Rated 5 out of 5 by BhamCotton cold weather sweater
This is the best article of outerwear I have purchased to date. I work outside every day so on cold windy days you want something that is going to block the wind. This sweater does the trick and is not burdensome and bulky.
November 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ORgone Warm
The sweater is definitely warm. I like the color. It didn't occur to me that the windproofing would be achieved with a nylon-like lining...that rustles when one moves. My only real complaint is that there is an excessive amount of liner material in the sleeves. The liner actually pokes out at the wrists when I pull the sweater on. I have to reach up inside the sweater, into the sleeve, & tug the liner back up. I would've given the sweater an excellent rating except for the sleeve liner problem. It's still a keeper.
October 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 87501 Great!
Really nice, well made sweater with lining to block out the wind. Lining is silky and makes slipping the sweater on a dream. Good clear blue color, simple brown trim adds interest without too much jazzy stuff (which I hate). Now on the way through the Northwest Passage.
August 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MaineExpate Comfortable, but...
This sweater would be much better in my book if it came with some other liner than the nylon shell-type material. It's very crinkly and swishes like you're wearing a windbreaker, except on the inside.
That being said, the sweater is warm, comfortable, and my wife loves how I look in it. It does cut down the wind, and I've worn this outdoors already during a rainy, breezy day with temps in the upper 30s. All I had on was a t-shirt underneath, and was rather comfortable.
Size does run a bit big -- I had ordered the Large originally, and it fit more like an XL. Sent it back to Beans to exchange for a Medium, and it fits great. I'm 5'7", 190lbs, so at one of those "in between" size needs. Medium is usually too small for me, but this one fits.
March 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DennisSR Waterfowl Sweater
I bought this sweater so I can wear it when I`m walking every morning and playing golf in the morning. It keeps me warm when I`m walking in 35 degrees weather. Also I play golf sometimes in the same weather. It helps against the wind in the mornings. I`m very happy with this sweater. Gives me enough room to swing my golf clubs.
February 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by SFfogbird nice sweater, but
The sweater itself was heavy and thick. It was just what my son wanted but, when he put it on, it crinkled and rustled. The windstopper material was an inner layer inside the sweater! He's bringing it back to Pittsburgh, so we'll see how useful it is and if the windstopper feature is useful enough to make up for the constant noise he'll make when wearing it.
January 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eastsandwichgirl Great sweater
This was my second and third purchase of this great sweater. My son-in-law works out of doors in all kinds of weather and has decided that he didn't know how he did without this sweater. So I bought him a second one. My son is an outdoors man (hunter, fisherman, etc.) and I just purchased one for him. They love them ... and yes, they do crinkle a bit, but it's worth the slight noise for the other features.
October 3, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by likes2watch What a mistake !!!!
I should have read the other reviews before ordering this sweater. It's just plain noisy (as well as uncomfortable) to wear. It's lined with nylon... which makes a "swishing" sound if you move. And being that it's nylon, it's like wearing a wool sweater with a plastic bag under it... that's how it felt.
Also... I'm 6'4", 230 pounds... I debated ordering the XL or the XXL. I decided on the XL and it was way too big!!!
The sweater has been sent back to LL Bean.
February 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SweatersandCoats Very Nice sweater
I like this sweater a lot and look forward to getting a lot of wear out of it. Due to the lining, it is bulkier than some sweaters but that is OK with me. The lining providing a wind stop is great. It works really well over a nice shirt as an outer layer. I have some trouble with wool being itchy but with the lining, I can wear it over a t-shirt for a casual look and less layering.
February 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Crombie Great Sweater
I love this sweater. It is exceptionally warn. I especially like the windstopper lining which also makes the sweater so much easier to pull on over other clothes.
January 18, 2012