Rated 4 out of 5 by LMS811 Too short
I got the pink hydrangea, I love the color and the texture of the fabric, exactly what I was looking for. I hate air conditioning but I work in an office at an insurance company, so there is nothing I can do about it. That said the fine gauge cardigans do me no good. I love the color and the fabric so much that I kept it, but I find the fit to be boxy, and it's too short, wearable, but shorter than what I normally like. I am 5'3" and 118 pounds, I have narrow shoulders and I am a 34C, for the ideal fit an XS tall might be my right size. I got a regular S.I also got the double L botton front and that one is a little bit longer and I like it better...however the color selection is so limited
August 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by thatwombat Beautiful Quality Sweater
This is my first venture into buying one of the zip cardigan LLB cable sweaters- I purchased the neutral striped version. This sweater is very different from light weight fine gauge button supima cardigans I am used to and is definitely not for the feint of heart- it is a very substantial thick sweater. It is heavier than I expected and looks like it will last a lifetime. I live in SoCal so this will be used in the fall and winter- it is too much sweater for half of the year here. I bought it with a summer holiday promotion and limited quantities in my size. I did not want to risk them selling out so I took the leap.
All in all, a great purchase- will keep an eye out for different colors and patterns in the future.
July 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by thinkfast zip-up sweater for winter layering
I love front-zip sweaters because they can go through the seasons easily. This one is a soft cotton, the kind that gets better with age and wear. During our Canadian falls and winters, it's very cold outside, but in office buildings, malls, etc. the heat is turned up high. A sweater that can be put on and taken off easily is ideal. This sweater offers that kind of flxibility and looks great with its not-too-tall collar. I bought red for a pop of winter color.
July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeaner10 Perfect
I wanted a sweater to use as a jacket as opposed to an actual sweater.
I ordered this in a M but with it being a cable knit it was a little too clingy.
After receiving the XL replacement I find it fits just the way I waned it to.
I am 5'5" and weigh about 150 pounds with most of my weight in the hip area. The sleeves are just past my wrist but not enough to be bothersome.
I'm sure I'll get many years of use from this item.
Thank you L.L. Bean
May 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mtmama1 Will add my accolades
The color is as pictured. I bought a med reg although I usually wear a petite. It fits perfectly. I think the petite would have been too small, so I'd say to go up in size. (I'm 5' 3" and a 142 pounds.)The quality is very good, although a little heavier weight than I expected. I'll probably order another one for the fall, as it is a good basic. Have had very good luck with all the sweaters I've ordered from Bean.
May 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lhuffman8 Love this sweater
This is the second of these I've bought in different colors. Very nice quality and good fit.
May 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by chemic6 Too short
The primary problem is that the sweater is too short. It barely reaches my jeans.
Please bring back the classic cotton cable cardigan!!! They were the proper length and well made. If I had known they were disappearing, I would have purchased one in every color.
May 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WoolleyBridge Zip cardigan (the solid one)
I love mine and have them in every color. I had one zipper failure what with all the ones I have bought, that is not bad.I am sure they would/will replace it. It is a great item and I can totally recommend it to anyone. Sizing is accurate...wish they had more interesting colors...
May 1, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by choosey4good Don't buy
I ordered this sweater thinking it looked nice in the photo. Pictures can be deceiving because the sweater is rather cheap looking. It runs very small and it fits tight. It doesn't hit high on the hip, more like at your waistline. If it didn't cost so much to send it back all the way across the country, I would return it. Sorry to say this is not up to the normal standards of LL Bean.
April 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by coldincalif Review for Cable zip-cardigan -- Warm Red color
I bought one of these before and needed a new one and so I managed to get one in the Warm Red color which is a lovely shade of red. Got a deal on it as well having a two L.L. Bean Gift cards to use on it! Thanks for a great deal L.L. Bean!
April 4, 2014