Rated 1 out of 5 by geofarm serious design flaw
I purchased one of these jackets at the L. L. Bean Outlet store in Ellsworth, ME. There is a design flaw with the zipper and the flaps that cover the zipper, both inside and outside of the zipper. The zipper slider rides upon the flaps, jamming the slider. This can happen on the outside or the inside flaps, or BOTH. In my case the slider jammed on the inside and outside flaps when I was starting to remove the jacket. It jammed so hard I had to literally pull the opening until I could remove the jacket like a T shirt.
I really liked the functionality and features of this jacket. I would have asked for a replacement but figured I'd just get the same problem with a replacement.
L. L. Bean needs to remove this item from inventory until the problem is fixed.
July 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flipper24 Stowaway your worries of getting wet!
I bought the older version jacket in 2004. I've replaced it with the new version. There updates I liked about it such as increased ventilation, full zipper flap with snaps, self-storing pocket and a much better hood design. The fit is great. I bought a size larger because from experience I'll be able to wear a HEAVY sweatshirt come fall and winter. My old one...still perfect,a little faded and I'm happy to use it to putter around the house or wherever puttering takes me. Worth every penny. Enjoy!
July 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by QualityPics Best Rain Gear Available
Purchased this rain jacket last month. Fit is perfect, has enough room for layering as the weather turns cooler. Extremely comfortable. KEEPS YOU DRY while allowing perspiration to escape as you move about. The hood form fits to your head with use of attached draw strings, also has a nice brim to keep water from directly dropping in your face
Nice choice of colors. Match this with a pair of waterproof breathable Bean pants and yor ready for any inclement weather. Highly recommend to anyone in need of rain gear that works...
Another home run for LL Bean..
July 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by RussArizona Very nice jacket
I purchased this jacket after a very helpful discussion with customer service. She was very knowledgable and helped me pick the best size and helped in deciding which jacket to purchase. The minute I tried it on I knew is was going to be one of my favorite jackets. Ample room through the shoulders, correct sleeve length and enough room to put a fleece jacket underneath without the Rainwear jacket being to bulky. The sleeves are lined for easy on/off and the finish has a smooth finish rather than a "crinkles" feel. Very satisfied with the jacket and LL Bean.
July 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Stow Pocket Is Wishful thinking!
The jacket is light and because it is GoreTex it breathes and repels water. However, I was looking forward to the "separate" stowage pocket. (The one in the product page) the one with the measurement across the bottom of 10".
That is a myth. there is an invertible attached pocket that might hold the entire jacket, though I fussed with it for 10 minutes without success.
I marked it a 4 star rather that a five for that reason. Still LL Bean is a great value.
July 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by coralbells Outstanding Rain Jacket
My husband bought this jacket and absolutely loves it. Beautifully made, great in the rain, comfortable and top quality.
July 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrWhyNot Tested in England
Constant rain and performed great! Would like an adjustable waist band.
July 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by hackergolfer Great for Scottish Golf
These are great to play golf in Scotland. It rains a lot over there and a the hood is invaluable. Many of my scottish caddy friends use them frequently.
June 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BoiseBirder Waterproof and windproof lightweight jacket
This light weight Gore-tex jacket is very windproof and waterproof, has a great hood that tucks into the collar, and compresses so it packs very small. It is a vast improvement over the prior year's version: better zippers everywhere, snaps instead of Velcro for the secondary closure to fasten the front, and even better color selections. Only complaint is that the main zipper is not a double zipper, so it cannot be unzipped part way up from the bottom. I bought it for biking, and because it is so long in the body, I can't zip it and bike. I have to rely on the snaps and that will be a problem in the winter.
June 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by rpsshopper Rain protection
LL Bean is my favorite store and it continues to come through with a fine product; e.g., fits well, sheds water, attractive blue color. I'd recommend the jacket highly but also the store itself.
June 8, 2016