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
Rated 4 out of 5 by bjoyce12 warm and stops wind and light rain
Very light but performs as described.
December 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by OldieMoldy Looks good, but......
I had intended to use this jacket as the insulation layer, over my street clothes and under my shell parka. I normally use a fleece sweater as insulation. The fleece works but I thought that I'd try this jacket. On my usual walk in the woods I was warm enough but not hot, for about two miles and then I realized my t-shirt and shirt were wet with what was normal water vapor that had been trapped. Good thing I had along in my pack a fleece vest, not as warm as my normal fleece sweater but as I was now getting cold, better than a poke in the eye.
By the time I finished the walk the vest had allowed enough vapor to pass to where I was nearly dry plus it had kept me warm enough to be comfortable.
What's going on? I surely don't know, but it was just about like wearing a really water-proof rain coat, or maybe a big plastic garbage bag.
Sorry but I'm going to return it. Now, your mileage may vary, but my best advice is to test it out really well. It wouldn't have funny if my first use was on a three day camping trip and I needed it to keep warm.
November 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by beef1973 primaloft jacket
this jacket fits well just wish i could snug the mid section a bit perfect as an insulating layer under hunting gear.
October 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mroberts8 Fisherman's friend
Bought this for fall / winter steelhead fishing around the upper Great Lakes. I wear it inside breathable waders, under a rain coat. Light, flexible, and warm. Excellent layer. Unlike others, I do not need a waist cinch or drawstring as the outer garments provide the seal. Note the body has more PrimaLoft (100 versus 60 gram weight) than Bean's similar "packaway" PrimaLoft jacket, but same amount in sleeves. An advantage for hard use in cold weather.
October 15, 2014