Rated 4 out of 5 by pickerdude51 Casco Bay Windbreaker as advertised
I was a bit oncerned about fit, as some reviews said it ran big .. I am 5' 10" tall, 175 #, 43" chest, 35" sleeve, typical male large .. so I ordered a medium to compare with a large .. should not have bothered ..the medium ran too snug in both chest and shoulders and layering would not have been terribly comfortable .. the large fits perfectly, plenty of room for layering without being too boxy or hanging too loosely .. arm length perfect, including with arms extended straight out .. especially like the gathered wrist cuff instead of a velcro adjustment .. I find the velcro adjustments are too difficult to balance between being a snug fit that keeps wind out and being able to remove the sleeve over your hand without having to undo the velcro first .. some jackets with a velcro sleeve also have a stretch factor built in and others have no stretch, only velcro .. this jacket relies solely on a stretch cuff built all the way around the wrist and I personally like this approach better, plus I do not have to put up with that tearing sound .. pockets are fine on the outside with the slit chest pocket and 2 hand warmers on the side, all zipped .. there are no interior pockets ,, would be better with inside pockets, but it is not an insulated jacket and for the $$, it is fine ..I do not expect it to be water proof and it is not advertised as such, but for a light mist or brief shower, I have no doubt it will be behave well.
August 21, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Too big
I agree with the other reviewers. The jacket is one size too large in the chest, and two sizes too large at its hem. The drawstring at the hem only bunches up the material and makes it look even worse. Not flattering and not terribly functional.
July 8, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by dbelling Huge jacket
I gave this jacket three stars, but if it fits you it may deserve four. The key phrase is "if it fits". This jacket is HUGE for a given size. I usually take a small in LL Bean clothes, but when this jacket arrived I honestly thought that it was a large, or a medium at the very least. I would have exchanged it for an XS to see if that would fit, but small is the smallest size. Just beware of the sizing when ordering. Other than that it seems like a nice unlined windbreaker.
April 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanOutdoorClothing Roomy jacket
I love it! I am 5' 7", but I have large shoulders. Normally in LLBean jackets, I take size large in the sweaters, rain jackets and 850 down jackets. While talking to the sales rep on the phone, she said it is sized big. She was right. I ordered the size medium and it fits fine.
It is tough to find windbreakers with the zipper pockets and the elastic on the sleeves to adjust for people with shorter arms like me.
Runners love roomy jackets. I will enjoy running in the night with my running club with this jacket. The zipper pockets are great for keys, cell phone and to carry money for a 7-11 stop during a run.
The red jacket is bright. If the jacket came in another bright color such as yellow or orange, I would order another one.
Great value for the price.
February 18, 2016