @209.00
Above 30 degrees very nice very light weight
When it was 20 degrees I had on 3 layer under jacket
Wasn't warm especially in the wind
February 12, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Rick4398764 Sadly Unacceptable
I bought this jacket before a trip over the holidays to New Jersey. I thought it looked great and fit very well. However, after a week of fairly mild, wet weather, I found it was a total bust as far as warmth was concerned. I think it was well made, but sadly lacking in down. I could hold it up to the light and see through it! Good in the airplane and airport, but useless in the wind outdoors, This is the first piece of LL Bean apparel I have found totally unsatisfactory. I went to the Paramus Park Mall LL Bean store and exchanged it for the Goose Down Jacket, which is really great. The staff at Paramus Park Mall were great and the store was a gem.
February 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Melkie Through snow, rain, and fifty mile days
This jacket has been with me on every one of my recent adventures. I have put it through blizzards, temperatures that would make the Canadians cry, and moderate rain.
My most recent use was in the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. I completed the entire Black Forest Trail during blizzard conditions and wind chills below minus 65. I owe my life to this and LL Bean's Goretex rain jacket. I immediately slipped this jacket on whenever I took a break from walking and found it to be a godsend. Keep in mind, this is not a coat designed for the conditions in which It has been submersed.
If you are looking for a single layer jacket that can fight off temperatures near zero, this is not it. However, given the products weight and compressability, I have no problem stacking on the necessary layers while still maintaining maneuverability on the trail.
This jacket and my other equipment allowed me to complete the 45 mile Black Forest Trail in under 30 hours, while still remaining comfortable.
If you are a backpacker that values saving weight while still getting a superior product, look no further.
January 31, 2015