Rated 5 out of 5 by CaliforniaCowgirl Best vest
This is a very nice vest. I work at a zoo and wear it as part of my uniform. It is light enough that I won't get too hot, has mesh back with a vent. Plenty of pockets too. Well made and sturdy should last a long time. Plan to get another one to use as photo vest while on vacation.
March 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SnorkelingFish Great for photo safari or any travel
Pockets, lots of useable pockets! Love this vest. Perfectly sized, fits well on ladies, and is comfortable. Plan to use this vest on a photo safari when it is too warm for the ladies LL Bean Traveler / Field Jacket. I'm definitely keeping the moss green (and I normally don't even like green!).
March 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by IrishTraveler Great for travel
Vest purchased and used for a trip to Rome. Sturdy but lightweight. Perfect addition to my layered approach in selecting clothing to pack. Zippered and buttoned pockets were ample in size and provided easy access to important items (credit cards, ID, passport, money) while keeping them secure on my person (relative to say, carrying such items in a handbag). Vest hung very comfortably on me and I ending up wearing it continuously throughout the trip as well as on the plane to and from Italy.
December 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Daffodil2456 Very pleased
I was hesitant to spend this much money on a vest, but I now have to carry oxygen with me all the time. Carrying a purse as well has become a burden. I'm now able to fill the pockets with all my essentials and a bit more.
I'm not about to go on a safari, but love the vest when shopping at the supermarket, going to craft shows and more. I really like the weight of it, though I have not worn it in the summer yet.
November 12, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by MNTraveller No Deep Pockets :(
I bought this vest for travel. It's a Traveler Vest. I travel a lot and what I use most when I travel are inside pockets. Deep inside pockets that can take a small wallet, my passport, tickets (yes, some of us still use paper tickets!). I was actually hoping to be able to stop carrying a purse with this vest. This vest has not got a single pocket deeper than about 4 or 5 inches, and it has made very poor use of the inside of the garment which is where I want my most important pockets. L.L.Bean should have me design their Traveler Vest! Seriously. I do not think that this was designed by a traveler at all. Other than that it seemed like a very nice garment.
November 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by horseladE Comfortable even when pockets are full
This vest is a comfortable way to keep small items handy when trail riding on horseback. The weight is well distributed on the shoulders intead of on the neck like another well known super pocket vest. I am 5'6" and 147 lbs and bought a large to have as much length as possible. I used the button tabs to take in the waist for a better fit. After washing, the fabric was a bit softer. I was able to press a nice crisp pleat at the tab, from back yoke to bottom hem, so it lays flat and neat. I use the front button tab closure more than the zipper closure while riding. I have relatively small hands, but a few of the pockets are a bit narrow at the opening. But the main front pockets are large enough for easy access to my phone. Having my phone, keys, chapstick, pocket knife, etc in the vest instead of pants pockets is also much more comfortable while riding or sitting. Highly recommended.
October 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CottageGardens Didn't know I've been looking for this a long time
How handy! I got it for weather that's too warm for my gardening jacket, but the pockets are even better, securing anything inside them as I move around. Washes and dries well too.
It also comes with a computer screen cleaner attached inside a pocket, a bonus.
October 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Time2Run Comfortable, functional and great fit
Bought this vest for a trip to Colorado for biking/and hiking. Has plenty of secure pockets and sturdy zipper. Very comfortable and had room enough to layer clothing underneath for warmth at higher elevations but did not look boxy when worn with just a tee shirt.
October 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 3Riversmom everything a traveler needs
I researched vests for about a week looking for something I could wear on a hike or occasional horseback ride, and a clothing item I could attach an achievement patch to. Western vests do not have many pockets, so I chose this one. I usually wear a 6 so the small is a good fit with some room to wear over a sweater or polartec.
As other reviews mentioned it is well made and has pockets for everything so I will not need to carry a purse.
September 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanForOver40Years Perfect Hiking Vest
I love this vest! For a long time, I have been looking for a good alternative to uncomfortable hip packs for my daily long dog walks and hikes. This is just what I needed. I can carry my phone, keys, doggie bags, treats, snacks, and other minor necessities in total comfort. If it is a longer hike, I add a light camelback for water. Even on a hot day, it is loose and well-ventilated enough to be entirely comfortable. Also, I like how it falls just low-mid-hip - comfortable and flattering. I am a size 14 usually, and the large is just right for me - when I was slimmer for a bit, I even moved the side button straps to keep it nicely snug. I've washed it about five times now and it is keeping its shape and just getting softer. Not inexpensive, but a great investment - I expect to wear it for years!
August 22, 2015