Women's Power Stretch Fleece Half-zip
warm, comfy, pretty
love this purchase! good quality, kept me warm and comfy on the ski slope.
February 21, 2014
Generously sized, as is usual with Lands End. This is a great top - exactly what I need for cold-weather runs. Smooth on the outside, fleece on the inside, with a little bit of stretch. I would have ordered another but they were out of my size - I hope they restock. I'm not a big fan of extra long sleeves with thumbholes, but these fold out of the way easily. I love the little arm pocket - just perfect for a car key and a credit card.
February 20, 2014
Love the thumb holes
This under an insulated jacket is all I need for this winter! Sent one to my mother-in-law in Wyoming.
She wears it all the time.
February 18, 2014
Works for me!
I was disappointed in the way the aircore polertec half zips wore over time. They started out cozy and soft and got pilled and stiff even with cold wash and no dryer. Land's End took them back even after a year!
I tried the Power Stretch because I wanted a smooth outer that wouldn't pill, and I need something warm to layer. Wow, these are great for running, training with weights, and just keeping the cold out in the house. The colors are fun and they wash beautifully. The extra small fits me well at 5 1/4 " tall and 108lbs.
I was afraid they might look like a leisure suit, they do NOT.
February 18, 2014
beautiful, not quite as warm as I expected
Power stretch is very stretchy, easy to get on and off. I love the long sleeves with thumb holes.
Fabric is smooth and a great color. I did expect the fleece to be warmer but it was about 20 degrees the day I ran in it. Very comfortable indoors.
February 2, 2014
This pullover provides just enough warmth for brisk weather, yet is light enough. Great fit, too.
Because I am 5 ft. 1, finding clothing that fits my proportions has always been a challenge. This is one of the reason I love LE clothes. They offer petite sizing which makes all the difference. Even though I wear Small in LE tops, I ordered these in petite Small and Medium to see which fit better. While the Small did fit, I knew I wanted something with a bit more room and the Medium was perfect. The sleeves are long because of the thumb loops so that's the reason and I love that feature when there's a chill. The top cuts at about mid-hip which is perfect. There's a neat zipper compartment for a key or card. Great quality -- nice fabric that is smooth and does not pill. The fleece lining is not bulky so it drapes well and packs easily. Great color choices. I purchased the magenta which is striking as well as basic white (snowdrift) as it will go with everything. Really pleased with this great purchase!
February 1, 2014
I own this in three colors I love it so much!
The fleece lining makes is warm and cozy, but the vent flap in the back helps keep from getting overheated. I bought my first one for working out outdoors, but find myself wearing it around the house on cold winter days. Flattering fit, gorgeous colors (I have the magenta, light aqua and dark teal). Slightly snug, but true to size. I wear 8 in LE stuff and a Small is perfect.
February 1, 2014
Must-have for outdoor activities--especially this winter! (& excellent customer svc)
First off, need to commend LE for their excellent customer service. My original order went to the last address I had sent to, which was my mother's house in a different state. I had changed the shipping address, but had not hit the "save" button so the shipping address defaulted back to my mother's unbeknownst to me. When I called to remedy the situation, a new package was immediately shipped at no additional cost. They simply told me to have my mother refuse the package when delivered. Very easy, no drama. This cannot be said for many online retailers so LE has my undying loyalty.
I purchased this shirt in a regular small to use as a midlayer and maybe outer layer for snowboarding and running. With the deep freeze in the midwest, I've worn it only as a midlayer and could not be happier with its warmth. One day was single digit cold and another was a little warmer but with gale-force winds. Stayed nice and toasty warm even on the chairlift with the wind coming directly at me. I usually take an xs in LE fleece shirts, but the small in this particular shirt pulls a little in the shoulders. Maybe because I have a base layer under it. Also, I am a little broad-shouldered. With the bitter cold, I've also been wearing it around the house so even though I got it only recently, it's already been worn more than anything in my wardrobe. Highly recommend. Only reason I didn't give it five sailboats is that it's a little "frumpy"--not really fitted through the waist, but in this cold, that's not my priority. Bought the raspberry color. It's exactly as pictured.
January 29, 2014
Nice color, but not very stretchy and arms too narrow for layering
The teal color was vivid and the fabric was attractive and the construction quality appeared to be good. However, the fit was peculiar for a form-fitting layering piece. The arms and shoulders were very narrow, so they were uncomfortably tight over a shirt. The body was relatively loose and baggy -- only slightly tapered, so it was not form fitting as I expected.. The fabric was somewhat stretchy, but not enough for sports that require a lot of stretch or movement. I need to return it, but it might work for a different body type and a sport that does not require much arm movement.
January 25, 2014
New go-to piece, but white has some drawbacks
I really do love this stretch fleece, I just wouldn't buy it again in white. The fit is flattering on my petite frame, and the features are great (love the thumb holes!). The zippers are sturdy, and the fleece is soft. It is great for running or slipping on over my work out clothes for the gym. I tend to end up wearing this all day, from the chilly bus stop drop off, to the work out, to after school snack, to dinner prep. This ends up being my problem. I love how the white contrasts with all my other work out clothes (black pants and jewel toned tops), but it does pick up stains quite easily in my mom-on-the-go life. Also, make sure whatever you have on underneath is something you want others to see (not a rude t-shirt from college or something), because the text will be completely visible under this fleece. If you only wear this for your actual work out, and not for cooking or eating, you will probably LOVE it as much as I do!
January 23, 2014