Rated 5 out of 5 by LOshopper I like the new styling
I love the new longer length, and also the fabric which glides over any under layer. These are great for travel -- very light weight and versatile. I recently traveled in Asia for a month, taking only a carry-on bag, and this was my only sweater. It was appropriate for a range of activities, including dining out at nicer hotel restaurants, shopping, hiking, etc. My only complaint is the color selection -- pretty blah, with the exception of the dark blue and purple which are very pretty. I also ordered the red, but it was a washed out red, not a bright true red.
November 15, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by taratini14 Hot Fuchsia Pink
This item arrived exactly as described...almost. It is a simple, fleece jacket with no lining. The wind will whip right through it. But for an on-the-go jacket to throw on quickly and run out the door, it is nice. Its just not what I need...I should have bought the Wind Challenger Fleece Jacket instead (I will be traveling up to the New England area in October, and this Fitness Fleece jacket will simply not keep me warm enough...but it is still a good jacket). I would wear this while exercising; it would definitely keep you warm then (hence the name). I live in south Texas, where the winters are very short...this would be a good jacket to keep and wear down here in the "winter". However, it is NOT a dark fuchsia pink...it is BRIGHT!! I was hoping it would be a deep raspberry pink color, but alas, it is a very bright fuchsia pink (not hot pink) that will definitely get you noticed! Returning this item and will be purchasing the Wind Challenger Fleece in black.
August 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by gee4u Perfect lighter weight jacket
This jacket will be perfect for the fall morning when I run. I bought the petite size S and the sleeve length and overall length are good. The pluses for me are that the jacket has a full length zip and the pockets all have zips. I like the sleeve pocket for my iPod.
August 27, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by KdoubleJ Not Impressed
I read a lot of the reviews before ordering and decided to take a chance on this jacket. Unfortunately, it did not fit well at all. (For reference, I am 30 years old, 5"8, 130 lb). I do have long arms and the length was just the right. The light blue was nice. Those are my only two pros. The cons: I ordered a Small, and it's very loose on me. Even after washing and drying, the arms, waist, and chest were all huge. After reading the reviews, I was expecting a thinner fleece, but not this thin. It's almost like the lining of a coat. It feels cheaply made. So disappointing!
If you feel this jacket could be right for you, I recommend ordering a size down.
August 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by comfyhiker for chunky folks only
This was supposed to be lightly fitted. Billowing off of me, I am 5'8", 140 and 67 so I am thick waisted. arms fit great, loved the yellow color and WOW you could put two of me in it through the midriff, very unflattering!! price great also but very unflattering due to big size
August 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TrishInMaine Staple item
I have a handful of these in my closet and the are my go to cover up, whether for working out or going out. Great item.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Teelaa Best thing ever
Wear these all the time!!!
July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kayak66 petite sizing!!
thank you for finally producing the full zip fitness fleece in petite sizing. Please expand to include All colors, quarter zip styling and consider expanding to include the comfort fleece line. There is a market out there that is definitively under served!!!!
July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KCTeach Perfect!
Just what I was looking for. Lightweight, yet provides warmth. Took this on vacation and wore it many times. Threw it over a t-shirt, wore it zipped up with a scarf while in Seattle, wore it with yoga pants while hanging out in the evening. Love the zip pockets which allow you to secure items for quick trips out instead of taking a purse. I have another fitness fleece jacket from a couple years ago and this one seems to be of better quality. Thinking of getting it in another color.
June 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by KNNJ2 longer length does not work
The fitness fleece jacket was perfect for me, but unfortunately, they changed the length and made it too long. The new version makes me look pregnant (and I am not!).
LL Bean: Please go back to the original length. For a heavier fleece, I do like a longer length-- I like it as a parka, with a cinch waist. But for the fitness fleece, I like it as a shorter jacket. It just works better in the spring and fall, which is when I wear it (I have it in about six different colors).
June 6, 2014