Rated 4 out of 5 by mikebybike Touring jacket
I've been looking for a jacket for bicycle touring for almost a year. This is the best I've found, for a few reasons: large, easy to access hand pockets; lightweight yet warm; great visibility; doesn't ride up or balloon in back (that has been really tough to find in an all around jacket).
I saw in reviews where people complained about the fit of this jacket, and I agree. It's cut too tight through the upper back. In fact, it does ride up just a bit because of that. But, it's not really all that much--at 6', 180, I can wear a fleece under a large with minimal constriction.
May 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Petersen Nice jacket, but I ordered a size too large
At six feet tall and on the thin side, I normally take a large in jackets. Based on the previous reviews, it appeared as though the sizes ran small, so I ordered an XL size instead.
Wrong. I shouldn't have listened. The XL size is what I'd expect an XL size to be ? too large for me. It's not so large that I'll be sending it back, but I should have stuck to my usual size and ordered a large. The sleeves and body are just a bit too long, and it's, well, just a bit baggy ? all of which would have been remedied if I'd ordered my usual size.
Anyway, the jacket itself is well-made. The orange color I got, is very bright, as in screaming-out-loud visible. It's a very light jacket but great for keeping the wind out (just got back from a 12-mile bicycle ride). What really amazed me is how it repels water. As a test, I literally held it under running water, shook it off and it was dry. Whether it would hold up like that in a downpour after having been washed a few times, I don't know yet.
March 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by SouthRunner Very good update, but
This shell is very good update, better closures and slightly more robust material than model from a few years ago. Only thing missing was useful breast pocket with closure that was on previous models
December 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cornelius Nice looking
I bought this for my husband after we'd looked a while for a lightweight jacket w/high visibility for nighttime walking. It runs small. He normally wears a size large, which I had to return for XL, and that has no excess room. It's not made for cold temperatures (tag tells you that), and fit doesn't allow for bulk underneath, so don't expect to make it work when temperature drops below 45 or so degrees. It's just what my husband was looking for; it's very well made, nice style, and comfortable. And I got a great sale price at LLbean!
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bobby02882 Excellent windbreaker
Very nice jacket, great sealed pockets. Prevents the cold wind!
November 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by CedarPoint Well made, however
I ordered a size larger than I normally wear so that I could add a layer or two of fleece for colder running days. It was still too tight through the shoulders. I am not broad shouldered.
I am returning this jacket and will look for one that has raglan sleeves rather than set-in sleeves.
November 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BLJ64 Size
I am 6ft 2in and weigh 200 lbs. I knew I would need to wear layers uder this jacket in the fall and spring. I ordered a large jacket but it was too tight so I ordered an extra large which alows me to layer perfectly.
October 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BLJ64 Extraordinary
I bought this jacket because I wanted visibility when I ride my bike. It has certainly done that. However I found a unexpected benefit to this jacket. Recently I was riding my bicycle when I got caught in the worst rainfall I've experienced in a long while. It was raining so hard that the storm sewers were backing up,I wasn't riding through puddles I was riding through rivers. When I got home I was completely drenched, I had to wring my gloves out and my shoes had water in them, however my jacket, which I thought would just keep out light rain, had kept my torso totally dry. At the same time every thing in my saddlebags, which are made a very strong material, was wet. This is a great jacket.
October 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by silver20 Great for bicycling
Very lightweight, but still quite warm enough in 50 degree weather, Brilliant yellow-green color makes me feel a lot safer when bicycling on city streets. Jacket is well-made with attention to sewing details.
October 1, 2014