Rated 4 out of 5 by CyclistHiker Length
This jacket is a keeper, and receives many second looks from friends. I bought the Petite (5'3") however wish it were about 2 inches longer. Most of my fitness tops do not come in Petite sizing so they hang below the bottom of the jacket. I like a neater look. Maybe Bean could consider Petite sizing in their active tops! :)
February 1, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lee61 Fit of this jacket was off
I was disappointed in this jacket, The fit of this jacket was off somehow, it just didn't look good on, not flattering at all.
January 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Weiserite Very stylish jacket
Nice style and blue color, a little trim in the hips and too long in the sleeves for me, however. The cuffs as mentioned in other reviews are a puzzle. Why would they have such a stiff tab to cinch up the cuffs, leaving a stiff bit of velcro sticking out like a spike. Not sure how I'll alter the cuffs to correct that problem. This is the reason I would not recommend this jacket to a friend. It is a windbreak jacket, but not windproof, still better than a fleece jacket which I was striving for. One will need to wear something long sleeve under it to stay warm enough in a brisk wind at 70 degrees.
December 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 49er My New Favorite
Great for moderate weather over a medium layer. Adjustable velcro cuffs (although the plastic inflexible tab is longer than needs be and gets caught on things-I will be trimming it). I bought the basic black, would buy another if the others were a solid color. Very light-weight and packs easily. Quality throughout. Highly recommend.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KiwiCamper Great little jacket
Very comfortable, lightweight, excellent protection from wind. Especially like adjustable sleeve cuffs (I'm a boat paddler). Stylish, too!
December 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by mtbjane Nice, but sizing is a bit off
I purchased the petite xs in the jade/citron. The jacket is very lovely and I get lots of compliments on the color. I use the jacket for mountain biking and wear a layer under the jacket for warmth.
Although I love the jacket, I find it a bit short. So, I ordered another jacket in the regular xs size in blue. Although the regular size is a bit longer than I desired, there is a three inch length difference in the petite and regular sizing. I think this size difference is too much. I would expect a two inch difference between the sizing.
I still like the jackets. It is suitable for cooler, fall weather.
November 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Just what I wanted!
I wanted a light weight but warm and bright jacket for cool weather bike rides. This was perfect and just as described. Good fit and roomy. Would highly recommend. Rolls up small and feather light for travel too.
November 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Golfinggrandma Love it
Ordered small, just big enough to add thin layer underneath , but not much more. Looks sharp on,use it for golf, so enough room to swing,length perfect for me,I,m 5'3 seems more waterproof than wind proof but great jacket and would love more variety of colors.
Not crazy about rubbery Velcro on cuff but can live with it.
November 27, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Llbean456shopper Sizing seems a bit off.
I ordered the black jacket in a petite. I have several petite sized fleece jackets and wanted the windproof layer to wear over them. The petite sleeves were great. A bit long, but fine. The torso length was definitely too short-- the fleece was longer under it.
So I sent the petite back for a regular. The cuffs have a Velcro adjustment that is sort of rubbery and stiff. I will probably have the Velcro taken off and the sleeves shortened with elastic added.
The jacket is windproof and comfortable. I do wish there was an inside cell phone pocket. The breast pocket isn't very convenient for my iPhone. A double zipper would be helpful so the jacket could be vented at the bottom. Also, the hand warmer pockets have a mesh lining for venting. I wish these were separate features.
Overall, the jacket was the best choice I found. And it's a reasonable price.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by tomzmem Great for morning walks...
This jacket is perfect for my morning walks, if it's cold I wear a long sleeve shirt underneath and it is warm enough, it does break the wind, I also love the pocket on the sleeve for my iPod. Jacket is true to size, comfortable in the shoulders (not tight) ....the color is vibrant. Very please with my purchase.
November 13, 2013