Rated 4 out of 5 by Bufgal Just what I was looking for, but ...
I was disappointed I had to return the jacket. Loved all the pockets, but jacket was too small, so I had to return it. It was XL, but LL Bean needs to make it in women's sizes, 1x, 2x, 3x for the larger woman. Men's sizes do not work, as proportions are off. Also more color choices would be very nice. Size 1x would have worked nicely for me. I had planned to use it for trail riding and travel. Would have worked well with all the pockets. Please Bean, make it in women's sizes!
September 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sqwimmer Not for Tropical Weather
I so wanted to keep this vest. It had all the pockets needed for my travel needs and was very classy looking on. The Loden color was a very nice "go with everything" color. However, I wanted it for adventure travel to Africa and warm tropical clients where luggage weight is very restricted. The vest is made of a heavy and durable material, but just too heavy and warm for my travel needs so I had to return it. Make this EXACT vest in a light weight, fast drying material and I will purchase it in a heartbeat!
September 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 great vest but could be better
great color and lots of pockets. I would have preferred a bigger gusset on the 2 lower pockets to accommodate larger items.. e.g. lens for camera or makeup bag. Sadly the medium did not fit over my hips... being a vest they do not give waist and hip measurements or exact garment measurements.... crazy in my opinion as they cover these areas.... so I ordered the large but it was too wide on the shoulders. My problem would have been solved with a band of stretchy material at both sides... this would also be helpful if you stuffed all your valuables in the pockets for air travel . I couldn't recommend it to a friend without deeper gusseted pockets. Fabric was great and color perfect though.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MOM2JNJ Excellent vest for travel
I just used this vest during a ten day trip to different European countries. Outside pockets were perfect for my camera, sunglasses, small notebook/pen, wallet and a few other small things. My only criticism is that I wished the inside pocket was a bit longer so I could securely velcro it shut - this is where I kept my passport and most of my cash. It was nice not having to worry about leaving my purse somewhere and I felt a little safer about the pickpockets we were warned about.
September 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by merrie4121 Great safari style vest!
I have been purchasing products from LL Bean for about 40 years and, when I do, I expect to recieve a top quality product. This traveler vest did not disappoint! It is beautifully tailored and fits like a glove. Some other reviewers said the fabric is too heavy...I disagree, I think it is the perfect weight. If you enjoy the look of safari clothing as I do, you will really appreciate this vest. I got it to wear on birding outings and expect it will perform quite handsomely!
July 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by KONAGMA Disappointed
This is a nice looking, well constructed vest but the pockets were not big enough for the items I normally carry when I travel so I have reluctantly returned it. It would have been very helpful if the dimensions of the pockets had been included in the description of the vest,
July 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by VisionBiker Almost there
After some online/in-store searching, I picked this travel vest for an upcoming Pacific tour. The vest fit better than most, was a better price & looked good.
The mesh lining should keep me from being too clammy although a lighter outer material would help too. It is a sturdy (heavy) cotton weave, while I might have liked a more quick drying synthetic.
It also would be better if they'd made the inside pockets a bit bigger & zippered for securing my passport & wallet. Instead these pockets have a swatch of hook & loop and seem tight.
I look forward to the next generation vest, but for now it did hold all that I wanted in testing it on walking about town, leaving me purse-free.
June 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by missdorakaye MORE COLORS
An additional comment regarding this vest ... I previously said that I have both colors - and I love this vest so much that I think we need some additional colors because I would love to have a couple more of the vest; namely, steel blue, and raspberry. How about it, LL Bean? You've definitely got a winner with this vest - and we need more colors, please :) !
June 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Momfoley Travel wear
Haven't had the chance to use this on a trip which is what I bought it for, but I did try it on with some of the items I intend to carry in it. I wish the pockets were deeper to carry a travel book. Also wish there was a pocket just for a water bottle. I will use it this summer, so I hope it works out.
June 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amer1152 Just What I Wanted
This vest is just great - everything I hoped it would be. I know LLB advertises it as a "travel" vest, but I'm a project engineer and am using it on construction sites to be able to carry everything I need to have with me and keep my hands free. But .. the vest will also be included in all of my travel travels. Thanks LLB!
June 19, 2013