Rated 5 out of 5 by coldincalif Supima Cotton Zip Robe
I got the new one in the Rich Berry color and I love the color as it goes well with a lot of the sleepwear that I have. I got one in size XL because I like things big related to sleepwear so it is big on me; the sleeves a bit long but they can be easily rolled up a notch if desired. I am 5'4" and weigh about 150 lbs. and a size Large would have fit me easily as well. These new ones out do not have the satin interfacing on the bottom as was the case in the older version -- a small difference that means nothing to me.
I have purchased these in the past and have a few tips to make one work for you.
Before laundering, make sure the zipper is zipped up. If it is not zipped up, it could be a problem because the zipper is made out of plastic, not steel so NO HOT dryer as it will ruin it. I have never washed one of these in hot water and I wouldn't recommend it personally given these facts.
That said, these robes are made in Peru of the lovely Supima cotton which takes a lot of washing and wearing and no, it does not shrink! :)
Just be careful with the zipper when laundering and you'll have yourself a great 100% cotton robe WITH pockets! :)
October 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by critternurse just right for summer
I bought this robe earlier this summer--knew that if it was LLBean, it would be wicked good. I was right!! Super soft, full zip, good length, easy to roll up and pack. What's not to like? Hope it lasts and lasts like my other LLBean clothing. Thanks for a great product.
August 31, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Thequilter Very disappointed
The robe is VERY thin, not suitable for winter. I like the fact it is 100% cotton, not like a T-shirt, which what this robe felt like. I miss the robe LLBean had a few years ago, It had a hood, & 100% cotton. It was warm & heavy. I will be returning this, You need to find better manufactures, & keep the products made in the USA
August 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Preservationist Perfect for Warm Climates or Summer Months
This robe is excellent for warm climates or summer months - or both. The fabric is soft and of a medium weight cotton. I wash it just like everything else - usually warm water and medium heat dryer - so I got a size larger. It's a little big, but I prefer the looseness.
It has worked wonderfully with no zipper malfunctions. I anticipate years of use.
August 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by VikingPrincess Have 10 of these sturdy robes & just bought 2 more
My 88-year-old Mother resides with her aides with my family and me. She lives in these robes year-round. The full-opening zipper makes changing my Mother much easier than a pullover or button-front gown or dress. Also we wash and sometimes bleach 2-3 of these robes every day, and they have held up exceptionally well over the 4+ years we have been relying on them. I was surprised to read some reviewers' criticisms--none of our zippers have failed, the satin zipper trim has held up perfectly, and we like the length of both the sleeves and the hem. We have the robe in light pink, lilac pink, sea foam, tidal blue, and medium dark blue, all fine colors from our point of view. The fabric is soft and strong. We recommend these robes for others who are considering how to dress an elderly or infirm woman, in addition to their traditional use by women of all sizes and ages.
July 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MappyMid Soft and comfy
I like natural fabrics and this Supima cotton is so silky and comfortable! The robe washes well and is lightweight and rolls up for travel. Perfect!
July 12, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by MountainGram Poor quality
I agree with some other reviewers about the zipper buckling after washing and also, the facing at the bottom of the robe does not lie flat. Like many other products LL Bean is selling these days, this robe also has declined in quality. I have one of the old tie-front Supima cotton robes and the fabric is A LOT thicker than the current version and continues to stand the test of time. The same is true of the Supima cotton nightgowns....the earlier versions are much higher quality. I know the purpose is for the company to save money; but offering lower quality items is not the answer. LL Bean used to be the place to find great clothing that would last.....sadly, that is no longer the case.
May 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by computer thin
The material is too thin for a cold winter. Also a collar would be nice.
March 28, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jopie Zipper fell off in dryer after less than 10 washes
Very disappointed. I loved the robe and the feel of it, but it is useless without the zipper!
December 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by queenmom1 Love this robe!
I love this robe. This supima cotton robe is great the throw over the supima cotton gown. It is not fancy but it feels great. It is not a warm robe but I live in the south and most mornings it is just what I need. I really need another?.I live in this one!!!!!
November 26, 2014