Rated 5 out of 5 by bean4bean Cuts the wind
This is the fishing jacket I've been looking for. It cuts the wind while boat riding. Easy wash and good styling. Does well on my 5' 9" body.
January 29, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by 42years strange shoulders, very long sleeves
I am 5' 2" tall, 135 pounds and bought a petite large. Nice fit at the hips but the shoulders sticks up at the seam that connects the sleeve, giving the shoulders a very strange line. Also the sleeves were about three or four inches too long--and that is a petite jacket.
I regretfully had to return it because the fabric, style and color were what I was looking for.
January 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by prophotographer great cross country ski jacket!
Petite small fit me - 5"1" and about 108 lbs. I like layers so this gave a bit of room for a fitness fleece and turtleneck underneath.
No bulk so its slimming and flattering. Is very wind resistant and wonderfully stretchy for skiing.
If they made one with a hood, that would be perfection!
November 30, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by WisconsinWinter Not a great fit
At 5'4", 110 lb, I typically fall somewhere between a small and an extra small, so took a gamble that the small would work. I was swimming in it. In part, I wasn't prepared for how long the sleeves were, but it also made me look?lumpy. Decidedly not the effect I was looking for.
Also, Vibrant Red was the only color available in my size. It's not a color I'd ordinarily choose, but on the screen it looked like a nice rich red. In hand, the color seems overly ketchup-y. That said, comparing the screen color against the jacket, the shades are really pretty close. So, if you're on the fence about the color, I'd consider giving this jacket a miss.
November 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Julzhiker Comfort and fit
I am 5'5' 170# and a C-cup, I ordered this in a reg/Large and it is a prefect FIT!!! Really LIKE the long sleeve length! Thanks LL Bean!
May 18, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by CaveatTalonWager Nice quality but not the right fit for me
I was looking forward to receiving this jacket, as I love the color (turquoise). The fabric is what I had expected based on the comments of other reviewers. I would more qualify this as a "soft shell" jacket with thin fleece inside. I'm not sure why Bean is saying it's a fleece jacket. I am a huge fan of soft shells so to me this would be a selling point.
The jacket is VERY fitted and stretchy...great if you are a runner or gymnast or other type of athlete where you have a great body. I am a walker/ hiker who is a bit past my prime in the "great body" category, so this jacket did my physical appearance no favors. If you don't have a super athletic physique or are bone skinny, this may not be the jacket for you. HOWEVER, it is beautiful, well designed and the quality is very high.
February 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CCJC Love this jacket!
This is a nice addition to my outerwear for the cooler weather. I ordered the petite small, and it fits perfectly (5'4" 120 lbs). I found the arm length just right. The jacket gives you a waist, and the overall look is flattering.
It is a fleece, but the material has been treated to repel water, so the appearance and feel of the outside of this jacket is shinier than the typical fleece. It gives it a more tailored look, which I really like.
December 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CornpatchJetsetter Love it! ... but the red color is too orangey
Love this jacket, love the finish....but was so disappointed when I got the red / flame color.... when it arrived it was a bright tomato red/orange color. Too bad, because I really wanted a nice deep red as it's one of our school district's colors. I exchanged it for the rich berry - great color. The size is generous but still fits slim. If you're a bit pear shaped, you'll be happy with this fit.
LL Bean - on behalf of petite women everywhere - THANK YOU for offering so many great options in petite sizes! You're the ONLY high quality outerwear and sportswear outfitter that does it. I don't know what I'd do without you! I come back to you year after year, and I know I can count on you! Keep it up!
November 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveADK Just what I wanted
I saw this jacket in the store while on my way to vacation. Didn't buy it and then regretted not getting it. Went on line and had it shipped to my vacation destination. I wanted it for biking on cool days when I returned home. But I sure used it on my trip. Mornings kayaking, the water just shed right off. Cool evenings sitting by the camp fire. Hiking in the woods. I would say this will be my go to jacket. I'm 5'5', 135lb. I tried on a small at the store and it was a bit snug. Medium is perfect! Got it in Brilliant blue so I can be seen while riding.
September 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Osmurfo Excellent jacket
Very happy with my purchase. I am 5'7 140 lb with long arms. I often find LL Bean coats boxy and too short for my arms not the case with this. I also purchased a Baxter State Parka in the same shade of red, even though the arms are too short with this layer underneath I will be looking good, comfortable and ready for winter fun.
January 2, 2014