Rated 4 out of 5 by OutdoorsAllDay Very Warm, Truly Windproof, Gorgeous Color
This is a strikingly colored vest, which I got in "Plum Wine/Dark Raspberry." The contrasting edging is very smart. I wear it all day inside the house over a flannel shirt so I can keep the thermostat low. It's amazingly warm for such thin material and is a must for layering under my outdoor coats. The only reasons I don't give it five stars are, first, that the zipper is a thin one, and I recently had to return a vest with a similar zipper after two or three winters because it came apart. The other reason is the mesh lining of the pockets which I find grating on dry winter skin. The warmth and windproof qualities are great, as is the styling and color, so I mostly love this vest!
April 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by sgsmc 2nd vest
this is my 2nd fleece vest and this one is just as perfect.
good fit and soft fleece.
March 13, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by FrequentShopperinCA Wind Challenger Vest
Not what I expected. Thought fabric would be more like your everyday fleece. Fit small. Returned it for a refund
March 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mary2 Great for cold weather running
I'm thrilled with this vest. I wear it on outdoor runs in freezing weather and it keeps me warm and comfortable. Features I like: roomy inside mesh pockets (two), outside zipper pockets (two), zipper guard at the chin, length of the vest (longer in back, down to my tailbone), and the overall sturdy structure of the vest--it fits just right and the fabric holds it shape when I'm active--doesn't bunch up in places or ride up when I run. The sale price was unbeatable and I love the blue color--bright and cheery on gray days here in Michigan.
January 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jerseygirl59 Great Vest - Runs alittle large
I love this vest. I bought one in the NH store a few years ago and love the quality and how easy it is to launder on a gentle cycle, hang dry. Now I see they are on sale, and its a great price for a quality item. This vest does run large, so size down. Its a nice enough weight for layering and roomy enough where you can fit a turtleneck shirt or sweater under it. Love the color selection, the Wild Aster and the Blue color are very pretty. .
November 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by COMFYCUSHYCUDDLEYCOZY nice quality and color
Great quality and I had my logo Embroidered on this vest. I love LLBean vests. The thicker ones, like this one are bonus! Nice zippers and Pockets too. I recommend this.
November 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DCman Girlfriend loved it !
Got this as a present for my girlfriend - she loved the cut, the fit, the colour and tells me it keeps her warm too.
November 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Weimom Comfortable lightweight vest!
This vest has traveled with me through multiple airports and hikes through China's southern regions as well as Beijing's windy autumn weather. It layers well under a jacket or over a fleece shirt (L.L. Bean's Big Fleece Shirt). Comfortable and the arm holes were perfect. I read some reviews that said the arm holes were too big, but not true for me. This vest was so good, i purchased another one in brown to go with my K9 search and rescue uniform. It helped provide warmth on an overnight wilderness test where my shelter consisted of 2 garbage bags and a space blanket in 26.8 degree temperature. It's a good investment.
November 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanHeavyUser Great product!
I bought a Wild Aster/Purple Horizon color to my wife, she is very happy with it.
The color is great, she really love the color. The material is working well.
November 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Aggie94 Not a true Black
Great Vest, but the black is not really black it is a warm rich deep dark brown. Great color, just not what i needed.
The fit is true to size and I will enjoy it this winter. Shill hunting a TRUE black for my work out gear & game day apparel.
November 2, 2012