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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Martine29 Wonderful!
I was looking for something better looking than a fleece and I found it. I love this jacket, it will be great for traveling too. It fits great.
January 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Noni314 Love the jacket but not the fit
Tried this jacket in two sizes and neither one worked for me. Too wide at the hips and the zipper wouldn't lie flat at the front. Too bad, as it was the perfect weight and color (sprout). I have several other LL Bean jackets in XS Petite and they are a perfect fit.
Had to return : (
December 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Godiva318 Great Purchase
I recently bought this fleece and have already worn it many times. It's both light-weight and warm, and perfect for running in the chilly weather. I bought it in the lime green color so that I can be easily seen while running. I also love the pockets for keys, phone, etc. and the thumb holes to keep my hands warm. I love this fleece so much, I'm thinking of getting it in another color!
December 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lasale warm, nice red color
This is a very good jacket except for the zipper. It bulges out across the chest.
November 13, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by alaskabeanie not what I expected
The name of the product indicated that it was a heavy fleece garment. I was not prepared for the shiney outer surface, which is not what I wanted. The style was not flatering to me. A solid color would have been nicer.
November 1, 2013