Rated 2 out of 5 by dks222 Very Disappointing
I bought a size larger based on previous reviews - so the top fit somewhat. I don't understand why the sleeves are 6 inches too long while the rest of the top is on the tighter side. There isn't any easy way to deal with the sleeve length in this fabric and I might have been willing to give it a try if the piping that runs the length of the sleeves wasn't so stiff and uncomfortable. The neck was pretty tight and I might have been willing to let that slide if the rest of the top was at all comfortable. The fabric is nice but the piping is stiff and uncomfortable. Finally I recommend looking VERY closely at the photos - I was shocked that the grape top has GREEN ZIPPERS. You can see it in the photos if you look closely. I don't care for the color combination and wouldn't have purchased if I'd know that. I didn't get to test the wind resistance or warmth of the top - I couldn't stand to keep the top on that long.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mkriverrat Great for Runners!
My daughter is half marathon runner. She is hot natured, but this provides warmth and a light layer. She loves the pockets for iPod and keys. Bought one 3 years ago that still looks great! Highly recommended for any outdoor athlete.
December 31, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by R0adRunner Great for winter running
An excellent outler layer for outdoor running in mild winter weather (38-50F) with only a cotton layer beneath. This allows for good warmth and breathability without the bulk and other downsides of regular fleece or a heavier jacket -- key for distance runners. Some excellent features (thumb hole, extra-long sleeve length, zip pocket on sleeve, bright colors for visibility on the road) make it my new go-to piece. I would give it 5 stars for any die-hard outdoor runner or powerwalker, except for a few watch-outs: I would appreciate a longer neckline when it's fully zipped -- the neckline is too short for me so half of my neck is exposed. Also, it runs really small. I normally wear a medium or small, and the large is just right (with just enough room for the requisite underlayer). If you will wear more than a lightweight, fitted underlayer beneath it, go 2 sizes up from your normal. One other watchout worth mentioning: When fully zipped, the fit at the collarbone is really snug, so the zipper tends to press on the base of one's neck. I am very tolerant of stuff like this, and this piece bothers me when I run. So if you tend to have trouble with chokey necklines, you should probably buy something else. I can recommend LLB's Daybreak Active Fleece instead -- it has a higher but less chokey neckline and provides nearly the same warmth and breathability in an equally comfortable, light layer.
December 20, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Surferchic LOVE THIS PULLOVER!
I simply LOVE this pullover. The only drawback I found with this was the size. I normally wear a size L. Large was too tight. XL is a little big but fits much more comfortably. Otherwise, this is warm, the cherry color is vibrant and pretty, looks great, and is well worth it's price! I think I may order it in black as well.
October 21, 2011