Rated 3 out of 5 by 3Riversmom Fits looser than my old black one
i purchased a small black Cresta quarter zip about 4 years ago...love it!! I was so excited that LLBean brought out a pattern Cresta. Put it on Christmas Day and found it to be so loose in the arms and body. I have since washed it twice and the last time with warmer water to try to tighten the fabric hoping it would shrink up a little as I remember my black one did. No luck. I think the cut is just larger now and I find it so frustrating with LLBean that their sizing is not consistent.
I may return for an XS, which I really am not with a 34DD cup.
December 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by winterharbor Great Base Layer
I've been wearing this for several hours at home to test it out - the last base layer I purchased from Bean (same style, but synthetic) was scratchy and uncomfortable. But the wool version is great - it's soft, warm, lightweight, and not at all itchy. I tried it briefly outdoors and it seems comparable to other merino wool turtlenecks I have. The sleeves are plenty long enough and I love the zipper - great for activities like skiing where you might need to "vent." I like it so much I'm planning to ask for the pants for my birthday.
December 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by resmas More colors please!
Bought one for my girlfriend and myself. We both wear them constantly. Love the soft merino wool and cut of this piece.
December 20, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sophiel very itchy
poor quality merino wool. Very itchy on your body, even if I put a shirt underneath. returning my order.
December 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mac232 Great looking but not usual llbean construction
I love the look of this item but after wearing it only twice, it's showing signs of pilling on the sleeves. Also the stiching on the sleeve and hem is unravelling already - not up to usual llbean standards. That said, it is comfortable and warm without adding bulk. If it weren't for Canadian duties/taxes lost, I would likely return this item and trade it in for the lightweight Merino wool base layer that I have previously purchased and LOVE to this day.
November 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Iskate Disappointed
The second time I wore this sweater the zipper broke. Very flimsy construction on the zipper area in general, I envision it fraying very soon. Also, I do not understand the purpose of so many seams on the shoulders - there are 5 or 6 of them on each shoulder, they are quite thick and very annoying, when one seam would be more than enough. Alas, the best merino wool sportswear I've ever owned was made in the Soviet Union, too bad it got destroyed and they do not produce those suits any more, otherwise I'd stock up for the rest of my life. Nothing I saw in North America comes even close to those wool sports suits in quality, durability and value. This is who L.L.Bean should learn from.
September 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OBXBeachGirl Warm, Cozy and Perfect Fit
What not to love. A wool shirt that is not itchy. A zipper for easy on and off of a turtleneck. Length that works for tucked or untucked. Hidden thumb holes for extra hand warmth. A new favorite.
April 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by StillGettingWet Love this!
I really love this shirt. I have it in both the quarter zip version as well as the crew - in several colors and sizes. I wear the zip one over a smaller-sized crew during the winter when walking my dog - it is a great way to layer and keep warm. These tops are very soft - and, I don't find them itchy at all. I often wear my black quarter zip with a t-shirt underneath when working at home or doing errands - it is my "go to" top when it's even slightly cold and I don't know what else to wear. I love the long sleeves with the thumb hole.. My only real complaint would be that the grey version seems to be a little lighter weight than the black and does not look as nice to wear other than for exercise. I would really like to see these in other solid colors - something neutral - like loden green, dark purple, a dark heather grey, or even a cream color. I would definitely buy this in other colors to wear for exercise and dog-walking as well as for just wearing around instead of a light-weight fleece.
April 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by coldinMass scratchier than before
Have one from 5 years ago and loved it, ordered this year and fabric seems thinner and scratchier. Tolerable but don't enjoy wearing like before.
February 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Peacebugg Warm, comfy, not itchy
Very nice quality. Fits well. Length is just below waist, a tad longer in the back. Sleeves are great and have thumb holes to keep in place.
Washed well, hung to dry.
I will be getting a crew neck version as well.
February 6, 2014