Rated 5 out of 5 by globalMarsha outstanding quality
I purchased this jacket in kelp green for a upcoming trip to Ireland. I wanted something warm but not bulky. This fits the bill perfectly. Hard to believe its made from polyester; it has a sleek, finished, expensive look to it. I had been looking at this jacket online for months, waiting for it to go on sale. Finally ordered it a full price because I am leaving on my trip soon. I am not sorry because the quality is outstanding. Please note the jacket sizing is fitted so if you are looking for something looser, order a size up.
April 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by rzpwtn Perfect for fall and spring
I ordered this jacket over a year ago and waited almost two months while it was on back order. I love it, but wish there were other colors and it stock was not depleted so fast. The collar trim makes the collar stiff and picky, but I just fold it down when I am not out in the cold. I ordered a gray in large and would love another in a COLOR. Seems LL Bean is almost always out of stock in the pretty colors when I want to order something in a medium or large.
April 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by mommyz material pills horribly
Love the fit and style of this jacket but after just a week of light wear, it's already pilling significantly. It's especially noticeable since I got one of the darker colors (green). Disappointing.
April 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoyalLLBeanShoppper This is a go-to sweater fleece!
Over the winter I wore a similar style sweater fleece from another company. This spring I decided having a heathered gray shade would be good and I found this fleece sweater from LL Bean.
This is exactly what I hoped for when I ordered.
In LL Bean tops I wear a size Medium. The sleeves in the Women's Fleece Sweater are the perfect length. The arm is a tiny bit snug from the elbow to the sleeve end, but after wearing and washing it the fit is perfect with both long and short sleeve shirts under it. The princess seams add nice shaping. The pockets are nice and deep (roomy enough for a beanie and gloves).
In the Fall I hope LL Bean has this same sweater in black. I would buy one today just to make sure I have one for the fall and winter. More colors please!
April 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by horsesandcats Warm and well made
This fleece sweater is warm and well made. It fits well and is on the roomy size. I normally wear a size small and that is what I bought. The fit is roomy and it does not shrink when laundered. I bought the sunset pink (very nice color) and the classic light gray. Overall, I give this 4 stars only because the collar is a bit stiff and it rubs on my chin when I turn my head. I hope this will soften with wear; at least I hope it does. Otherwise, this is a great zip up.
April 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SanDiegoSusan Beautiful and Cozy
I ordered this sweater jacket in Pewter in my usual size, XXS, and it fits perfectly. I usually order Petite sizes, but this comes only in regular sizes and the fit is still perfect. It arrived today and I was so disappointed that it was too warm to wear it immediately. I can't wait to wear it because not only is it beautiful, but it is warm, cozy, very flattering, and stylish. I love the zippered pockets in front and on the sleeve, as well as the inside pockets, which are a bonus. The fabric is luxurious, machine washable, and soft to the touch. The pewter color is very rich and neutral. Needless to say, I love this sweater and highly recommend it. Mine will get lots of wear as it can be worn for casual or dressy occasions. Good job, LL Bean!!!
March 31, 2015
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