Rated 4 out of 5 OK but not like my previously purchased sweater
I purchased a commando sweater about twenty years ago and still own it and wear it. It developed a couple of moth holes last summer which I repaired but I decided to buy an new one. The new model is significantly lighter in weight, not nearly as closely knitted and a shade or two different in color. The wool on the new one is a bit like rag wool but this might just be the looser knit. Its not as warm as the old version either. However, the new sweater because of its lighter color and looser knit looks less military and might be more appropriate for indoor wear. I would recommend this sweater; its not as good as it used to be, but then what is?
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by oldmarine Marine Corps "Wooly Pully"
I believe this sweater is identical to the US Marine Corps "Wooly Pully" sweaters, authorized for uniform wear in the '70's. I loved them then, love this one now. It's both warm and trim, good looking, good wearing, and warm. My favorite sweater!
November 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by flyboy61 Not just for Commandos!
I've worn Commando Sweaters of one brand or another for at least 30 years, and it is my favorite style.
The LLBean sweater is fully the equivalent of any Commando style sweater on the market, even from so-called "military suppliers".
I am 6'1" tall, and weigh about 220 lbs. soaking wet; 35-36 in. sleeve length, but my knuckles don't drag the ground! The XL Tall fits perfectly.
Durable and warm, Great for layering, and keeps my upper body warm, standing out in 20 degree weather while photographing automobile Wintercross events.
Dunno who's crazier...me or the competing drivers !
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RobFromBuffalo Killer sweater
This sweater is awesome. High quality wool, looks great and is warm. I wear this everywhere from work (office environment) to grouse hunting (under a coat). I personally do not mind this sweater against my bare arms worn over a tee shirt.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Copperdoo Commando Sweater fits great
The sweater is very well made, fits great. Sleeves a bit long but great for those with longer arms.
October 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PacificCoastRandy Great Seater!
I'm 6 ft 168 lbs and the medium fits great. I have a few and just bought another in black. They're a great look, rugged, priced well, warm, comfortable. Favorite sweater actually.
October 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by flyboy61 Buy it...You'll LIKE it!
Good looking, fits well.
I am 6'1", 220 lbs, and the XL fits properly. I have always had a Commando Sweater since the 1980s.
I like the Navy Heather color better than my old (another brand) Navy commando sweater, that has a moth hole in the sleeve. That gave me an excuse to buy another.:-)
The weather is not cold enough to wear it yet, but if past experience is correct, it will do just fine.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HavocZero All Purpose Sweater -100% Outstanding
I purchased this sweater in preparation for a Canadian fishing trip in September. I haven't stopped wearing it since it was delivered (sans washing\drying times). My interest in purchasing was that it reminded me of sweaters I had serving in the US Navy.
The sweater is well constructed and better than sturdy. It is extremely comfortable and definitely keeps you warm. Perfect for layers while camping and out on the water.
It looks good enough to wear to the office as well and definitely keeps you toasty warm.
I am 6' and 195 lbs and purchased the extra large size, and it is indeed a bit bigger than a more suitable large size for my frame - but I did that purposely as I wear outer layers a bit bigger for ease of removing the layer as needed.
It folds up nice and small to fit in a day pack and you can wear it for a few days without needing to wash it.
If you have had your eye on this sweater, do yourself a favor and treat yourself. You will be more than glad that you did.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beaman Eye catcher
Fits well, slim looking, lots of compliments, no pilling.
July 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Txllbeanshoppet Great fit
Fit is good for outdoors activities ( fishing)
May 8, 2013