Rated 5 out of 5 by Sarchedon Warm
This vest is comfortable , good looking and warm . I liked it so much that bought one in another color . The fit is perfect . A great vest .
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MatureUrbanCowgirl Great vest!
I ordered two different vest styles from LLBean. The instant I tried this one on, I knew I was going to keep it. It is warm and made well. It feels substantial. It is also classy in a woodsy-casual sort of way. I feel comfortable wearing it to town over a thick sweater as well as bringing in wood for the wood stove. Unlike the thinner, lighter style I tried, I feel this one will last for a long time. I highly recommend.
December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rhodeislandshopper18 comfortable, waterproof and great fit!
I like this vest. Fits true to size. Even though it is short - not a problem with longer sweater underneath. Will enjoy this for a very long time.
November 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Eliabeth523 Deal Breaker
I so desperately wanted the other reviews saying this vest was way too shot to be wrong, but when I got it, they proved to be true. I absolutely love every other aspect of this piece but the length is a definite deal breaker. If it was longer by 2 to 3 inches it would be perfect and worth every penny. As it, it is getting sent back. For this price, I can find a more flattering vest. Super disappointed.
October 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLPurchaser Good vest, but?.
This short, down vest has some nice features, such as the snap closures as well as a zipper, so you can leave bottom open when seated. Also hand-warmer and cargo pockets are good features.
However, it's not nearly as soft and "packable" as an earlier Bean down vest that no longer is available, and I regret that loss.
September 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by IvyLeaguePrep Once again, another boxy piece from Bean.
Colors are nice, but once again its TOO BOXY AND TOO SHORT. I AM 5'3" AND YET THIS VEST IS TOO SHORT, I CAN ONLY IMGAGINE HOW AWKWARD IT MUST LOOK ON A TALLER PERSON. ALSO, ITS TOO BOXY, THERE IS NO REASON BEAN CANNOT CREATE THE SAME VEST WITH A SHAPED, SLIMMER DESIGN. I WOULD APPRECIATE IT, AS WOULD OTHERS, IF BEAN WOULD CREATE AN XXS OPTION AND RESHAPE THEIR OUTWEAR FOR WOMEN SO THAT THE WAIST TAPERS INWARD AND MAKES US ALL LOOK THINNER.
May 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by outdoorsisbest1 a little heavy
I really wanted to like this vest. It is really cool looking on and off, but it is too heavy for me. I am so used to the ultra light outerwear that is out now. I am 58 yrs old, 5'7" and 140#, got a medium and it fit around the chest but a little big around the armpits.
February 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanOnMe It is a joy to have this piece in my wardrobe
One of the seams unraveled. Bean sent an exchange immediately. I love this comfortable, warm and NICE vest. Great for 3 seasons. Have the yellow/khaki and may get another in a dark color next fall. Would love to have the option of XXS size for my 105" x 5' frame. All in all - great everyday vest.
May 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1islandshopper Exactly as it reads
I am a warm climate person and I purchased this for a trip to cold weather. I wanted my arms to move around freely. The down kept my body warm. I wore this inside and outside and my temperature kept consistent. I ordered a medium and it ran slightly larger for me, but I do not have large breasts. I am typically around a size 8 to 10 and slightly taller than average female. This one gave me room to grow, but I hope I don't! Lots of pockets and zippers. The quality was top of the line. Can't wait to wear it again!
February 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HuckleberryHobo Great all-around vest
This vest is great - it looks good and fits true to size. I am tall and often find Bean products too short - while this one is obviously meant to be a shorter stye, I didn't find myself tugging on it all day - in other words, it felt right (I did wear a longer shirt beneath it to make sure all was covered). I wore it clay shooting and the thick padding made it comfortable, but I also wore it around an upscale hotel over a turtleneck and it looked sporty and nice. I even received several compliments on it. The golden color is a kind of a "muddy mustard" and looks good with greens and purples/berry colors. The vest is also warm with lots of good pockets.
January 27, 2013