Rated 5 out of 5 by Ziplock LL Bean Ultralight 850 Down Sweater
I purchased this item about 2 weeks ago. While I can't speak to it's durability, it is very comfortable and light.
February 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MaineToNewYork High quality, great packability, imperfect sizing
I purchased this jacket in advance of a trip where I intended to travel with a just a carry-on as, simply put, I wanted packable warmth.
In terms of build quality, you're looking at classic LLBean - everything is sewn together perfectly, and it will clearly last a while. Moreover, the jacket's material is silky yet not overly shiny or crinkly - a common downfall of jackets from other manufacturers.
Packability is also fantastic on this product. I didn't even pack it into the stuffsack before I returned it (more on that later), but you can just tell that it will compress down to nearly nothing. And, more importantly, it will do so while still providing very good warmth. I tried this on next to a competitor's product (as well as the PrimaLoft version of this jacket) and it was incredible how much more confident I felt, warmth-wise, with this jacket.
Unfortunately, I did end up returning this jacket due to fit. I ordered a large, and for context, I am over six feet, around 190lbs, with very long arms. Unfortunately, the sleeves on the jacket were around 0.5-1'' short of my minimum tolerable length (I often compromise as it is hard to find something that will fit both my torso and arms properly due to skinny arms but not completely flat stomach). I got the impression that when moving, my wrists and potentially waist would be easily exposed. I considered swapping for the medium tall, but they are sold out for now.
Long story short - this is a superb jacket that is well worth the money, as long as the fit works for you. Luckily, LLBean has free shipping and cheap return options. Check it out, and if you don't like it, don't sweat it!
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chunt Terrific Jacket
Excellent jacket, lightweight and quite warm. Good fit, quality craftsmanship.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DoctorWoo love this jacket
I originally bought a StormChaser jacket and returned it, as it was too bulky. This, on the other hand, is on the complete other end of the spectrum.
It's super, super light (by far the lightest jacket I've ever owned), warm, soft, comfortable, and looks great. Just enough pockets in the right places. And the fit is perfect - I'm 6'0" and 170lbs and got a Medium Tall, and it fits like it was tailor made.
I got this for the weather in the SF Bay Area - chilly nights and mornings, warm days, and potentially foggy weather even in the summer. So far it's been great in low 50's and should be good for upper 40's as well. I plan to wear it in Tahoe. And when it gets too warm, I can stuff it into it's own pocket and throw it in the backpack.
I've only had it a few days but so far so good - definitely not cheap, but so far the best jacket I've ever owned!
January 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Spotdog14 Surprisingly Warm
I originally purchased this for backpacking as a layer between a hard shell waterproof outer layer and whatever I choose to wear under it. As it turns out I don't really need an outer layer unless its raining or super windy. I am amazed at how warm this thing is for being so light and compact. I love the fact that it can fold into its own pocket.
On a side note, the 'shadow' color is more white than silver.
January 16, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by idahoannow idahoan
Not nearly as warm as advertised; I'm returning it.
January 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by rcdesigns Love this sweater!
This is one of the most stylish and comfortable sweater jackets I have found! Llbean always gives top quality for what you pay! I have been thrilled with everything I have purchased from them and this is one very stylish and warm coat! Plus their colors are amazing compared to some of there rival companies. I honestly would love one in every color! Thanks guys this is a great product! Plus this keeps you so warm!
January 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JRHinStamford Comfortable and warm
I've been wearing this jacket/sweater for the past month and am surprised at how comfortable and warm it is. In fact, despite the 20 - 35 degree weather, it's been serving as my go-to jacket. Not sure what keeps it so warm, and so light, but it's well worth the money I spent on it.
January 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanShoppah Great value
Very lightweight and thin, almost disconcertingly so, but really does a great job at insulating both as an outer layer when getting about OR as an underlayer when just hanging around outside during an event. Used down to 20F in both scenarios without issue. Good pockets for it size AND extra bonus of packing into its own tidy built-in pouch (which can use as another pocket when not in use) which is great for adjusting to climate changes, natural or artificial i.e. museum/store hopping in the city where you may want to have it off for a while to avoid overheating.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bigred3xxxx Amazing product
It's my 2nd downfilled jacket from LL Bean and once again, I'm totally pleased and impressed with the quality and manufacturing of this jacket.
December 24, 2014