Rated 3 out of 5 by foxyny Fleece Flyaway Cardigan
The fit of this cardigan was true to size. I read mixed reviews before ordering and I have to agree with those that said the gathering at the back does nothing to flatter the figure. In fact, I think it does actually make you look larger. This fleece material was not meant to be gathered in my opinion. I returned.
February 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by smartprof Light, warm, incredibly soft
I just received this cardigan today, and I do not want to take it off. It is exactly how it was described by other positive reviewers and exactly what I wanted. It is incredibly soft (my husband loves it), just the right degree of warmth with only one sweater layer beneath, and really attractive. I should have bought more than one. I highly recommend it!
January 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cookie888 Versatile, comfortable, work appropriate
Since I've owned this Fleece Flyaway Cardigan, in Deepest Brown, there hasn't been a single week that I haven't had it on multiple times. It quickly moved into the ranks of "my favorite" and "can't live without it". I love the feel, I love the color, and I love the way it looks on. It is so comfy I wear it around the house, and it is warm enough to wear out into the cold. But, to top it off, it is nice looking, and appropriate to wear to my business-casual work environment. This cardigan is proving to be very versatile, fun, and well worth the dollars paid. In fact... I'm off to buy it in another color right now!
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Devans Comfy
This is my favorite cardigan... just went on to buy another one,, and they don't offer this any longer.. I can not understand why... just going to hope it comes back,, really soon !
December 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeansRegular Yet Another Great LLBean Fleece
I cannot believe someone said that this fleece jacket was frumpy. Far from it! I am 5'7" 115lb and athletic and will not wear baggy or frumpy fleece. This wonderful jacket fits me perfectly in the regular XS, so it is true to size.
I now have all of the colors, as I have been adding to them to compliment different outfits. It works just fine in the draped open style, providing just enough warmth to keep the chill away when I keep the thermostat lower in the winter (66). The way I like to wear it the best is with a simple, thin leather belt holding it in a wrapped around style. This is the warmest, works the best under a leather or winter jacket or coat, and looks the most stylish. As others have mentioned, it also works well as a bed jacket or mini-robe--like when you are relaxing but wouldn't be caught dead answering the door in a bath robe.
The pockets to me are the only (slight) drawback. They are set back on the side seams, which may be inconvenient for use as hand pockets, but allows them to be deeper and hold more small items, which is what I use my pockets for anyway. When the fleece is wrapped around my waist with a belt, the pockets are brought more forward also.
The waist gathering does not bother me, as it gives this fleece jacket its feminine shape. It falls at my natural waist and does not create any sort of poofy effect. If you are a more curvy lady who would like to wrap this fleece, it would not look oversized if you went one size up to accommodate hips. The collar can be adjusted wider or more narrow depending on how you want to wear it.
Best part of all is that it is fleeced on both sides, unlike the new thinner fitness fleece, and more like my favorite comfort fleece. Despite this, it is in no way thick or bulky, just warm.
As with my other LLBean fleece, it washes up well--I use a cold water wash for everything now, and hang it to dry after 10 minutes in a low (not hot) dryer. No shrinkage and no pilling in any of them.
I was hoping to see more colors, both traditional (black and cream) and new fall shades (loden, russet, cranberry, deep gold, emerald, cobalt blue). I"m waiting LLBean!! These would surely complement my wardrobe and attract other women to these wonderful cozy fleece jackets.
November 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Janeypearl Cozy but Poor Style
This is so super soft and comfy I really wanted to like this. But, the style is really awful. The pockets are placed way to the back, not convenient. Worse, that gathering in the back does not make this feminine or stylish; instead, it's utterly frumpy and unflattering. I am debating whether to bother returning this. It feels wonderfully cozy, but I'm not sure I'd wear it out of the house.
October 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sensitive Looking for another
Love my blue flyaway fleece...a bit more dressy than a zip up but still cozy.Washes and dries looking great. I have been looking for them to return in your catalog because I would like to have it in black...but sadly haven't seen it return. Please bring it back in more colors.
October 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by octblonde Only one negative issue
I ordered this in the brown and the blue color. I'm debating on returning the blue one - not sure I really like it in that color...but DO love the brown one. I ordered a size small (I'm 5'2" tall, around 125lbs, 38D bust) and it fits great. I like the length of it, and have no issue with the gathering in the back as some others did - I like the way the gathering looks, it falls at a good place on me (I'm kind of short waisted, though), and I like how it gives some shape to the jacket. The fleece is a wonderful weight and so soft - very nice! I'm sure it will be plenty warm for our Southern fall/winter. I'm not a fan of big bulky jackets or coats.
Okay, now to my one negative: I like that the jacket has pockets...BUT, as some other reviewers mentioned, they are in a weird place (far to the sides) and at an awkward angle or something - they're just hard to get your hands into. They should have set them in closer to the front. That's the only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5.
August 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by SBcee Please more....in Plus size!
Best item ever, comfy, looks nice, fits well. Only issue I have is please make these in Plus Sizes. I have plenty of friends who would love to own one of these!
July 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by caramelkiss2008 Like getting to wear your favorite blanket
This caught my eye in the catalog because of the style, very feminine
and flattering. I have two of these, the brown and charcoal grey. Neutral so they can go over anything. I've gotten a lot of use out of these. What I like to do to preserve the fleece softness, is just hang dry. I learned the hard way with another LL Bean fleece item that the dryer stiffens up the fabric.
July 13, 2013