Rated 2 out of 5 by ssh92dlh Disappointed
I have 3 of these fleece lined hoodies in the more traditional sweatshirt material and LOVE them. When I saw this as the daily special last week I thought the waffle fabric would be a great excuse to get a 4th one. I was wrong. The waffle fabric is too light and stretchy, and doesn't work well with the lining. The outer layer of the waffle material is baggy and dumpy looking. Sadly, I will be packing this sweatshirt up to send back.
April 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by llfr1end Glad I made this purchase
I ordered two of these at the two a day price. One in green and the other cream. The green looked awful on me so I exchanged it for another in cream. I find myself reaching for this comfy hoodie all the time. My puppy has come to recognize that when I put this on it's time for her walk. I agree with the other reviewers that the pockets don't hold much, but that wasn't a deal breaker for me. I love how soft and comfortable this jacket is and I am glad I purchased two. The size was typical of LL Bean. I ordered my usual medium and the fit was perfect. When I did the exchange I also went up a size so I had one that I could fit extra (thicker) layers underneath.
April 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by KRoo2 Cannot Resist This Hoodie!
I wrote a review of the fleece lined waffle hoodie on April 12, & I forgot to mention how much I appreciate that the zipper is a good quality metal, instead of a plastic one. I don't get along very well with plastic zippers.
I have just ordered myself another hoodie-- cream colored this time! I wear fleece-lined hoodies & shirts all year round in places like supermarkets & restaurants that are kept bone-chilling cold. Thanks again, L.L.Bean!
April 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by KRoo2 Nearly Perfect!
My niece begged for the pale green fleece-lined waffle hoodie that she saw in my catalog. I ordered it for her & she loves it. I then ordered the coral pink one for myself. We both love our hoodies! We agree that there is only one thing that keeps it from being absolutely perfect: that there is no lining in the kangaroo pockets. Even so, I love mine so much that I am seriously considering ordering the navy blue one.
April 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by vikcellz Love the colors!
I am 5'2 and 175 lbs. Apple shape (ugghh).
I purchased 3 of the waffle hoodies.
One in the green, one in coral and one in the mallard blue (the darker blue).
The hoodies have that soft fur inside that I LOVE.
The colors looked exactly like they did on the website.
I got the extra large to go around my apple figure and it is plenty roomy. I probably could have gone down a size. I can wear layers comfortably underneath.
They can be dressed up a bit with a contrasting scarf.
The hoodies are comfortable and I am happy with my purchase with the lower price that I got with the daily deal. I would not have paid the regular price for these. The reasons that I wouldn't pay full price:
As other reviewers mentioned...pockets are too small, anything that you put in them immediately falls out.
The jacket snags very easily.
The outside waffle material stretches out quickly. I find that I am putting my hands in the pockets and pulling down because it is a little too short.
The jacket is a little on the short side even for me (5'2). I usually wear a petite.
I got them for casual wear so for the price paid was worth it!
April 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by BeansRegular Not up to usual LLBean Standards
I got 2 of these hoodies--the mallard blue and the celadon. The blue was a bit dark, but looked good--the celadon was a sick looking green to me, and will be going back. I have many of the fleece lined traditional hoodies and was expecting something similar.
I am disappointed in the waffle external fabric. It is thinner and stretchier than other waffle fabric. The waffle fabric buckled over the zipper in several areas and appeared lumpy in the zipper area. The blue one arrived with a pull in the waffle fabric already (unworn by me), and the fabric seemed to be very pully--even the slightest rough spot on my finger nail would start to catch and pull the fabric immediately. This fabric just did not seem like it would have good longevity.
The inner furry fleece is incredibly soft and warm, but the outer waffle fabric is thinner and less warm than the outer fabric of the traditional fleece lined hoodies (which are therefore much warmer). Why do I want a fur lined hoodie that is not warm enough for winter temps? I don't, and these will be going back.
March 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bettina Not what I expected
This sounded good since I am always cold. The outside layer looked like insulated underwear. The mallard blue color was not flattering for a female. The pouch pockets were so shallow they would not have held keys or a phone safely or even your hands to keep warm. I was sorry to return since I am a great fan and frequent buyer at LLBean.
February 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by evgeneia Amazingly Comfortable
I absolutely LOVE this sweatshirt! I've been wearing it every change possible since receiving it--indoors, outdoors, with jeans, with PJs, with yoga pants--everything. I have it on right now actually--lol.
This is seriously the softest lining against the skin! It's like having a super plush stuffed animal against you.
I personally ordered a size up for a very relaxed fit--and it's plenty roomy. For a more streamlined fit, order your regular size. I have the dark blue, and am considering the coral as well.
My only complaint is that I wish it were an inch or two longer. Oh, and don't put much in the shallow pockets. But these are both minor considering how super soft and comfortable this sweatshirt is. Highly recommend!
February 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by llbeanershopaholic Comfy!
This is a really nice top. I almost gave it four stars because I found it has a boxy, unflattering fit, there is no plush fleece inside the arms-only the chest and back region, and I wish it had a two-way zipper. But I gave it five star because, yes, it's more of a sweatshirt feel, so of course it's going to have a boxier, more masculine fit. It is super comfy, washes and dries well, and is made well. The zipper is pretty heavy duty. FYI, the celedron color on my computer screen looked oatmealish in color, but when I received it, it was actually more of a celery green color.
February 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by foxyny Waffle Hoodie
Love the material of this hoodie inside and out. The coral color is bright but yet soft. I usually wear small petite (124 lb). This was not offered in petite yet the regular small fits well with room to wear heavier tops underneath. This will be a 3 season staple. Would definitely recommend.
February 22, 2014