The Featherweight Champion of the World

What do a can of soda, half a dozen eggs, a single boot and a 6-inch meatball sub have in common?

What do a can of soda, half a dozen eggs, a single hiking boot and a 6-inch meatball sub have in common?


All of them weigh more than our Ascent Packaway Jacket, which tips the scales at just 12 ounces. But don’t let the weight fool you; as one customer put it, “When I received it I thought it might be too light to be warm, but I was sure wrong.”

L.L.Bean Ascent Packaway


Customers have told us incredible stories about this jacket in some amazing places: Alaska, Iceland, Ireland, Chile, Argentina, Florida and Montana, just to name a few. From the top of Mt. Katahdin to the beaches of San Diego, our customers wear it skiing, dog walking, backpacking, commuting, sailing, whale watching and shoveling. They call it “the most comfortable warm jacket I own” and “an essential layering piece” that “keeps you amazingly warm in spite of its light weight.” In fact, it’s perfect for just about any activity, in any weather conditions.

L.L.Bean Ascent Packaway Jacket


It doesn’t take up much space, either, stowing in its own pocket and compressing to the size of a pair of gloves. Toss it in your day pack or suitcase, and you’ll have a warm layer available right when you need it, wherever your adventures take you.

L.L.Bean Ascent Packaway Jacket


Take it from a recent customer, who raved, “The price is exceptional when compared to competing products, and construction and materials are top notch.” We guarantee this featherweight is one jacket you’re going to want to bring along everywhere you go, whether it’s around the block or around the world.


  1. Susan F. | November 2, 2013 | 7:09 pm

    Sure would appreciate it if it was available in women’s plus sizes.

  2. Linda | December 3, 2013 | 11:06 am


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