Rated 5 out of 5 by Michiganrunner1213 Love this jacket!
Was hesitant to order based on some of the reviews, but this jacket is exactly what I wanted! I purchased the yellow/green color for visibility. Trust me- I'm visible :) Not sure what the negative sizing reviews were about. It seems to be sized appropriately for an active person. It isn't however, a generic windbreaker. For reference, I am 5'7" and 145 lbs. My bust is 34/36C. By measurements I am a medium, but I have broader shoulders and often need a large. Based on reviews, I bought the large and couldn't be happier! I've run in temps down to 19 degrees so far, and with layers, this jacket performs exactly as described. Still not tight with 3 layers under. Blocks the wind very well! Hope this helps!
January 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanYogini Great Running Jacket
I recently purchased this jacket after deciding that I will be running outdoors through the winter this year instead of using the treadmill. Great material and great quality ( zipper) in this jacket as with all of Brooks products. I wore it yesterday, layered with an insulated half-zip running shirt, on a day that was about 30 degrees with a light breeze. Jacket kept me warm, especially through the arms, but was breathable. It was a misty day and the jacket repelled water and kept me dry. I also own the Brooks vest, which I love, but doesn't keep my arms warm. Washed and hung to dry, came out looking brand new. I ordered a size up, Large- even though I am a medium in everything but the most fitted garments, due to other reviews and reading that larger busted woman found this jacket tight, but I did not find this to be true. I think I could have gotten away with a medium, even layered. I will keep the large as I really need the jacket now. Highly recommend for outdoor winter activities like running.
December 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OhioRnner GREAT for running
I have the earlier model of this jacket (the 2) bought earlier this year from LL Bean. It is GREAT for running in cold or windy conditions. I vary what I wear underneath depending upon the temperature. I have comfortably worn it to run in 20 degree weather. I know some people complain about the sizing. I bought a large so that I can layer as needed. In other LLBean stuff I order a M, so yes I sized up. But this jacket cannot be beat for visibility (and I enjoy having it in pink since all my other visibility stuff is that bright green/yellow) and it is great for keeping me comfortable on fall/winter runs.
November 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by SuziQ2 Weird Sizing
The sizing is wrong in this jacket. It is very long and also very narrow. If you are very tall and thin, it should work well for you. I am 5'5" and wear size 14. The XL was too long overall and too tight in the hips.
November 5, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by BeanShopperJan Way toooooooooooooo small
I normally wear the size large. Since earlier reviews claimed that this item ran on the small size, I ordered an X-Large. When the jacket came and I tried it on you would have thought that I had vainly ordered a medium. The sleeves of the upper arm were so tight that I could barely bend my elbow and the the jacket didn't even come close to closing around the hips. In my opinion, the sizing of this product is way off the mark.
November 5, 2014