Rated 5 out of 5 by eku67 Great jacket for cold weather running
I've worn this jacket daily on my running route in single digit temps and minus zero windchills with only a wicking layer and a polar fleece under it and it's lived up to its name. The sizing is good with the exception that the waist is quite large. I have a 48" chest and a 34-36" waist and it fits well except for all of the excess fabric around the waist which makes for a drafty time on cold days if you don't cinch the waist cord down. That said, the snow and rain brushes right off of it easily and the inside stays warm and dry - nicely done, LL Bean.
January 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LILMAR SO COMFORTABLE
RARELY DOES ONE FIND A GARMENT THAT IS SO CLOSE TO BEING PERECT. THIS IS ONE. PERFECT WEIGHT FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR SO LOADED WITH HELPFUL FEATURES AND LOW WEIGHT TO WEAR
April 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by deerBk Cheap zipper ruins all
Zipper curls after one wash, even with the low temperature dryer. Ascent Windstopper Soft-Shell Jacket uses premium fabric in one side, however, cheap zipper destroyed the whole image.
It is a shame to wear a jacket with curly zipper, isn't it?
April 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EDBET Ascent Windstopper Soft-shell Jacket
I love this jacket. It is light in weight and yet the heavy winds we still have do not penetrate.
April 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLBGUY12429 Nice but....
This jacket is great. Lightweight, very comfortable and surprisingly warm for its weight. My only criticism is that the sleeves are a little too short. Another inch would be great. When you bend your arm, the sleeve rides up your arm quickly. But standing with arms straight, the length is great.
March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cornstalk breathable comfort
I gave this jacket an extended, unscheduled field test over the long, snowy winter. In combination with the Ascent packaway vest, the windstopper jacket was perfect for the high-energy task of snow shoveling. The jacket breathes very well. I hope to wear it on more pleasurable pursuits soon.
March 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by steelcitypb Really... just the wind?
I purchased this jacket as an alternative to a hard or soft shell jacket- one that I really needed to protect me from the elements (wind/water). Seeing as I never really spend time outside when it's pouring rain, or still roll around in the snow for hrs on end, I figured I'd give this little gem a go (after all, the wind just makes everything that much worse, am I right?). I was VERY pleasantly surprised. Not only does it protect completely from the wind- but I also found that any water tends to instantly bead up and roll off the jacket. I realize this is not fully waterproof... but seriously, for the price... ultra sharp-looking, fully windproof, and HIGHLY water resistant. Not to mention, wearing a few layers with this guy will keep you surprisingly warm!
January 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by roadwarriormd Windstopper NYC visit
The fit for this coat is extremely comfortable... it is excellent for anyone who spends time in the car as one does not get overheated.
I visited NYC on a windy day w/ temp at 30 degrees. Wearing a inner vest was necessary as the jacket needed a little help w/ the tempersture so low. Walked approximatley 15 blocks and did not tire or get cold. Windstopper's light weight was crtitical to staying power as I would have been exhausted with a heavier jacket.
Also - bought this at the Flagship store in Freeport. The service by Bean personnel was over the top... reminded me how shopping used to be and cannot be found in most retail establishments today
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RFarm Windbraker Jacket
It is a gift for our 9th grade Grandson who is 6'1" with a strong bone structure. He loved the hooded overall show jacket he got last year we thought for those not quite so cold days this would be just the ticket. He was extatic about last years gift and knowing his Grandfather picked this one out he will enjoy it as much for the not too much snow days.
December 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanShopperPennsyl Great for active use
I love this jacket. It's good in a lighter weather situation as you will build up heat. I definitely think it blocks about 90% of the wind when not in heavy use. It fits slightly smaller than other L.L. Bean jackets. The sleeves are ever so slightly short and the bottom is just a little short. I'm 5'10" and wear a small. This isn't a big deal to me, and the medium fits perfectly except for the huge gut. I wear a thinner down jacket or the ascent packaway vest underneath this and feel great. I actually went on a hike today in below freezing weather while it was snowing with a baselayer, this jacket, and then the packaway vest on and felt perfect with a beanie.
December 8, 2013