Rated 5 out of 5 by Nicusmaximus Excellent jacket! But...
I love this style of jacket, I'm hoping you make it again! (dark grey please) Only complaint I have on it is that it should be a little longer or actually be longer towards the butt side of the bottom (hard to describe) if you did that it would be perfect :-) You know when you bend over you would have coverage? Anyway it's the perfect weight, blocks wind and pretty water resistant (so far)
January 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by OutdoorFather Awesome quality but sizing is off - Too Small
the quality of this jacket exceeds what I had hoped for, BUT, it's smaller than the size. If the armpit area was bigger, I'd be happy with the jacket. I purchased this to wear over a fleece pullover and it fits pretty good, except around my armpits and the jacket is a bit short (I'm 5'10, 160lbs, more fit than most) and is right at my waistline - My past Anorak's have been much longer and much baggier -I purchased the Large, and wish I had gotten the XL - but because I didn't order two, I'm not sure I'll be able to exchange this for a larger size. Guess this is why I don't normally order online.
January 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by onepov thanks for all the other bad reviews
This is a great jacket! Large tall may be slightly undersized (I'm sometimes a medium, sometimes a large with monkey arms) but fits me great. Seems the poor reviews drove LLB to discount the product 60%, which I'm happy to take advantage of. The anorak layered is great for winter cycling, skiing, and hiking. Thanks again!
January 22, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by OBXBeachGirl Too small
Review of men's anorak from the husband: I'm a large in several other llbean jackets from down parkas to lightweight shells. I probably have 10 or so llbean jackets/coats. Large was the biggest they had for this and I tried it but it runs a full size small. I tried it with just a t-shirt and lightweight long sleeve long underwear top and it was binding when I moved and kind of short. Will be sending it back. Too bad. Looks great otherwise.
January 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Steveo384 Order a size bigger but nice Anorak
A really nice versatile piece of equipment. Plenty warm with a fleece vest underneath but order a size bigger, it runs small. Great weatherproof zippers. Love the ability to wear a brimmed hat under the hood. Very pleased overall.
December 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Gustav67 Alpine Anorak
To begin, it runs a size smaller than stated. I wear a Large, but needed an extra large. Also, it works best with a heavy sweatshirt or sweater. Bulky polar fleeces were a little tight for it to pull over, but OK once it was on. I suspect this size problem is due to the extra zippers, which had little purpose for me. It is of a high quality, looks good, wind proof & will keep you dry.
December 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by urbanwalker21 Looong Sleeves
Preface that I got this on sale, which doubtless effects my level of satisfaction. I appreciate LLBean for it's high quality, but I find the women's clothing too narrow in the shoulders and too wide in the hips so I've been buying more outdoor gear from the mens section. This jacket (and another one I got this fall) seem to be sized really well for me, I even buy the same size I would in the women's! Has Bean gone to unisex sizing? Slightly too long in the arms, great elsewhere. Great quality with some funky features, the collar when zipped up covers the lower half of the face like a baclava, the pouch is one big pocket with three zippered accesses. For the Gals, great gear for the athletic frame, snag it while you can, for the guys, well you might have some sizing problems but if you can figure that out the quality is there.
December 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by paddledog Nice idea, but not great execution
As mentioned on other reviews, the fit is very small,compared to other LL Bean outerwear of the same size. I ended up getting a "tall"version, to get more room ( though I am NOT tall). Material is effective, but the odd front pocket, and short body length, cannot make me recommend it to a friend,unless they take the sizing caveat into consideration!
November 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by TekaraFisher Didn't fit.
The jacket seems well made and of good quality. I could't tell you because the cut is all wrong. I ordered the largest made, and it is not even close to fitting. All of my other purchases fit according to the size chart, but this one isn't close.
April 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by snowturtle Runs small
I was replacing an older L L Bean anorak that was an XL. For winter use, I ordered the XXL of the Traverse Alpine Anorak. It is way too tight in the shoulders. I put my older anorak on the floor and the Traverse on top of it. The new Traverse XXL was smaller than the older model in XL. Also, it would be nice to have Velcro at the cuffs. I ended up returning the Traverse.
February 12, 2014