Rated 1 out of 5 by Yankeeinthesouth Disappointed
The vest I just received is very different from the comfort fleece vest I purchased 3 years ago --much lesser quality. The material is thin and the fit very snug compared to my 3 year old vest, which is also a size small and still fits me perfectly with room for a shirt or turtleneck under. Also, the zipper pull is tiny and the pockets don't zip. I also ordered the comfort fleece jacket, in a small, and it is the heavier weight fabric and fits perfectly and clearly better quality. So why is the vest so different? I am disappointed and need to return it.
November 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bogiecat Fleece Vests
I've had many of your fleece vests over the years and they are great. My problem is that for the past few years all the colors or sizes are out of stock or correct size unavailable before the season even begins. The prettiest colors are never in stock. I wanted to give a vest as a Xmas gift--out of stock !!! I wish the company would increase their stock especially during the holiday season.
November 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ECMary Snug and warm
Comfort fleece vest - Love these vests, warm, well-made, retains its size, color and shape. Others have commented that pockets should be zipped, I like the deep pockets and the snug fit really helps keep the chill off.
November 1, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by RainForestRanger One good, one not so much
I bought two, one black, one white. Have had the black one about a year and no complaints. The white one just bought and it sheds. The fit is just snug enough to wear a Beans tee under. Not too hot to wear indoors when the weather turns cool. Not so bulky you cant wear under a coat... Just right. Would buy again and hope the next one wont shed.
October 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Evalyn Out of Stock inOctober
Here it is October and you are already out of Women's sizes in this vest. Shame on you! This is my best winter choice.
October 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by spotter22 wish there was a petite option
I like the long length of this to prevent drafts up the back, but for my short frame it's too much. I wish there was a petite option. Another issue is the arm holes. If there was a petite option then it would solve some of this problem, but not all of it. I think the designers planned large armholes so it could fit over something else, but since this is such a lightweight fleece, I'm wearing it over just a T-shirt and likely under something bulkier. Oversize armholes are not needed in a lightweight fleece. Save it for the bulky weight fleeces that are the top of the layering system and more likely to be worn over a sweater.
October 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by nightgale Not so nice
Material very thin, so thin the outline of lining for pocket shows thru in midsection area. Got and returned a few colors, not a single one is attractive. Wishy-washy pastels are great for some, but do not flatter a size large brunette. Zipper pull tiny plastic thing you can hardly grab.
Nothing great about this vest, just a flimsy vest that should be $25. To be fair, a few months earlier I purchased the "Trail Model" fleece vest. At a glance online they seem similar, but they are not at all.
The "Trail Model" has more substantial fabric, functional pockets, a high collar that keeps out a chill, a rugged zipper, and plenty of room tor moving around. Still a panoply of weird colors, but that is LLB.
April 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by northernPA editing my previous review
In my previous review, I said I would have liked zippered pockets, but what I have found is that with the deep interior pockets, zippered pockets are not really necessary. I would also like to comment how nicely this vest hangs, the length is good (I'm long waisted) and the princess seams create a nice look and fit. Also, I ordered the elderberry color which looks like a true purple or royal purple in the pic but it isn't that color at all. It's a red purple or the color of the inside of a Stanley plum. (purple plum)
April 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by northernPA Nice Fit
On recommendations of other reviews, I ordered a size up and I'm glad I did. My only regret, also voiced by other reviewers, is that the pockets don't zip. I think for the price, zippers could have been included. I haven't wore/washed it enough yet to know how it holds up and whether it piles. Do really like it so far.
April 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CTlongtimecustomer added benefit of Comfort Fleece Vest
As a breast cancer patient and now survivor, I have had multiple reconstructive surgeries. With each surgery has come needing some drains in me for a minimum of two weeks. These drains come with about 3 feet of tubing and are very awkward and are continually getting in the way or pulled on, ouch! I already owned 5 of the comfort fleece vests and discovered an added benefit that I had to share. Every LLBean vest has inside pockets which are such a big help. I tuck my drains in those pockets and they are out of sight and protected from painful tugging. I have worn my LLBean vests every day during my recovery, even over my pjs. Thank you for such a great product with an added benefit.
March 6, 2014