Rated 4 out of 5áby Nelle22 Color
Just received this sweater. I ordered it as a Christmas present. It looks great, well made, but the green heather is more brown than green. I took it outside in sunshine to see if my eyes were playing tricks on me. Yep it's brown! The canvas on the shoulders and elbows is brown as can be. If you think you are getting something on the order of army drab green you may be disappointed. Still plan to keep it to give at Christmas. I think the recipient will like it.
October 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby JSteven Poor wool quality
This is the second merino wool garment from LL Bean that I have returned. There is a serious problem with the processing of the wool that renders it scratchy and uncomfortable. I have never had a problem wearing wool, until encountering these products. I'm a sheep breeder, so I hope I know whereof I speak . . .
October 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby Bassnwhaler An addendum to my review
Heather Green is more of a mossy brown. Perfect.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby 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 5áby 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