L.L.Bean Weather Challenger 3-in-1 Jacket - Men's

rated 4.0 of 5 stars (2)
photo: L.L.Bean Men's Weather Challenger 3-in-1 Jacket component (3-in-1) jacket


Price Historic Range: $159.00-$199.00


Nice jacket. Perfect for western New York winters.


  • Two nice coats
  • Hood


  • No powder skirt
  • Seams should have strong thread
  • Snaps should have stronger thread
  • Hood should have drawstrings

I like the jacket but I wish it was a little heavier, but all in all it’s a pretty good jacket.

It is one of the better 3-in-1’s on the market.


Intermediate skier

Source: received it as a personal gift
Price Paid: It was Christmas gift. Not sure on the price.


Thanks for sharing a review of your jacket, Adam!

1 year ago

Good waterproof casual jacket. Not made to be skied in or for other technical use.


  • Waterproof


  • Breathability
  • Pockets are not lined
  • Inner layer is small and outer layer is large
  • No powder skirt
  • Inner layer is not very warm

Product best for wearing as a casual jacket. Excellent waterproofing. Not very breathable, but does have pit zips to dump heat. Not good for layering as inner puffer jacket layer is tight fitting and outer shell layer is large.

Outer shell layer is too bulky and allows for gaps to form/puffs out around stomach. This made it ineffective for skiing in Maine. Insulation is not very good (I live in Maine with 30 to sub zero temps in winter). Outer shell is very durable.

I have a medium and I am 5'9" and 140 lbs.

Source: received it as a personal gift


Welcome to Trailspace, Benjamin! Thanks for the review. Did you consider returning this jacket to LL Bean for a more technical one?

2 years ago

Welcome to Trailspace, Benjamin!

2 years ago

I considered returning it but I've had it for a full year now and nothing is wrong with the jacket itself. It simply was not intended to be a ski jacket.

2 years ago

Thanks, Benjamin.

2 years ago

rated 4.50 of 5 stars All Weather Challenger 3-in-1 Jacket versions

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