Rated 5 out of 5 by Leesanl Everything it says it is !
I was skeptical paying so much for a sweatshirt living in Florida but when my job took me to working in a refrigerated area (34-40 degrees) I was having a hard time staying warm during an 8 hr. shift.
I took a chance on the 100% Merino Wool sweatshirt and it lived up to everything that was advertised. It is roomy enough as I am a small (4-6) I bought the extra small which was the only size available at the time. The extra small fits fine even with 3 shirts layered underneath.
This sweatshirt is not just for northerners it is great for anyone who finds themselves working in refrigerated areas.
It looks nice enough that I plan on wearing it when visiting in Canada.
June 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by fitzthepuglover Softest, warmest wool hoodie
this is the best wool sweatshirt ever. I ordered a size smaller for a more fitted look. I would LOVE it if LLBean would offer it in more colors, please!
May 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by alaskakid A-ma-zing (but expensive)
I am so glad I took a chance and tried this. Here in MI it's still cold, for me. I'm one of those people who always feels chilly. This hoodie is well-constructed, fits perfectly (ordered my standard M size), and is nice and cozy. I honestly hate to take it off and must admit, I would actually buy another if there were more colors available. With the LLBean guarantee and top quality, you can't go wrong!
April 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by AnnieMa Love My Merino Wool Hoodie
Comfort to the max, soft on the inside, no pilling on the outside. Windy weather will not pull off this hoodie. It is my "go to" for walking in all sorts of weather. Thank you so much, LL Bean!
April 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by blinovich Fantastic purchase
I bought one of these three years ago, very much doubting my sanity in spending $150 on a sweatshirt. I have worn it so regularly since then that I am amazed it is still in great shape. I fell in love with it skiing; the hoodie fits comfortably under a helmet, its super warm and breathes well. It also fits nicely under my raincoat for commute to work, and is much warmer than the vest liner the coat came with. The velcro-closing pockets inside the handwarmer pockets hold my keys and wallet securely (REALLY like this feature when traveling), and the overall quality is superb. Highly recommended.
April 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by gibson luxurious
I ordered this in women's XL. The fabric is beautiful, light to wear and very warm. This under a windbreaker would take you deep into fall.Hood is close fitting. Looks RICH even with sweatshirt styling. Alas, it was too small and I returned it. Would like to see in extended sizes for women.
March 31, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by sbggg Beautiful Quality
This sweater was beautiful quality, but too long for me. I am 5' 6" and ordered a medium. It hit the top of my thighs. Returned.
February 10, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by SandraM Full Zip Merino - Rare
I purchased this hoodie because it the only full zip, full fit, merino hoodie I could find. The LLBean guarantee sealed the deal. I am 5' 0", and the fit is long. On a cool day, the longer fit feels great. The arms are long enough to require that the cuff be turned, but that is not unusual for me, nor very bothersome. Unlike a typical hoodie, the hood is fitted to the head. With the hood on the head, and the zipper closed, the face is protected just below the nose.
I enjoy this hoodie so much, that I will likely purchase a second and store it.
January 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Winterlovingcanuck Best Purchase Decision Ever
I have ordered many things from L.L. Bean over the years and have always been impressed with the quality, but in this case they have really outdone themselves.
I initially cursed myself for spending so much on a sweatshirt/goodie, but upon arrival I couldn't be happier I did. The quality is fantastic. It is thin and lightweight, but so incredibly warm I had to take it off in minutes. The hood fits perfectly around my head leaving only the front of my face exposed. It turns when I do for unobstructed visibility.
I also love the green loden colour. I hate that just about everything made for women comes in a sickening pastel palate. It is rare to be able find warm earthy tones in women's garments.
The fit is relaxed but not unflattering. I ordered a small and it fit very well (5'6 athletic build with long limbs). The sleeves were not too short (a perpetual problem for me) and the shoulders were roomy enough (also difficult to find in small sizes).
I will likely purchase another in black as I am so happy with it. I spend lots of time outdoors and this will make the perfect snowshoveling/walking/goofing off with dogs jacket. On very cold days it will be a great layer under my overcoat.
December 9, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by ArtySpice great fabric but too long
The fabric is absolutely perfect. I'd love for all my winter clothes to be in this. And the olive color is a very nice departure from many of Bean' overly "feminine" colors; I much prefer the men's palette of muted, natural colors.
I had to send this back because of the fit: much too long, almost like a tunic. Would need to be about 6" shorter to work for me. The chest was also huge, cut for someone quite large on top. I'm 5'5" and 130 muscular pounds and I tried a S. Would try a XS but the shoulders were just right in a S.
December 4, 2015