Rated 5 out of 5 by Mochacita Ascent Packaway Jacket
I love this jacket. I bought it for an upcoming hiking trip which I am sure will be great, but in the mean time I have worn it for walking the dog and around town since the weather has been quite cool and windy this spring. I wear a size 10 and bought the medium in this jacket, and it fits perfectly with room for a light fleece worn underneath which is what I was hoping.
April 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jla326 Nice, but too big...
I really liked that the jacket was so lightweight and liked the style, but I found that it was too big. I got it in the plum color and got a size small.
The jacket just seemed to be cut very wide across and made me look very boxy. The sleeves were actually long enough (which is rare), but also too wide and baggy. I found it to be unflattering on my body type, but it may just be a sizing issue. I want to love it! It has great reviews.
I will return it for an XS, but worried that the sleeves will be too short. Maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised! Small is my typical size, so I was surprised that it didn't fit. For reference I am 5'9" with a slim/athletic build. Typically wear a size 4.
April 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lynnsie56 Lightweight, comfortable and warm
I bought this after wearing a similar one from a different company on girls weekend last month in Boston. It was colder than I expected and I didn't have a warm coat for our outings so I borrowed the similar one from my friends daughter. I wore it for two 2 days and when I got home , I decided I had to have one. I couldn't find the one she had so I looked on L L Bean and sure enough they had a very similar primaloft in black. I love it and love the way it fits. True to size. I got a large petite so I could put a sweater underneath if needed.
April 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tuckerbell wonderful jacket
I was pleasantly surprised with how warm this jacket is. It will be great for those very chilly spring and fall mornings. The fit is great, and it is so thin!
April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DaisyDella Lightweight and comfortable.
Love this jacket! Nice fit, great color and so lightweight. Bought for my travel suitcase but wearing at home as well! And warm too!
April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patois Worth the wait
I tried to order jacket in the fall, but it sold out. I ordered in the spring when it became available again. Love it! Very light, yet warm. And I could stuff in into my bag when flying -- it took up no room.
March 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NMILady j'adore
This is one of my all time favorite LLBean purchases! It is worth noting that it comes in a petite(which I hope the bean folk will continue to expand on), but the lightweight coat in the wonderful spring colors is rocking my world right now (I am an island green). After this polar vortex of a winter, i can safely hang my marshmallow coatings of survival warmth up in favor of this sleek little cutie. I am warm, and chic, and somehow springlike.
Wish I could buy all of the colors!
March 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MEGirl96 Last Minute Purchase
I purchased the Ascent Packaway Jacket as a last minute addition to my layers for a trip to Ireland in March - so glad I did! This jacket is super light yet very warm! I wore it on it's own during the day and then with my gore-tex Ascent Jacket as the weather cooled. Love it, easy, packable, warm! Excellent all the way around. The fit is true to size.
March 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TownMouse Great Fit, Great Performance
Top quality LLBean product. Sometimes XL is a bit small for me, but this jacket's fit is perfect. It is roomy enough in the shoulders and bust, yet trim through the body and hip. Sleeves and overall coat length are just right. I am a well rounded, 5'8'', athletically built human. I usually wear a size 18 and this coat fits perfect. Ultra light weight and virtually windproof so extra warm. It does fit easily under other coats. I would recommend this jacket to everyone for use in town and for all outdoor activities.
March 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VermontTrails Great, versatile jacket!
I am a hiker and trail runner. This jacket's fit is so flexible. I can really move in it and it breathes nicely. The fit is so great and comfortable (almost sweater-like) that I am reluctant to get it 'dirty' on the trails because it looks so good wearing it to work! A great product.
March 6, 2014