Rated 5 out of 5 by CaveatTalonWager Not just pretty, but STUNNING!
I ordered this fleece "sweater" in Reef Teal. I went ahead and ordered my normal size which is Large. One never knows for sure if their regular size is going to be the right size when ordering online. In this case, for me it is.
The reef teal is more muted than it shows on the website, but in this case that is a good thing. It is a soft stunning heather-teal color, not nearly as bright turquoise as shown. I fell in LOVE with it while it was still in the bag and held my breath before trying it on.
It was as though someone took my measurements and made a garment just for me (how often does THAT happen?). This sweater is very slimming and flattering...looks like I lost 20 pounds with it on! LOVE THAT!
The fleece sweater is a heavy fabric and will be very warm. This is a garment that can be dressed up for sure...not just a casual piece of fleece. The sweater look and feel on the outside is so luscious. It can be worn with a tee under it, but is pretty enough to stand on it's own and just be worn zipped up high enough that you don't need to layer it. Can you tell that I like it?
Lucky for me I ordered one in gray too, which is on back order until May. This is worth waiting for. Thanks LL Bean for designing such amazing clothing! It is items like this one that keep me coming back!
February 24, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Tulip68 Great Fit
Well made and great fit. I would have given it 5 stars if the Kelp green did not appear to be washed out and faded looking. I thought I was getting a nice rich, dark color. A bit disappointing.
February 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PuffyForever Superlative Fleece
Super impressed with this stylish, lightweight and fantastically cozy-warm fleece. I got it in Kelp Green and love the understated elegance of the "slightly fitted" fit. I am often a medium in LL Bean and in other sizes (5'5" 36C but with arms on the longer side ) and this fleece fit perfectly. Plenty of pockets (yay, not just on the men's fleeces)!
I'm strongly considering buying another one. I can already tell this jacket will be a favorite!
February 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SaraHannah A Perfect 10
I have several full zip fleece hoodies and several sweaters. This sweater fleece is simply the best of both worlds. Warm, soft, comfortable, and fits me to a T. I'm 5' 7" with a 40 chest, 35-36 waist and 40 hips. The large is perfect. Comes to the top of my thighs, which is my favored length. Love the color and striped pattern! It also fits very well under my winter jacket, providing a nice base layer over just a long sleeve cotton top in very cold weather.
Go for it!
February 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Southerngal123 Awesome sweater fleece!
I ordered this sweater fleece in both True teal medium and Reef teal large because I wasn't sure which size and color I would need. The Reef was on backorder so I got the True teal first. It is a beautiful bright blue sweater with a darker blue pipping. It is much prettier in person than online. The medium fit me perfectly. I am 5'71/2 144 pounds, with thin broad shoulders and a flat chest. The sweater is fitted but not tight. There is some stretch in the material. Sleeves are a perfect length.i can easily wear a long sleeve tutleneck or tee shirt under it. I like that the sweater dips in the back to keep my backside warm. I called Customer Service to get them to switch the backorder Reef teal from large to medium. They were awesome as always! I held off wearing the blue one until the Reef green came in. Of course it was just as beautiful! I decided to wear the Reef teal. It's is a bright teal green with pipping that is more subtle, very close in color as the sweater itself, but the heather-ness is more prominent. I have a tee shirt that matched great! It is warm without being bulky. I am not a big fan of fleece because it makes my long hair stacticy, but not with this sweater. Now I have to decide if I will send the True teal back or be indulgent and keep both! I did use my $10 coupons and had a% off coupon too... My sister would call this J&R...justification and rationalization! Just too hard to send either back when I love both!
February 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by soupyRN True Teal Fleece Jacket
Bought this to replace my LL Bean fleece coat that I lost on vacation 2 weeks ago. Got it in small and it fits perfectly! The material is soft and warm. Pleased with the quality and would recommend to others.Thanks LL Bean!
January 30, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by MaraKate Great but some flaws.
I Love this style of sweater fleece that I bought one in pink sunset as soon as I saw it in the store. It was great by itself to keep me warm but now that it's gotten colder, especially up here at Storrs, I use it to layer with my Baxter State Parker. It's starting to fuzz at the beginning at the sleeves and it's beginning to look worn out but I've only had it for over a month. I really wanted to keep it but the seams are starting to run.
January 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Authentic Wonderfully warm and chic!!!
So happy Bean is making quality Bean active basics in XXS. I love the Signature fit. But, there are some things I would like to have from Bean such as this fabulous jacket. I bought it last spring in XXS (grey), and I could not wait until the weather turned this autumn so that I could enjoy wearing it!!.
I wear it with a Signature modal/cotton crew underneath in black and black leggings and red sneakers without socks for a nice casual look. I also have worn it with a signature cotton turtleneck in charcoal underneath, along with black felt miniskirt and black tights and black suede over the knee boots. Two distinct looks for two different purposes. The sweater fleece jacket holds its own with both looks.
For information purposes. I am slightly less than 5'4'' and weigh about 100. I wear a 32 B, and I have straight across shoulders. The jacket fits like a dream. I love it so much I might just spring for that new kelp green ;-)
January 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lizlikesllbean Fuchsia Sweater fleece
I saw these in the store and liked them. I finally caved and used some of my $10 coupons. The colors were limited to fuchsia and true teal. The fuchsia is not too bright and sort of heathered. It's sweater looking on the outside with soft fleece inside. I'm happy with it. It appears very similar to a competitors "better fleece" line. LLBean is more reasonably priced. I like my jackets to be a little roomy so I ordered a medium (I think I could have been happy with a small) , it is a little boxy around the waist, but not enough for me to return it. I'm hoping it will hang better after I wash it.
December 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by suzyinal Everything I wanted and more!
This review is for the Bean's Sweater Fleece Jacket. I ordered a size small in the pewter color, which is a light gray. It is a perfect fit for my 5'5" 115 lb. frame. It is so classy and looks great with active clothing, or can be worn with casual or even dress slacks and looks great with a scarf. Also love the zip pockets. to hold credit cards and cell phone.
Looks awesome with dark gray, black, and rich toned colors.
For a lightweight jacket, it is warm and cozy. I wanted to wash it before posting a review, so I washed in cold water, gentle cycle. I put in the dryer for about 15 min. then hung up to finish drying. looks great!
December 6, 2014