Rated 5 out of 5 by Shamrock65 Very Nice
While I would not necessarily call this a jacket, it is very nice and goes a long way in comfort and in keeping one warm for it being so thin. The fact that it is not bulky is most welcome, but don't be fooled into thinking that thin is not going to keep you warm. I live in southern California and, of course, we have relatively mild winters. Still, it can get a bit chilly in winter, and this is what I bought this item for. During rains or even colder than average weather, this can serve well as an undergarment and can be topped with another jacket or such without "suffocating" you with too much clothing. All in all, I am very happy with this piece of clothing.
January 30, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nickname1 Nice to look at, but didn't pass the test drive
I love Polartec and I was very optimistic about this product. I was looking for something to keep me warm in 50-60 degree weather. I ordered this product, Bean's Pro Stretch Fleece Jacket, and a polyester lined jacket from a major outdoor clothing competitor headquartered in New England. This jacket (or more aptly pullover) was the least warm of the three. I decided upon the competitor's product. Product would serve best in lieu of a sweater indoors.
Product is very difficult to pull over a long sleeve polo shirt. A tad easier to pull over a smooth material shirt, but still difficult. Rustic red color was very pretty. Very snug and it won't be complimentary to most men's physiques. Napoleon pockets are for show and difficult to place and pull stuff from, plus any items other than paper will bulge with the snug fit. Likewise, I'm not sure what purpose the thumb holes serve, other than some design/marketing gimmick.
If it's possible to create a true zip down jacket will Polartec as the liner over a nylon shell, Bean should offer such a product.
January 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by PaulFB Jacket
Love the style and look. Fits very well. It is a little pricey but I feel that it was worth the price. Have only worn in inside, so I am not sure how well it will protect from the elements.
January 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by litoguti Another great looker!
Very good for layering with the advantage that, when you take to top layers off, this item looks great! Supple, warm, smartly put together. Good job LLB!
January 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by yorkiemoma comfortable, true to size
I would recommend to others.
January 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by vlo3 Fleese Jackey
When the Fleece Jacket arrived i found it to be exactly what I needed for the climate it is warm and comfortable for this time of year....
January 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Padraigh Polartec Microgrid Fleece Jacket
The shirt is very light, but very warm as a base layer under a sweater or fleece pullover. The fit is appropriate for the stated size, but is close to the body.
Transfers moisture away from the body to the next layer well and quickly.
January 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by zensm Great fall layer
This pullover is a great mid layer. Just got it and used it over the weekend in VT near the mountains. It got chilly fast and I was glad to have this pull over. What I like most about it is the thinness - it's not a thick/heavyweight fleece. Sometimes bulky is not always better! I bought another one in a different color I liked it so much. Size seemed accurate. Thumb holes really nice too, they just disappear when you don't need them. I haven't washed it yet so can't review how it holds up to that. This may be my new favorite (moving the LL Bean mountain hoodie to second place). I like hoods, so maybe a version with a hood could be a nice option.
September 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CJ017 it's a polartec pullover, not a jacket
To me, a jacket is something that has a full zipper. This is a pullover, but call it whatever you want - it's a champ.
At 5'8" and 170 lbs, the medium fits and hides my spare tire baggage well for being a slightly fitted garment. The only places it feels anywhere near fitted on me is around the forearms.
The polartec fabric used is supposed to be the same weight used in another popular brand's polartec pullover, but it feels just slightly lighter in weight to me.
I like the lay down collar and the raglan sleeves, but wonder how much relief the small patch of lightweight fleece at the top of the back will actually provide when overheated. The vertical reflective stripes at the bottom back are a nice touch, but ignored in the product description for whatever reason. Polartec has branded the garment with embroidery on the left wrist, and the LL Bean branding on the inside collar seam taping is a bit obnoxious. When fully zipped, the collar still has enough room underneath for a merino wool buff or other neck wrap.
I like the fact that this piece is cut for real bodies, not just slim-bodied outdoorsy monkeys. Fits me like it was made for me.
August 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MofReno Good For All Around Outdoor Wear
This jacket runs true to size, appears well constructed and can be used for a variety of outdoor functions. The zippered chest pocket, while useful, will make for a rather bulge on the chest area, if filled. Otherwise, would recommend.
March 17, 2015