Rated 5 out of 5 by Lohr Must Have Travel Item!
I just got back from NYC and wore this vest on the trip. It was perfect for time at the airport and in the city walking around hands free. At the airport, I just took it off and put it in the bin at security. It was a lot easier than empting pockets, etc. it's made very well, great seam detail, all pockets are useable. The best thing is, that the flap packets in front also have a side slit pocket, so the pocket is very utilitarian. These are hard to find type pockets. I ordered a L in louden green (military green) very nice. The cotton fabric is vey soft, not stiff and I have plenty of room to layer. It looks great with leggings and boots. I'm considering getting it in another color as well.
August 17, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by DesertMom Pocket problem
This vest fit well, but the pockets were too small to be useful for me. I ended up returning it.
July 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Frankthecat Color
The vest is terrific. I originally ordered the dark loden, which I returned for the khaki. I think I really would have liked the dark loden color had the hue been as dark as it was viewed online. The actual color is a green army fatigue.
July 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Athenasmom My favorite for walking the dog
This is perfect- lots of pockets for wallet, keys, dog biscuits and plastic bags. Washable, because I get slobbered on a lot, so this is nearly perfect-- my only wish is that the inner pocket was a bit longer to fit today's smart phones. I wore it to an all day festival and loved having everything I needed handy without needing to carry a purse.
June 16, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by immerferien This vest is not as good as the old LLBean Vest!
Both my husband and I purchased many years ago the older version of this traveler vest. Unfortunately they became very worn and therefore, I purchased a new one for my husband within the last few months and he used it for our trip to Argentina. He commented that the pockets were too small. I really didn't pay attention and ordered the female vest in May 2016 for myself and tried it on and realized that the pockets are not functional to hold all that we carry on us - passports, money, phones, maps etc. I don't know when LLBean made the changes to this version of the traveler vest, but it is not sufficient for our travel needs. I will be returning mine, since I have another vest I now use (another brand) for my travels but I really liked the older version of LLBean's vest better. It had more zippered deeper pockets, instead of some velcro pockets, they now use buttons which is very inconvenient, all the pockets were bigger on the older vest and the new vest is also missing 2 important pockets on the right and left side behind the other pockets which were open and great for items that did not have to be secure - like for maps. I would guess this vest is less expensive to make since it does not have as much material ( extra pockets and zippers are more expensive). I would gladly pay more if the old version was brought back. Keep on using YKK zippers as they are the best. I don't carry a purse when I travel and all my belongings are on me for security reasons. Too bad they do not make the old vest anymore.... maybe some day they will bring it back.
June 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by sisterlouise Traveler vest
When I looked at the price it seemed pretty steep for a vest but after wearing it and finding all the places to carry things I believe it to be well worth the cost. This vest is amazing! It is well made and comfortable. It holds all the little things needed when I walk the dog. It has buttons and zippers to keep items from falling out when I bend over to pick up "stuff" :o) Love it!
June 8, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Travlite Classic, comfortable, traveler vest
I plan to wear this vest when boarding the plane, giving me additional carry on storage. It keeps everything handy, passport, other ID, personal items, sunglasses, so my larger carry on can be stowed away and not touched until disembarking. The fabric texture and color are just right. I love the simplicity of the styling, and the adjusting tabs. The decorative stitching adds to the general durability of construction. I expect to use this vest for many years of comfortable travel.
The one thing I had hoped to carry in the pockets is my IPad mini. The pockets are not deep enough, so I plan to add a flap and button to one of the inside pockets that will keep the iPad mini secure. That is my only criticism of this wonderful vest.
May 11, 2016
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