Rated 3 out of 5 by Simon1978 It'd be excellent if not for the strange design
This seems appropriate only for someone exceedingly heavy-set with an ample girth, desiring an exceptionally warm sweatshirt. It's a heavy sweatshirt and no doubt provides excellent comfort and warmth. And it looks nice (the colors) - other than for the cut, as though designed for sumo wrestlers. It's a lot of material and must weigh several pounds. I exchanged it for the unlined hooded sweatshirt, which is plenty warm and is tailored for people with conventional builds.
January 26, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by LuvMyHood Fix the Zipper and stock this item
I would give it a five star for this product if LL Bean would apply a better zipper to this sweatshirt and stock it. This item is never stocked.
May 7, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by TexasSun Runs HUGE, awkward sizing
My husband is 5'9", 160#, and based on the reviews here I ordered him a Small. It was snug around the waist but HUGE through the body and sleeves. If it had been just slightly too big I would've washed it hoping it would shrink, but the odd fit required me to send it back for a return. The material is comfy, the gray color with the blue plaid lining is very nice-looking; it's just the sizing that's a problem. Oh, and he thought the wide flat "strings" were odd-looking, but that's minor.
February 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GPeterson Great sweatshirt, but runs big
Thankfully I read the reviews first about the larger sizing and ordered a size smaller. I bought this as a gift for my husband, who is pretty picky about the fit of his clothes. He normally wears a Medium, and I ordered a Small. The sleeves are a little longer than what he would like, but he liked the sweatshirt so much that he kept it anyway. It's roomy enough that he can wear another bulky shirt underneath, but he's not swimming in it if he just wears a T-shirt under it. The sweatshirt itself is heavyweight, and when you add the flannel lining, it's really warm. He uses it as a mid-weight jacket and it's perfect for that. We've washed it a few times and the flannel doesn't seem to pill.
January 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Pick!!
I bought this sweat shirt for my boyfriend for Christmas. He loves it! The sizes run a little large so go down one size than you would normally wear. It's nice and thick and I routinely steal it from him!! Definitely a good buy!
December 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by annsline1 Great Sweatshirt but....
This is a great sweatshirt but it does not have deep pockets and when climbing in and out of a truck you may have to pick up items off the seat or floor. It could really use some type of pocket closure so items stay put. It would also be nice if it had a pocket on the chest for cell phones. The person I bought this for plans to purchase these for his company just hoping they work on the design a little bit more before he buys them in bulk.
This has a nice fit for layering and he has worn it almost daily since he received it (he opened Christmas gift early) as he lives in Maine and I was up visiting.
If you have a gentleman in your life that enjoys the outdoors - this is the sweatshirt for him!
December 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GT101 Awesome Sweater!
This sweater has to be the nicest sweater I have ever purchased. The quality is outstanding and this sweater has to be the warmest and best fitting sweater I have ever purchased. I usually take a size Medium, but because of the reviews I read from several people, indicating that this is a bit oversized, I ordered the small and couldn't be happier, it fits perfectly.
November 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KLSM Very Nice Sweatshirt
This came today - a Christmas present for my 25 year old son who is 5'11" and maybe 160 lbs. It is a medium, but looks more like large tall. Soooooo nice. Well made, nice thick fabric, and perfect for my wintertime disc golfer son. But, very undecided at first as it looks too big. So, I tried it on #I'm his mom and only 5'5" and 125 lbs. Yes, it is way too big for me, but it is so comfortable - I didn't want to take it off. Too big in a good way in that if it was hanging around in my closet - I WOULD wear it. Everywhere, except the office. Everyday. It is heavy and warm. When I ordered it online, I thought it was black outside and blue/black checkered inside. Then I saw the catalog afterwards and it says 'NAVY'. Bummer. Actually it is so dark of a navy it is hard to tell if it is blue or black. Awesome. The dark blue on the inside also looks like it could be black - black/navy checkered. The LLBean sizing has been crazy lately, I don't want to risk sending it back and getting something that I definitely don't want to give him. This one I want to give him and if he ever decides to discard it - I get first dibs. :#
November 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by NewBeanGuy Too Big
The M fit like an XXL. It did not have a good overall shape, The proportions are not right. Waist was too short to order a size smaller
February 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lizzay sturdy, cozy, stylish
This is a great hoodie, too bad it wasn't available in navy. Sizing was too big. Had to return it because of these two things.
January 4, 2013