Rated 4 out of 5 by InandOut Love down sweater but way too big
This down sweater is generally perfect alone or for layering for all four seasons. I ordered the PXXSmall (same size as the one I had from 2 years ago and still wear) and it is huge. The sleeves are too long and the shoulder area between elbow and shoulder puffs out as though filled with air by two inches. The body is larger than my other P XXSmall. Why?
I am 5', 100 lbs and there is nothing smaller than a P XXS to order.
I love the product and will take it to have it altered, but LLBean needs to get a handle on sizing and quality.
May 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Love the petite sizes!
It is SO difficult to find high quality outdoor clothes in Petite sizes. LL Bean is really one of the few companies that has a good selection of petite sized outerwear for active women.
I returned the Outdoor Research Deviator Hoody and purchased this LL Bean Down Sweater instead. I really loved the OR hoody, but it just didn't fit correctly because of my height & proportions. All of the OR clothes that I have tried on are made for taller, more slender women. I'm 5'0", 160 lbs, and usually wear a 12P. The Size Medium of this sweater fits me perfectly.
I also find this item to be very warm, when used correctly. I'm not sure what other reviewers were expecting from a down *sweater*, but in case anyone is confused - this item is NOT designed for standing at the bus stop in the dead of winter with nothing but an office blouse underneath. If it's very cold out and you're not planning on being very active, this should be used as a *layering* piece. However, if you're going hiking or are going to be active, it can be used on its own and you will be plenty warm, even in low temps.
March 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2015customer Love, love 850 Down Sweater!
I bought this sweater (jacket) to use as a liner for another coat and also to use as a lightweight coat to take when we travel.
It is very light and also keeps me warm without another coat on top. I have worn it even in single digit weather this winter in Alaska, Utah and Montana and it has kept me warm as long as I have layers underneath.
I absolutely love this jacket and would very much recommend it to anyone wanting a light jacket to wear in most any weather.
February 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by RepairTheEarth Wonderful, warm, lightweight, it's perfect!;-)
I bought the very bright cherry red down sweater last year, and it's everything I could want, including zipper pockets, and not made in China (from which I don't buy anything I can avoid for many reasons). A Medium Regular fit me perfectly, close to the body but not too tight, and a flattering cut and fit. I'm 5'3" barefoot, weigh 138-140 lbs, am around 5"4 in. in shoes/boots, and the length is also excellent--not too short. This is my first down sweater, and it's incredibly versatile--in warmer weather wear it as a sweater over a cami and t-shirt; in cold weather layer it over a cami and shirt and under a heavier down jacket (also from LLBean), and it's wonderfully insulating and warm; take off the outer jacket indoors and wear the sweater (zipped or unzipped) depending on how cool it is indoors. I tend to be cold, and this sweater is perfect. I've also received many compliments when wearing it, including its color, which I also am very happy with. And it takes up almost no room when packed. Thank you again LLBean!
January 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by borntogolf Lightweight and warm!
In looking for an all around lightweight, yet warm jacket for home and travel, this seemed the perfect answer. It fits well, is attractive and comfortable. Best of all travels well and can be worn under a gore tex jacket for layered warmth. Thanks, LLBean for another winner!
January 17, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer VERY DISAPPOINTED
The first sweater was returned because of bluish or purplish stains or spots on the fabric. The second sweater arrived with the same issues. Both were returned. The LLB reps and custom service people I spoke with were very polite and apologetic. For $189.00, I expected a BEAN product to be absolutely perfect. Sadly this was not the case. Needless to say, I did not order a third sweater. I'm very disappoinrted in the quality of this product. If it were offered on the clearance or marked down rack at a fraction of the cost it would merit a look. Offered as first quailty makes me pause and wonder. Why settle for less then best for $189.00!!
January 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by KinConnecticut This is a great item!
I was really anticipating receiving this down "sweater". It has not disappointed. I ordered the Night color, it's a beautiful blue, very close to the color shown. It does have a little shine on it as well. There is a small white LL Bean label on the front left hip which does not thrill me, but a blue Sharpie did the trick!
I am normally a large, so I ordered an XL. Past experience has shown me that these are a bit more fitted than normal jackets. Just as expected...I can layer underneath - even with fleece - and it's perfect. VERY lightweight and warm. Cuts the wind. I wear it as a jacket if it's in the teens and above, and underneath my parka when I'm skiing in the lower temps with wind. It's the best! (If only I could have something like this on my legs and feet.) So glad I made this purchase. And my husband says it looks great on me!
January 8, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by toolgirl40 Finally a color other than a jewel tone!
I bought the Primaloft packaway hooded jacket several months ago (black) and haven't been able to take it off. I wanted the hoodless version but couldn't justify buying the exact same coat minus a hood in the same color. So, I saw this color (avocado with coral contrast) and have been coveting it. I finally decided to bite the bullet and get it - and it happened to be on sale, so I seized the opportunity. There was a snafu with the website and I could only purchase the one that had previously been in my cart (an XL) - the avocado was not showing up as a color choice at all, at any price. (I had originally ordered an XL in the other jacket but sized down and it's a much better fit - and warmer now that it fits properly.) When it arrived, it was too large, as feared, but it seems like it will be large overall even after sizing down - plus it's bulkier. I am going to try it and see what happens, but part of what I love about the other jacket is that it's so warm without that bulk. But I just couldn't say no to this color.
January 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by summer15 light and warm
love it, light and warm, looks great. My daughter even likes it and wants to ware it. great color,barberry, got size medium l'm 5'2-143lbs. l hope this helps.
December 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by reviews100 Great Gift
I sent this to a friend in Colorado. She adores the jacket. She is very tiny and the XXS fit her perfectly. I also bought this for a mlae friend and my gifts have been huge hits. I would recommend buying this for anyone.
December 23, 2015