Rated 2 out of 5 by CTDeerchaser Review update
After using this for 4yrs, I've found the heavyweight liner jacket doesn't allow much room - if any - for layering.
Also, the basic shell that goes over this liner, although water resistant, isn't water proof and does allow moisture which escapes this liner to accumulate on the inside - reducing the insulating ability as you sit in your stand.
I tried a ragg wool sweater + wool maine guide shirt and felt warmer inside the shell than with this liner.
Overall, the basic shell/heavyweight liner is good to about the high 20s on a windless day for sitting in a stand. Probably more like the 30s when the wind picks up.
If you're looking to keep warm in the very cold (teens and below) this isn't the combo.
This liner jacket really needs more room for layering, Its cut more like a "fitness" jacket than hunting gear. The polyester insulation just doesn't cut it on really cold days.
A version in heavy wool would be a really good option.
January 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Outdoormale Great cold weather system
I have the entire llbean big game system. I deer hunt from a deer stand in VA. System keeps me warm at temps well below 20 F.
January 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by brooker Nice jacket/liner
Fits in the shell great! Warm, comfortable, and quiet.
A little tight as a jacket. Cut to work better as a liner.
November 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 Very Good Liner Jacket
As with most L.L.Bean products the quality is there. I sometimes wonder what I am going to receive when I order clothes on line. Often they look good in the picture and sound great but when I get them the quality isn't there... I don't worry about that with L.L.Bean. And as usual they did not disappoint with this jacket. I use it more as a jacket then a liner. I would recommend it, absolutely.
November 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Outdoors907 Warm, Warm, Warm
I bought this coat as my heavy layer for hunting in AK in November and boy it's warm. I carry it and only wear it when im not moving. Would be great for stand hunting or sub 0'F stalks. I purchased a tall and the sleeves are great. The coats a little on the heavy side for my taste but I recommend this if you get cold easily or hunt in all conditions. A great piece of gear to have with you if you get caught out overnight.
February 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ron45 good jacket
This jacket liner is very comfortable. I've hunted with it 4 or 5 times now; it's kept me warm. The reason I gave it a 4 was that you have to line dry it. This is a very difficult process during the hunting season when I wash my clothes frequently and the outdoor temperatures are not conducive to drying. I did sweat walking 1/2 mile+ to my stand. I may need to readjust my layering.
December 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by texanviamaine Excellent hunting gear
I bought the entire big game system (technical jacket, pants, mid-weight liner and the heavyweight liner. I have now used all the pieces to this system since we had a cold spell and it got into the 20's. I have a medical condition that makes me get a lot colder than most people and have been looking for years for something I could easily change out the pieces for varying degrees of warmth. The jacket liners zip in and out with quick ease and attach well with the small snaps at the sleeves and neck area. The pieces are very well constructed and comfortable. There is lots of pocket space and they all have zippers that work well and are easy to access for hunting gear. You can pull the hood tight around your head and there is a small soft "bill" like a ball cap that slightly sticks out to help shed rain from your face. I was very warm in 20 degree weather with the heavy weight liner and the rest of the system. I did also have on a base layer and secondary layer underneath the jacket and pants. I am female and bought a size M knowing I would wear a base layer and a secondary layer underneath it a lot of the time. It is true to size and gives you the movement you need when walking, stalking game or just trying to get in and out of a deer blind. All pieces are soft and quiet. The jacket has good non-slip material on the shoulders so your rifle sling does not slip off and stays in place. I am very happy with this system and it has made my hunting season much more comfortable. Thanks LL Bean once again!
November 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ultrarider Purchase entire set
I purchased the entire set of the Big Game Outfit. All of the pieces fit well and appear that they will work as advertised.
September 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by HBabes Perfect Gift
It is so warm and looks so sharp!! I cannot wait to give this gift to my boyfriend. It is perfect to be worn in the deerstand or around town as a winter jacket. Thought about buying one for myself
December 21, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by johnwv big game system heavyweight liner jacket
very warm and best of all it is so breathable and waterproof. great.
November 2, 2011