Rated 5 out of 5 by maplescones Classic style of sweatshirt--and it's wool!
I finally purchased this wonderful sweatshirt and am really pleased with it. I feel it is a classic cut of sweatshirt (at least on me). I am 5'4" and 125-128 lbs./usually a size 8/chest 36B, average build. The medium size fits me just the way I wanted it to-not too snug and not too loose. It covers my rear end, and I like the length. It will fit under my raincoats and other coats, but it looks great on its own. The overall effect is it makes me look slimmer, which is a nice bonus. The fabric is very high quality. LOVE this beautiful and practical sweatshirt! I agree with other posters-this sweatshirt would be a big hit in a deep red, charcoal gray, spruce green, and either navy or indigo blue heather.
May 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by dskRN I'm impressed
This is by far the most luxurious "sweatshirt" I've ever owned. I love merino fabrics and this hoodie is soft, has really nice stitching, a substantial zipper, a close-fitting hood, a roomy fit, and is furry soft inside. The little Velcro pockets inside the hand-warmer pockets secure my keys. It's very warm and I'm thinking this might be the nicest piece of clothing I've ever ordered from LLBean. I got the black and after washing it by itself in cold water, I found "fur" on the inside of the washer. Beware the first wash. I line dry or hang dry all merino pieces and did the same with the hoodie. I wear a medium and ordered the medium.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarineShopper2 Comfy and Warm
I am a marine ecologist who spends a lot of time outdoors in Northern Maine. I wanted a sweatshirt that would protect against hypothermia and generally insulate better than a cotton sweatshirt. This sweatshirt is perfect and I love the mesh pockets inside the kangaroo pouch that hold hand warmers!
February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by cnjlaw Women's Merino Wool Hoodie
This merino wool hoodie is thicker and roomier than my other merino wool hoodies. So this can be layered over other clothing like a jacket. It is very comfortable and warm and I love it!
February 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fspin07 Love it!
I bought this hoodie to wear over my PJs on cold winter mornings and evenings. It's perfect for this, as it's light, yet very warm. My only complaint is that the hood is way too tight when you zip up to the top (it chokes me), but I've resolved this by leaving the zipper opened about 2 or 3 inches from the top; I then put on the hood and tuck in the material on the side. I plan to also use it for walks in the spring and fall. It also washes very well. Just don't put it in the dryer.
February 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Katy6180 Beyond Expectations
Last fall, I bought this hooded sweatshirt for walking. The materials and craftsmanship are top quality. Love the fit! I wore this under a lightweight insulated jacket to shovel out after the 2015 blizzard. Perfectly warm. The hood fits perfectly. In 15 degrees, it was all I needed for a hat. Great style for running errands and lunching out. Just ordered one for my husband!
January 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by mollyslave Toasty alternative to cotton sweatshirt
This is not an inexpensive product, but I wanted something to hang out in that is nice and warm, and this fits the bill. With other wool sweaters, I tend to change out of them as soon as I get home to my dog. I have yet to wash this, so don't know how it will stand up, but it LOOKS like it is a cotton hoodie, very casual and comfortable. It does have one flaw, and that is the cut of the hood. During the recent cold weather, I put the hood up when I was wearing this under a coat, and the hood is too short. To go over my head, it pulls the body of the sweatshirt up from my shoulders. Then with a coat over it, the weight of the coat is pulling down. So my head is being tugged on. I have a regular length neck, so the cut of the hood needs to be improved.
January 28, 2015
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