Rated 5 out of 5 by StrawBoss More technical than you would think
Great Price for such a huge slab of merino wool.
Merino wool is a wonder fabric Anti microbial, non itch, non shrink, tough, wicking, and it retains 80% of its insular value when wet.
I have owned this sweater for close to 2 years now and it has worn like iron (I machine wash cold and lay flat to dry, only when needed which is rare due to the anti microbial nature of wool). I have used this as both an around town sweater and as a mid layer while out in the woods it has preformed well. The fit layers well and works with many different jackets.
Poor weight to warmth ratio; there are much lighter options out there. Wind cuts right through it; on windy days a shell is needed.
August 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by peterdal Commando Sweater, Henley
This is a great sweater that's warm and well constructed. It has great looks. I previously wrote a review on this sweater shortly after I purchased it in 2011. My only issue at the time was the waist or lack of one. I liked the sweater so much I overlooked the issue and felt I would get used to the lack of a waist.
Now two years later after moderate use and a few cleanings, the waist issue has not gone away. I recently purchased the vest style, liked it but returned it because the waist wasn't there.
It is a big deal for me so I will not repurchase another.
I'm always folding the waist up on my original Henley to form a band but it doesn't work. It is a real shame to have a nice looking warm sweater that does not fit properly around the waist. I have a 34" waist so I know my body type is not the issue.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ceefa Wow!
God, I love this sweater! Thick, warm, and substantial, and not at all itchy. I love the cuffs. Looks great with a collared shirt in a casual setting or working in the yard. I really hope LL Bean keeps this sweater around, I want to buy the crew neck version as well. It's sweaters like this that make me love the winter!
February 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 The Best
This is the warmest most rugged sweater I have ever owned. It is my go-to for the coldest of Montana hunting or ice fishing days. I'm 5'9", 170 lbs., and the medium fits me well. The sleeves are a little long, but I just roll them back two inches. The only down side is that this great looking sweater is much too warm to wear in-doors at a normal room temperature.
February 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bells1 Slightly slim?
Normally wear an XL Tall in most Bean products. Ordered this vest in XL Tall. It was too long in the sleeves and tail and tight. Not "slightly" tight, but TIGHT! I ordered it in a regular XXL. Fit in the body was perfect, but still too long in the sleeves and tail. Sent it back. Love the sweater though. Nice weight. Well made. Just wish it fit right.
January 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bassnwhaler An addendum to my review
Heather Green is more of a mossy brown. Perfect.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeotheTrumpetPlayer Handsome, Warm, Durable, and Manly
I love this sweater. My parents gave me a one in dark green 5 years ago as a birthday gift. I loved it then, and have grown to like it even more with time. This sweater is equally at home paired with khakis and a twill button-down or standing-alone with jeans and a t-shirt. The elbow patches are tough and practical for long days in class or at work. The shoulder patches keep the sweater from pilling when wearing a pack or carrying a rifle by its strap. When I wear this sweater I feel ready for anything and very very manly.
January 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Itsadiamond He won't take it off!!!!
I got this sweater for my husband for Christmas. He decided he just had to have it just a week and a half before the holidays! Thank goodness for the extremely fast shipping. He is a land developer and a surveyor and he is always outdoors and with the extreme winter, it is exactly what he needed. He has so many sweaters, but he has proudly worn this sweater since Christmas....I am just so glad that you could offer him something he actually uses and he is so proud to wear. I will be ordering more. You hit a home run with this one. Thanks L.L. Bean.
January 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jtowntom INSTANT FAVORITE
HAVE PURCHASED 2 COMMANDO SWEATERS- THESE ARE
ONE OF THE WARMEST, BEST MADE SWEATERS. I RECEIVE A
LOT OF COMPLIMENTS AND INQUIRIES. GREAT LASTING VALUE
THANKS BEAN FOR KEEPING THE HIGH STANDARDS- YOUR
PRODUCTS STAND THE TEST OF TIME EVEN WITH THE HARD
USE I PUT A LOT OF YOUR PRODUCT THROUGH
January 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mccm68 All-round awesome
Super warm, great fit. It also looks pretty cool. I have worn this sweater working in the yard in cool weather (0 to -5 C) and as a layer in colder alpine skiing weather (-20C) and it is great. You can feel the weight and quality in the sweater. Totally recommend it.
December 31, 2013