Rated 5 out of 5 by MBTraveler Versatile Coat, great for travel
I bought this coat just before my trip to Europe, and it was perfect as the one coat I needed for my trip. By adding a fleece layer underneath it was comfortable down to the 40's, and kept me dry and warm. I like the style, which works for a casual day tour and for a concert at night. I especially like the snaps on the sleeves, which create a great fit that keeps the wind out, and can be unsnapped for ease of taking the coat on and off. The hood is also great for keeping the wind out and the rain off. At first I started to shop for a coat with a liner, but then realized that this coat is more versatile by just adding a layer underneath. I ordered several similar coats from several companies and chose this one for style and fit, and the snaps on the sleeves! I ordered my usual size, and it fits well.
May 20, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by aLongTimeCustomer H2Off Raincoat
Snug fit - in my normal size I could not wear even a light weight sweater or polypro jacket or pull over.
I returned it.
April 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by AAMD Almost perfect
I needed a rain layer that breathes. My old goretex jacket was supposedly like that but I found it was like wearing a plastic bag. This one comes closer to that ideal than any coat I have owned. I haven't worn it in warm muggy weather but I did find that when I am inside, I am not tearing the coat off after 10 minutes because I am too hot. It repels rain well. I would love some zippered pockets (at least one would be nice). I also wish the fabric didn't "swish" when I move my arms and walk (we need silent clothing for our birding) but this one isn't as noisy as my old goretex jacket. When I read that someone from Florida wears this coat, I was encouraged. I am quite pleased with this coat.
April 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by pugetsounder Nice, but be careful of the size
This coat is very nice, but be mindful of the size. I am 5'2", and I am a petite medium in tops. I wear a 14 petite in bottoms. The size medium petite coat had to be exchanged for a large petite due to being snug at the hip. The large petite does look nice, and provides the room I needed. Be aware you may need to order up a size. I think it runs small.
April 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by dstan Well Designed
Well made, classy design. Nice snaps at arms to make the garment neat at the wrist. Length good- just above the knee on me. I found the arm length a bit long in the regular so I went with the petite which was perfect for me.(Spoke with the CHAT folks about the measurements and sizing and they were super helpful.) I had my last LL Bean spring jacket for years and years. This looks like another excellent choice.
February 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MaineArtist Colors
Just bought the H2OFF jacket and I wish this longer style came in colors other than black, blue or khaki (such dull colors for a rainy day!). The wine and teal blue are beautiful. Please offer this longer style in those choices.
January 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MelindaTEXAS I love my H2OFF Raincoats - LONG and shorter
I love L.L.Bean products. I dress my brother and my husband and me with clothes from L.L.Bean. THE H20FF RAINCOAT IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES!!! I have both the
RAINCOAT and the LONG (very long) raincoat. I use the shorter version (the "raincoat") most of the time. It's wonderful when it's raining and it's also wonderful when it's cold and windy. The HOOD looks great, and most importantly, it is USEFUL - well constructed, pulls up over head and stays there effortlessly. Can be adjusted for good coverage. Living in a moderate climate, I did not get the heavy-duty lining; I add sweater or fleece-jacket when cold. In Black, this coat looks very professional.
January 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lila2 Comfortable Raincoat
Even though this rain coat is not the sleekest one on the market by any means, it is COMFORTABLE and roomy to wear layers underneath. I like the long length, to the top of my knees, size L and I'm 5'6.5". After working with the hood it stays on through most windy weather. I like the pleat in the back very much and have noticed that trendier, more high styled rain jackets at MEC have pleats also.
January 21, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dorbitt Bring back the old coat!
I have an LL Bean raincoat with a little fake belt on the back that I adore. It's too big for me now, and getting a little shabby, and I wanted to replace it, but it's been discontinued.
So I ordered the H2Off mesh-lined, the trail raincoat, and the Gore-Tex packable coat. In their favor, all were light weight and designated waterproof. But the fabric wasn't the same. All 3 coats seemed crackly and stiff; none of them fit as easily as my old coat, which has an almost satiny feel. All 3 went back.
It's very hard to find a lightweight waterproof coat that's flattering. None of these coats fit the bill. Please, please bring back the old coat!
December 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by ChicagotoCA Great coat, Not waterproof, only water resistant
I love this coat, but in tan, it got dirty, so I washed it. I'm not sure if this caused it to lose waterproofness or not, but I soon wore it out in pouring rain and it got completely soaked through.
I even washed it in waterproofing liquid, but it never regained its waterproofability.
December 4, 2015