Rated 4 out of 5 by janebit Great Top But Arms Not Long Enough for Thumb Holes
I received this less than a week ago but have been wearing it every morning over my workout clothes on my way to the gym. I am 5'9", 170 lbs. and trim/toned in my upper body. I normally order M tops but always get L when they are long sleeve because my arms are long and I need the extra sleeve length the L provides.
As others noted, the sleeves are not as long as expected. For me they are not long enough to use the thumb holes, but they are long enough without using the loops. I bought this on the daily markdown sale and was prepared for the shorter than normal sleeves because of the other reviews, so it did not bother me; I knew what I was getting into and it was a great price.
This is a lightweight top and perfect for layering. It is SLIGHTLY fitted, so even if you carry your weight in the stomach/upper body you should not have a problem. I would prefer a more fitted top (flaunt what you have!), but it is true to the description of slightly fitted. Because it is slightly fitted you can use it as a layer over other clothing.
I ordered the white and it is perfect for the spring and summer mornings that are chilly. I missed out the other times it was on the daily markdown but finally was able to order it this time. So pleased!
May 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by critterfarm Need more colors for us "Autumn" women!
I have 5 of these. I was so looking forward to getting more, as some of the older ones are finally showing wear. I wear these ALL THE TIME: Kayaking, archery, cycling, teaching, going out + + +. They are perfect for all my activities, and (on me) they are just long enough to be flattering over leggings or cycling shorts. They also look great with jeans, shorts, and skorts. So comfy! PLEASE tell me that you will keep carrying them. I can't wear black, pink, or purple. Some of us are Autumns. We need more of the turquoise, green, orange, burgundy......
April 16, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by HappyOutdoors Disappointed!
I liked the shape of the shirt, but the shirt has absolutely no give to the fabric. The material also snags very easily and after wearing only a couple times the shirt looks awful with snags all over it. Really disappointed that the shirt didn't wear better.
April 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Desktop759Shopper Good Value
I agree with others that the seams are a little scratchy but it didn't bother me and I now have two.
February 22, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by cmcdogwalker no stretch
I kept this top (was on sale) but would not buy another one. The sleeves are too short to use the thumb holes like others have said. There is no stretch to the fabric so I cannot push up the sleeves if needed - that is annoying. It is not what I would consider warm but works under a heavier layer.
January 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by TysMom123 Great for a casual day at home...
I really like this shirt. I don't find the seams to be scratchy at all (mentioned in a previous review.) It has a nice fit too. Great quality. Expect this to be part of my wardrobe for a while...
November 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by critterfarm Please make this in more colors, Best shirt EVER!
I ordered this shirt for archery/biking/hiking/kayaking, I wear it ALL THE TIME, including to work and out on the town. I ordered another one. I would love to have more! It has a silky and lightweight fabric-- very flattering over leggings, skorts, shorts, jeans, and even nice pants. I throw it in the washer & dryer, and it never wrinkles--even if it's been in the basket or in my suitcase for a few days. Seriously, I would wear these shirts EVERY DAY, if I owned more of them!
October 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Snoozella Love it!
This is the first shirt like this I have purchased from L.L. Bean. I love the feel of the fabric and the fit. I am going to order more.
September 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by threadsmith Love this shirt!
This shirt has received some not so good reviews but I love mine. I have not purchased this shirt previously so I don't know what it used to be like but I think the current model is perfect for my needs, light enough for the gym but warm enough for hiking in cooler weather and smart enough to wear shopping after my workout
August 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by seatosea Should have listened to previous reviews
This is certainly not close to the BeanSport 1/4 zip tee I purchased in 2012. I would have bought more at that time if I had known LLBean would change it so much. Material is not nearly as soft, fit seems off (too large in lower body), exposed seams are very abrasive, especially in the sleeves. Went right back. Will stick with my old tee and cross my fingers they bring that style back.......
July 8, 2014