Rated 5 out of 5 by LuckyGlobal Winner of the greatest sweater of year!
I had been watching this sweater for a while on LL Bean. I finally decided to purchase this sweater when my wife and I decided to go to Europe for Christmas vacation. I was in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the time so I had LL Bean ship to Europe for me and boy was it worth it.
This sweater was warm enough to the point that I was sweating indoors while it was under a light jacket. It does give you a rather dashing look. My wife really likes the way it looks on me and said I NEED to buy it to two other colors.
I'm 5'10" 198 lbs, athletic build and fits well. I've worn this on top of wool base layer and t-shirt with a medium to light jacket and felt great.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SomeWhereOverTheRainbow Excellent! 5*****
I bought two of these sweaters in a brownish color for my husband for work to wear over his uniform a few years ago. He works outside every day, and does heavy activity 10-12 hours a day. The sweaters are absolutely the Best!! They are rugged, warm, neat looking, and stand up to the fall and winter weather here in the Northeast. They launder very well, and I line dry them. They still look new! He loves every aspect of them! The guys at work even ask him where he gets them!l
December 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TUD10 Comfortable
Great sweater for cool damp conditions. I've now used it for hunting and fishing in cool fall weather and it is great. The fit is perfect. I am 6' tall and weigh 220 pounds and the fit is just right. I will buy one for my son for Christmas.
October 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NewEnglandTransfer Slips on like an old friend
A great buy! The sweater fits well and is very stylish and warm. I did wear it over a t-shirt today, which I might not do again since my forearms have gotten a little itchy, but I look and feel great. Dressy and distinguished enough for a work meeting but comfortable and casual enough for drinks with friends after work.
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RichfromCanada Well make product!!
I have had three of these sweaters over the last 10 years and they are warm, comfortable, fit well and very durable. I wear them constantly and they are excellent for cold Canadian winters. I'm only now starting to develop a hole in the elbow after 10 years of constant wear. Love these sweaters!!!
September 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maxbest Great buy...
Was looking for something to pull on to wear to with jeans to keep the chill of a Sydney, Australia winter at bay. I found it in these sweaters. The last time I wore something similar was in my military service, some 36 years ago. Was looking for something similar and I found it here at LL Bean. Wear with a thermal shirt (polypropylene or Merino) underneath, throw on a beanie and scarf, you are good to go. Very warm. And comfortable. So good in fact, I ordered another one practically straight away, in a different color of course. Fit was good, I am fairly straightforward as far as fit goes. Highly recommended.
July 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DLF63 Best Sweater You Can Buy for NE Hunting
The L.L. Bean name is synonymous with quality hunting clothes from Katadin Maine to the Blue Ridge Mountains, I've Deer and Bear hunted in these sweaters for 35 years. Still hunting or in a tree stand they keep the wind out and the body warmth in. It's 100% wool and packs well- good price too. It is hard to find this sweater and Thanks LLB for keeping it in the starting lineup.
Also looks great with a quality blue blazer and oxford.
June 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BJK727 Awesome Sweater!!
Bought the black one last year and the sable heather one this year. The fit is spot on, very well-made and is one durable and warm sweater. Hope L. L. Bean will keep this style for as long as possible I will definitely get another one in the future. Thanks for the fast shipping also. Keep up with the nice quality!!
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by flyboy61 Great sweater, with one minor persnickety thing...
I have worn and loved Commando sweaters for at least 25 years. As expected, this one is warm and well-made, and the sizing, (XL) is spot on. The color, Navy Heather is very attractive. I am 6'1", 220 lbs, with 35-36"+ arms. and the sleeves are long enough!
Worn with a turtleneck, with my field jacket and liner over, good to about the mid-teens.
One minor point, which is not enough to reduce my rating to a 4: the sleeve patches just barely cover the point of my elbow. On my old, (other brand) real commando sweater, the patches continue up my arm at least 2-3 inches beyond the point of my elbow, a feature which I do appreciate, and find useful.
.Extending the patches would be a minor detail, and I recognize this is a "fashion commando" sweater, but is something I think would would increase the durability of an already excellent product..If it increased the cost $.50, I wouldn't mind at all.
January 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by newbiemountaineer Warm
Thicker and more substantial than your average wear-with-jeans crew sweater. Not as heavy as a traditional Norwegian sweater, but really nice and warm. Great for an office in an old building with a heater that doesn't quite keep up with the negative temps outside! As for fit, the large (regular length) is great. I'm 6'1" and 195. I thought about getting the Long, but I'm glad I went with the regular. Even the regular seems just a bit on the long side -- probably just enough over-long to hedge against any wash-related shrinkage.
January 8, 2014