Rated 4 out of 5 by DFuller Good quality overall
I own one of these in charcoal and wear it almost daily. The material is of excellent quality, used also by a well-known British sweater maker whose similar goods sell for twice the price (even if they're actually made in Madagascar). But I do wish that the cut were slimmer in the waist, for a dressy material like lambswool, to be more flattering and easier to layer with. And I can't understand why it isn't made with a saddle shoulder like the V-neck version, one of which I own in navy. It would be both more comfortable and more stylish that way.
To sum up: comfortable, good quality, adequate fit, would benefit from a saddle shoulder.
December 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Toddski Fatally Flawed
I've always liked these sweaters, and own several. As previous reviewers have noted, however, the quality is below expectations for a sweater at this price. In my experience, they develop small holes in unusual places (in the cuff, in the back, near the neck) where wear is minimal. This has occurred in every one of these I've owned. While they're very comfortable, be aware that they're really only good for one season.
November 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by AJOutdoors Poor quality
I am very disappointed in the quality of this sweater for the price and am returning it. The material is very, very thin and I don't believe it would last more than a couple of seasons compared to the other wool sweaters I own(or have owned in the past). It is more like a $20 sweater, not a $69 sweater, Disappointed that Bean would even sell it at this price.
This review is for the ;ambswool crewneck, not Buffalo (for some reason the system won't let me write a review for the exact product that I purchased) but I imagine both sweaters are the same construction.
October 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by NYCGirllovesclassics Thin and disappointing
This bears no resemblance to LL Bean's sweaters I've purchased in years past. Neither soft, thick nor warm. Further, the cuffs and waistband were totally stretched out after a couple of hours wearing....and this is not due to the size of my husband as I purchased the sweater a tad large for him---but due to poor knitting and/or a poor grade of wool..
February 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeotheTrumpetPlayer Fabulous, Versatile Sweater
I have owned one of these sweaters in dark brown for several years and love it. For my birthday this year, I asked for one in navy and received it as a gift from my wife. As a graduate student, I am constantly looking for versatile clothing that looks professional but is comfortable enough for long days that include a wide array of activities. These sweaters are perfect. The fit is trim and flattering while remaining very comfortable. The wool is extremely soft and smooth, and a perfect, highly breathable, medium weight. (I wore one of these under a lab coat and a lead x-ray apron for over an hour and didn't get too warm or sweaty.)
I can't recommend these sweaters highly enough. They look great with everything from nice jeans to dress pants, and they are offered in tall to assure the right fit. I just wish that they were still available in dark green and charcoal grey. If they were, I would order another today.
January 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ElConquistador Best fitting crewneck
Very happy with the fit of this sweater. I would describe it as a semi-athletic fit. Makes me look in-shape. For me it looks best with a pair of jeans and a light layer t-shirt underneath.
December 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pshaw Great fitting sweater
I bought this for my 17 y/o son, who's 6'3" and weighs about 140 (yeah, "bean-pole"). DW is a schoolteacher and told me, "None of the kids wear wool sweaters...don't even bother. And he's tall and thin; you'll never get the size right." Well, I went ahead and bought him a medium tall sweater, hoping for the best.
Outcome: Better than I could have hoped. It fits beautifully. He wore it all day and thanked me several times for his new favorite sweater. The sleeves are just long enough and he loves how soft the fabric is...no complaints about itchy/scratchy fabric.
December 26, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by MissGretel So disappointing!
My husband already has two of these sweaters, which he loves. He has worn one so much that it has a hole in the elbow. That's why I ordered him a new one for Christmas, in the same size as his others (L Reg). What a shock on Christmas morning when he tried it on and found the sleeves more than an inch too short! Also, the sweater is longer in the front than in the back (really?). I went online to look for a "Tall" to replace it and found that all but one color (which I don't like) is sold out! Needless to say, I'm sending this one back, but that leaves my husband without his Christmas present. Not what I expect from LLBean.
December 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by BigBadDave Kind of Skimpy
While I like that the ll bean lambswool sweaters are not too bulky, I think they've gone a little too far towards skimpy over the years. I have two brand new sweaters that seem thinner than past lambswool sweaters...and they smell so bad that I'll have to clean them before wearing. I believe wool is the only way to go for a cold winter's night...but try to beef them up in the future. Shoot for somewhere between where they are now, and the ragwool sweaters which are much more substantial, but not as soft.
December 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ohioworker Great fit!
This sweater is sized perfectly. You can wear it with or without a collared shirt underneath without worrying about it being too constrictive. The sleeve length is spot-on. The fabric is soft and not itchy at all! The styling allows you to wear this in multiple social situations. I highly recommend this sweater!
December 10, 2013