Rated 2 out of 5 by BuckeyeWife Not worth the $$
Either I misunderstood the description or this vest misses the mark. It's VERY thin sweatshirt material. In my opinion, and my husband's, this is ONLY a safety vest, for bringing attention to the hunter orange while in the woods, and nothing else. There is no warmth factor or insulation factor. Just didn't impress us at all and I will be returning it for a refund.
January 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ksesx Fits the Bill
Pretty much the vest I was looking for.
The fabric is quiet enough for the deer woods and the fit for me was perfect, though marginally baggy. I ordered my regular size and wearing the item over a baselayer, midlayer 1/4 zip, chamois shirt and insulated vest I still have room to add a fleece or a sweater. I'm using this vest during MA shotgun / primitive firearms season and have found it comfortable enough to even draw a bow.
The two pockets are deep, have two snaps each which is fine for holding a couple of items as I wear a fanny pack and utilize the pockets on my insulated vest. Waterproof zippers would have been better and thankfully closures are "NOT VELCRO" as that has no place on a hunting garment.
December 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLLo Keeping us safe in the woods.
I bought this for my husband, but I wear it too. We use it for walking our dogs in the woods during hunting season. We both wear it over our coats.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PHILSR recommendation
This is a great vest but needs to have some additional features added. I wear this throughout Deer firearms season and use Handgun, Shotgun, Rifle and Blackpowder. After two years of use I had my wife add three elastic loops on the chest area which holds my small clip light and two loads (shotgun shells or Blackpower reload tubes) She also added a zippered chest pocket so that when I unload my guns esp at night, the ammo goes in there and it does not fall out (the snap close cargo pockets are great for gloves but bad for ammo) So I'm ready to go the next morning. It is starting to show some briar wear but that is to be expected after 2 years of use. I plan to purchase another one next year or so, hopefully LL Bean reads these comment and adds these features in the future
December 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TNTim Works well
I ordered medium, my usual exercise shirt size, and it fits fine over my heaviest hunting coat. Nice material and pockets. It would be nice to have a back compartment where a sitting pad could be slipped..
December 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TLA7 Great vest
Would give it 5 stars, but want to see how well it holds up.
November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Awesome
This is a great vest. I have been looking everywhere for an orange camo vest. I didn't think I would find it at LL Bean. It is very quiet in the woods and fits nice.
November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deerman1987 very impressed
i have had several types of vest and this is by far the best. well built. pockets are great for all type of gear.
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by chickie47 very useful vest
This vest is simple but very well made and should last for quite a while.
November 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Donbee Perfect safety vest
I had a similar vest that only came halfway down my torso so I worried that it may not have enough orange coverage to meet state hunting regulations. When I saw this one I felt like it would meet standards. It is well made and I ordered a size up to fit over bulky winter clothing. The material is soft and quiet and the pockets are very useful. It has pockets for your hands underneath the flap cargo pockets. It has adequate orange coverage but the breakup pattern in my opinion helps keep me from sticking out like a sore thumb to game animals. Quality made. Good zipper on the front.
November 12, 2014