Rated 3 out of 5 by lizbr Nice fabric, unflattering fit
Not styled for a young person, though I'd have thought a hooded sweatshirt would be. It's a bit too long--falls well below the fly on my jeans. Too bad, seems really warm and cozy. Had to send it back; just too expensive for an unflattering fit.
Good quality, though, color is true.
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by EnthusedBean Finally!
I've been on a hunt for a quality hoodie for several years. My criteria:
1) A color that is not suitable for maternity wear.
2) No cheap fabrics that pill after two washings.
3) Super warm.
4) Long sleeves for my monkey arms.
This hoodie does all of that. I love the green color, it's wonderfully toasty, and the sleeves are just long enough that the cuffs reach my wrists while standing (I would love if they had another inch, but it's super close).
Also, the hood is better than the picture shows: there's no bunching of the fabric at the edge. It fits snugly but allows great range of motion. It fits under a bike helmet.
I may remove the security pockets because I'm not a great fan of velcro, but it could hardly be better. Thanks!
January 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BowsersMom High class Hoodie
Based on the reviews, I decided to purchase this hoodie. With a gift certificate and coupons, the price was very good. This jacket is lightweight, but very warm. The hood clings to your head even in the strongest winds. The only thing I would have changed is the color--I chose black, but as I have an Akita mix who sheds all the time; I would have liked a lighter color. Green is not my color. I would say this is one of the best garments I've ever purchased from LL Bean.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by chapelbell Warm, Comfortable, LOVE IT !!!
This is the best sweatshirt I have bought in a long time. It is well made and the wool is so soft. The hoodie is snug, it hugs your neck when zippered up and keeps you warm.
It has become my go to jacket. It is pricey, but... you get what you pay for and this sweatshirt is worth every penny. I'll wear it for years.
I really like the loden color, very nice.
December 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Arbalist Super hoodie
I have all manor of hunting clothes from LL. this is far and away the best piece I own. By itself or layered under something else it makes a dramatic difference while stand hunting in the wind. Hood turns nicely. Clings to head but doesn't restrict hearing. I got this one for my wife to throw on in the morning waiting for the dogs to come in. Excellent in every way
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by greysandtorreys Excellent
This is warm and soft. The pockets and the small inside security pockets are a nice touch. The fit is perfect for me. I'm ready to buy another one!
December 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Canuckian The Perfect Warm Hoodie
This was worth every penny. I have used it when travelling, camping, walking, and even when our furnace died while we were waiting for the new one.
Once, when camping and the weather changed I even slept in it with the hood up to keep warm.
I would buy more if it came in more colours.
The fabric is essentially like a sweatshirt material, but softer and more plush. I've never seen a fabric like that in wool.
And it is not scratchy at all!!
December 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Muttgirl Great hoodie!
The "Customer Q&A" contains very helpful information about measurements for this item. The hoodie is soft, warm, and comfortable, and the secure pockets are super handy. It's expensive, but this is the type of clothing that lasts--and stays stylish and functional--for years, so it's worth the money. Like other reviewers, I hope L.L. Bean decides to offer this in other neutral colors, like a brown or a slate gray.
November 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveingLLBean Love My Merino Hooded SweatShirt
I usually do not buy sweat shirts made from synthetic fabrics because of the pilling on the inside of the sweat shirt after it has been laundered. I do not like the feel of those synthetic fiber balls irritating my skin. This LL Bean merino sweat shirt is the first sweat shirt that I absolutely love! No inside pilling to bother me. It's so cozy and itch-free.
Unfortunately, I only wear this very expensive sweat shirt around the house. My light blond and gray hair sheds a bit and is quite noticeable on this particular shirt. DH has to constantly pick the hair off my shirt. I would give anything to be able wear this sweat shirt outdoors.
LL Bean, I want to purchase more of these marvelous merino wool sweat shirts but please consider making them in a charcoal gray or light gray.
November 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChillyWillyWumpus Worth every penny!
My husband scoffed at me for spending so much on a hoodie. I scoffed at myself for spending so much on a hoodie. Then it arrived, and I tried it on, not taking it off for ages.
Fast forward one year - I work in a freezing room in the dark (this happens when you work in media). Everyday its a cool freezing, and I often dress like it's winter even in the summer. Before this hoodie, I was like a bug in a rug - at least 3 layers at any given time with a blanket. Since then, I can go in just a light shirt and this hoodie.
Not to lie, I wear this everyday. The edges of the cuffs are starting to fray a little, but it's barely noticeable, and pretty amazing considering how much daily abuse it takes. It's still unbelievably warm, even after one year, many washes, and trips out of the city.
The scrunchy hoodie top is really nice - great for naps when you want to keep your face and neck safe from cold air.
I highly recommend this. Don't be bummed by the price - it's high, but the hoodie is awesome, snuggly warm, and lasts. Although, I do agree that the pockets could have higher sides so your phone doesn't take a nose-dive. Little mesh internal pockets are pretty great though.
November 12, 2014