Rated 3 out of 5 by 94Mimi Soft and nice fit but...
These nice soft jackets are great until you go to zip them. The material is sewn so close to the ends of the zipper it is either difficult or impossible to thread the zipper without catching some material. I ordered two - one I can zip IF I am very careful and the other is impossible to start. I know LL Bean will make good on it and I hope a replacement will zip without catching the material because I really like the way they fit.
August 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ClothingHorse Soft Classic Styled Jacket
Received today and love it. It fits perfectly, looks classic which is better for this 70 year old than hoodie versions. The mulberry is a bit more purple in the light, but it's beautiful. I purchased this with the navy straight legged sweat pants. It's a great combination, and both are extremely soft, and feel good against the skin. The length of the jacket and the sleeves are wonderful since I'm 5' 9" tall. These are sweats not just for the house or a walk; they are nice enough to wear out anywhere, not bulky like old versions. Very pleased. Have not washed yet and too warm to wear presently, but I think they will be great in later fall.
August 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by AgingGracefully Nice weight and fit
Happy to find a zip front sweatshirt style jacket that doesn't have a hood! This has a substantial zipper, nice soft cotton, medium weight, and not a snug fit. And the collar lies flat like a blouse collar or it can be zipped up into a turtleneck. In the picture it looks a it snug even though the description says 'relaxed.' The description is correct. I normally wear a size 6 and am in my senior years. This is comfy and fits easily in a size Small. Great for going to the gym, grocery shopping or just needing a bit of extra warmth around the house. I'll definitely buy at least one more of these. p.s. It also washes and dries with no shrinkage. Hooray. Keep the temp low, tho.
August 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gastronome Comfortable, stylish
Nice design for a sweatshirt. Like the gray since it is lighter than other colors. Petite worked for me since I did not want it too long. Fit perfectly, even for 5' 6.5" tall.
August 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BobbyEatsPie Finally!!
I've been looking for a standup-collar NO HOODIE full-zip cotton jacket for three years and finally discovered this one. I am just thrilled. It is so soft, has some cool details like the tab on the zipper, and I love stripes!!
Seriously, what's with all the hoodies? We're not on the playground anymore.
Note: this is a bit large on me but I don't care, I love it.
August 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by RITownie Love, love, love this jacket
I bought this in the grey color. I wanted a lightweight jacket to keep in the car and take into places with me to ward off the cold AC. This jacket is perfect. Soft, lightweight, comfortable. The sleeves were a little too long so I just rolled them back and it's perfect. I'm thinking of buying in other colors. I love a full zip sweatshirt with no hood. You've outdone yourself Bean....keep it going.
July 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by WingnutReviewer More colors needed!
This is my third purchase of this item. I love everything about it, especially the comfort. The first purchase I made was for a delicious deep chocolate color. It met with a tragic end when my mother in law was clumsy with some bleach, splashing my beloved garment. Despite my best efforts to re-dye, it really was permanently discolored. :( since then I've purchased it in navy and gray, but I really still regret the loss of the chocolate. It would be awesome to have it in white too! Please add these colors in the round up so I can buy them!!
June 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gypsophila Great Jacket, oversized fit
I love french terry, full zippered and high collared jackets. I don't like hoodies - they always look sloppy.
So this jacket totally fills my personal bill, is well made, and has enough spandex to be very comfortable to wear.
One warning about fit. I am 5'7" and about 135 pounds. My shoulders are not wide but well within the realm of normalcy. My bust is on the smaller side but still normal.
I bought a size small regular. It was too long but I washed it thinking it might shrink. It didn't. The sleeves hung over my knuckles and the length of the jacket was unflatteringly long. I gave that jacket to my daughter who is 5'9", 150 lbs, large busted and broad shouldered and it fit her closely. I bought myself a small petite and that fits me well in length and a bit loosely around the torso - which I like.
Hope this helps as you debate what size to buy.
May 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tibertina Need More Colors!
I have the solid color mock-neck full zip in two colors and I wear them constantly.Very comfortable, wash well, casual but nice enough to wear anywhere. We just need more colors! I have navy and olive green, how about brown, rust, purple, burgundy, black, turquoise or??
May 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stowwalker Love, love, love it!!
I very rarely write reviews, but as I have basically not taken this item off since it arrived a few days ago, I felt I had to. It is very soft, but the tiny bit of spandex makes it fit more comfortably. The fit is flattering. The size (petite medium, for me) runs true. The color (light grey/blue stripe) is very soft and pretty. I went online to buy another (something I have never done) in a different color, but unfortunately there are no more colors available at the moment. I may just get one in the same color anyway,even not on sale, because I am sure to wear this one out!!
May 7, 2016