Rated 5 out of 5 by goodLLBeancust very good sweater
very well maid, nice color , very warm , 100 % wool made in Norway. just a great sweater. ordered XL love the extra room on a cold day. hot chocolate , log on the fire : ) good sweater !
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PrepLaw Comfortable and warm
Comfortable and warm sweater. I've gotten multiple compliments on it at school.
January 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rgarrone THE KING OF SWEATERS
This sweater is the be all end all of sweaters. If you are looking for a traditional, turbo functional sweater, here it is. I wear this guy in all sorts of weather and it keeps me warm and dry every time. This isn't flimsy at all.
December 22, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Frequentshopper17 Size S is good for petite S woman.
I'm a woman, normally wears petite S or regular S. I got this size S for myself. I used to wear this sweater when I was a student many years ago. After that, LLBean stopped selling this. So, I was so gald to see this again. As someone says, its material is different and little bit thin compare to before. Actually, Mens size S is lttle bit bigger for Petite woman, but do love this sweater.
December 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ishmail Awesome Norwegian Sweater
I just received this sweater in a size XXL in red/blue. First of all the wool is fantastic - densely knit and solid with vibrant colors. Its European pedigree shows, as it is very well made. The XXL is not loose and baggy, but definitely made for a trimmer body type. I'm tall (6'3") but the length is acceptable. Above that you would need a Tall size. I feel that this is a great sweater and worth the extra cost versus a lesser priced China import - which really lose their shape after a couple of wearings.It's a warm garment.
December 5, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Antonella NOT A THICK SWEATER LIKE BEFORE
THE SWEATER IS NOT THE SAME AS I HAVE 2 IN BLUE-RED FROM 10 YRS AGO,SO SAD THEY MADE IT CHEAPER,EVEN THE CUFFS!!!! WILL NOT BUY ANYMORE OF THESE,FISHERMANS SWEATER IS THE WAY TO GO FOR NOW,BOUGHT 2 FISHERMANS SWEATERS
October 24, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by MikezZzzzz Not as good as it used to be
After reading a bunch of reviews on this sweater, I agree with most of them on the fit. I order the same size, but, now the sleeves need to be rolled up so they don't flop over my hands.
I am surprised there are not more comments on how the quality has declined over the years. So much thinner than before. If you don't believe me, I have several sweaters from years past and they are much heavier,especially the cuffs.
I won't be buying another one till the quality returns.
February 19, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by JonBvins The older version was superior
I have purchased 6-8 of these sweaters for myself. I wore many of them while I was framing houses in the cold NH winters. They were fantastic. I always had a work model and a newer "Sunday best" one.
Unfortunately, there were changes that affected the quality for me. The cuffs and waist band used to be double thick. Now, thay have become a single thickness.
I would be delighted to purchase more of these.....if they were to return to the original format. I would be happy to pay more.
February 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DuckDogOutdoorsman ORDER YOUR NORMAL SIZE!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am 5' 10" , 200 lbs & not fat. I wear a 44 in Sport-Coats, Suits, etc. I made the mistake of listening to all these reviewers complaining about the size & whining endlessly on how one must order down a size & went with that advice mistakenly & ordered a Medium, when I am always a Large...this is not the LL Bean Boot where one needs to size down.
I happened to be wearing the Commando Sweater in a Large when UPS dropped off the Norwegian Sweater in a Medium. Like a little kid I couldn't wait to put it on, ripped off the Commando Sweater with it's nice, snug, but somehow relaxed fit, & happily slapped on the Norwegian Sweater in a Medium...sadness occurred along with expletives immediately. It fit as snug as the Commando Sweater on me. However, that sweater is cut for that look, not the Norwegian one though!
I promptly ordered a Large & just came back from dropping the Medium one off at UPS. The sweater was not in my possession for more than two hours but boy was it beautiful & warm.
Angry I didn't listen to myself. This is not supposed to be snug folks. I could have kept the Medium but this sweater is meant to be roomy, to trap warm air, & have the ability to layer significantly underneath. LL Bean & the world is full of snug sweaters...which with this one just looks downright wrong.
Wearing my snug Commando now in a Large & love it but can't wait to get "The Norwegian Sweater in a roomy Large, the way this sweater is supposed to fit.
Listen to me here folks, unless you are a very thin person, order your normal size & don't think twice. If a little billowing bothers you, then don't buy this fantastic sweater.
February 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LACtx Very Satisfied
I received the Loden-colored Norwegian Sweater in Small as a gift. The sweater is made of a thick, warm wool fabric that feels substantial and durable but soft and springy at the same time.
At 5'7'' and 130 lbs., I find the sweater to fit really well. The sweater is neither slim-fitted nor excessively baggy. It is a comfortable mean, allowing me some give, but not enough to where I feel as though I am swimming in sweater.
I highly recommend this sweater.
January 4, 2012