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
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanOnMe Women's Waxed Cotton Down Vest Dark Khaki XS
I bought this vest in dark khaki because the other colors were gone. The relationship I developed with this garment is quite interesting. Originally I intended to return it thinking it is clashing with my skin tone. It does in a way. Indoors it is a dark khaki sort of mushroom brown tone.. but when I walked outside it appeared yellow with strong greenish undertone and you could see the oil and feel it. I really love it's color and the way it looks indoors. But "couldn't" live with the yellow. So I was going to pack and send it back.. But I couldn't. Every time I laid my eyes on it - I cherished it - until eventually I decided to keep it. I add reds, pinks, blues, animal print with it and it works great. It is warm, comfortable and versatile. (The freshly oiled look that was noticeable in the beginning dissipated after few days). I own the long sleeve coat in chocolate brown too and love it. Am 105 lbs and 5' and ordered XS. I Have enough room for sweatshirts or sweaters underneath. I bought my husband the chocolate brown vest in XL and he loves it and looks great when wearing it.. I would like to communicate a thought to LLBean: it will be interesting to see the vest in blue and black. The thing I'd really like to see is a stronger 2 tone combinations in blue and black. The dark khaki that I own thankfully has brown trim which adds a lot. I think it could have handled more of the brown, maybe on the pocket flaps.. The chocolate brown vest could benefit from some shade of red brown trim, a black vest could be charmed with a blue or purple hue and a blue vest with some khaki trim.. Hope you can hear me LLBean..
January 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CachevilleTN Great vest!
This particular vest promises to do what I need: not have branches, thorny vines, etc stick to it when I am wandering around the woods in search of Geocaches. The handwarmer pockets have nice lining, the collar stays up and the zipper is heavy-duty enough, although it would be nice if it could be unzipped from the bottom to ease the strain there when sitting down. Overall, I would recommend it heartily.
October 31, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Vizgirl Down for me
Very well made waxed cotton vest.. sorry not for me, I prefer the light weight down which is sold out.
October 17, 2012