Rated 4 out of 5 by Maine65 Perfect But . . .
This jacket is heavier than my Fitness Fleece Jacket and therefore just what I was looking for when the cooler weather comes. The length is just right, the sleeves are long enough, the weight is just right, the general fit is exactly what I expect from LLBean. However, the sleeves of this Trail Model Fleece are even narrower than those of my Fitness Fleece (I laid them on top of each other to measure to be sure) and therefore it is very difficult to pull on and off over anything but a silk shirt. So I had to line the sleeves with a slippery lining material. I don't generally wear sweaters under a fleece jacket, but even a flannel shirt was impossible because the sleeves are so tight and the fleece likes to cling, though this has never been a problem with my Fitness Fleece.. Lining the sleeves solved the problem, but that might just not be possible for everyone.
I didn't want to return it because I love the color and sometimes I have received my second choice for color with returns. So fixing the problem my own way was the better choice for me.
November 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MissKitty555 Great Warm Jacket
I just tried on this jacket and am I in Love! So Warm, Soft and Comfy! To me this jacket is the weight of a warm sweater. I am 5'7" and 170 and I ordered a large and it fit me perfectly with layering underneath but not boxy. It fits perfectly.
I got the light aqua color as I have animals and I have learned my lesson with getting dark colors to wear around the house with fabrics that show animal hair.. If that wasn't the case, I would order the dark purple. Looks wonderful.
November 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by VarsityTeamDogWalker A Fleece Jacket Win!
I own this jacket in both black and in charcoal heather, size large. I love that there is no hood!! Both jackets are quality, great fleece, zippers, and jacket construction. The sleeves were a bit long for me. I hemmed the sleeves but could easily have turned them up and inch and a half. The jacket has been perfect for walking during the autumn season on the Boston, MA area.
Please make this jacket in some medium to dark blue colors. I need to buy darker colors because I get the light colors dirty in one dog walk. However, these jackets wash perfectly. A jacket win!
November 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PennsylvaniaGirl Soft, comfortable, great quality fleece
I loved the feel of the fabric of this fleece - it was so soft and comfortable. The zippers were of high quality and the zippered pockets were a great feature to keep keys and other valuables secure. I gave this fleece five stars but I had to return it because the XS Petite was not small enough - the sleeves were too long and the fit through the shoulders and chest was too boxy and roomy, which may be the fit you want if you want to layer a sweater under it. If I could have exchanged the XS for an XXS, I would have, but instead I bought another LLBean hoodie as there are plenty of options. Overall, though, a great fleece and I would highly recommend it.
October 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NotTheBean Great Jacket
I ordered this jacket in a women's 2x in the color charcoal. The material is soft with a comfortable fit. I have received compliments on the color. I have found this to be true to size. Actually fits well with a heavy sweater underneath. Will wear until the snow falls. Very happy with this purchase.
October 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by HouseMom Woman's Trail Model Fleece Jacket.
I bought this jacket for my Mother, she is very large in the breast area, and has small shoulders and short arms. I am so happy that L.L. Bean offers Petite sizes, as she is difficult to fit. The Petite Large size fits pretty well for her, and she is pleased with the jacket. The fabric is soft, the fit is generous, and the colors are very pretty. Overall, I am very pleased with this purchase.
October 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CozyToes2011 Comfortable and Warm
This is by far, the BEST fleece jacket I have ever purchased. Having three young children, we are constantly on the go. I need convenience, ease, warmth (for all our outdoor play!) and style. This fleece jacket offers it all. Love the zip pockets for storing keys, cash and little toys. I've worn this jacket in NY from October-- right through to April. Perfect for layering and staying warm all winter long.
October 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by PetiteWomanShopper Long sleeves and large for fit
I bought this fleece jacket in petite X-large and it came today. The petite X-large was a little too big and boxy. The sleeves were about 1 and 1/2 inch longer than my arms. But I love the feel and color so I will keep it and make changes to it for better fit.
October 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by linzos nice but godawful colors
I have to say I ordered one for my husband in the cayenne which he liked but the two shades of green I ordered for myself are awful unless you are just wearing it as a safety thing. They'll be going back sadly. I love the feel of the material.
October 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by BabyGotBeanboots Good fleece for layering or as a fall outer-jacket
I bought this jacket about a week ago, and I really like the it. The fleece is soft and much thicker than the runner's fleece. I have recently been wearing it as a jacket over long sleeve shirts. But it will be amazing as an under-layer to my new Ultrawarm Down jacket, and has proven itself in the "hurricane" we had in NYC this weekend under my Beadnell wax jacket.
One thing I don't like is that it is a rather boxy cut and fits awkwardly large at the chest while still being a teensy bit smaller than what I usually wear. I'm a pear-shaped size 10-12 and I got the medium and it fits, but very snug. I tried a size up but that only added to the boxy large chest issue.
October 4, 2015