Rated 5 out of 5 by rincome rincome
Excellent product described and delivered by LLB's usual excellent service
November 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Winterishell Looks good - comfortable
I had been looking for this style sweater for some time and was happy to see it on your web-site. I am on the vertically-challenged side and have lost weight due to medical issues. I ordered a large, which is a bit roomy, but when cold weather hits the Lake Erie snow belt and I go to layers, it should fit quite well.
November 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Halibut Looks good, lasts forever
I bought one of these about 20-25 years ago. Keeps its shape, wears like iron, and I wore it a lot. If it weren't for a recent season's inattention to the moth threat (it is wool, remember),I would be wearing it still. Absolutely recommended.
November 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ParkSlopeSenior Great sweater
This review covers both the blue sweater I just received and the maroon one I've had for a few years but now has badly-darned moth holes all over the front. I'm female, 5' 8". 155lb, straight-up-and-down build, long arms, and the Small fits me perfectly. As for the fit, it's exactly as shown on the model--close to the body. But also as seen on the model, it's rib knit, so it gives easily and doesn't bind. The sleeves are long, but when out in the cold there is no gap between cuff and glove. The rib knit also traps more air for extra insulation under a jacket without adding weight. The wool is a bit scratchy, so I always wear a thin long-underwear turtleneck under it.
This one will live in a zip-lock bag between wearings--I've learned my lesson.
October 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NZShopper A perfect winter sweater
I live in New Zealand, where it is now winter, and purchased this sweater when I was visiting my daughter in the USA. The sweater is perfect for the wet and windy conditions that prevail during the New Zealand winter. It is also pretty windproof even when worn without a shell. I love it!
July 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nato Commando Sweater Crew Neck
This sweater in Green has lived up to my expectations. The online order was shipped and received at my Utah residence on time. It is another quality item (clothing) from L.L.Bean.
July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BZ911 Best Sweater
This is a GREAT sweater - warm, attractive, nicely made. Bought first one as a gift for my son - I liked it so much I bought one for myself. Liked that one so much I bought a second. You won't be disappointed!
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rustedthrough Skeptical of fit at first, now my favorite sweater
When this sweater first arrived, the details were perfect but the fit seemed too snug/ skinny/ hipster for my taste. Since I wanted it primarily for layering in these MI winter days, I thought I'd give it a try anyway.
Within an hour two of wearing it with the sleeves pushed up, the sleeves developed a comfortably loose but still trim shape. The gut and chest soon followed suit. By hour four, I was convinced that it fit well, and as soon as I got it out in public the complements began. I'm 6' tall, and wear a 44 regular suit jacket, the large fits beautifully (after the initial break- in), even down to length of the rolled sleeves.
This is the only non- military- surplus sweater I have owned with elbow and shoulder patches that actually cover the wear areas, even with the sleeves pushed up. The patches on this one don't just serve as decoration, they actually work.
This sweater is warm, and breathable. It is comparable in softness and hand to the ribbed part of Bean's rag wool socks. It works well in the cold with a wind shell or jacket over it, and well indoors over a t- shirt (in February). The briar color has twill patches about the same color as a pair of chinos, not as brown as canvas work pants.
I'll order another one, or two, in another color when I get my tax return.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SweaterLover17 I don't typically review things
This is easily the best sweater I've ever owned. It's so nice and warm I went out and bought 3 (Navy, Black, and Green). Hands down the warmest piece of apparel I own. It runs a touch on the big side, but I think it helps compliment the sharp looks of the sweater. I'll pair this with some fleece lined pants on the coldest days of the year (Today is -3F) and won't be adversely effected by the cold at all.
February 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JetFuel Very Warm, Very Cool, Nicely Fitted
Well, this is just a one-of-a-kind item. As a kid, I just thought the sleeve an shoulder patches were IT. And I still do. Not sure if it's a fashion statement, but if you like the look, who cares?
Oh, and this sweater will keep you warm! If you're gonna be indoors, bear that in mind.
Also, I like the trimmer fit. I'm 5' 9'' and 170 pounds. I workout some, but I'm not a fanatic, and it works well for me.
February 4, 2015