Rated 3 out of 5 by 707070 Loose stitches.
I loved the color and feel of this sweater, but the stitches were somewhat loose. The sweater, therefore, was not as warm as I would have wanted, or as heavy. Years ago, I purchased an Irish fisherman's sweater in SF, and I was hoping to find a similar sweater from LL Bean.
February 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 Loden Green fisherman's sweater
LIKE rather than love this Irish sweater. Fits good. Feels good. Looks good. Only reservation is the weight of the wool. It is NOT a green copy of the white which I also bought. The green is lighter weight and not as richly knit as the white. Comes second in weight and warmth. Just so you know. I am keeping BOTH. But for different reasons. They are NOT the same.
February 4, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by JAHM great sweater
I think size medium could be an inch or two longer - overall, a great sweater!
January 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trudy2611 Fishermen's Sweater
I ordered this sweater for my husband as a Christmas present. It was excellent quality and fits him perfect. I would say the XL is not super big, so if you are a larger person order up. He loves it.
January 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by peasr Great
An OUTSTANDING sweater .................
January 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by OBrosnan Beautiful
This is a beautiful sweater that is well made.Although it is not wind proof it provides a good layer for a windbreaker or jacket. I have received a lot of compliments on this item.
January 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MyIreland Perfect!
Great sweater! Tough to find sweaters I like, but this is perfect. Warm, comfortable, and doesn't itch!
January 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by HisDudeness Warm and breathable
Warm and soft but enough air can move through it that I don't get overly hot indoors. Had a small hiccup in the shipping but L.L. Bean more than satisfied me with their outstanding customer service. The problem was resolved over one five minute phone call in which I didn't have to complain, demand or beg for anything! In the middle of a busy Christmas season what a pleasure. This more than anything will guarantee my patronage.
December 19, 2015
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