Rated 5 out of 5 by ShopperfromOR My Favorite Piece of Clothing
I have 8 of these jackets. Living in Oregon, this is a perfect weight for indoors and outdoors. It is a perfect layering piece. It is my go to jacket. I am am 5'7' 170 lbs, and 68 years old. I buy a 2x women because I like my clothing loose. I wish they were an inch longer but I love everthing else about this jacket. I do question the zip pocket on the sleeve---I would prefer it on the side front top like many rain jackets have - easier to reach. I would like more colors - a turquoise would be nice. Love the cobalt blue, collegiate blue, red and black and coral.
My lilac must be replaced as the dog liked the zipper a little too much.
June 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by draftybarndweller Fitness jacket is just right
Love these fitness jackets. Ordered 2 in Petite S and they fit perfectly. Have great zipper pockets, light weight, but warm. Got them to take to tennis as warm up jacket, but end up wearing them for walks, etc. Tempted to buy more! So far have the darkish blue and the ivory. I'm 5'3", about 116 lbs.
June 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by nicknamebean Love, love, love it!
I bought one for me in north east, and one for my daughter in CA. We both loved the comfortable soft fit, the perfect weight for so many activities. I am getting another. Couldn't live without it!
June 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jpolm4 Love This Jacket!
This is a great lightweight layer for any time of year. Very soft and comfortable. I am 5'3", 107 lbs, and small-chested so I ordered an XS petite and it fits perfectly over a fitness t-shirt. The collegiate blue was a lovely lighter toned navy. Sine it arrived I've worn it everywhere: playing tennis, working out, and around the house when it feels a little cool. I will definitely be ordering another jacket when they get some additional colors in my size!
May 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by BridgetB I wish LLBean would start making talls
I love this fleece, for the most part. I've had a multitude of them over the years since they first came out. Living in the Bay Area CA these are the perfect layer to wear in the shade when it can be cooler, but you don't want a heavy fleece or you'd be hot. They are awesome. My #1 complaint is that they are cut so boxy that in order to get the size that fits me well through the body (size S) I end up with sleeves that are 2 inches too short and the hem that barely reaches my jeans. I'm also not super tall, only 5'8" and wear a size 6-8, so they really should fit fine. If only LLBean would start making Tall women's sizes these problems would all be solved.
May 11, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lovesoftclothes I miss the hood!
I love llbean jackets. But now no lightweight ones have hoods! Please bring back the hood!
April 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jaxcpa Great lightweight layer
Finally replaced a much older fitness fleece. I'm 5'2" and 112 lbs. The petite small fits fine, a little bit loose in the body. It's 24 1/2 inches long from high point of shoulder to bottom of hem, 20 inches wide across chest just under arms, and 18 inches for sleeve inseam from under arm to wrist. The older fleece was a small regular-no petite size back then- and is actually shorter by 1 1/2 inches and a little more tapered through the body than the new one. I think it's a perfect weight for weather in the 60's, and it's great to layer under a heavier fleece or rain jacket. I always take it when traveling.
April 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MinnesotaRural Women's Fitness Fleece Jacket
I like the Fitness Fleece jacket a lot. It is not bulky and has a feminine, trim fit--even in Plus sizes. It is a nice length, and it washes and dries well. Some have complained that it is not warm enough, but I disagree (of course, where you are and what you are doing make the difference). To me, it is just the right warmth, weight, and bulk--it doesn't take all the room in a small suitcase the way others do. Plus, it's a nice warmth for airplane passengers. If you need something warmer, you can add a vest and not look like a snowman. My only complaint is that L.L. Bean has not been restocking them in my size for several months, and I have been waiting for some spring colors as all they have had lately is Black, which I already own. I hope they are not discontinuing them!
April 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by rainrunner Seldom seems right
I like the fit and look of this jacket, as well as the idea of a lighter weight fleece, but the inside is smooth, almost slick, and feels cold against my skin. So when I've put it on, needing a little warmth, it doesn't do it for me. So, I hope to figure out the right circumstance to wear it
March 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hreviews Very happy
I normally don't write reviews but I know how hard it can be to pick out sizes. I wanted to give my fit for your information when choosing a size. I am 5' 3" 110 lbs with a very small chest. I ordered a misses small. The sleeves are perfect. I like the fit but it is a little loose so keep that in mind if you want it to be tighter. It's definitely bigger than I expected but it doesn't look baggy. As far as thickness, it is pretty thin so I wear it more as an indoor additional layer. If you are looking for something to keep you warm on cooler days I would go with a thicker one.
March 15, 2015