Women's Soft-Brushed Fitness Fleece Zip-Pocket Jacket is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 520.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from fitness fleece changes I have worn fitness fleece zip jackets year round for many years, given I am 75, lol. As others have said, keep to the original. Last year you had some better colors, but no zip pockets. This year there are drab colors, and piping, yuk! Please bring back some cheery colors, along with those who like black, cream, gray and navy. They are cheery in the winter, and good for warmer months as well. They also bring safety to those of us who do a lot of walking or outdoor activities. Last year's French Blue was a winner. Let's keep to the original, see some color, no piping, particularly of a different color, and zip pockets, please.
Date published: 2019-10-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not the same I also was happy to see an attempt to replicate the wonderful fitness fleece jacket from many years ago of which I own 4. The new one is a poor attempt to recreate the jacket. The fleece is soft but I do not like the brushed fleece on the inside. It runs large. The most disturbing thing about the jacket is the zipper! It does not work smoothly and it is on the WRONG side. The sides of the zipper on the front are for a men's jacket NOT a women's. Really?! Nothing speaks louder for poor quality control. Both the large and XL that I ordered are the same. I also do not like the contrast color piping that comes on all the colors besides blue and black!
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bring back fleece jacket styles made around 2005 Bring back the original fleece with the stand up collar and ditch the LL Bean logo sewn on the front. I wanted to replace mine because the black is so faded but this just won’t do. Why isn’t LL Bean embroidered on the bottom? It’s awful. Every year I look to replace my jacket and I’m consistently disappointed. Where are the fleece zip-up hoodies? I used to buy a men’s fleece zip-up hoodie and I never see them anymore for men or women. The last zip-up hoodie I saw for women from LL Bean had a drawcord at the waist and was long. Bring back the hooded fleece full-zip jackets, hip length (like a regular jacket). Every year I look to LL Bean and I’m so disappointed.
Date published: 2018-10-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice....but a couple of issues I was both please and disappointed by this jacket - depending on what parts I was looking at. The fit is great, and the fabric is so far superior to the old type that pilled on the inside. Also, I'm happy to see the zippers on the pockets again - very important for outdoor activities. However....the zippers are awful. First of all, the jacket zips on the wrong side. I could put up with this, except that all the zippers are stiff and difficult to slide. I still haven't decided if I'm keeping the jacket or not. Please fix the zipper issue, and you'll have a wonderful product. (Also, some more rich jeweltone colors would be nice.)
Date published: 2018-09-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from HUGE Disappointment! I have a couple of the fleece jackets from LLB from a couple years ago that are absolutely wonderful. I wanted to add to my wardrobe of them since I wear them around the house and out and about all the time. I cannot tell you how incredibly disappointed I was with the fabric. There is no comparison of this fabric to LLB's fleece jacket fabric of the past. The fabric is extremely thin and flimsy. Not at all like previous llb fleece jackets. LLB please consider bringing back your original light fleece jackets. I will be happy to purchase one when you do. This one is already being returned via UPS.
Date published: 2019-08-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I'm sad I guess these jackets just have bad zippers period. I was going to exchange mine that I bought in the flagship store, but why bother since it looks like all the zippers are going to be bad. And, you don't have the color of my original one. I really loved the old hooded zip fleece, I have worn it to death. That's the reason we drove to the flagship store, to find a new fleece like the old one. Thick, hooded, labeled LLBean, big never fail zipper, stretch cord bottom. This new one is flimsy, broken, no hood, and you didn't have medium so I had to take large. come on Bean! no one needs to pay top $ for this.
Date published: 2019-01-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I have many of the original fitness fleece jackets (8 at least) and loved them. They were light, layered well, were stylish and came in a great range of colors. I do not like this replacement. The fleece rubs off on my car seat belt and office chair, it is not as stylish, I dislike the contrast zip and binding colors and the LLBean logo label on the outside. I also miss the wider range of color choices. If you want a sporty style and never had the original you may like this. However, I will not be ordering more of these until you bring back the original styling and wider range of colors.
Date published: 2018-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Zipper issue As others have stated, the zipper on this jacket is awful. I ordered 2 sizes - the one that got returned had a horrible zipper that was impossible to start while wearing the jacket and still very difficult to start even when it wasn’t being worn. The jacket I kept seems to have an OK zipper - it starts easy enough but it’s very small. I suppose the alternative would be to add a more substantial zipper but then the light weight of the fabric would result in the dreaded “zipper bump” that occurs with heavier zippers on lightweight fabric. Other than the hit-or-miss zipper, the jacket is flattering and comfortable and lighter than average fleece jackets making to perfect for spring and fall.
Date published: 2021-08-13