Rated 5 out of 5 by PennsylvaniaGirl Beautifully soft and versatile cardigan
I absolutely loved the feel of the Pima cotton and so I bought three of these flyaway cardigans. The fabric is so soft and supple, even after washing, and it is so comfortable for our cool Brisbane, Australia, mornings. I layered this cardigan over a Layering Tank/Camisole and it is a great look. (I am a stay-at-home-mother-of-five but this cardigan would look great out and about or at work, and could be dressed up with a nice skirt or slacks or worn casually with jeans, as I did.) When I received compliments on this cardigan I didn't waste a second to recommend LLBean!
June 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LongtimeBeanfaninVa Just love these!
I began buying these Flyaway cardigans last year, and have loved them so much that I now have them in most of the colors. They've become my go-to for all different occasions and easily go from very casual to more dressy attire. And they're so comfortable - light and very soft, with a nice drape and body to the fabric. They launder beautifully in cold water. I air dry them in the dryer for 10 minutes and then hang them to finish drying. They have not faded at all, and dry so nicely that most of the time I don't need to iron them. They pair very well with many different shirts and camisoles -- particularly the pima cotton shells. The fabric memory is very good quality - sleeves push up and stay, but never feel too tight, and aren't stretched out of shape when pulled down again. I prefer this cardigan to the pin-tucked version because I find it more comfortable and it has a more elegant flow. I hope they'll keep offering this exact cardigan and just keep adding more colors into the mix. Thank you LL Bean!
June 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sweatersavvy Solid color flyaway
I already own six of this flyaway cardigan, so I don't really need more, but liked the sea rose color so much that I decided to make it number seven! I am 5'7", 164 lbs. and a large fits just right!
May 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by flbeangal Great look for work!
I love this pima cotton flyaway cardigan. It's so flattering and just right to wear over a sleeveless top for work. Comfy, attractive, and a perfect weight for air-conditioned spaces, dressy enough to wear out, too. Fit is perfect - I wear a medium in Bean's shirts generally and this one is true to size and the arms are not too tight. I tried one a couple of years ago, then bought more. I have several colors - cobalt, green, dark turquoise, cream, china blue, red, maybe more I can't remember. It washes perfectly and I pull it from the dryer and hang it up - no ironing! I'm concerned that this item isn't being stocked currently - no colors in any size but small and XS. I hope Bean is not discontinuing it!
March 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by PaxTeCum If unsure, order down a size.
I initially ordered the size I thought I should wear based on the sizing chart. I didn't like the Medium I got at all. (5'9", 155lb.) Way too much fabric. I exchanged it for a Small, and I love it! It's fitted without being clingy, and drapey without being baggy. I can still wrap the fabric twice over my tum in case I need to throw a jacket over it. I bought this to fill out a 'new teacher' wardrobe. I'm nearly 30 and want to look professional and neat while keeping it simple. This find exceeded my hopes in functionality, versatility, and value. I read reviews that this was comfortable enough to sleep in, and I wanted that. I look good and I feel good. Thanks Bean for saving my skin. I have yet to see how it washes. If it washes well, five stars.
March 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MaisieSue Comfortable, perfect for...
I've purchased several of the Pima Cotton Flyaway Cardigans in solid colors. They're absolutely perfect for spring, summer, fall and winter. I wear them over LL Bean's pima cotton t-shirts in similar or contrasting colors. They can be worn for dress (with a skirt or slacks and jewelry) or for casual (great with jeans). They're just what I need in the summer for over-cooled offices and the refrig section of the grocery; in the winter, they're perfect for over-heated offices when it's just too warm for suit jackets and sweaters.
I noticed that sizes and colors are limited? LL BEAN, I HOPE HOPE HOPE you aren't discontinuing these. PLEASE KEEP THEM IN YOUR INVENTORY. Thanks!!!
March 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MsHT A life-saver while recovering from a mastectomy!
I got the beautiful blue and black stripe cardigan. Did you know that scientists have proven that contrary to what we expect, due to an optical illusion, vertical stripes make us look thinner? Wonderful to have something so pretty and comfortable! This is going to be a favorite for a long time.
February 27, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by JesstheBest I like it but...
I like the look of this cardigan. It is made with soft fabric and the weight is perfect for cool summer nights. I don't like the length of the sleeves, they are simply too short. Sometimes I wear this and roll up the sleeves a bit so the length isn't so noticeable.
February 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1968shopper EXCELLENT, HIGH QUALITY, BEAUTIFUL COLOR!
Very well made and the fabric is a nice weight, not too thick; but not paper thin either. I got sz. M in China Blue, which is a stunning color, and it fits perfectly on my 5' 8" slim/average figure. I know I'm going to be reaching for this cardigan often in spring and summer as a handy wrap for chilly occasions. It's very comfortable and washes well, but I hung it to dry so it would not shrink #in case it did#. No wrinkling, kept the shape and very smooth fabric. Extremely pleased with this purchase! FYI: I bought a similar cardigan out there at a retail store that I ultimately returned because the fabric was tissue paper thin, which seems to be the norm now in so many stores for ladies tops. I'm glad LLBean has stayed with high quality fabrics.
February 19, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by hones runs large... except very short sleeves!
Beautiful silky cotton fabric. I am sometimes a medium and sometimes a small at LL Bean (size 10 most place).... in this, the medium was definitely too big. I exchanged for a small, which has a much more flattering fit in the body - but the sleeves are too short. I often have this problem at LL Bean (not anywhere else), and it's discouraging. Since petite sizes are offered and tall sizes aren't... I would think that standard sizes would err on the side of longer sleeves. Alas, they don't. I would have ordered more colors if the sleeves were longer. I will keep the one I have.
February 17, 2015