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
Rated 2 out of 5 by OmaMary2 Traveler's Vest
The description related to size is off - if you are a size 12, definitely buy a medium and save yourself the hassle of a return. Also, the color is definitely NOT a dark loden green - it's more like a faded army/kaki green. The shape and cut are okay but the buttons on the pockets and waist are hard to navigate and the inside pockets are shallow. A disappointment.
August 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HikingGardener Great Quality
Purchased this vest for hiking, gardening, and bird watching. There are lots of pockets for all your supplies. Made with nice high quality fabric, should last forever.
July 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by DXRshopper Versatile Traveler Vest
I purchased this vest to use at home as well as when traveling. The number & location of the pockets are very good. I do a fair amount of volunteer work & don't like to carry a purse all of the time. This vest allows me to carry important items, such as my wallet, keys, tissues, and mobile phone easily and unobtrusively. The fit in the shoulders, abdomen & chest are good. A large-busted woman might be more comfortable in a larger size because the chest can be a bit tight. She would have to determine if shoulder & abdomin fit are more or less important than chest comfort. The only improvement I would like to see is to make the garment convertible from long-sleeve to vest. If detachable long sleeves were offered, the garment would be even more versatile as a windbreaker. One or both sleeves might have a pocket which closed with a zipper or Velcro. Overall, I like this vest very much.
July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanLover51 Stylish, practical vest
So pleased with this vest. It's comfortable, flattering and has lots and lots of pockets for all kinds of outings. The color is a little lighter (more olive than loden) than I expected but still lovely. Thank you, LL Bean!
July 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by HappyOutdoors Nice Vest
I like the feminine shape of this vest and the length. The sizing seemed good and the zipper is nice and sturdy. I wish there were some D-rings attached and that all pockets were larger. If the open pocket, top left is for glasses then I don't find it deep enough for a pair of glasses. I would be afraid of loosing my glasses out of that pocket. I like having the attached eyeglass cleaner. This will definitely be put to good use!
June 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by elainejoyce Daytripper
I've only had this a few weeks and haven't worn it yet. The reason I'm giving this 5 stars is for quality. This vest is made to last. The material is soft yet strong. I love all the pockets.
Normally I wear a 6P but this is a reg. small and fits beautifully.
May 13, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by WoodsWorshipper Too bulky, no stretch to it
Too heavy and bulky, runs small in size was disappointed Returned it.
April 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by biofan sturdy material vest with the pockets needed
I like the sturdy material, the number, type and placement of pockets. It also has a built in eyeglass cleaner in one of the pockets plus the eyeglass pocket itself. The zipper is sturdy and I really like the length, not too short like the fishing vest, yet not too long. Everyday it's something I consider wearing, even with a casual skirt and boots. Thanks.
April 12, 2015