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
Rated 5 out of 5 by 01rw Comfortable and warm
I love the color which green. Very nice for being a sweatshirt jacket. I like the ex- large even though I could have gotten a large.It is plenty long enough. The sleeves are a little long but i cuffed them.This will be real nice when it gets cold outside.I may even get it in the black color too.
November 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outdoorsybabe Nice and warm
I am very pleased with this wool "hoodie"! I chose the black one and have worn it several times already. It is warm and cozy and works great alone for cool (55 - 60 ish) weather, or under another jacket if it's colder. I only wish it were offered in more color choices. I know it's meant for hunters (those guys probably want to blend into the scenery) but I might buy another if there were more attractive color choices.
November 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Raindrops Super quality, bargain price.
I haven't warn this yet, been too warm, but I can tell you without a doubt it will be my favorite hoodie. Super soft, snuggly warm and perfect fit... true to size. I'm not a hunter, but I still appreciate soft, warm and dry. I liked mine so much I ordered one for my husband.
September 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Canuckian Please more clothes in this fabric & more colors!
I wrote an earlier review of this sweatshirt.
LL Bean please consider additional colors, and also list it in your regular section. This is truly excellent. The fabric is wonderful and I wish there were more things made out of it!
September 2, 2015
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