Rated 4 out of 5 by linzos nice but godawful colors
I have to say I ordered one for my husband in the cayenne which he liked but the two shades of green I ordered for myself are awful unless you are just wearing it as a safety thing. They'll be going back sadly. I love the feel of the material.
October 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by BabyGotBeanboots Good fleece for layering or as a fall outer-jacket
I bought this jacket about a week ago, and I really like the it. The fleece is soft and much thicker than the runner's fleece. I have recently been wearing it as a jacket over long sleeve shirts. But it will be amazing as an under-layer to my new Ultrawarm Down jacket, and has proven itself in the "hurricane" we had in NYC this weekend under my Beadnell wax jacket.
One thing I don't like is that it is a rather boxy cut and fits awkwardly large at the chest while still being a teensy bit smaller than what I usually wear. I'm a pear-shaped size 10-12 and I got the medium and it fits, but very snug. I tried a size up but that only added to the boxy large chest issue.
October 4, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by MsBxxl ms
Jacket runs small. I wear a 2x in everything and it is usually loose this jacket is tight and I can not zip it. Order a size larger than you usually wear or you will have to return it.
September 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MaryInAK I Love My Trail Model Fleece Jacket
I bought the trail model fleece jacket in violet. It is soft and warm. I'm wearing it as an outer layer right now in AK, and it will be be a perfect layer under a parka in winter. The jacket fits great and the color is beautiful.
September 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mjkbaar My favorite fleece jacket!
I purchased this fleece jacket in grey during my visit to the L.L.Bean store in Colorado. Growing up my mom always bought me fleece jackets and sweaters from L.L.Bean because of the amazing quality and durability and 15-20 years later nothing has changed! I wear this jacket almost everyday inside and outside and even though I have washed it many times it still looks and feels the same way as when I purchased it. It is also surprisingly waterproof. I tend to spill a lot of things and the other day I spilt a glass of water on my jacket and it just sort of dripped off of the jacket and the material didn't absorb the water which I thought was very impressive.
I bought a size medium. I am usually a size 6/small. As I was shopping in the store I tried on the small and the medium and I could've gotten the small, but I don't like my fleece jackets to be very fitted on and the medium fits very comfortably, without being too roomy and extremely baggy on.
I highly recommend the trail model fleece jacket!
September 11, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by MamaInChicago Much too big in chest
I wish I had read the reviews before ordering it. It feels wonderfully warm and soft, but there is definitely something wrong with the cut. It is huge across the bust -- fabric bulging out everywhere. I'm going to have to return it and look for another option.
September 10, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by MAnderson1980 Disappointed
NOT NORMAL FLEECE
Soft, but weirdly stiff. Felt almost like that velvety wallpaper. Had a faint plastic smell. Also, the collar in an inch shorter than normal fleeces and the sleeves are an inch shorter than normal jackets. Returned.
On the bright side, the blue color is beautiful.
September 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SunshineNH Kept me Warm on Chilly days in Maine
I bought this fleece jacket for our vacation in Maine this summer and I am so glad I did because it is the perfect amount of warmth on those chilly mornings and evenings.
I love how I can put my hands in the pockets without feeling scratchiness of pocket lining, it fits me very well and in fact I am buying another one in RED. I have the pastel purple and just love the color.
September 5, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by gigi2006 I like the old model better
I was very disappointed not to be able to find the old pullover style in the Trail Model. That's why I gave it 2 stars. It's available for men but how about us women who have been wearing the same style for years and depend on being able to replace them?
August 31, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by VancouverTraveler Ill fitting bust, believe the reviews, ladies!
My review refers to Sized Small, Cayenne color which is on sale. Like other previous reviewers, I found this jacket to be extremely ill-fitting in the bust. The seaming is too low and roomy, much like the picture a previous reviewer posted. I can only see this jacket fitting a smaller woman with very, very large, lower bosom. If this describes your body type, lucky you! This jacket will be perfect for you. For reference, I'm 5'6", 125 lbs, 34" chest, height/weight proportionate (and I don't have a super small bosom). Such a shame, the fleece was very soft and warm, and the color was great, a nice rusty, burnt orange and a great color for all you "autumn" ladies out there! Sadly, going back (boo). Hopefully, this is just a quality control issue and going forward, llBean can fix this problem for newer models. Hope this helps!
August 3, 2015