Rated 5 out of 5 by Drots Second thoughts ..
A couple of days ago I wrote a review about this sweater, stating I was returning it. I did return it. I did hang it outside for a day, and the odor did cut back, but not entirely before I returned it. Because of the terrific style and fit, I returned to the store and bought it back. (It was still in the store, back room!) Seems keeping this sweater in a plastic bag, as it was shipped from LL Bean and stored in their store until we opened the bag when I repurchased it, kept the lanolin fragrance. I will keep the sweater out for awhile and hope that the lanolin smell disappears totally! Might even add a dash of cologne!
November 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ColdMichigander5 As always, great
I bought the bright navy donegal sweater and love it already. For sizing, I'm 6' 1", 170 lbs, ~38 in chest, ~34 in arms - I bought a medium and it is an excellent fit, length is good and sleeves are good (which are my big concern in going with a medium usually). It's a wool sweater so obviously it isn't going to be a trim cut, that being said, it isn't overly bulky or anything like that - it's perfect for a sweater like this. You can tell it's a good quality and will last a very long time, as with all things LL Bean. It is very warm and comfy.
I was worried with the darker blue color that the patterns wouldn't be very noticeable, but they still pop clearly for that classic fisherman sweater look. I will say, as a knit sweater, there are some very small areas that you can see through the knitting as a result of the patterns, but it's really only noticeable if you're looking for it and if you're wearing a white or other lighter colored shirt underneath. I've had my eyes on this sweater for a long time but was hesitant with the cost, but I'm very happy I finally bought it.
November 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CedarCanoe Eye Catching
I have never owned an article of clothing that has received so much notice and so many compliments. I have yet to wear this beautiful sweater without someone commenting on its good looks. Temps are in the 70's this week, but as soon as the cool weather returns I'll be wearing this sweater more.
November 4, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by scogar Poorly made and overpriced
I purchased this sweater hoping for a life long warm sweater. The name fisherman sweater indicates a garment that might be worn in the environment were cold wet weather would need protection from, well let me tell you it fails on ever account.
The knit is so poorly done that you can see through it with huge gaps. When on you can see the shirt bellow. When walking inside the house the air flows through it completely through it. It would never keep you warm outside or in inclement weather. For the price and from LL bean for the terrible quality was unexpected and disappointing
Save your money and your time and get a different sweater. It ISN'T a fisherman sweater its only styled that way.
October 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GenerousGiftsGiver Well made and Timeless
I purchased this sweater for my son and he loves it. This sweater is a timeless classic, it fits him well even though he is tall and thin.
March 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by dakotamoose warm
just what i have wanted for a long time. warm,comfortable and it doesn't itch. i'm getting another one in a different color.
March 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by SeriousOnlineShopper Nice, and great value
Not the nicest fisherman's knit i have owned, but nice enough that I bought a second after a year. First one is still great, second one is a different color. Comfy. Warm, but not too warm to wear when moving around in doors. Frays a little / pills a little. But considering the price looks good, feels good.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LB2809 Great sweater
I am 6' 1 1/2" tall and weigh 230 lbs., not too much of a slob. The xl fits great and it did have a slight odor out of the bag, but the bar I went to the night I wore it, where they filmed part of 'The Departed', wasn't too crowded so I didn't hear any complaintts.
I hear that the place in Ireland for great sweaters is the Aran Islands; I don't think this sweater is made there though, but it is still a great sweater.
Erin Go Bragh!
January 28, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by ssmith362 Super warm but it smells and shrank!!
Sweater looks great and is warm. It has a smell that is not pleasant. I thought after a wash the smell would go away. I let it soak about five minutes in cold water and the smell got worst and the sweater had shrank to about half it's size. Will be sending back and trying another one thanks to Bean's great return policy.
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Texas2Step Looks good in cotton or wool
I originally purchased the cotton version of this sweater as a gift. Unfortunately the XL was too big and had to return it. The Large was sold out so I had to purchase the wool version since the recipient loved it so much. The wool version arrived two days before Christmas, a day earlier than LL Bean said it would arrive. Thanks, LLB, for a lovely Christmas gift.
January 3, 2015