Rated 5 out of 5 by njgreen Best winter commute sweater for bus. casual office
I live in a northeastern city and my commute includes multiple block walks to/from mass transit. This can get really chilly. I work in a somewhat dressy business casual environment. This sweater is perfect for the commute! Between the classic Bean ragg wool and the extra inner lining, this garment is the extra toastiness I need when just the coat and scarf are not enough. Once in the office, the zipper makes it so easy to put on and take off, without wrinkling dress shirts underneath. While this makes it easy to slip right out of once I arrive at work, it is also dressy enough to keep on in the office, which I sometimes need to do as there is a bit of a draft sometimes when it's really cold. No more incongruous sports fleece vest over a dress shirt; this is a much more grown-up look. Terrific product - 100% satisfied.
November 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ColoradoLou Favorite
I've had this sweater for 2 years and it's the best I've ever owned. It's warm, rugged and comfortable. I get many compliments on it. I only wish it still came in oatmeal.
February 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by LoyalBeanite Warm But Construction is Lacking
After lusting after these wool zip sweaters for years, I finally broke down and ordered two, this one and one of the unlined ones. The unlined one is beautifully finished and the quality of the knit work is impeccable. However, the lined one is very poorly finished where it meets the zipper. Though it is warm and the flannel lining is comfy, the sweater looks messy and poorly made. It also pills like there's no tomorrow. The unlined sweater does not have any of these issues, so perhaps the problem is poor quality control? I will not likely return it, but after wearing it for a week, it already looks older than some of the oldest sweaters in my closet.
December 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ohioworker Very cozy!
I absolutely love this sweater! The sizing is spot on. The sleeves are a perfect length. The lining adds alot of warmth and coziness without adding alot of bulk. The styling allows you to wear this in multiple social situations! This is one of my favorite sweaters now! I highly recommend this product!
December 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gojester Best gift ever
My wife gave me this for Christmas 2012. I have never really worn sweaters before. This proved to be the perfect gift. I play golf every weekend of the year. I have been able to wear the sweater and still swing a golf clug without feeling like a polar bear with layers. In 30's and low 40's, I wear a pullover and a short sleeve golf shirt under sweater, perfectly warm even in the wind. The upper 40's or 50's I just wear a golf shirt and sweater. The pockets are worm and the flanel lining is great. This has replaced my coats and wind breakers. I can wear to work or for an evening out. I ordered the XXL tall and it has been a great fit, I did roll the sleave-ends back halfway, looks good. I realize I live in the GA-SC area and we do not have brutal winters, but they are plenty cold enough for me and my sweater. Another fine LLBean product. If lost, destroyed or stolen, I would replace without hesitation.
April 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MissRosie Very Warm - my dad loves it!!!
My 90 year old dad usually has a problem staying warm. I bought him this sweater for Christmas in the charcoal color. I thought it would be warmer than the other sweaters he has since it is lined. I think he has worn it every day since he opened his gift. I just bought him another sweater in the oatmeal color so he can change them out. He just loves his sweater.
February 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by heatherandrob Love It, But...
This is the greatest sweater of all time, but my wife keeps stealing it. Please, please, please Mr. Bean make one for the ladies so I can get my favorite sweater back. This may be my favorite item from L.L. Bean, and I have been shopping here for many years. This is a classic. My wife comments that the only thing that is comparable to this that you offer for women, is not all wool, not fully lined, and has an utterly useless double zipper adding frustration and complexity to a simple classic design. I love my sweater but you are making an enemy of my wife. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
January 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rubino Can't get enough of a good thing
I was given an unlined red ragg wool zipped sweater from LL Bean for Christmas. I liked it so much that I went on line to see if the same sweater was available in black or charcoal. I was delighted to find it in charcoal and see that it was lined. It came almost overnight, and now I wear one or the other almost all the time.
January 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JB007 Sooo Comfortable!
I picked this sweater up, when I was returning a Christmas gift that didn't fit. I love the look, feel, and versatility of this sweater. It functions more like a jacket, and you don't have to pull off over your
head. Just one left like this in my size and the oatmeal color is
great, definitely better than the three qtr. cotton zip sweater that I returned, it was cut way to tight in the arms and shoulders. I'm glad
I visited the store, I purchase most of my items online with Bean.
January 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lalcott6 Warmth, Finally!
No matter if he's indoors or out, my husband complained he "Couldn't get warm!". Until he wore this sweater. He loves how soft the ragwool and flannel feel against his skin and how warm and comfortable his "new favorite" sweater is.
January 6, 2013