Rated 5 out of 5 by PullmanPorter Light, comfortable and warm
I bought this sweater in charcoal primarily to wear around the house in the winter. Since I'm mainly in my home office most of the day, I don't like heating the whole house. Compared to a pullover wool or fleece sweater, this has a convenient zipper that can be opened when the temperature rises; even in 68+ degree settings the sweater isn't too warm unzipped. The hand-warmer pockets are also a big advantage. Whenever my hands start getting cold, I just stuff them into the toasty side-slit pockets, which are kept warm by body heat. I'm 6'1"/235, so usually I buy upper body clothing in size XXL Tall. But I bought this sweater in XL Tall for a snugger fit and to avoid the sleeves being too long, and it fits perfectly. The medium-weight wool is very soft. I've worn it over short sleeve shirts with no discomfort or itching. My only complaint is that the knit, stand-up collar rises to a peak at the ends where the zipper is attached and sometimes pokes me in the neck or chin. A tapered or rounded collar end would be more comfortable.
November 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 9LbBTwin Fantastic
I wore it the other night under my leather jacket, not an L. L. Bean leather jacket, at a football game and it was 40 degrees and I didn't even notice the cold. Perfectly toasty standing there selling tickets for two hours.
November 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by pdsmls Lookin' Good
When I wore my new L L Bean full-zip Ragg Wool sweater to a performance at our local symphony hall (with a white shirt and tie) a friend stopped me to say I looked great and where did I get that sweater. She said she looked forward to seeing me wear it next morning in church! I'd say that makes it a 'keeper.'
October 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by SavasLady Too Thin!
Being familiar with "Ragg Sweaters" I assumed that this one would be of a substantial weight for winter... not bulky, but not this lightweight.My husband and I are both disappointed. The zipper sticks, the neckband not high enough. Lined version would have been better!
October 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RustysMom2 Cozy & comfortable.
I bought one of these from LLBean last year after looking for a full-zip wool sweater with pockets for years. I got the oatmeal and wore it all winter, then pulled it out as my staple layer as soon as the temperature cooled down this year. I have been watching the on-line catalog and just received the deep balsam today. I am a 5'6" woman who goes for comfort and utility and this sweater is just right for me. I got the large regular and roll up the sleeves a bit,or let them cover my palms if it is really chilly. The one that arrived today is the same as the one from last year, same size and style, so thankful that nothing changed. I like the heather appearance of the green. For someone sensitive to wool this sweater might be a little scratchy, but I wear it with short sleeves all the time and it is fine for me. It comes down to my lower hip, which I prefer. The sweater I bought last year has minimal evidence of pilling. I admit to loving the cold weather and tending to be warm rather than cold. The cardigan style lets me adjust my layers more easily by just opening or closing the zipper. I can wear it comfortably under my rain parka, and occasionally with a fleece vest underneath if it is really chilly out. A heavier or lined sweater would not let me adjust my layers as easily. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a quality sweater at a reasonable price. Considering the like-new condition of the sweater that I have already worn for a long winter season, I expect that both of these will last for years to come.
October 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Einstein5036 Outstanding quality and excellent value
I love this sweater. It is exactly what I've come to expect from LL Bean--the very finest products and unsurpassed value.
October 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by CAMILO Just the product I expected as shown in catalog
True color, texture, quality and fitting.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigVal Like a big hug
This is the second of this sweater I bought. My husband wore the first one almost everyday last winter-he says it is like a big hug from me everytime he wears it. Washes well, feels great.
September 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by peabee not as warm as those 5+ years ago
I bought this for my husband's birthday because the description online said "New!" ? but then it turned out to be exactly the same sweater I bought him last Christmas. The problem is that the yarn and knitting is much looser on these sweaters than previous models (we've been buying wool full-zip sweaters from LLBean for several decades), and thus not as warm. My husband doesn't want the version that is lined with flannel, because that would be too bulky and warm. We're keeping both sweaters, but hope LLBean goes back to making a new that is like the old!
September 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HighAdventurePaddler Ragg Wool Sweater
Bought this sweater about 1 year ago but the color I wanted was out of stock so I bought another color. I never wore it because after I received it was really not the right color. I recently saw it back in stock in the color I really wanted. I brought it on a 7 day canoe trip on the Allagash Waterway in Maine and wore it quite frequently due to overnight temps in the 30's and 40's. It was very warm and the quality was outstanding. The zipper is quite small and lightweight and could use a little upgrade otherwise this sweater is top notch.
September 23, 2013