Rated 3 out of 5 by travellllller TONS of Piling- lots of lint left on your clothes
We have washed this coat more than 5 times and every single time it fills up the lint filter full of fluff. When we wear a sweater or any type of shirt that will pick up lint then when we take this coat off we are covered in lint from the lining of this coat. I have never seen anything like it before. I wish I had taken a picture of my black sweater the other day- it was so covered in lint that it no longer looked black. My family started laughing hysterically. I loaned it to a guest the other day because they forgot their jacket and when they took it off they were covered in lint. Not every shirt you wear will cause it to leave piling behind- but when it does... it is bad. The reason we have not returned it is because it was cheap on the daily special one day and because it is VERY warm and heavy. Several different family members have worn it on different occasions and everyone has mentioned how heavy it is and how the wind does not blow through it (as of right now.) Of course, with every wash the lining becomes thinner and thinner so that might change. The metal zipper was a huge selling point because we have run into wayyy too many problems with plastic ones. The hood does not have fleece in it so you don't have to worry about it ending up in your hair- just on your clothes. :-)
January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Twinbutterflies Katahdin Sweatshirt Nor' Cotton Hooded
I got this for my husband in gray heather Medium after seeing it in the two-a-day daily markdown and reviewing the positive comments. My husband is extremely pleased with the fit, the weight of the fabric and the quality of the sweatshirt. Another great item from LL Bean.
January 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Blankman Very thin lining
Don't confuse this item with their other Katahdin Ironworks sweatshirt that is twice the price of this shirt. This ironworks sweatshirt is made out of very thin poly/cotton lining with the outer cotton water/resistant layer being about the same thin thickness. I originally bought the more expensive and re-purchased this as a gift thinking it was the same shirt, but this shirt is noticeably lighter and not nearly as good as the original. Do yourself a favor and spend a bit more money on the fleece-insulated Katahdin shirt. It is worth the extra $$.. don't waste your time with this one.
December 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ContentandHappy The best
I'm from the south where temperatures don't usually dip into the 20s but stay above freezing in the coldest winters. I love this sweatshirt for the warmth and comfort it provides. I've been purchasing from LL Bean for years and this is one of the best items I've ever bought from them.
It does run a little small in length but being only 5'9" it fits me perfect.
I would definitely recommend it for chilly days.
December 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by KyLake1 KIW Sweatshirt
Pros: Good fit and very good weight for my area. The front pockets were a concern after reading other reviews but they work well for me. Roomy but at an odd angle. Cons: The inside pockets seem useless. A zipper or even Velcro would have helped. It doesn't repel rain anymore than a regular sweatshirt. Overall a good purchase at sale price.
November 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by OnlyPercale The best sweatshirt I ever wore
This is the best sweatshirt I have ever worn. We had temperature yesterday in the 20s in New York, and this baby kept me wonderfully warm. It is a generous fit. I am 5' 10" and 200lbs. The entire garment is lined with soft fleece. It is very easy to put over other shirts. It slides right over. The workmanship of the material is outstanding. Although it is water repellant, it feels like normal sweats with very breathable cotton. The hood is also generous. When I first put this on, the seam pockets felt a little unusual but it has become quite comfortable, and I assume the design was well thought out. I have worn this inside and out and have gone to sleep in it without feeling overly warm. It is remarkably comfortable inside at higher temperature likely because of its breathability but is also very well insulating in the 20 degree temperature that has been going on here in NY. I love this quality garment, like almost all items purchased from LL Bean.
November 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robert69 Great sweatshirt
Just received and wore this for the first time today. This is a beautifully constructed, warm, soft sweatshirt. The sizing is true to size. This is far superior to anything you will find in the stores and you should take advantage of the sale it is a bargain at this price. If you are concerned items may fall out of the outside pockets there are two secure pockets on the inside as well. The hood is warm and comfortable. Good quality smooth gliding zipper.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by reader256 Great gift for hubby!
I just received this sweatshirt and was going to save it as a Christmas present for my husband, but it is so perfect for fall I decided to give it to him now as a "just because" gift.
He already has the heavy Katahdin zippered sweatshirt and wears it all winter long.
This sweatshirt is a perfect fall jacket - not overly warm, but still cozy. I got him the large and it is roomy and comfortable. (I got him the heavier sweatshirt in XL so he could layer under it). The sleeves are not too long and the zipper pull is large enough to easily zip. I am very happy with this purchase - it put a big smile on my husband's face!
October 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Happyinaustin Lousy pockets
Very nice EXCEPT the side seam pockets. HORRIBLE ! Awkard to get into.
Kangaroo pockets would make this a 5 star item.
September 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Happyinaustin Acceptable for the price
Nice. Not as heavy as I would have liked. Pockets on seams are not good. Rather had kangroo pockets. Good for the price.
July 26, 2013