Rated 5 out of 5áby JimNTheBurgh Great Shell For High Mileage Winter Running.
I use the Pathfinder Waterproof Shell as an outer shell for running (in the winter right now). So far it has worked very well! I use four layers underneath it. It keeps heat in, weather out, and so far seems to breath rather well. The range of motion for running is just fine - no problems. I am a high mileage runner (54+ miles per week) and I run year round. I plan to use this jacket through the spring (reducing layers underneath it as the weather warms up), and may use it occasionally in the summer for running in the rain. As an outer shell I previously used what I believe was perhaps an earlier version of this jacket from LL Bean - it had Spandex(R) material in the outer layer though. After 3+ years of running, it is still usable but rather worn out (but I gave it A LOT of use). The present shell/jacket is working out as a fine replacement.
March 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby MonTex Great rain jacket and more!
I received this jacket this morning and took it for it's first use up to the mountain skiing. It's fantastic! It's not just a rain jacket for me but also as a very light shell for my down jacket for skiing or simply for casual wear. The quality is there, the fit(medium is perfect. It's probably a little bit on the larger side of medium but that works well for layering. Like I said, I used it as a shell for my ultralight down jacket Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer) for skiing it really complimented each other. I like the nice sized functional side and chest pockets. If there is one thing LLBean can improve in this jacket, it will be to line the side pockets with fleece type material but other than that it's perfect all around.
BTW, I got the cayenne colored jacket to go with my "shark" colored Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded Jacket. The orange trim on the Ghost Whiperer goes perfect with the cayenne Pathfinder.
Another kudos to LLBean for the quick delivery. It was originally estimated to be delivered 5 days from today but it got here so fast, made my day up in the mountains.
February 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby bean90 Awesome rain jacket!
The Pathfinder Waterproof Shell is exactly as described. However, I would not consider this to be slightly fitted like the description says, maybe in the arms, but certainly not in the chest/body area. I am a female and I ordered a small. I find that I like the fit of men's jackets over women's sometimes because they are slightly longer and go past my waist - this is exactly what I was looking for. Cinch cords at the bottom are a great option too if needed. I LOVE that there are three cinch cord options on the hood to customize the fit, this is a great design feature! The TEK 3 is excellent, great fabric quality with just enough stretch. Someone mentioned that the pockets were not deep enough and things could fall out without zippering - though I find zippering my pocket a no brainer when valuables are inside, I would say the pockets are slightly shallow in comparison to various other jackets I have owned, but the pockets are also abnormally tall, which is a cool feature if you want to put a long/tall object in your pocket such as a large flashlight.
I think it would be nice if the chest pocket was lined with fabric (to protect a device) as it is designed for music listening with a headphone loop on the inside. Also, I think it would be nice if the hood was more helmet compatible and if the lower hood cinches were on the the outside of the jacket, rather than inside, making hood adjustments a tad easier. BUT, thats just my opinion. Otherwise, I have no regrets about purchasing the jacket, excellent L.L. Bean quality as always.
January 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Navdoc13 Waterproof for sure
This jacket is everything you could ask for at a great price. It's completely impervious to rain/sleet/snow and wind. I've actually used it in cold weather with a layer underneath (fleece or the like) and it's functioned in cold temperature by simply creating a barrier between me and the elements. Love this jacket! Thanks for delivering a great product LL Bean!
January 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby PortiainVermont Great Jacket!
Bought this jacket for my son as a Christmas gift, at his request. He loves it! Kind of a tradition to have my sons choose a sweater or jacket from LLBean every year for Christmas. Believe me, they have a nice collection. We've been part of the LLBean family for 40+ years. You'd laugh at the collection of decades worth of ice bags (Boat n Totes) we all have! LLBean is our go-to for a gazillion things! So keep on with the great quality and great prices. :-)
December 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Luty229 Nice and durable
Another good item from LL Bean. Nice xtsmas present.
December 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Yoshi Pathfinder Waterproof Shell
The Pathfinder Waterproof Shell is best jacket that I every had. thank you.
December 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby JPS12345 Thanksgiving in upstate NY - winter wonderland!
Utilized this shell along with the Ascent Pakaway Jacket ... perfect combination for a very cold and windy Thanksgiving in upstate NY.
December 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby sbolio Great for wind and rain use
I like the jacket's fit and feel. My only negative comment would be about the hood. It blows both up from behind and off when heading into the wind.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby RobtimusPrime Worth Every Penny
The day this jacket was delivered, it was raining. I got home from work, took the jacket out of the box, threw it on, and went for a walk with my dog. I was still in the act of closing the gate to my front yard when a neighbor walking by complimented me on its looks. I thought it a funny coincidence, but have noticed I get compliments almost every time I wear it.
Fast forward a few weeks and I'm on a multi-day hike through the monongahela backcountry in west va. A tropical storm turns inland, way more than anybody had anticipated. To say the least... things get wet. I stay dry. Many trees were downed due to the high wind, and navigating through them was a serious trial. Climbing through the felled evergreens worried me the jacket might tear on one of the many broken branches, but it stood up incredibly, and is no worse for the wear.
This is my first rain jacket that was more than $50. I had an incredibly difficult time justifying the purchase, but figured I'd give it a chance. Now I just wish I had gotten it sooner.
November 14, 2013