Women's Soft-Brushed Fitness Fleece Pullover, Quarter-Zip is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 329.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not like the new version I agree with the other reviewer that the fitness fleece did not need to be re-designed! I wear a fitness fleece every day (not kidding) and love them. This new version is heavier and tighter, the zipper is tough to zipper (not smooth and easy), it now has a band on the bottom that is a pain if you have hips or a butt, I hate the contrasting trim on most colors, and I don't like the stiff LLBean logo patch on the bottom. Like the other reviewer, I also would buy new colors when they were offered. Unless LLBean goes back to their original design, which worked great for more than 10 years, my fitness fleece buying days are over.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sheds! I got the red, which is nice and bright. WARNING! This WILL shed all over when you wash it. I put mine in a bag, that you use for delicate washing, when I wash it to prevent the fleece from getting all over my other clothing...esp. the RED! It's not a soft fleece either as some of the others I have are. So BEWARE if you choose to wear this w/o a shirt under it!!! I like the zipper that goes down further on this...easy on and off! It is warm. I wear this over a shirt. So I don't mind the stiffness in it. Overall it's fairly good......I would not wear it w/o a shirt under it!!! Yes! As others commented, it does run short!
Date published: 2018-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful but fit is inconsistent I love these and have worn them over the years. They changed the fitness fleece designs a couple of years ago and I loved the changes. But I've got a problem. I gained weight and now take a petite 1X, but LL Bean doesn't seem to carry that size. I ordered the gray one in petite XL and it is nice and roomy, it fits. So I ordered the same in deep blue and light blue. They were too tight. I am heartbroken. It's the first time I've had this problem with the fitness fleece line. I'm sending back the colors and keeping the gray one. I'd hoped to have one in several colors, I used to live in these things. Ah well.
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hate the changes, Where's the PLUS SIZES I have to voice my total frustration with the lack of PLUS SIZES in your Fitness Fleece quarter zip tops. No, I don't need a jacket. I want tops. I also don't at all like the changes you've made to this perfectly wonderful garment. The new trims are ugly. I must have at least 15 of these in all the past colors you had, but they are getting old and they are pilling badly. I need new tops in 2X. It wasn't broken, why did you change it? They look too casual. I really do live in these, they are my "uniform". PLEASE put them back the way they were and give us back our PLUS SIZES. This was the only thing I buy from LL Bean. You lost me as a customer.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from New & Improved? Not! Bought small & med in cream as store didn't have sizes to try on. Returning both. >>1) Sleeves way too long & too tight. Why no petites? >>2) Discovered that trim was navy, not black as pictured. Bought to wear with black pants. >>3) Princess seaming not attractive, appearing to add pounds, not slim as intended. >>4) Fabric is soft, but has a funny "plasticy" feel to it which may disappear with laundering. Maybe less stretchiness would also help the fit for those of us who want an attractive top, not a skin-tight display of all our faults! Please bring back the old style & fit (with petites). I'll be watching!
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Loved it and hated it. I really, really liked this fleece. Looked good. Felt wonderful and snuggly warm. Would fit well into my wardrobe. And I really like the care of the earth reflected in the fact that it is made of recycled bottles. BUT it shed terribly, as did two others I bought in different colors. I gently washed it, hoping that would correct the issue. No. I wore it as a second layer, and the under layer (a crew neck usually) always required extensive work with a lint roller after wearing. So all three fleece were returned. :( LLBean, please continue to offer garments that are good for the ecosystem, but please improve the fabric so that it does not shed. Thank you!
Date published: 2019-10-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great fleece but wash first I bought the blue one, wore it without washing, and it was great. So I bought the kind of Aqua-colored one and the gray one. They look a lot better than a sweatshirt! But I wore the aqua-ish colored one without washing (even though it says to wash first) and I had a severe reaction to it. I had a t-shirt on underneath but my neck itched so bad for 2-3 days, even though I showered and put on anti-itch lotion several times. I'm not sure if it is due to the recycled fabric but I highly recommend washing before wearing. I haven't reworn the aqua one yet after being washed but I'm hopeful it will be good now. I think these are a great value for the money!
Date published: 2018-10-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Uncomfortable! I have purchased about 12 of the quarter-zip and full zip fleece tops over the past 3-4 years, and I wear and love them still. I have twice tried the new style you have available now, and have returned the fleece both times. I found the styling to be difficult to put on, too tight around the torso, and hard to take off. In addition I found the fleece to be coarse to the touch, too heavy, and with no drape whatsoever, a quality the previous fleeces had in abundance. I disliked the rather rigid tape around the bottom of the garment, preferring the self-finishing used in the past. I have bought from LL Bean for years and still buy 90% of my clothing from you. Please listen to me, and bring back the lovely fitness fleece you used to offer.
Date published: 2018-05-15