Rated 3 out of 5 by mbengle Quality Concern
I am on my 3rd sweatshirt. I returned the other two because of holes in the fabric after washing. At first I thought it was our washing machine. When the second sweatshirt needed washing I took it took a laundromat for washing and the same thing happen. So I returned the items. One thing about L L Bean they do have a great warranty and gave me a refund. At some point it does get old having to return items. I hope the 3rd one works because the sweatshirt is WARM.
July 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by OtterSpace Great sweatshirt but lousy cuffs
My high school-age son lives in this sweatshirt! It's a great product and warm and cozy, but the cuffs started to fall apart less than a year after he started wearing it. We've mended them twice, but they need it again. The rest of the sweatshirt is incredibly durable and has held up well to wear and washing.
March 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lucky007 Awesome, Rugged, Comfortable
This sweat shirt is so well built, it made my "sweat" pants feel like my oxford cloth pajamas. Does KIW have a matching Sweat Pants?? Please?? Same color??? Fit was perfect, zipper was smooth and rugged, and it has not shrunk one millimeter after two wash/dry cycles. The fleece is very comfortable. What more can I say. I will probably get KIW's zippered turtleneck sweat shirt to complete my fitness wardrobe.
March 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by RRDR Great Sweatshirt if you are small
This sweat shirt is a good heavy weight product, extra warm, sleeves are lined so easy on and off. however it runs small so I suggest that if you ware a large order a X Large if you are a 2XL you will be out of luck it feels like a XL.
February 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by YouMayCallMeMrBean Excellent Quality But Not Workwear
Overall the sweatshirt is great quality. These are the key aspects that I found enjoyable:
- The velcro on the pockets is a nice touch so that you don't lose your keys when you are working in the yard
- The sweatshirt is double stitched in many areas for durability
- I found the fleece lining to be comfortable and not itchy at all (I'm not sure why I thought it would be)
-The cloth is very thick and can keep you warm working out in your garage on those cold New England type days and the item will last you a long time
-The hood is large at least enough for a 6'-3" tall male, which is nice for those windy or snowy days
The one area I didn't like was the polyester sleeves which resulted in the 4 star not 5 star rating. I pictured this as a rugged workwear item. I thought this would be more like other workwear with fleece lining or cotton lining through the sleeves. The polyester doesn't breath and when you are working in it your sweat makes the sleeves stick to you uncomfortably. The sleeves just seem really out of place as it is like wearing fancy suit sleeves inside a sweatshirt. That is the best way to describe it: like a suit liner inside the sleeves of a sweatshirt. I hate suits.
Overall this is great for doing light tasks in your garage or out in the yard. I've put bolts and other hardware when I'm working in the velcro pockets which never drop them. It is more ideal though to wear it for around the house or out to dinner. Overall I find this very comfortable, and I have unintentionally fallen asleep on my couch several times wearing it.
February 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Idaknow Great sweat shirt
This sweat shirt is great, keeps the body warm. As for sizing, if your measurements run real close to the upper limit (42-44) and measurement is 43-1/2 you may want to consider the next size up. Otherwise it is an extremely attractive sweat shirt (which is something in sweat shirts) and the hood is not oversized. Great clothing L.L. Bean!
February 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoverOfQualityDeals A Favorite
I bought this sweatshirt for my husband and one of my sons last Christmas. The both loved it so much that I bought another this Christmas for my other son. My husband wanted a second this year!! He wanted one for work and one for home. They are soft, warm and well made.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mbengle Best on the market!
This sweatshirt hoodie is the best you can find. This is my 3rd one.
February 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by wbcc excellent sweatshirt
I have had many sweat shirts over the years and this is one of the very best. The medium fits my 5' 9", 160 lbs. frame perfectly. The sleeve and body lengths are right on. I like the smooth polyester sleeve lining. Very easy to put on or take off. The hidden secure pockets are handy for keys or cell phones. The fleece lining is warm. Thinking out loud, I am wondering how much better this would be still if there were 2 more secured inside chest pockets? Thank you LL Bean for this great product.
January 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beaverfan Just Solid!
Great sweatshirt: heavy, warm, sturdy, well-thought out. SUGGESTION ONLY: LL Bean: put a water repellant coating on it. I live in Oregon...it mists, showers, rains, drips....a light coating of water resistant stuff would make this TERRIFIC! Other than that, it's like the pickup trucks of outerwear: no frills, just solid, sturdy, reliable, and gets the job done right!
sizing: I wear between a Med and Large most of the time (5/9" 175 lbs) I'd go with the large, since the extra thickness of the lining fills out the garment. Personally, I like the satin lined sleeves, unlike some other reviewers. Slips on so nicely.
January 28, 2014