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
Rated 5 out of 5 by redredrn007 Warm, stylish and functional!
I love?LOVE this sweater/hoodie! It is very well made, fit is true to size and it can be dressed up of down, whatever the situation calls for! I especially like the hood which is cut to fit the head and is warm! Most hoodies are too loose to be warm, this one is different. I like too, that the hood lays flat and makes it easy to layer other clothes.
It is a little expensive BUT the quality of the wool, the attention to detail and the quality with which it is made makes the price seem reasonable. This IS beautiful sweater! I hope that they continue to offer this item for years to come!
November 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lowertech Handsome and cozy!
It is rare to find a women's hooded jacket in a good loden green. When I saw this one online I decided to give it a try. I ordered it in large to accommodate layers underneath. I love it! The color is really lovely, and the material is brushed on the inside, making it warm and cozy on a chilly fall day. The outside is smooth and soft. The zipper creates a turtleneck effect when fully closed. The hood is built in, and does not have a drawstring, but it makes a nice neck warner when the zipper is at the top. The sleeves a long enough, which is not always the case. I plan to wash it very carefully, but there is enough room for a little shrinkage if that does happen... All in all I am very pleased with this jacket. It is a perfect autumn color and weight.
October 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outdoorsy2014 Warm, not hot.
This sweatshirt is cozy and warm, but not heavy and hot. It's roomy, but doesn't look or feel like it was made by "Omar the Tent Maker". The feel is light and soft and comfortable. The wool fabric has a very nice appearance and so far has not been a magnet for pet hair. Now if your cats sleep on you that might be a problem, otherwise you should be able to walk through your house w/o collecting the fuzzy look. I love the feel of this sweatshirt and the quality is excellent.
September 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by AFL130 Merino Wool Hooded Sweatshirt
This sweatshirt is a quality item but unfortunately it is too long for me. I am 5' 3" and 145 lbs. I can wear regular or petite. I ordered a large because I don't like to be confined and wanted to be able to wear something under it. It fits comfortably all over except it covers my rear so I am sad to say that I have to return. I like sweatshirts to be shorter than that which is the reason I only gave 4 stars. I hope they make petite in the future and then I will order another one.
August 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cassie152 Fits my needs to a tee
Wonderful. Taking it on a cruise to Iceland and Ireland where
I expect cold and rainy. With a raincoat should be enough.
Fit is good. Hidden pockets fit traveling well. Fitted hood
August 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rosefolly Favorite sweatshirt ever
I love this merino wool sweatshirt so much that I just ordered a second one exactly like the first one. I'm going to put it away so that when the first one finally wears out, I'll have another one waiting for me. It is much warmer than a cotton or cotton-poly sweatshirt, and breathes much better than a synthetic fleece jacket. The loden color is a sort of dark olive, one of my favorite colors, and hard to find at times.
The label says that it is machine washable. I have chosen to handwash it, roll it in a towel, then dry it flat. It came out beautifully.
July 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tully Nice sweatshirt
This merino wool sweatshirt is light, thin and warm. I love the rich material and its practicality, including the army green color. However, the sweatshirt body and sleeves are too long for a petite like myself. I had to return it with regrets. LLBean, please make these for petite size customers and also add a few more colors.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by blackbird2 Best surprise ever!
I put off getting this for a year because of the price, but am so glad I did. Soft, thick, light, warm, comfortable, attractive and well-made. Perfect for travel (doesn't wrinkle) or chilly days. If the pockets could safely hold a cell phone it would be perfect.
May 21, 2014