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 5 out of 5 by KenyaJ Love the fleece
Love the look and feel of this fleece. The longer length and fit is perfect and very flattering. The inside of the jacket is smooth and doesn't cling to the shirt you wear underneath. I wear a small and it felt true to size. Too often the fit of LL Bean tops are short and boxy. Nice to see some long and lean items.
March 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lee61 Love this new jacket
I have the original one, for about 6 years....it has served me well. The new jacket is longer, and I ordered the blue and it does look a bit on the lavender side...but it is a beautiful color. All n all I would recommend this jacket.
March 31, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dimochka Matronly styling, thin fabric, poor fit
This jacket is a shapeless blob. (The picture shows a nip at the waist which is flattering on the model -- not so in real life.) Sleeves are too long, and the material is quite thin -- much too thin to wear for a walk on a typical New England spring day. The blue thistle color is more of a light lavender in person, not as shown in photo. If you would like to look matronly and much heavier than you really are, then this jacket is for you. I'm sending it back.
March 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ataltitude Sized large
I find this jacket very much like the one I bought years ago, but as others have commented, the sizing has changed significantly. My new jacket (size M) is larger than my old one (size L).
March 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OutsideIn Great fleece jacket
I purchased this in the yellow and it is spectacular. I have received so many compliments on it. It is soft and warm. The fit is shapely and not boxy. I may go back for another color. Love LL Bean!
March 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NinjaMommy Love it!
I purchased the green. It is lovely! Super soft and not too heavy. Perfect for spring or working out. Fit is spot on. Length is good in both arms and waist.
March 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by wandllovesLL Cute but sleeves too tight
The plus size 3X worked in the body but the sleeves were too tight with a shirt underneath so I had to return. I liked, though, that the inside wasn't fleece; more of a knit.
March 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by U Staple
These jackets are the bomb. Can't live without them. Have purchased numerous colors over many years. But please bring back the original fit!! Or at least give us the option. I love love love the original fit, these "newer versions" run larger and longer! Also the original fit held up longer! thank you
March 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by LNell Please bring back the original fit!
Purchased 3 of these over the years and love them. Would like to have another but tried the new longer fit and it is not flattering. As others have requested, please bring back the original!
March 1, 2014