Rated 3 out of 5 by ohiowoodswalker sweater fleece
I purchased the coral and the blue sweaters and love the feel and fit. However, after two months they have started to pill badly. In washing them, I have always turned them inside out, zipped them and never used the dryer. This is such a disappointment because they are perfect otherwise. Am I the only one who has this problem? If so, tell me what I have done wrong as I feel bad returning them.
March 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by PugetShopper Not for broad shoulders
I really wanted to like this sweater - in fact I ordered it in medium and large to be sure I got the right one. But neither worked for me. I am 5'7" and 120 # but I have broad shoulders. The large fit my shoulders but was huge in the body. Sometimes I can tuck in the sides but the material is very heavy so that wouldn't work. The shoulders were much too tight in the medium and just stuck up in points. That said, the colors were gorgeous - teal and coral. The material was nice but heavier than the two other sweater fleeces I have. More of a jacket than an inside sweater.
March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leslie24 Love it!
I purchased this item in grey and I have gotten so many compliments on it, not to mention how versatile and comfortable it is to wear. I hope you'll be getting more sizes in stock in the other colors available.
March 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BeansRegular Almost Heaven
This is a great version of a sweater fleece, and I now have 4 colors-gulf teal, turquoise, coral dust, and grey heather. They have a beautiful knit look outside and a thick fleecy inside. The fabric is very soft and decently stretchy. The length is to the lower hip on my 5'7" frame, running slightly longer in the back. The 2 zip hand pockets and the one on the left arm are very functional and very roomy and secure. The look is slim, stylish, and sporty.
While I love all 4 sweater fleece and am keeping them all, there are a few minor issues that caused me to hold off on the last star. Usually, I wear an XS. I bought that size and was happy to find that they fit well in the shoulders and bust and allowed full range of motion of my arms, even with a long sleeve layer underneath. As mentioned by another reviewer, for the size of the body, the sleeves are a little tight on me. I have thin but muscular arms, so that may be a factor, but I really need to yank to get my hands through the end of the sleeves. The bottom of the jacket also flares out a bit--quite a bit more than I do--and I would prefer a straighter cut--but the stretchiness of the jacket allows it to be pulled down which reduces the wide bottom hem. There is no cord or other way to tighten the hem. Because of the extra room at the hem I could not order up to get the extra sleeve room. That is just a factor of my build, but if you have muscular or larger arms, you may wish to size up one size.
Once the fleece is on, these factors do not bother me. They are so comfortable and quite warm and snuggly--just perfect for the super cold winter that we are having this year. Once you try one, you will want to get more. More colors, both bright and subdued, would be great.
March 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by msmoffatt Flattering
Adore this sweater fleece! It's flattering and neat looking. Love it so much I bought a gray then an aqua one.
I wear large but bought extra large for my broader hips as this falls lower on the hips.
If they were a little cheaper I would have another but $70 is not what I usually spend on a sweater. I got them with my LLBean credit card points.
February 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by dixie95 Wonderful sweater
Love this sweater. Soft, lightweight and warm. Fits true to size. I bought the small and fits comfortably with a lightweight shirt. Go up a size if you want to wear a heavier layer. Good purchase!
January 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheExpeditor Warm and beautiful
I purchased this item in an LL Bean store because the teal color caught my eye. I matched it with an LL Bean teal and black striped turtleneck - a nice ensemble. I am happy to report after 3 months of wearing this jacket almost every day that it shows no wear, is warmer than other (non LL Bean) fleeces that I own, is well made (zipper is great- matches in color), and looks great. It washes well- no problem there. I purchased an XL because I like to wear layers - this jacket manages to still look slimming and not bulky. Has lots of give in all the right places.
I am 100% satisfied and would recommend this jacket to anyone.
January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by APratt The Best Fleece
I got this sweater as a Christmas present and absolutely LOVE It. It's warm and snuggly like a fleece, but looks a little nicer with the sweater part on the outside. It's fitted enough that I can wear it under a coat, but I can still fit a long sleeve shirt underneath it. A win all around, LL Bean.
January 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Redwig Nice quality, just doesn't fit
This is a great jacket, IF you are pear shaped. Because some reviewers said it ran large, I ordered an Extra Small, but had to exchange it for a Small (my normal size), because it was tight in the bust area. But when I got the Small, it was too big in the hips and still pulling under the arms a bit, so had to send it back also. I am 5'5", 105 lbs., with 35/27/35 measurements. Too bad, I really like the jacket. :(
January 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Frommers Warm, stylish, recommended
This is one of the better items I've ever gotten from LL Bean. Most/many items are boxy and unflattering (at least one me). Here is an example of a warm, practical - and flattering - item. It is not the traditional dowdy cut that has me returning many items I buy from LLB. Not clear on why the company doesn't offer more clothing with a feminine cut. I would certainly keep more items, and return less. I'm 5'7-ish and slim, and am happy with the Medium. It shrunk a tiny bit, which was a good thing for me.
December 28, 2013