Rated 4 out of 5 by OBXKoastie Pockets awkward
I had one of these in the hooded version and loved it EXCEPT the cuffs began to fall apart after less than a year. I fabric cemented them for another year until it started looking ghetto and I returned it for this version as the hooded was no longer available in my size...XLT. I loved the sweatshirt and really liked the poly in the sleeves which made it easier to put on. It was plenty warm unless the wind was howling and then a windbreaker would make it warm again.
I just received my new sweatshirt minus the hood and it fits, looks, and feels the same. It is made in Vietnam versus the hooded version which was made in Pakistan so I am hoping the cuffs hold up better. My only complaint is the location of the pockets in this sweatshirt. Most pockets and the pockets in the hooded version were slightly toward the front of the garment and it was natural to put your hands in them. These are all the way back by the seam on the middle and takes some getting used to as you have to reach back to put your hands in If not for the pocket location, this would be a five star product.
March 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1shrink worth the money
I bought this for my husband as a gift. It met my expectations, a good quality, nice material & warmth. very nice choice! Thanxs LL Bean...
March 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by seekingwarmerclimate Perfect!
This is a great sweatshirt.
I purchased 2 and use them in the house on a chilly day ,eliminating turning the heat up to high.
I have shoveled snow in the sweatshirt w/ a warm sweater under the sweatshirt.
I ordered the XL to allow for wearing of warm clothing undeneath and the fit is perfect.
Following the washing instructions, I am satisfied to see no shrinkage or color change and the fleese lining is soft and did not mat. I also love the polyester lining in the sleeves allowing for ease in putting on the sweatshirt.
I think this is the best buy I have ever purchased from LLBean or other active/outdoor shop.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by retiredbeanshopper just the best
husband even reaches for this wonderful sweatshirt in the house when it gets a bit cool
February 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by EmEwe 3rd time was the charm!
Bought my husband a large, but it was huge on him.
Ordered a medium which fit perfectly but the zipper stitching was defective, so it had to be returned.
LL Bean promptly sent a replacement medium, and it is great. Husband is very happy, and I am very pleased with LL Bean's service.
February 18, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by 1Duck SIZING
I have always warn a extra large sweat shirt and this one was way too large for me. The quality of the garment seamed very good, but I will have to learn L.L. Bean sizing to continue buying. Also the color of the garment didn't match the picture in the catalog. Needless to say I had to return the sweat shirt.
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ratafatz Comfortable & easy to get on
We wear our sweatshirts almost every day even in the coolest of weather. Great to layer with a red river shirt.
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BerkeleyanShopper Comfortable and rugged; a keeper
This heavyweight sweatshirt from Katahdin Iron Works is my all-around favorite. It's comfortable and warm, thanks to the shirling liner. The sweatshirt is crisp, simple and confident.
It's great for everyday outings, walks and even as a nice warm sweater over a dress shirt on chilly mornings or foggy evenings.
I love the Katahdin Iron Works products and hope L.L Bean keeps this line alive and fresh.
The only downside is that the sweatshirt wears a bit large, and I made the mistake of ordering a long -- I'm six fee tall - when I should have ordered a regular. But it's not a big deal.The sweatshirt looks so great, feels warm and comfortable and is a staple in my wardrobe.
February 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by AnnaD99 very warm
My husband find this jacket very warm, BUT, every time he puts his arm in the right sleeve the lining gets tangles & he can't get his hand through without a lot of aggrevation.
January 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kevin29 Katahdin Iron Works Zip Sweat Shirt
Love it! I purchased the hoodless version. It fits me perfect (Large) and I am 5'10" and weigh around 180. I like the smooth fabric of the inner sleeves so it goes on easy. The inner lining is comfortable and gives added warmth. It really is heavy weight and seems very durable. I guess the only drawback would be is being careful when you wear it outdoors to keep it dry because it takes awhile to dry out. Honestly, I bought two, thinking I might give one as a gift but I think I will keep it for myself. A good product at a good price...
January 17, 2015