Rated 5 out of 5 by Wayloh Travel ease
Needed a vest for travel and local trips to carry phones, sunglasses, keys, wallet, etc. this one was my choice over competition and at a substantial savings. Well made with variety of pockets to store most everything I usually carry when traveling. Just really like it! Note: I throw it on when making a local trip because of the pocket variety and it just looks good.
May 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by PulpWorker Comfortable, convenient and perfect for travel.
I travel around the world and luggage and airports are an inconvenient reality of modern travel. The L.L. Bean Traveler Vest makes the journey much easier. The vest is lightweight and comfortable but well-made and with numerous pockets designed for carrying wallets, documents, cameras, and other trip essentials. I also use it for weekend hikes to carry maps, binoculars, cameras, etc. My only regret is waiting so long to buy it. The vest is a "must have" item for those who travel the world or those who take weekend hikes close to home.
April 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MilfordDave Great Item
Going on long overseas trip this fall and need something to carry all of my stuff!!! Used to carry a camera bag but got to cumbersome. The pockets will allow easy access to everything and also a small amount of security. Size wise it runs a little small so I ordered it one size larger. Good decision!!!.
Over all very pleased.
April 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by TXBobcat Very good travel vest.
I am very pleased with the LL Bean Travel Vest. The design is excellent. Well made. A little heavier than I expected. Plenty of pockets, but not an overwhelming number. The fit is good. I am usually between L & XL. I bought XL, and after washing and drying it's perfect. It washed well, and came out almost wrinkle free. I'm giving the vest a 5 star rating, but I think it could be improved with a somewhat lighter weight material and removing the button flap over the zipper.
April 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by armygary fast
no problems, better than the vest I bought at the PX
April 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by NevadaGentlemen A Real Outdoor Lightweight Pocketed Vest
This is a superior general outdoor pocketed vest for general outdoor use. Both the design and execution of that design are excellent.
And it is, as well, unique as far as I can determine. L.L. Bean's Traveler Vest is the only one I could find on the net wherein whoever designed it recognized the utility and value of button closures on an outdoor garment like this as opposed to Velcro - which is simply inappropriate for an application such as this.
It is very difficult - at least I have found it to be bothersome - to open a velcroed pocket with one hand when your hands are full, and put something in the pocket without the pocket frequently flapping closed and "velcroing up" up before the process is finished.
Kudos to L.L. Bean for the design and execution of this outdoor vest. The only thing I would think L.L. Bean should consider is putting a medium sized two-buttoned cargo pocket on the back of it.
March 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SLINGER Plenty of protected pockets
I just completed the travel for what the vest was purchased. I was able to place each necessary item in either a buttoned or zippered pocket. BTW, a pick-pocketing event was actually attempted on us but successfully prevented. I was happy to be wearing the vest.
March 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SnorkelingFish Just what a photo safari guide recommended
"Lots of pockets for camera accessories" was the advice given for an upcoming photo safari. My husband, very hard to fit because he is so thin, found this to be a good fit in a Men's Small. We ordered these in the khaki and the moss green. We will probably keep the moss green simply because it will be less distracting to wildlife.
He also ordered the LL Bean Traveler Jacket for the same reason - lots of pockets. He really likes the dark khaki that the jacket comes in. Wish the vest did as well; it is much lighter than the jacket.
March 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ScottG47 I like it
It looks great and fits true to size. It's got lots of storage pockets, but not so many that would make it look bulky.
February 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by westwood Excellent Quality, Size Run Large For Me
I find that the workmanship on this vest is very good and feel that is worth the money. I requested and extra large which I normally find to be a comfortable fit for me. The extra large is almost too big for me.
I recommend this vest for puchase.
February 17, 2016