Rated 4 out of 5 by norsekate Great Sweatshirt
I am 5'7", 175 lbs and have this in a size large. Usually, I wear a large or extra large. This sweatshirt is so nice! It's got a little stretch, it's not shapeless, and the seams make for a flattering fit. It's not a really close fit, but it is nicely shaped. I love the collar and the absence of a hood. The fabric is really lovely and soft. You get the comfort of a favorite cozy sweatshirt and the looks of a nice jacket that you can wear just about anywhere. I would enjoy it even more if it were a little big longer, but this will definitely works for me regardless. The zipper could be a bit more substantial. I will wear this year-round.
June 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArborGirl Great Fit and Feel
Absolutely love this sweatshirt. It's soft and fits my body without being too tight in the bust or waist or too short in the arms or overall length (a problem found frequently in other styles). I bought one then purchased all other colors available. I may end up living in this sweatshirt.
June 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by Marnahz Great cozy warm sweat shirt jacket
I like this lightweight sweat a great deal, it fits great and is very comfortable. The navy blue is a nice strong color. The first one came with a zipper that had so much material at the start I couldn't get the zipper to work, but a new one was sent promptly and it is fine.
My one wish is that LL Bean made a sweat jacket like the fitness fleece jacket, with inside pockets and side pockets the same. I got one like that years ago and it is my all time favorite, but sadly no longer available. We have a white dog that sheds and her fur sticks to everything fleece. I don't like hoods as my long braid gets in the way and the hood pulls down my shoulders, my favorite sweatshirt jacket is worn from many years, and while this new one will be ok, I really miss the inside pockets!
May 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RebeccaAR Excellent as a stand-alone top
I just had shoulder surgery and needed tops that opened completely in the front and were easy to get into and out of. This wonderful jacket fits the bill. It is stretchy, which makes it easy to put on and move around in. It looks very attractive when it's zipped up and used as a top. It's a nice weight -- not too heavy and not too light. It's very "forgiving" and a real comfort to wear. I plan to purchase another one of these jackets in a different color and wear them long after my shoulder is healed.
April 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by FairPoint Great cut, nice fabric
I bought this jacket in grey heather in a plus size, and I love it! I've worn it indoors all winter. Bean's plus sizes are hit and miss, but this fits very well with princess seams and neat shoulders. I've washed it a few times and it's holding up well. The fabric felt thin at first, but it is very soft and warmer than it looks.
It is too bad the pants were such a disaster, because the jacket is great!
April 1, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by LuvToWander Ok-but no go
It is well made, but the fabric is on the thin side. The zipper was difficult to get started. Out of the bag, the navy blue color looked faded and washed out. I think it will only get worse with more wearing and washing-all problems I am finding with navy blue knit fabrics. I'd recommend this in a different color and if you want more of a warm-up type suit as opposed to a sweatshirt suit.
March 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CaveatTalonWager A perfect lightweight layer for spring and summer
I ordered this shirt in two different colors, the Dark Orchid Heather, and the Stone Blue Heather. I'll talk about color first. The Dark Orchid looks very similar to the website and is very pretty. The Blue Stone is much lighter, and a wee bit brighter than shown. I like the color of the real blue much better than that shown on the site, so it was a pleasant surprise. The blue is very soft and pretty.
It is important to note here that THIS IS NOT A TRUE SWEATSHIRT. Yes, it is styled like one but the fabric weight is much much lighter and doesn't have a soft fleece inside that one would expect in a sweatshirt. BUT....this actually is what I love about it.
A true sweatshirt can be found anywhere. But this kind of light layer that one would put over a tee when the evening gets a bit chilly in spring, summer or fall is not easy to find. There are times when I just want a little bit of extra warmth without being totally roasted out. If that is something that you like too, than this is the garment for you. If you are looking for a very warm sweatshirt, you are going to be disappointed. So be sure you have appropriate expectations before you order this.
I love the stand-up neck and the fit is flattering. Because it is 95% cotton and I want to be able to put layers underneath, I ordered one size up to allow for any shrinkage. It has been my experience that Bean's high content cotton clothing can and often does shrink, although the verdict is still out on this one, as I've not yet laundered it.
March 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by activeretiredteacher Great sweat jacket
I bought 2 of these in the spring and I have hardly had them off. They wash well and have not faded. I am always looking for a full-zip mock neck and this has it. These are perfect year round for the SF Bay Area. I bought a medium which is the size I usually wear but a small would probably work too. I do like the fitted style. I do wish they were a bit less expensive and that more colors were available. I was able to get a lighter blue and sage green in the spring. Keep offering these!
December 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Antero Tops great; pants not so good
Since I dinged the pants in another review (fit problems), it's only fair to say that I love the sweatshirt and zip jacket. They fit well, the stretchy fabric is both warm and comfortable, and I love the periwinkle color, especially when combined with gray in the striped jacket.
December 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by barb13 ultra soft sweats full zipper
finally llbean has loads of petites I am 5f 1 inch and have a perfect fit with x small p beautiful sweat shirt
December 4, 2014