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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Armadillo pleasantly surprised
I ordered a petite medium and am pleased with the fit. The sleeves and length are a perfect fit for someone 5'2". It is very light--not a warm jacket at all--just to take a chill off, I guess. But, it is comfortable, and very soft. (Does not seem very fleece-like, but rather a "fuzzy" fabric.) It's the perfect thing for a warmer evening. The color is a beautiful pale peach.
March 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RetiredRedhead great layer for travel
Just wore this on a two week vacation to Central America. It was a perfect jacket for cooler evenings and as a travel layer on the airplane. Not at all bulky and easy to pack. Petite sizing is right on. I will be using these on future trips and only wish there were more color choices like brown, red and dark green. I am not a pastel person at all. Also washes well with other fleece.
February 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DishyP Great lightweight fleece for layering, indoor wear
Some people have complained in these reviews that this jacket is cheap & flimsy, so they give it a bad review. There are different weights for fleece so you can wear it in different circumstances! None of this should be a surprise since LLB describes it accurately. This is "Fitness" fleece which is one of their lightest weight fleeces (presumably you could be active in it outdoors without getting overheated). It is also perfect for layering and wearing indoors where a heavy fleece would be too hot. If you want a heavier fleece, order "Comfort" or "Trail Model" fleece or one of the other fleeces that are heavier weight. The lighter weight of this fleece is intentional and much appreciated. I have several of these and they wash and wear very well over time (they are not flimsy).
February 21, 2015