Rated 5 out of 5áby NovaScotiaLLBeanFan Very nice, practical, thin fleece
I purchased this fleece in the coral colour for my 5 year old daughter. The colour seems much more vibrant than on the website but I like it. Definitely will be able to find her in a crowd!
It's a very thin, lightweight fleece. I bought it to wear under her winter jacket for an added layer of warmth. It's lightweight enough to easily fit under parkas, rain jackets, etc. Here in Canada, our mornings are sometimes much colder than it is by lunch time so I like that she has something for the bus stop and then can easily stow this away in her back pack when not needed.
As for the cut - I agree that LL Bean's clothes have been getting wider lately for kids - we ran into that with the boys' fleece lined hoodies also. On certain kids, this is not flattering. This fleece size 6x is about 15 inches across at the chest and about 20 inches long. So it's pretty boxy. For our purposes it's absolutely fine, but as children get older, I could see some girls not liking this boxy cut. For my little girl, it's fine.
It's soft on the outside and not fleecy on the inside. My daughter would prefer it soft on both sides, but not a big deal. If it was fleecy on the inside I think it would be harder to slip arms through.
The zip works well. We've had a few issues with zippers recently from LL Bean on jackets, but this one is fine. There's some nice details - a zipper pocket on the arm which she probably won't use and some contrasting seams down the front.
I got it $10 off - and that seems good value to me for what it cost. She will get tons of wear out of this, not just under jackets, but for a great layering piece instead of a sweater, and for spring and fall. I'm really happy and would recommend this to others. I will likely be buying more in the future.
I bought a size up so that we can get a few years wear out of this, can easily turn up the sleeves. It seems sized accurately to me.
November 15, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5áby Sonechko Not for a slim kid
I really like the colors and style of these fleeces and my daughter wore them for a couple of years. When she was a chubby toddler they were just great, but as she got older and became tall and lean these no longer fit. They are just too boxy and too short. She's 8 and size 8 is way too short (although still is a tad wide), while size 10-12 is barely long enough but sooo wide and boxy, she's swimming in it. Sadly, back it goes. Also the fleece is not very high quality and does not hold that well after a few washes, but at least it's not expensive so not really complaining about that.
September 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Bean4kids The best!
We have several of these in almost every size for our whole family - 3-6 month through XL Tall! They are essential and hold up incredibly well. Some have been passed along to siblings, cousins, friends, and back, one being used heavily almost non-stop over 5 years for 4 different kids. Looks brand new. They are the perfect weight as a sweatshirt, a jacket that you can actually move in for fall/spring, and we love layering them with our winter coats on very cold winter days. Fit is true to size and washes very well, no shrinking or anything like that.
August 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Cynddu Cozy and stylish
I have purchased at least six of these over the years, and they have held up beautifully after being passed from one sibling to the next. I love the colors. My favorite combination is the lime/aqua!
May 28, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5áby urbancamper Too wide
My daughter is a little slim and slightly taller than average for an 11 year old. Size 10 to 12 is too short all around, but otherwise fits fine. I ordered the next size up. Huge! While the length of item is fine, the width is ridiculous. Proportions on larger children's clothing seem incorrect . She is too small for x-small or even petite women's clothing.
May 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby HappyCAshopper perfect
Bought this for my granddaughter and she loves it. Perfect for this time of year. I got the blue for her looks very nice. Recommend it highly.
May 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Turk64 Great fit
Owned one of these fleece pullovers for several years. Love it during the "shoulder season" when you really don't know how warm or cold the weather will be. Still have the old one but decided to buy a new one. Was delighted that the fit and quality are the same as my old comfy one.
May 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby IrishGrandmother Girls' Fitness Fleece, Pullover
Very Very Pleased, great fit, very comfortable, lightweight, great for spring and summer nights.
May 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby hippiechick21 Soft and Warm
This item came quickly and was exactly what we were looking for. It is very soft and warm and my daughter loves it. The color is vibrant and beautiful. The only thing I would change is to offer it in a full zipper.
April 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby DolphinWatcher Soft and Light
This fleece is the softest and very light in weight. It can be removed and stuffed in a back pack without causing too much bulk. The zipper is handy on the sleeve for lunch money or the key to the house. It has only been washed once, but it looks as good as it did when it arrived.
April 5, 2013