Ultralight 850 Down Hooded Jacket

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Item Number: XQ290630
$199.00 - $259.00 199.00 - 259.00
Item Number: 290630

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Our warmest, most versatile high-performance men's hooded down jacket picks up where other premium goose down leaves off. Coated 850-fill DownTek repels water, plus the innovative wind-resistant Pertex fabric shell is ideal for hours on the trail.
Size & Fit
  • Center back length, size L: 29½".
  • Slightly Fitted.
  • Best with midweight layer.
  • Falls at hip.
Why We Love It
Our down jacket is now even more versatile thanks to innovative new insulation and shell materials. Innovative Pertex fabric features the tightest, toughest weave around for exceptional durability. Specially coated 850-fill DownTek picks up where other premium goose downs leave off – actually repelling water when unexpected weather tries to dampen your spirits. Ideal for hours on the trail or extra icy mornings at home.
Fabric & Care
  • Pertex fabric shell.
  • DownTek 850-fill.
  • Machine wash and dry.
Additional Features
  • Revolutionary 850-fill DownTek™ absorbs 33% less moisture and dries 66% faster than standard down.
  • First-ever hooded option for extra warmth.
  • Internal stowaway pocket doubles as stuff sack.
  • Media storage with headphone ports.
  • External zip handwarmer pockets.
  • Elastic cuffs seal out icy gusts.
Ultralight 850 Down Hooded Jacket is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 230.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great jacket, if you have the right expectations I've had this coat for a year and like it a lot. It's extremely light-weight, water-resistant, warm, and looks great. Some reviewers say it doesn't keep them warm enough on extremely cold days. On such days, who wears just a coat? You wear a good sweater, maybe even thermal underwear. As long as you're prepared to wear a sweater on extra cold days, you'll be fine. That said, if I could only have one coat to wear in the winter, it probably wouldn't be this. It would be a waterproof parka with inter-changable zip-in liners. I'd use a down liner for super cold days, a fleece liner for mildly cold days, and no liner on normal fall & spring days.
Date published: 2015-08-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not the quality I normally receive with LL Bean I am not one to write reviews, but always read them. In this case, I felt I needed to leave feedback. This jacket lasted less than 1 season due to loss of feathers, which led to small holes, including one noticeable hole and another that developed into a sizable tear. Feathers were routinely poking through the outer shell. Given that this was not a cheap jacket, and LL Bean typically stands for quality, we were disappointed. In fact, we chose this jacket over an alternative even though it was more expensive thinking it would pay off in quality. The concept is great, but it isn’t durable.
Date published: 2015-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice jacket, fit is strange Very nice jacket with nice features. The hood could be bit more encompassing, that is, could cover more of your face. Nice mesh pocket and stow pocket on the inside of the jacket. I like the water repellent down and the Pertex feels great. At 167 lbs. and 6'2" I got the Large Tall. The sleeves were good and long but it seems like I could have gotten two arms in each of the sleeves, and chest and torso is probably about 50" around. I can't imagine enough layers to compensate for that much extra room! If it was a non-insulated shell, you might want room for under layers, but this is "850 down", why so much extra room?
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Drafty jacket After reading the description in the LL Bean catalogue, I believed that a 850 down-fill coat would be superior to a 500 or 650 down coat. I was sadly disappointed. The jacket should have been perfect for walking dogs in temperatures as frigid as -30c with windchill. Even after layering with a heavy fleece and a thick woolen toque, the jacket was just too drafty. Unfortunately, the hood coverage is loose and baggy. There are no features that allow you to tighten the hood and sleeves to keep out the cold, the wind and drafts. The hood itself is very shallow (not wide enough to cover your cheeks).
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ultra-light, but NOT All-weather This jacket is extraordinarily light weight, exceedingly comfortable, and made with great craftsmanship....but it doesn't protect from wind or rain. It's possible to feel the cold piercing right through the jacket, if you are not compensating with an underlying layer. Also, it is not very durable. I've torn open the surface of this jacket twice, while hiking through thicker brush in the deep woods. Thank goodness for the outstanding L.L. Bean warranty. This is an excellent item for a specific, known scenario, but it does hold its own in variable weather. Outside certain parameters, it's just mediocre.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in category I spent a lot of time comparing down jackets in the two to three hundred dollar range and this jacket won. I've been into Bean's technical jackets since I purchased my pro-shell 4 years ago. This jacket is made with better materials (research the others) than the competition in the price range and came as advertised. You are buying a jacket that is less than a 1 lb. and stuffs into one of the pockets. It is not made to stand alone in extreme conditions. You are not going to get a better down jacket for less than 350. I'm 180 and 6ft even so pretty average build and the med. is just right.
Date published: 2015-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for It's Intended Use Customers should understand that this jacket is really designed as technical clothing and may not not the best choice for running around town. As a piece of technical outerwear, its really part of a layering system (base layer, insulating layer, outer shell). It also means that the temperature rating presumes some degree of activity such as hiking or snow shoeing. Its not the jacket to wear to sit in the stands at the football game. The other thing to realize is that the jacket provides great insulation but moderate wind resistance. On a cold windy day, I can feel cold spots where the baffles are sewn, so I add an outer shell as a wind layer. So if you're looking for technical outerwear, this is a great jacket.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Very Warm, Wind Cuts Right Through I wanted to love this jacket. It is very lightweight, and wonderfully packable. The hood does a good job. The only problem is that it isn't very warm. I wore it on a zoo trip (outside in the wind) on a sunny Minnesota winter day. It was 27F, which is VERY mild. Under the coat I wore a t-shirt, and also a long-sleeve t-shirt. And I wasn't warm enough. The breeze cut right through it. It's not a bad jacket overall. But for the amount of warmth it provided, I could spend 1/3 the price. I was with my sister whose $60 Landsend jacket kept her toasty and my hubby, whose $99 Eddie Bauer down coat was more than enough. I was the only cold one.
Date published: 2017-01-30
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