Rated 5 out of 5áby Chatty13 Meets my needs
After considering several travel vests, I chose the Bean vest as it appeared to be the best suited for my needs. It has secure pockets on the outside as well as interior pockets. Some I looked at had pockets in inconvenient places or they were overkill with too many pockets for my purpose. Also, it is a good fit. I plan to use it while traveling but also for everyday errands.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby MissOxnard Traveler vest, both men and women
The vest is very well constructed with many, many pockets.
It was extremely hot to wear in hot climate, even thought it is made with breathable cotton and had a mesh backing. Perhaps a lighter weight sturdy fabric can be substituted for the cotton.
I would have preferred two fewer outside pockets and two more inside pockets. Unfortunately, pickpocketers are so skilled that they can unzip or unbutton pockets with ease, so outside pockets are not safe for valuables.
Fewer outside pockets in the women model would look more streamline.
September 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby PecosDolly Nice Vest - Not for Me
This seems like a very nice, well-made vest. The fit was very loose. The pics online make it look more fitted than it is and I returned it because of that.
September 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Gavismom My second vest
I found the Traveler Vest in green earlier in the year. I wear many vests and wanted something lighter for spring and cool summer days. The vest is well made and perfect for many purposes, not just traveling. I bought a second vest in khaki, as I couldn't find anything else I liked as well!
July 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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