Rated 1 out of 5 by Longtime Too much "breathe", not enough "windstop"
This jacket is a big disappointment. I will be returning it next week. Note: I buy lots of LLBean clothing and wear them all the time. I bought this jacket to wear beach walking and/or horseback riding at temperatures in the high 40s and low 50s. In two uses this past week, this windstopper jacket did not keep me warm.
Test 1 Riding. Temperature 43, wind at 9 mph, gusting to 25. Layers underneath: mid-weight thermal zip top turtle and fitness fleece. I was so cold I had to change jackets. No way to use it in active grooming or riding my horse. An older, windblock Bean fleece jacket worked just fine.
Test 2 on the Beach. Temperature 55, wind at a light breeze 5-10 mph. Layers underneath: long-sleeve silk top, and fitness fleece. My back was always cold walking at a good pace.
Bottom line: If the temperature is below 60, and there is more than 5 mph wind, the jacket will not keep you warm.
Yes, the fit is nice, but if it does not do its job .. fit doesn't matter.
January 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by moreBeanplease Better Than Advertised!
I bought this jacket for a biking trip in Italy. I wanted something more versatile than biking gear yet wanted wind and rain protection - and visibility. And was I glad I bought it! I rode through a very strong downpour with wind, and the jacket not only kept me perfectly dry but it also breathed, unlike a regular rain jacket. Plus, the sleeves are a bit long which is great as you can protect your hands. I'm 5'3", 118 #'s, and the small fits me perfectly. And looks good too! I got the red for good visibility. The only improvement I could suggest would be a hood. It is one of my best Bean purchases this year, and trust me, there have been many!
October 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LIRed Did I need another jacket? No.
But I bought this anyway, on the Daily Special, and love it. When it arrived and I tried it on, it fit perfectly and the cut looked fabulous. I knew it was a keeper. I'm 5'3" at 138lbs and got the medium. I didn't have the nerve to get a color, so got the black, thinking it was more versatile.
I am a regular golfer and it is now October in NY and getting cooler. Yesterday was cold and very windy. I layered underneath and did not feel stuffed. I have 'golf' jackets not as comfortable and flexible as this one. Also, after being rolled up in my golf bag on another day, it emerged not wrinkled.
Thanks LLBean for a great product.
October 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by TCM1 Nice fit, but didn't do it's job.
I got this jacket for windy spring/summer/fall days when the temperature wasn't going to be particularly low, so I was not expecting any real insulating capabilities. However, I was expecting it to be windproof as labeled. The one that I bought lets wind straight through the fabric. I'm not sure if I got a dud, but it was really disappointing.
I threw in an extra star because the fit is fantastic - LL Bean did a great job with the cut. Usually sleeves are too short for me but this one was perfect. Also didn't have a flare of extra fabric at the hips. Two thumbs up on this part.
May 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SunriseOnTheLake great fit!
I am very satisfied with this jacket. It's lightweight and has a flattering fit. It's roomy enough to wear a sweatshirt under it. I'm only 5'0" and usually have a problem with the sleeves being too long, but this Petite jacket fit me just fine. I would definitely recommend it.
April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by doda My favorite jacket
I have only had this jacket a couple weeks and it is already my favorite for golf, hiking and around town. I ordered a petite extra small - I am 5' tall and 115 lbs. Fits perfect with a fleece layer underneath. Definitely stops wind. I have not tried it in the rain yet.
March 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bellini06 Excellent purchase
I bought this black jacket in the store when the one I was looking for was sold out in my size in the store. It has turned out to be a great jacket for walking the dog on cold, windy days and is very flattering. I usually pair it with running pants but it looks equally as nice with jeans.
November 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Iloverainboots Love the style, terrible fit.
The quality of materials in this jacket is great. It is everything I want in a jacket. The style is sporty and functional. The mesh lining makes it breathable and it really is a very quiet windbreaker. However, the cut and fit was extremely disappointing. I bought an XS and it was HUGE in the chest and shoulders. I am 5'2 and 120 lbs, but the regular (not petite) hit the right length mid-hip, while the jacket is very wide. I normally wear a small, so I was very sad that the smallest size was too large and I will have to return it. Lastly, the underarms are not tailored enough for me. They felt a bit "winged" and still prevented mobility when trying to raise my arms. I was very excited about this jacket, but sadly will be returning it.
September 6, 2013