Rated 3 out of 5 by Outdoorfotog Nice, but didn't quite meet my LLBean standards
I bought this PimaLoft Jacket to fit inside their $400 outer shell, bringing the total price of this one outfit up to $500. For that amount I would expect flawless work.
The inner line zips up nicely on both sides? but stops up near the top where one button holds the liner top in place. Not snug. Not complete. I rate the top as a "D" for missing the mark.
Both sleves have a little button/loop to hold them in place. It barely works. Constantly rides up when I remove the jacket. A better system for keeping the slevers firmly in place was what i would have expected from an LLBean product.
I guess I expect a lot out of my LLBean purchases and this simply didn't measure up for a $500 jacket. A $50 purchase would have been acceptable.
December 2, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Walt31 Good quality & warm, poor fit & not camoflauged
Nice and light. Warm. Good quality. Zips and fits nicely into the Gore-Tex pro hunting jacket. However this liner jacket fits really tight around the arms and digs into your underarms. Other reviewers have mentioned this same issue. Other LL Bean jackets have been tried and fit much more comfortably so this problem is a a jacket issue, not a person issue. Also creates an issue when trying to layer under the gore tex shell and this liner jacket. Super tight, especially around the underarms. It is far too fitted. Most hunters probably prefer less fitted outdoor wear, especially when it comes to shells and liners where you need the option to layer underneath. Another issue is that this jacket is intended to fit inside a camouflage hunting shell jacket. Why not also make this jacket camouflage instead of a shiny moss (olive drab color) and navy blue. A hunter wishing to layer back and forth between shell and liner or both, would not be able to do so if he wanted to remain in camouflage. Another suggestion is that LL Bean should consider making a camouflage fleece liner jacket that zips in to the Gore-Tex pro shell. The fleece mid-weight big game system liner does not zip or fit in to the pro shell very well (tried it and it didn't work). Unfortunately my Gore-Tex jacket system had to be returned, nevertheless Kudos to LL Bean for excellent quality, providing a good range of pant waist and length sizes (29 inch inseams for example that other outdoor companies refuse to do), customer service and return policy. Please make less fitted hunting outerwear.
November 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by wigg suggestion / idea
This just a suggestion / idea but LL Bean should consider this jacket / liner in regular colors like black, blue and Maine Warden green and so on but in a regular fit. Use the liner in TA290129 the Big Game System or TK282745 Gore Tex Soft Shell jacket / parka. This would make a great--all season-- triclimate jacket / parka. What about using it in the Maine Warden Parka-# 265090 instead of Down, which when wet is toast. Use a #10 ykk zipper on the TA290129; Tk282745 or # 265090 shell jackets / parkas. Just a thought / idea
September 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HLS021144 Bean ups their game again
Great liner but it is attractive enough to wear as a light jacket which I do.
September 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Slobutsure Light weight warmth
I ordered mine in extra large, and find it to be a very good fit (215lbs). Roomy enough to go over other garments, and slim enough for a heavy jacket on top. The sleeves have less filling than the body, and aid in stuffing the jacket into it's pocket. This is more a warm sweater than a coat, and is just right for layering. This style does not breath as well as fleece, but is otherwise very comfortable.
March 9, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by NOGOJACKET POOR SIZING
This is nice and light but ..Im a xl-tall and so that's what I ordered.. When it came the sleeves were more than an inch less in length than they should have been,, How do I know well I also ordered one in Xl regular . And the XL regular had sleeves 2 inches longer than the XL long. Confused yet ...also this is FITTED...Which means not enough room to move around. Why pray tell does anyone who does outdoor stuff need fitted.... I'm 6 foot 3 inches a 37 in sleeve and 180 pounds tall and lean.. So for me the sizing is way off and I returned both of these type of jackets I ordered. Also these are not jackets. They are more like a light weight sweater plenty warm .. Bean real outdoor folks do not need fitted stuff... thanks that's all
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by garytrusz Comfortable and light
I really like this jacket. It is very comfortable, light weight, and keeps you warm in cool temperatures. The fact that it is packable is a bonus for me. The size is true to what I normally wear.
January 14, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by MichiganFishbum Bad Fit
Great warmth, Good 2nd or 3rd layer under breathable waterproof jacket. Great to wear under waders for cold river fishing. ONE BIG PROBLEM... binds big time in arm pit area. Restricts movement of sholders. Needs to be functional cut not designer cut. I wear nothing but PrimaLoft for layering and warmth. This would be the perfect layering jacket if the arm holes at the sholder area were enlarged.
December 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by KEGS Too little.
At first I thought it was cool, then the arm holes felt binding, the sleeve length of the XLT was a bit short, exterior fabric was too delicate, the worst part was the amount of static released when you take it off. It felt warm and would make a good layer for a thin person, but not a good top layer.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by esq1995 Very happy
I picked this up to use primarily as a liner inside another coat. I've worn a fleece under the other jacket in the past, but it ended being too bulky. This jacket on the other hand is perfect. Super light, super thin, and super warm. I've worn it solo as well and I'm very pleased.
December 4, 2014