Rated 5 out of 5 by Vorca Best Hoddie of all Time!
Best hooded sweatshirt of all time! Lining in the sleeves prevent bunching and clinging when wearing long sleeves underneath. Pockets have a thin lining inside with Velcro like a hidden pocket. I own three different colors and my wife has two. I cant recommend them enough.
November 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by supaentpaul No Fleece in sleeve.. Cold on the arms!
Nice hooded sweat. Well Made.But .....No warmth in the sleeves. Have others I bought at half the price with warmer sleeves. Probably Keep it and wear long sleeves under. Will not buy more!!
November 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Philip2 Heavy weight sweatshirt
Ok first, I'm always cold. With all these great reviews, who needs mine. I love zip up hoodies. This has comfort, is soft and warm. Toasty cozy on a chilly day, if it was pj's I'd sleep in it.
I got the black cherry /navy one. Yes you could find less expensive in department store, but not as good quality as L.L.Bean delivers.
You just can't go wrong with this one. And I'm a cheapskate when it comes to clothes buying, but if you have to wear. May as well wear comfortably.
November 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MisterMatt Bean's Best
Exceptionally comfortable and warm. Generous fit without being bulky. Ordered a new one today, existing one is almost 10 years old and remains in excellent condition.
The pockets contain an inner Velcro closure to secure any items from falling out, great feature. The hood lays down, does not have that pointy look while being generous enough to allow the wearing of a knit hat or baseball style cap underneath.
Extremely comfortable to wear while sailboat racing during windy days of late Autumn and early Spring. Great for hiking, yard work, bicycle rides and snow shoveling. Very durable, you will not be disappointed.
November 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RightHereInMaine YES, YES, YES!!!
Finally, a high-quality, heavy-duty, non-skinnined, tough-as-nails-and-warm-as-toast, good looking, good fitting, complete package of goodness in the form of a sherpa-lined sweatshirt. GAWD I love this thing! Hat's off, Bean...you've realy done it with this Katahdin Iron Works product. Love, love, love me this sweatshirt!
Now PLEEEEEEZE don't go change it. Just make more of them.
November 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by RidersDad Great item
This is my "go to" work sweatshirt during the winter. I have a number of these - with and without hoods. They are very warm - wear very well - are easy to clean. These do have some "heft" and are much more substantial than a normal weight sweatshirt. External patch pockets are not particularly warm. This item would be vastly improved simply by adding an inside breast pocket for cell phones/wallet/keys, etc.
November 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by RufusC Color
I'd like to buy a gray one, but the color is wrong. It should be a light gray, like traditional athletic sweats. There would still be enough contrast with the fleece.
It would look way cooler.
I've been waiting a long time and it doesn't look like LLB is going to make a light gray one. But they didn't always have the present char gray one either. It came in a couple of years ago, so there is hope.
My present dark blue one is the best sweatshirt I've owned. It's true that the sleeves aren't as warm as the rest of it, but with a shell over it, it will stand up to January in North Dakota.
November 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by GREGMON Not exactly what I wanted
Very thick, seems well constructed, and the hood has two parallel seams so it avoids the pointy head look and drapes well over the neck. Unfortunately, the sleeves are not fuzzy and thick, but polyester lined. With a t-shirt, it doesn't feel like "aaaah". I seldom return things, but used LL Bean's generous policy on this one.
August 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by mbengle Quality Concern
I am on my 3rd sweatshirt. I returned the other two because of holes in the fabric after washing. At first I thought it was our washing machine. When the second sweatshirt needed washing I took it took a laundromat for washing and the same thing happen. So I returned the items. One thing about L L Bean they do have a great warranty and gave me a refund. At some point it does get old having to return items. I hope the 3rd one works because the sweatshirt is WARM.
July 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by OtterSpace Great sweatshirt but lousy cuffs
My high school-age son lives in this sweatshirt! It's a great product and warm and cozy, but the cuffs started to fall apart less than a year after he started wearing it. We've mended them twice, but they need it again. The rest of the sweatshirt is incredibly durable and has held up well to wear and washing.
March 23, 2014