Rated 4 out of 5 by nlsfbay Comfortable, but color of blue sweater inaccurate
I've only had the item for a couple hours and it's over 80 degrees outside so not the best conditions for trying out the sweater. So far the sweater is comfortable and isn't too hot for a strongly air conditioned office. I'm hoping it will withstand colder SF Bay temps and will be a good jacket when I travel east for Thanksgiving. A previous review mentioned the coloration was different from the photo and they were right. The blue depicted is a deeper richer blue than what arrived. The logos are stitched in a light gray thread and not a matching blue. I thought the zippers were going to be gray but they're essentially optic white. So the colors were definitely not what I was expecting. Not sure I like any other color enough to exchange it. If you want a more accurate depiction of the blue sweater check out photos of the hooded version of the same sweater.
September 22, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by manhattaniteD Different color / logo than appears online
Differences from what is pictured here on the site:
1) The blue jacket that I received is actually a very nice "bright apis" blue (see primaloft packaway jacket for accurate color), NOT a "cobalt sea" blue.
2) The too-large, stitched-in logo is in a white thread, NOT a discreet matching blue thread as pictured here. I really loathe being a billboard for a brand, and the discretion of the one pictured here is why I ordered it in the first place.
Undecided on whether to return or possibly exchange for the (boring) black and use a Sharpie to dull down the logo as another reviewer as done (great idea btw!).
If these things do not bother you, go for it - it's a great jacket.
August 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AICD LOVE, LOVE it.
The sizing was perfect and accurate. The weight of the sweater/jacket is perfect. Love the color, blue. It's just perfect. I ordered a MED and I'm 5'5 in and 138#. .
April 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NatchezRufus Comfortable, lightweight but still very warm!
I know it's probably too late for this review, but happened to spot it in Saved Mail and just had to try. I have told SO many friends about this jacket and wore it a ton over the winter. I live in Natchez, MS, where it doesn't get super cold but we're on the Mississippi River so with the wind the chill can get down into single digits, which is cold for us. The beautiful thing about this jacket (sweater) is that when it's zipped all the way up and I have on a hat and gloves, I'm warm as toast. In the hour or more we walk, the sun may come out and start to warm us up, and I can just unzip the jacket, which is truly so light you hardly know you're wearing it, and then I cool off! It is so different from the stiff, thick jackets I've tried for walking in the past, and this is light years ahead. I ordered it in black, so that some evenings I even wore it to go out to dinner if it was cold. Very, very versatile. Will order another one with a hood soon.
April 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by astute Light & warm
Beautiful color...light but warm. I haven't had to wear it that much of late because the weather has been nice (I live in Texas) but considering Bean's excellent quality, I suspect it will hold up nicely when it gets cold again. Wish it had come in more color choices.
April 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by travelsavvy great fit, light as a feather, warm, great style
This is just a wonderful jacket. For travel or just to run around town, it is light as a feather, fits great (I am a 6 - 8 and the small was perfect), side slash pockets and stand up collar are just what you need. It feels like you have nothing on, and you don't feel too hot in it when you go into a store, but it is amazingly warm, and light enough to layer under a raincoat for travel. I have worn it at 40 degrees with wind and felt comfy! It's not the only coat you'll ever need in a cold climate, but it's really handy and packs like nothing for travel. Sooo glad I got it. I got the black one to stay neutral. My husband just ordered a mens for himself.
April 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Parm Light & warm
Love it! Petite fits my short stature well & it's light & warm. Everything I was looking for. Great for travel as it packs down so small!
April 1, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Pamd826 Bad zipper
I bought this jacket last year. Had problems with the zipper coming open from the bottom. Sent it back, and received another one. It does the same thing. I've put up with it because I love the jacket. It's warm, not bulky and looks good. But, for $179 you'd think it would have a better zipper. Really it's a 5 star jacket except for the zipper.
March 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by holley2001 down sweater
Here in TN we are in the midst of a sudden and unexpected blackberry winter - it's been in the 60's and 70's, and this morning the temps dipped almost to the freezing point. For most folks in TN this is a major disaster, but I was happy because I got to try out my new down sweater - and it is FABULOUS! Not hot in the house (even after I had been out walking the dogs), not cold outside, so light and non-constrictive you wouldn't even know you're wearing anything - I am totally blown away. I LOVE IT! THANK YOU, L. L. Bean! Oh, and it packs in its own bag, too, so I can carry it with me anywhere! Worth every penny!
March 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by StardusterAck Perfect layer
This is a perfect layer for skiing or any outdoor activity. It is warm and light weight and fits well under any jacket. Very happy with the purchase
March 18, 2015