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
Rated 5 out of 5 by sspohn1732 Fits great and is comfortable!
Perfect jacket for doing exercise outside during slight cold days. The jacket is lightweight, breathable, and comfortable. The jacket fits perfectly and is not too constricting on any part of your body. Very good jacket to throw on during days where temperatures are between 45 and 60 degrees out where you might perform some exercise or do yard work outside. The jacket can also be a good base to mid layer jacket that can help wick away any sweat during parts of those days where its cold but the sun is scorching.
March 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by huntfishhike Awesome 2nd layer
This is an ideal second layer for hiking/jogging or other active pursuits in colder weather. Just the right amount of warmth, low bulk, and excellent breathability. The smooth face makes layering over the top very quick and easy. The beechnut color is really sharp looking too. So far, it appears very durable. My only complaint is the neck once zipped all the way up is a touch too loose for my liking. I'm 5'7" 155# and the medium fits great (aside from the neck) as a second layer which is what this pullover is. Anyone who is active in the winter needs this pullover.
January 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MaineXCRunner Warm midweight layer
This item is practical for light exercise but has problems wicking sweat when put under heavy load. Great styling, sharp colors means I can wear these to work, with friends pretty much anywhere. Choose a size larger than normal, this has a trim cut.
December 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by ant56 Nice... but needs some work
Well, when I received this pullover I was very pleased until I washed it a few times. I got it in black and it seems to develop white balls or slight pulls and is fading around the sleeves / collar.. It's warm, but not real warm because it's fabric is made up with tight woven boxes in most of the shirt, but it's very thin around the box weave where you can almost see through it. I would imagine it's to allow the shirt to breathe during activities. Me personally, I was looking for something warmer...since they call it a fleece jacket. All in all, it's nice, but it's not holding up through the wash cycle, and that is uncharacteristic for LLBean quality; especially at this price. It's not exactly cheap. I might try another color to see if I get the same results during a few wash cycles. Either way whether I change the color or exchange for another black one, I will give LLBean another try... I am very much still a loyal customer.
November 22, 2014