Rated 5 out of 5 by Outdoorlover2 Awesome jacket
I bought this for myself in navy, though I disagree that the color is 'bright,' it's almost dull. It definitely gets five stars though, it is an excellent jacket. Warm, cozy, looks nice, fits great, washes well. I like these thicker soft fleeces better than the thin, hard varieties offered for a lot more money in the women's section. I'm 5'4" and about 125lbs and the XL fits a bit big and cozy, and sometimes I roll the sleeves up a bit, but overall it is perfect and I wish there were another color or two I wanted! It is a really great jacket!
November 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by PeaceintheGarden sizing is way off
Really nice light fleece jacket which I got for my 12 year old son based on the positive reviews. Since he is slightly taller than average for his age, I ordered the 14-16 for him. So disappointing when it arrived today, and the sleeves and body are about 2 inches too short. Despite concerns about overall fit, I'm going to return and try the XL18 - seems bizarre to be doing that to fit a 12 yr old boy, especially since other LLBean items fit more true to size.
October 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jobowen Fleece tradition
I started with a baby fleece hoodie 7 years ago and every year I buy another one. They are being passed down by three grandchildren aged 8, 5, and 2 and the children call them the Yiayia jackets. Durable, warm, long-lived hoodies. Thank you LL Bean for continuing to make and sell the same quality product for 7 years. I hope I send them to college someday with their Yiayia jackets.
December 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by wendylyn02 Best lightweight jacket
My son loves this jacket. I have to wash it about every week. It washed clean and doesn't shrink. Love the jacket!
October 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bigllbeanfan02 Wonderful Jacket!!
This jacket is awesome!! The color is so great(Violet Indigo) and it is so soft and washes up well. I would highly recommend this coat for any kid! It is great for the fall and spring.
August 23, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Angels Nice Quality Construction but Not Nice Fabric
The last time I bought one of these fleece jackets was for my teen daughter, about 6 years ago. That coat was great, she wore it for several years, and if it hadn't been lavender, I would have handed it down to my son. He needed a new fleece and so we ordered this in the size 8. He is 9, about 51.5" tall, 60 lbs. The jacket fit him in width, but the front was a little short. I'm not sure why Bean kids coats seem to be too short in the front in recent years. The other problem he had with this coat was the fabric. He couldn't stand the feel of it. It has a unpleasant coated feeling and it's not like the old Polartec ones Bean used to sell. Very disappointing. Please bring back the original Polartec jackets! I wiil have to buy him a coat elsewhere.
February 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CoastalMom Excellent Fit, Perfect Weight
This is the 3rd Trail Model Fleece purchased for our 6 year old son. It is the perfect weight here in the Carolinas. He wears the hood and it stays on, even while running. No matter how many times we wash these coats, they always look great enough to pass to another child when outgrown! LOVE THEM!
December 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5
by mkkk Good jacket, lots of pockets
This is a good jacket, with soft thick fleece. My son loves that it had pockets on the inside and on the outside. There is a reflective patch on the back that I like for when he goes to school.
The colors are a little hard to tell from the screen, so be warned that the sapphire is a lot more purple than the name would suggest. The zipper pull is also purple.
October 16, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Parentof3 did not wear well
This jacket has been well-loved but after about four washes, the fleece looks pilly and the wrists are stretched out. We've had many LLBean fleeces over the years for our kids. Very disappointed.
October 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Canadienne Fleece jacket
As one of the reviewers mentioned, it is not Polartec, so you won't be getting the super-warm fleece jacket (if you want the warmth of Polartec, you can choose LLB fleece-lined flannel shirts for kids or the famous fleece-lined hoodies). Knowing that, it is by itself a good well-made light-to-medium-warmth fleece hooded jacket. Generously-sized, long in the body, with a good quality zipper and a nice assortment of colors to choose from. The lightness of fleece allows it to be also used as a layering piece underneath a jacket.
October 2, 2012