Rated 2 out of 5 by LisaMV Cheesy fabric is right!
I completely agree with the other reviewers about the fabric! I was so horrified that LLBean had decided to go for profits with a cheaper fabric instead of keeping the true quality that has earned them their stellar reputation, and kept me a customer my whole adult life. Whoever made that decision should taught the value of - well - value, and LLBean quality.
The other problem with the thin fabric is that the zipper now acts like a truck down your front: when zipped - if you bend over you get this giant zipper-mountain bulging out in front! I cannot wear it zipped at all in public - it is embarrassing.
All I look for in a hoodie is 1) a hood with ties (don't get me started on that!) 2) 100% cotton and 3) pretty colors, so I can have a few of them. Nowadays this is a rare find.
PLEASE please please - come back with the high quality we are used to having from you!
March 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MissySoph Scratchy back label
The double label bothers me a lot and it is very difficult to remove without damaging the sweatshirt. It manages to scratch at me above any collarless shirt I wear under it and I do a lot of shifting which is not pleasant. Also, seems short compared to the pictures in the ads.
December 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by SRP9 Not nearly as nice as the sun washed sweats
I have been a big fan of the sun washed sweats hoodie for years. Mine are getting a little faded after being washed many many times so I decided to get some new ones. I was so disappointed to find out that the style is no longer being offered and the closest alternative is the Seaspray hoodie. I don't care for the kind of creepy feeling fabric and it is much lighter weight than the sun washed sweats I love so much. But the worst problem is that the bottom ends of the zipper have the fabric of the jacket edges wrapped around them, so that in order to fit the end of the zipper into the slot on the zip, I have to fold back the fabric. This is not right. I have two of these, so I know this was not a mistake on just one. Please bring back the sun washed sweats.
November 9, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Momo6 not as nice as last year's seaspray hoodie
I bought a few of these hoodies to replace the ones I bought a year or two ago. Although the style is the same, and the price no different, they are now a cotton/poly blend instead of the former 100% cotton. This makes the the inside mildly scratchy and the outside has a slightly shiny appearance, which makes it look, well, kind of cheesy. I hope LLBean will bring back the cozier and classier looking 100% cotton seaspray hoodie next year. I wouldn't even mind spending a few extra $$ for a better quality. You skimped on the fabric and it shows.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CherNYS More colors...please!!!
I own this hoodie in coral and navy, and I wear them constantly. They are amazingly comfortable, wash really well, and look really cute on. I would LOVE to see it in more colors, as I am buying one a year at this point! I can't get enough of them.
September 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by C1234 Comfortable and washes up nice.
I have a white one and a Teal color. I wear them all the time.
August 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by alfe Love it!
I ordered true to my size and, for the most part, it fits great. I am short, so the arms are a little long, but it's not ridiculous. It's very light weight. I live in the deep south and this will be perfect for fall and early winter. I definitely recommend it.
July 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by goldmorning Too long....where's petite sizing
The sweatshirt was great and stylish...but.... too long. It would have been perfect if it had come in petite. LL bean....we need all the clothes to come in petite. Most of your tops, sweaters and shirts don't and proper length makes all the difference in the fit!! I can't tell you the clothes I had to pass up because they didn't come in petite. Pricier clothes should have that sizing option.
If it wasn't for them being too long I would have kept them. I gave it 4 stars because it was too long. The pouched pockets came below my belly and bulged out because I needed petite.
June 27, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by BeansRegular Not as soft as I expected
I was hoping that this summerweight hoodie would be a rich, soft looped terry inside. It was looped, but it is thin and the inside is a bit scratchy--and I am NOT very fussy about scratchiness. I was hoping that this would resolve with washing, but after one wash this has not improved. I purchased 3 colors from last year's lot--a coral, green, and white. The white from last year is thick enough to not reveal patterns worn below.
I was not sure how I would use these hoodies, besides the beach which I do not get to often enough. I did find the perfect use with my LLBean poplin sleep shorts and knit tank top, either on cooler spring or summer nights, or when the air conditioning makes it too cool to lounge around in a tank top. I have even slept in this hoodie on early spring nights with the window open.
June 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by labragirl704 Love this sweatshirt!
I am so happy with this purchase that I am ordering another one. The quality is wonderful, lightweight and soft fabric. It washes well so far and no shrinkage after washing in cool and tumble dry low. This is a perfect weight for wearing in the Carolinas. I walk my dog every morning and when it's low 60s I want to wear something more than a tee but don't need something too heavy and this is my go-to jacket. I ordered an XS and that is my normal LL Bean size although some items are still too wide/boxy for me as Bean's cuts are generous. I am 5'5", 120 lbs and fairly active so I prefer a fitted garment. This fits perfectly over a tank. I have it in white and now am ordering the trillium red. This would be cute in a short-sleeve version too!
June 9, 2013