Warm and cozy...
I use fleece around the home to keep me warm or take the dog out for a walk on crisp fall days. I think it's a little warm for house use now, maybe when we get colder weather it will perfect. I bought this fleece at a great price and don't regret it. I'm about 5'4" and about 127 pounds. I bought a large, it's a bit roomy but not too big for one layer underneath. It's not ALL fleece, the black parts are a stretchy material. The cuff have a elastic quality to them, too. I always have problems with zippers, they separate or don't work well, even with LLBean products. So far no problems with the zipper. The pockets zipper close, an important factor for me for keys, etc. I haven't washed it yet so I can't comment on the integrity material yet.
Love it, bought multiples
I have wide hips and as a result my other fleece hoodies are loose-fitting in the upper body and the hoods are not snug. That's fine for wearing them as outer layers and not for chores or winter exercise, but I needed something in a midweight fleece that would be snug all over, a practical color, and not so expensive that I couldn't use it for chores. This wonderful hoody does everything right as far as I'm concerned. The smooth fabric on the sides and inner arms means it won't pill and moves better. Thanks to the promotion I was able to buy 4 of this (both colors and backups). Thank you, EMS.
Love this fleece!
I bought this fleece and loved it so much I bought another one a year later in a different color. I'm often cold at home and I put this fleece on once I change out of my work clothes for the day. I've also started to wear it as my sweater when I'm skiing. The zipper pockets keep all my personal items from getting lost on the slopes. The hood is a great layer under my coat hood so I don't always need to carry a hat once I'm off the slopes.
Go to jacket
I bought this jacket without the hood for my high school aged daughter who loved it! Later I saw this one with a hood and I snapped it up. Warm light weight soft all weather from 30 to 50's light rain and snow this jacket keeps me comfortable while looking bright and stylish with the very trendy color blocking to add a visual trimming effect.
I went to Yellowstone in the autumn with this and felt comfortable and warm, just wearing this and a t-shirt underneath. I have to admit that with the hood over me, it fits very snug and I look a bit like a blue egg, but at least I'm a very warm, happy blue egg in it. I really love this fleece hoodie.
Great in-between season jacket
I was looking for a jacket that was warm, but not heavy. This fit the bill perfectly. Took it on vacation because I wasn't sure what the weather was going to be like. Worked well when the temps dropped to the high 30's and breezy, but also was good up for up to the high 50's. Excellent all around jacket.
This jacket is great. It is warm, but not too hot. The sides and sleeves are not all fleece, so it is perfect for in between weather. I have been wearing it for weather in the 40s-60s and been comfortable. The hood is probably something the jacket does not need, but a nice option to have.
Thank you EMS
I am so glad I found this hoodie, it layers so nicely over the techwic layer. It is light and so comfortable. I will take it with me to Alaska this May. I am 5'2 and it fits well, sleeves a tad long but that doesn't bother me at all. Love it!
I've been needing to replace my black fleece hoodie for ages and I've never been able to find anything quite right. I ordered this on a whim (as I live out west and can't try it on first), and it's perfect. I bought the vest, too, and I'm thrilled with both.
The only complaint is that this does not have a liner. It is a very slight annoyance, but in the sleeves when I have sweaters that I have to hold tightly and it can be a bit of a challenge.