Rated 4 out of 5 by 24609lady "Almost" great jacket!
Have wanted longer jacket a long time...LENGTH is GREAT!!!!
Wish all fleece jackets were this length but wanted hood, too.
Charcoal is good color. Went up size to layer & it works.
Light weight...not bulky. Love zipper pockets.
Just wish it had been lined to get on easier...and warmer to keep wind out, too.
Kept it & getting to like it more than I did just because no more choices these days.
January 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by WestCoastSportsFan Great 200 Classic. LLB: A few changes please
Great 200 classic that is comfy, warm and washable. Suggestions for LLBean: I would LOVE to see another past version of the Classic return to stock:
1: a bit more length in the back
2: no hood
3: elastic at wrist
4: a flatter, less visible drawcord gizmo
5: size not printed on the jacket
That said, the classic 200 longer length is the best one out there.
January 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 4cat Great jacket, but color not like picture
I ordered Pale Straw in the Small/Regular size. It fits great, looks good, is light and warm at the same time, and comfortable to wear alone or layered under hood-less jackets when colder. I like that it's longer than most fleece jackets. The adjustable draw cord in the waist gives it some feminine flair. The hood is deep and sewn to fit around your head nicely so it doesn't feel like it's falling off, even in the wind. However, Pale Straw doesn't look like the creamy color in the picture, but more like a soft, lemon yellow. I happen to like the color, so I'm keeping it, but if you're not a "yellow" person, you might want to consider another color.
January 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by OldEnoughtoRepaint LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS JACKET!
Probably 20+ years ago I received another manufacturer's version of this jacket as a Christmas gift & wore it till it was in tatters. When I went to order a replacement this fall, I ended up returning it because the quality and fit were so poor. I saw this on the LLBean site (on sale!) and decided to give it a whirl. The purple color is beautiful and this jacket fits me perfectly. It's warm and has a nice slim silhouette (unlike the Kingfield fleece coat I bought last year which makes me look like a walrus, lol...). Not sure it will stand up to those -10 degree days with a brisk wind, but wearing a mid-weight sweater underneath I've been very comfortable so far this season. Happy to see real "made in the USA" Polartec used for this as well. The quality is excellent!!
December 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by destiner Gray completely different than black!
I own and love the black version of this jacket -- the fleece is soft, thick, and warm. I was taken aback by my recent online purchase of the gray -- the fleece is not soft or cozy -- it is board-like. The fit of the jacket is different than that of the black (purchased only two months ago, so same season and style) -- I'm sending the gray back and regret having to pay postage for this!
December 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ihatebeingcold My search for fleece is over!
The best thing about this jacket is it covers your behind. Although for a jacket sometimes I prefer a medium, with the fleece the small fits perfectly, with room to layer a turtleneck underneath. The arms are nice and long, the pockets have easy to use zipper pulls on them, and there are pockets inside for an mp3 player or cell phone. The fleece is warm and sooooo soft! I ended up buying 3, I love them so much. I would wear them every day if I could. The orange and purple are beautiful, bold colors, and the grey is fine (grey never looks good on me anyways). What lured me into buying this one was the cayenne color. I never wear pastel colors, and L. L. Bean needs more clothes in bold colors like orange. I notice those are the colors that are bought up quickly. Obviously I'm not the only customer that prefers colors like leaf green, fiery red, grape, turquoise, etc. Well, I can't say enough good things about this jacket. Worth every penny.
December 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by PetiteVAShopper Nice, but bring back the Trail Model Pullover !!!
I have this jacket and it's very nice. But I REALLY wanted more of the Trail Model Fleece PULLOVER. I request these every year for Christmas gifts from family, but they are no longer available. I don't need any more jackets. But I wear the pullovers every day. The fitness fleece are just not warm enough.
December 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by malgosiamk Ugly color
I have had a precious style of this fleece for nearly 10 years. It is warm and the only one that covers below the waist. I have wanted to purchase a new one since last winter but the color selection is awful! Pale Straw is the oddest shade of burnt sunflower mixed with a dull glowing shade of green. I wish LLBEAN would bring back an off-white shade.
December 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by destiner Great fleece
I am very picky about fleece -- this Polartec 200 meets my stringent standards! It is soft...very soft. Not at all sticky feeling or clingy or reminiscent of plastic. Great fabric -- really love it.
I would suggest a few small tweaks to the design of this jacket. I'd like it to be about 2 inches longer -- I'd love to see the awkward plastic bungee cord adjusters at the waistline be improved to be less visible and clunky. And, for vanity's sake, I would prefer not to have my size emblazoned at the neckline in a tagless imprint that can't be hidden.
Other than that, I absolutely love this jacket and know I'll wear it for years to come.
December 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by victoriasponge soft and warm
I bought the grey. I love love love this jacket. True to size, i bought a large to give me just a little extra for layers, i usually wear a med/large. love the drawstring waist, the longer length and the hood.
i have worn one of my other Bean fleeces under a rain jacket and that works really well for warmth and dryness.
A real winner, oh and washes well too.
November 12, 2014