Rated 5 out of 5 by TrudyFudge Continually awesome
I own several of these pullovers and absolutely love 'em. Much better than sweatshirts in damp weather, dry much faster, are just as warm, plus they're lightweight and stretchy. It doesn't get much better than this. Now if LLBean would just bring back the natural/cream color that goes with everything. One in my collection is natural. I've had it for over 15 years, worn and washed it a LOT, and it's still hanging in there although it's just now starting to look a little worn and I'd like to get a new one. Great product.
February 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by kupcakie Just What I Wanted
As a previous reviewer has noted, this fleece pullover is a great alternative to a sweatshirt. This winter has been colder than usual and I was looking for something warm to wear when I'm sitting watching TV or reading (being a couch potato#. I did buy it on sale so was limited in choice of available colors but the fuschia is bright and cheery and I love it. For me, #5'2" 110 lbs) sizing was perfect - XS Petite. I was a bit apprehensive because of the mixed reviews but am delighted with this pullover as an addition to my winter wardrobe.
February 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jnkhh Don't Change Anything
This has been a staple item for me year after year and I love it. I love the elastic bottom. I have tried other fleece items that do not have elastic at the hem, and the cold air just goes right up the bottom of the jacket making them very unsatisfactory. That is the main reason I come back to the Trail Model Fleece year after year and the Bean Quality.
December 17, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by esmerelda1 plus size trail model fleece pullover
I love your trail model fleece pullover in regular sizes. But when I bought the plus size, it had an elastic around the bottom, unlike the reg. sizes. The person I bought it for doesn't want it and it will be returned due to the elastic hem. Larger bodied people do NOT want closely fitted clothes. The regular straight, loose hem would have been perfect.
The above goes for all of your tops and shirts in plus sizes: LOOSE is much better than fitted. More forgiving.
Also, could you please make more women's tops in hunter green color? All the many people with green eyes would appreciate that!
March 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MJTemp Super comfy, super layerable!
Great piece to carry in my carry-on luggage for quick climate adjustments. This is my fleece pullover for travel...I love it! Great value!
March 6, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by usedto63deginhouse Ugly green tape on teal shadow
I agree with other reviewers that the new style changes are unwelcome - the hem ribbon on the sleeves and the waist as well as the loss of the kanga pocket. I have at least 5 of these fleece pullovers from various years in the past. They have always been a favorite of mine. I do like the change that the sleeves are longer and the waist is also longer as it was a bit too short in the past even though I got a Large size to go over another layer. But now even tho it is longer it rides up at the waist. The sleeves can't be pushed up when needed because they are too tight at the hem. The zippers are too big. The now separated pockets are too small for long items or for bilateral hand warming. To top it all off the teal shadow has an unsightly ugly green tape around the neckline that is not obvious in the picture because the collar is not open. I like the teal color and I might keep it and try to dye the tape with a permanent marking pen. I am canceling my back order for a second one in french blue because of the style changes. Please go back to the old style.
February 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AnnetteMc Beautiful Color with a Flattering Fit!
This is a perfect mid-weight pullover! I purchased an XS Petite (I am 5'4", 115lbs, a size 4 on top, and a size 4 on bottom) and the fit is great - not tight but flattering with the hem hitting at the hip for a modern look. The Deep Capri color is so pretty and feminine. This is a great 3 season pullover!
February 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by WinthropBeanShopper Warm, cozy, fleece
I bought this fleece in the kelly green shade and it was just as vibrant as it appeared in the website picture. It is relatively thick, good as a heavier layering piece rather than as an outer layer. The pockets are lined and have a zipper close which is fine except I think it would look better if they had snaps like the collar. Aside from that, the pullover keeps you comfortably warm without excessive bulk.
February 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by northbass Runs small
I recieved this item the other day and find that it runs very small, I have two other Bean fleeces in the same size and they fit fine with a layer under, but no way could I wear a layer under the trail model fleece. However, the style is cute and I like the color so I'm going to keep it, but glad I didn't pay full price for it.
January 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by NeedsPockets Whose bright idea was it.....
Clearly someone thought that an elastic hem was a good idea, but there are a lot of us writing reviews who disagree. The jacket does not fall nicely back into place when I raise my arms (yes, I actually MOVE around in this jacket!): I have to pull it back down, which means I am constantly tugging at it. It also makes the rest of the jacket bunch up above it, for a hardly-flattering apple-like silhouette.
Luckily, I sew, and I'm going to cut off the elastic and replace it with a flat false hem. I wish I didnt have to.
January 5, 2013