Rated 4 out of 5 by Valleygirl Fabric is too heavy for the Serengeti
I wanted a vest with lots of pockets for an African safari last February but this version was just too heavy and hot. Space was at a premium in my carry-on luggage as some of our flights on small planes in Tanzania only had room for carry-ons, and this was too bulky to merit taking up space at the expense of necessities. I may use this in the fall for hiking in North America, but it just does not work on the Serengeti. That said, I saw a photo of Princess Catherine wearing a similar vest and thought it made a functional fashion statement!
May 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SophiasGrammie Zipper needs rethinking
This is a nice vest for outdoor activities. I don't really see myself using it as a travel vest because of the zipper issues. The zipper doesn't unzip from the bottom which you need for sitting. At the very least, if the zipper wasn't sewn down to the bottom, ie: vent at the bottom of the zipper, that would help. Some deep side vents would be welcome, too.
May 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LaWho Great vest
Great fit, very feminine. Am tired of carrying a purse and this vest has lots of pockets.
April 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KerryyrreK Wonderful travel vest!
I have had this vest on Dark Loden for a year, and I absolutely love it. It is very nice fabric, well made and very well thought out. There are lots of secure pockets, but the vest still looks nice and not too bulky or frumpy. Pockets for cash, credit cards, phone, tickets, lip gloss, camera, just about anything one might need in travel. I also wear it when at home, walking my doggies, room for the necessary p**p bags! It may be a bit too warm in very hot climates, but fine in just about anything else. The side buttons give a little shaping that helps this look great. I give this an A+ LLBean!
April 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sarchedon LL Bean Traveler Vest
I have been trying to get away from carrying any kind of hand bag or shoulder bag , bought this vest ... It does the job and it looks great . The fit is perfect . Now I want another color . LL Bean has done it again . Very comfortable and just the right weight .
April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VegasOldie No need for a purse!!!!!
This is PERFECT even in summer, or over a sweater in autumn, and no need for a purse because I carry everything in the outer & inner pockets from money to cell phone to keys and tissue. Bought both colors so that darker one is perfect for cooler days, and light color one is perfect for hot days!!!! Love the fact that I never have to carry or tote a purse ever again. And love the 100% cotton fabric!!!
March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Luv2roam great find!
I bought this with the idea of using it for work around the farm, rather than for travel. Its such a wonderful vest, I may have to use it for travel and activities in the city (such as my dog training events, which require carrying everything on your person), and get another one for the farm work! the fit is perfect. Its not bulky like some cargo type vests. There is great detail in the construction and features.
And, you can tell that it is constructed to allow ventilation when you need it. I am very happy with this purchase!
January 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cropping Great Fit...very durable...
Love this vest...I did a lot of research before buying this vest and it has proven to live up to my expectations. I garden a lot and always need pockets for seeds and papers along with my keys and phone.This vest wears so well that I can really put in a hard days work and enjoy the pockets . I love the looks and plan to buy the other color soon.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by APTG Travelers Vest
This vest is lightweight, fits comfortably and has lots of pocket room. Great vest for travel.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scarlett Best purchase of year. . .
looks good. great for local travel on public transportation, walking, doctors visits. a must have for women of all ages. layered look is comfortable under light raincoats. with sudden changes from very warm to cold in Atlanta it is PERFECT. old faithful stone colored vest have had for years, still holding up[. QUALITY purchase.
I expect QUALITY from L L Bean.
December 18, 2013