Rated 3 out of 5 by TallMan60 I wish it was longer
I find LL Beane merchandise to generally be of high quality. However, I have found their tall sizes are not tall enough. (I don't know why I keep trying.) I am 6'5" and weigh 185 lbs with an athletic body. The sleeves on this tall-size garment are too short and it's not long engough. Also, Bean seems to think if you need a tall size that you are big. As a result, their talls shirts and jackets are balloon-like.
November 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OnlyPercale Best Sweatshirt and comparison to Kataihdan Iron..
As with all things LLBean, this is an outstanding sweatshirt. I am 190lb and 5'10" and the medium fits perfectly. It is soft and comfortable and looks great, especially with jeans. It is versatile, can easily fit under a jacket or coat providing extra warmth and comfort.
In comparison to the Kataihdan Iron Works heavy duty sweatshirt, it is not as thick, not as hefty and not as warm. It is a little longer in the torso, which I like better (but only a smidgeon). It has an advantage in wearing under other jackets. The Kataihdan can be worn alone and has nylon sleeves which makes it a bit easier to put on with long sleeve shirts and sweaters. I find myself wearing these sweatshirts a little more inside than the Kataihdan (although they are both so comfortable that I wear both inside). I also find this athletic sweatshirt a tad more comfortable overall (because of its lightweight compared to Kataihdan and soft fleece interior--softer than the berber fleece).
There has been some remarks on lint on clothing. I typically wear LLBean's tees under them, have found lint initially but not after a few washes. The sweatshirt doesn't shrink or change quality. It remains outstanding and better than any other sweatshirt I have purchased (other than the Kataihdan which is its equal in its own way).
November 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JLStoerm Does this come in other colors???
I bought this last year for myself as it was on sale and I had wanted a really heavy sweatshirt for quite a while. It proved itself on the job I got this fall doing early morning work outside at a golf course. It was heavy and warm and I got it big enough to layer a thermal vest underneath on the chillier mornings. My only idea is can they make these in PINK?
there is nothing this heavy out there that I know of for the ladies and I think it could be a hit. Not all of us are about fashionable weight, some of us DO like the really heavy duty stuff, in a more charming color than sensible gray!! but love, love, love this sweatshirt!
November 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by babysmom PILLS like crazy --lint all over my clothes
Washed this jacket in cold water as soon as I got it. Wore it for the 1st time this morning to work. It pilled so bad that both my shirt and pants are covered with blue lint. Thankfully, I chose the blue shirt and not the black this morning. So embarrassing...
I've been buying LLBean for years, but not so much lately. I have become more and more disappointed with the poor quality of your clothes. What happened to you guys?
October 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by shopnbike Very Happy, Great Hoodie
Bought this for myself. Originally had a large. I'm 5'9", 165 and it was huge. Medium is a much better fit.
October 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by disappointedowner PILLS
For $50 and from LL Bean I expect a trouble-free garment.
Even after washing and drying, this thing pills insanely. I got it because my office is extremely cold. I cannot afford to have hundreds of white pills on my business attire when I take it off.
Terrible, Terrible quality control. It is warm, I'll give it that.
I am very disappointed and am looking at Under Armour instead - bad product. I created an account just to write this review.
May 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CrazyOldPugLady Simply perfect
Not only is this the softest most comfortable hoodie I have ever owned- there is simply one fact that cannot be ignore - it is pug hair resistant. This is important as I own more than one pug. With an average hoodie, the pug hair actually weaves itself in to the fabric and you'll be lucky if you can remove half of it. This hoodie... you don't need a lint brush or anything, you can just sweep your hand over the fabric... and poof... fur free. Amazing!
April 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ponyboy best sweatshirt yet!
i really love this hooded sweatshirt. fit is perfect, length is also, and real quality stiching, warmth, very comfortable. I recommend one of these right now! go out and buy one, you will love it!!!
March 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by TexasSun Light Gray Heather pills up a storm!
I bought my husband this hoodie in the Light Gray Heather color. He's 5'9", 160#, and I purchased a large so he would have room to wear something under it. It's a little big but that's okay; the only reason it's being returned is because it PILLS LIKE CRAZY after being washed. These aren't the type of pills that are easily removed with one of those tape lint removers; the pills don't come off unless you manually pull each one off! This sweatshirt looks like it's 10 years old already! Very disappointed and we will have to return. This is the second style of LL Bean men's sweatshirts we have been disappointed with in the past month. We gave up and purchased an American-made sweatshirt from a relatively new company. Costs more but you get what you pay for.
February 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CathifromOntario Husband loves this hooded Athletic Sweat
I bought the size medium Navy for my husband for Christmas and he loves it.It washes nicely.He is 5ft.8" tall weighs 140 lb and small framed.The medium is a good fit for him.He also has the full zip no hood sweat (3 years).Another winner.
January 7, 2014