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Don't be fooled by L.L. Bean calling this a shirt; it's more of a coat. The Hurricane is the perfect year round coat for working outdoors, throwing on when it's chilly, and yes even skiing in. I ended up choosing this coat over my Lethal Descent Eagle jacket almost every day on the mountain, no matter the weather. Same layers underneath as I would normally wear, but more comfortable and in my opinion a better style. On the coldest of days, I wear a base layer and my 800 fill down shirt under the Hurricane. It feels a little bulky and tight at that point, maybe I would go up to a large if I was somewhere cold enough to need those heavy layers most of the time.
I am 6'1", 160 pounds and I wear the medium tall. It fits me perfectly. Still long enough that it doesn't look out of proportion, but not obnoxiously tall like the good ole days. I normally ski with a wool base layer and a fleece under the Hurricane and I have had very few times where I was too cold or warm. If you do get too warm, undo some buttons. The greatest part about the Hurricane is the thickness. Wind does not penetrate at all, as it does on a lot of ski jackets. There is a DWR coating so even if you find yourself in some rain or snow, it slides right off. I wore this one day at Vail when they had some unexpected pow, and I got some face shots and took a couple spills. I brushed all the snow off and it was as if I never went down.
Everyone knows about L.L. Bean's quality and guarantee on their products. I have put the Hurricane through some abuse (getting under boats at the marina I work at, other general physical labor) and there are no popped stitches, no buttons missing, and no scuffs, tears, or stains. All this for the same price as a nice hoodie.
The style may not be for everyone, but if you are looking for a great all around coat to wear year round the Hurricane is a great option.