Rated 4 out of 5 by TJinDC Very Nice
I got this for two reasons. The first to increase my sweater repertoire with something a bit different. The second to wear in my freezing cold office in the summer to replace the moth eaten cardigan used for that purpose for several years. It is really nice quality and serves the purpose well. My only complaint is that the collar is a bit stiff and taller than my shirt collar and so has a bit of a Star Trek look and slight irritation of the neck. The pics on the online catalogue show the guys collar rising above the collar of the sweater, which is what I would have wanted, but that is not the case and with about a nearly 2 inch collar does not seem possible. Perhaps it will soften-up and relax a bit over time. But, really a high quality piece.
July 20, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Maybones Not the same
I have several of these and I ordered a new one in March as they were out of stock. So seems the delay was that they bought from another mfg. and Now the Size/Fit is way off from the others. I bought Xl and it is now too small and too short compared to others which were very good fit.
So buy bigger than you need or hopefully, they will go back to old vendor.
May 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLbeanVest Great Vest...for all occasions
Really love this vest, I wear it at work a lot to replace my suit jacket. The pockets are fantastic too! I might get one in another color :)
March 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clearspeak A Keepsake
This is a wonderful vest -- the sort of garment that instantly becomes a favorite. Stylish, warm, and comfortable.
February 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by OCTony Classy comfortable vest
I love my Waterfowl vest! The vest is very classy looking and is quite comfortable. Unlike many wool garments, it is not at all scratchy. The vest itself feels of high quality and I have no doubt will last a long time. If L.L. Bean were to make one in another color, I would buy it!
February 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by HungerMt Constant companion
This vest could only be improved by having a leather lining on the collar and leather piping along the zipper, otherwise it's perfect.
I have two of them, one for town and one for work around my property.
I hope they never discontinue this item, and I hope they always keep it pure wool with no synthetics.
February 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Digifoto One of the best
"wicked good" is all I can say about this vest. I have bought LLBean since before I was out of grammar school. I have a closet of plaid shirts where the collar has been turned for the last time just so I could get a few more years out of 'my favorite shirt'.
This vest is just right for going outside to do a small job or to run between the car and a store in just about any weather. You can't do better....At least that's the thoughts of an 80 year old Mainer... CBS
February 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by oldranger47 Great sweater vest!
Very warm and fits true to size. Cannot go wrong with LL Bean!
January 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by EfficiencySeeker Perfect in Maine
I am not certain what more can be written about this vest. I had one a few years ago and gave it away as I thought I would not wear it. I wish I had not done that. I purchased a replacement this past fall, and I am extremely happy with it. Recently I had a business meeting in another state. I hate to take a coat on the airplane so I packed my waterfowl vest instead. I wore it to and from the meeting in temperatures as low as 18 degrees. I was not cold at all. When I returned to Maine it was 10 degrees. I had to walk to my car in the airport parking lot, clean the snow from a recent storm, and drive away in a vehicle that had sat in freezing temperatures for a week. This vest PERFORMED. It works so well I have ordered a second color. I am using it as a replacement for a coat in short walks from the car. If it works in Maine I cannot think of another place it would not.
January 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Occhi waterproof/warm/great fit
pros: love the overall style, warmth, and fit
cons: collar rides over shirt collar (may adjust with wear) and wish there was an internal/external pocket for wallet/cell phone.
January 6, 2016