Rated 5 out of 5 by TallTreesPNW Very nice
I bought a Medium size in a Pewter color. The jacket looks and feels amazing. I am 5'6" and 126 pounds with long arms and the Medium fit me perfectly.
I even wore an LLBean sweater underneath to see if the fit would be too tight. It still fit very well and not too snug. I know that some reviewers complained of tight arms, but unless you are Popeye, you shouldn't have any issues.
The color selection is gorgeous. I will be ordering more of these for sure.
August 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by happysal Hope they offer more colors in future
Just fell in love as soon as I opened the package....... it is beyond words wonderful. I know I will take it with me on all my travels. Construction is beautiful, fabric is beautiful, fit is beautiful. Thank you LL Bean!
August 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarmenSandiego a serious upgrade on fleece!
I'm 5'1", 112 lbs, narrow shoulders and hips and a 32DD chest. I range from XXS to Small in Bean sizing?a Small if I need room in the chest.
I purchased this sweater fleece jacket in XXS, color True Teal for the sale price of $40.
It's made in Jordan (not China!!) and has a high quality, sturdy finish. The hip pockets are deep and zippered and the shoulder pocket is useful for a key or other small item. Overall this is a well designed garment.
The fit is snug, especially in the arms. The back has a bit of extra coverage. I like this fit for those cold, windy days when you just want to be a mummy :)
Generally I hate polyester, so since fleece IS polyester I've stayed away. After this past winter I went on a hunt for a nicer looking, sleeker fleece jacket so I could "excuse" it's polyester-ness. This is it: looks like a sweater, but wears like fleece.
The teal is a deep, rich jewel-tone color. I'm sick of the endless pinks and baby blues sold at Bean in women's clothes. I prefer black, white, navy and jewel-tone colors. More of those please!!
Overall, I highly recommend this.
August 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by charmette Tight Sleeves
really wanted this last year but was sold out in the grey. didnt exactly want it for the summer but when i saw it i ordered it. looks great IRL - color, shape, length, quality... the only issues was the sleeves were tight with a sleeveless tank top underneath. i was surprised because LLB merchandise usually has a pretty consistent fit. Ordered Med and i workout but certainly not with big muscles. would be impossible to bend arms with a LS shirt under it in the winter. sadly going back :(
July 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by galin Warmer than Fitness Fleece
I had desperately wanted the Sweater Fleece Coat (longer than the jacket) this past winter, but it was sold out. I bought the jacket in the store at the start of summer, so it was super on sale and an excellent bargain. This fleece is way warmer than the Fitness Fleece, more on par with the Comfort Fleece, but it fits more snugly (I find the Comfort Fleece to be rather boxy.) I bought an xs and I am 5'3" / 115 lbs.
June 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by peekapoo Nice fit
Not bulky and gives shape without being tight. Light grey color is nice. Very comfortable. Also like the length.
May 17, 2015
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