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Ultralight 850 Down Sweater
Nearly weightless, this packable men’s down sweater is great on chilly days, then layers perfectly under a shell when serious cold sets in. It’s insulated with premium water-resistant 850-fill DownTek, so you can wear it anywhere and stay warm.
Size & Fit
- Slightly Fitted.
- Best with lightweight layer.
Fabric & Care
- Solid colors have 100% nylon ripstop shell and lining.
- Heather colors have 84% nylon/16% polyester shell and lining.
- 850 DownTek™ down fill.
- Machine wash and dry.
- Premium 850 DownTek is treated to repel 33% more moisture and dry 66% faster than untreated down.
- Virtually weightless style at 10 ounces; packs into its own pocket.
- Narrowly quilted channels of down provide a more streamlined appearance than most down jackets.
- Soft windproof, and water- and tear-resistant shell does not make crinkling noise when you move.
- Narrow baffles and minimal hardware further reduce overall weight.
- Two zippered hand pockets, a chest pocket with media port for plenty of storage.
- Adjustable drawcord at hem seals out cold blasts.
Ultralight 850 Down Sweater is rated out of 5 by 166.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Paleoforams from Warm, but VERY poorly built. I am now on my second UL 850 sweater this month, and I will be returning it this week. Both returns were for the same reason: the jacket was ripped by its down fill and the fill now falls out. For the price of this jacket, I am extremely disappointed in its quality. Even worse, I have yet to wear this jacket during any activity. Both tears happened while wearing it casually in my car. I can't imagine how quickly this jacket would fall apart if I were to wear it skiing, climbing, or hiking. I will be returning for good and buying a Patagonia UL sweater instead, a product with proven durability. Would not recommend this jacket to anyone.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maine2016 from Go To Jacket and Mid Layer I purchased my first sweater jacket two years ago, and liked it so much, that I purchased a second. I use it for around town wear on its own in temps from 20 to 40. It is very comfortable and not bulky for driving. My favorite use is wearing it under a shell skiing at Sugarloaf with wind chills down to minus 20. I use it with a base layer, a wind-shirt and the shell, and I am very warm. The zippered chest pocket sets it aside from some of the competition. I enjoy a roomy fit, and at 5' 8" 190 lbs, the extra large works well. I keep a L L Bean sweater jacket and a Gore-Tex shell in the back of my SUV year round ready for any conditions.
Date published: 2016-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by bioboy from Light, warm, repells wind and water Light as a feather. As warm as 200 level fleece. Quite water repellent in a light brief shower. Good windbreaker. Excellent packability with a pocket that is not too small to pack it into easily. Draw cord at waist. Neck collar will stand up but is still a bit loose. Side pockets provide ventilation when opened. Used in Yellowstone for 2.5 weeks and was in my daypack every day. Layers nicely under a rain shell. I questioned the zippers but they held up OK. Cuffs have elastic but not tight on my arms. Large was good for my 6' frame but if you are thin the medium might work for you.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by RJK1 from Sweater and Jacket Compared I have both the 850 sweater without hood and the 850 Jacket with hood. I'm 6' and 200 pounds and purchased the large in the jacket and the x-large in the sweater. I was surprised that the different sizes fit the same. I also thought the 850 stood for fill weight, however, the sweater has much less fill than the jacket. The sweater has been good down to the low 30's and I go with the jacket for the 20’s to zero. The Jacket is a bit too warm for me if the temps are in the 30’s. Both are good quality but the Jacket might be a bit nicer quality. I really enjoy both of them and they meet my needs well.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by ATHIKERRICK from Dependable Lightweight Backcountry Jacket I've used this jacket on 2 multi day Mt. Bike rides. Jacket is well made, very light, and packs extra small. Temps at night were high 30's to mid 40's. Perfect with a thin moisture transfer top. I pack about 15lbs of total gear including tarp, sleeping quilt, cook gear/food, rain jacket, and other items. I really appreciated the packability and how the jacket retained it's loft (thin but warm) after removing from the stuff sack. I'm planning to get another for around town use. The jacket is cut rather trim so you can't wear several layers unless your a small frame but an Xlg fit me perfect. I do wish that LL Bean would make sizes for "normal" people. Overall, a great outdoor jacket, Get One!
Date published: 2015-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by SheboyganFallsLLBeanFan from Light weight, warm, comfortable fit I received the Ultralight 850 Down Sweater for Christmas and now have purchased one for my husband. They'll be perfect for our European bike/barge trip next fall. We both picked the red color for visibility and the light weight down will provide warmth without taking up all the space in our suitcases. The Down Sweater actually stuffs into its own pocket! While the 850 down sweaters are expensive, they will serve us well on all our adventures. I generally wear a misses 12 and the woman's "large regular" fit me perfectly. The XL Tall fits my 6'4" husband and his 37" long arms.
Date published: 2016-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by JMANN from Great jacket, wrong fit After already owning the Ultralight 850 Men's down Jacket and Ascent Packaway Jacket (both are amazing) for a couple years now I was looking for an in between or mid-layer, insulation jacket. I really liked the look of the 850 down sweater and how packable it was. I ordered the sweater online in my typical size (large tall). I'm 6'-3" 210lbs. When the sweater arrived the arms and waist felt short and I had very limited range of motion with my arms. It did not fit like either of my older jackets which are the same size. I returned it the store and tried on a few other jackets. All of the large tall sized outerwear had the same problem. The width is OK just not the lengths. Did LL bean change their sizing? I hope this is just an isolated case because I really liked that LL bean made outerwear that fit me well. I have nothing bad to say about the quality of the product, if it fit correctly I would have kept it.
Date published: 2014-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by RayZ3822 from Excellent product I wear the Ultralight 850 by itself and under a water- and wind-proof shell depending on the weather. It is amazingly warm considering its weight (almost nothing)! The fit is trim but I can comfortably wear it over a shirt and sweater. The construction appears to be very good - although I've only worn it for one season, so we'll see how it wears in the future. The map/cell phone pocket is really helpful as is the option to store it without taking up much space.I'm very pleased with this product and would highly recommend it.
Date published: 2016-03-09