Rated 3 out of 5 by PDXMAMA1 Too Big
I went by the provided sizing chart, and the vest was WAY too big. It looks well mad, so I have returned for the next smaller size. Hopefully it will come back and fit perfectly.
September 19, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Nepenthes Too big
I agree with a previous reviewer that said the chest area and arm holes are too big! I ordered this vest in a misses XS and it fits like a size L. My husband wears a size medium in men's and it fits him perfectly. Don't order this vest if you have an athletic build (I'm 5'5 130lbs). They must have pinned the heck out of it to fit it on the model. The quality is really nice and looks nice out of the package. I just wish the XS would actually fit a small build.
September 13, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by CaliforniaGirl12 Chest area big
I am about 5'3.5" tall and 130 lbs...small bust. The vest armholes and chest area are a little big for me even with a sweatshirt underneath. I usually wear a S in LLBean vests. Quality of the vest is great as usual. I'll take a look at the XS measurements before deciding on ordering a smaller size.
March 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BayAreaLifer Perfect for San Francisco Bay Area on cold days
So, first I ordered the mountain red in XL and found the color to be a softer red than the shown in the photo online. However, the customer service representative was able to give me the original sale price for the black one.
Black is THE color to wear if you are wearing a vest here in the San Francisco Bay Area. We can have cold days in any season, so I expect to enjoy wearing this vest throughout the year. During one cold week, I wore it every day.
March 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by PetNut Great Tailoring, Mid-Weight Vest
I love this vest in navy. I bought a size small and the longer length is perfect for my 5'9" 135-lb. frame. The arm holes are generous and leave plenty of room for a shirt, sweater, or sweatshirt. This is a very flattering mid-weight vest although not quite as warm as some previous down products that are puffier and bulkier. There are plenty of pockets and I am delighted that it has snaps (as opposed to the obnoxious velcro). I live in the damp and chilly NW so I wear the vest indoors and out. I would definitely buy this product in more colors.
January 17, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by SaltyBeagle Excellent vest, except color
This trail model vest is awesome. The sizing is correct, the fit, the features are all perfect and I'm sad to have to return such a quality piece as this vest. But the deepest blue color is not the traditional navy color I was looking for. This blue is a lighter navy blue that has purple tones to it, like another reviewer mentioned. I took a chance because L.L. Bean has traditional style clothing and thought the vest would be the tradional deep dark navy, that seems harder to come by these days. Other then the color the vest was perfect.
December 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArtGirl999 Keeps my Back WARM!
I love this vest and it keeps my back, including the lower back
warm. Often in the noon day here in New Mexico it is fine to
wear this over a sweater when running errands.
On a very cold day I can wear it under my matching color down jacket and I am super toasty.
This vest is attractive, what my mother used to call "smart looking"
I am happy to have it!
December 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by littlegirl Perfect down vest for me......
Bought the Trail Model Down Vest in the Mountain Red color which I love. The vest has a beautiful fit, (the size I ordered was misses Large).......very flattering and is toasty warm. In fact I am so happy with it that I decided to order the Trail Model Down Jacket in the same color. I'm confident I'll be very pleased with it also. I've been a LLBean customer for years and love the quality of all their products.
November 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArtCatNightOwl Mountain Red Vest
Love the vest! I have a navy blue one from several years ago and wanted a red one this year. The Mountain Red color is not as pictured, like other reviewers said it is more like the jacket version pictured. However, it goes with so many of my LL Bean flannel shirts that I'm keeping it. It's a very beautiful color, almost a neutral red if that's possible, just not what I was expecting from the picture.
November 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by louisek Outstanding
Outstanding in today's market. Period. Beautifully made and finished inside and out. Attention to aesthetic as well as functional details. Folks, it's almost impossible to find a down vest with snaps and zipper these days. Let alone with good, zippered pockets and a drawstring bottom. The fabric is not shiny (yay!). All the hardware is great quality and the fabric feels it will stand up to the snaps (flimsy fabric is why many makers no longer put snaps on garments). Shapely cut for a bulky outdoor down vest. Plenty of down across the upper back and in the collar. It's very warm. I'm wondering if I would actually wear a vest this warm without going to a coat since I don't ski or work outside. I suggest sizing so you can fit some layers underneath because you may not want a vest this warm in tee shirt weather. Finally I will have to say I don't think I'm going to like the DownTec in general. It feels heavier and it doesn't breath like goose down. Sadly, I think the whole industry is heading to DownTec. LLBean has delivered a product that stands up to it's reputation with this vest. Amazing price point for this, by the way, considering everything. For reference: 5'6"/135/Small is roomy enough for a sweater. Armholes are big enough to fit layers. The blue is not bright, very neutral, well saturated, deep but not inky. Will go with anything and be great with bright accessories.
November 3, 2015