Rated 5 out of 5áby Dree Great travel and knock around town vest
I bought this vest for my husband for his birthday and he LOVES it!
On value: I was shopping for something in the $75 price point, this one is $99. Turns out, the extra $16 is worth it.
On fit: My husband is between medium and large, I ordered large it fits perfectly. If you are not sure, order one size bigger.
Why I love this vest for him: We live in a warm weather climate, and many of the vests out there are fleece, which is too heavy/warm. The nice lightweight fabric is perfect for when we have a slightly chilly day. He could even wear it on a warmish day and not get too hot. Because it is lightweight, it is also perfect for layering under a heavier coat if we are going somewhere colder. It is also perfect for travel (it is called a "travel vest"), as he won't get too hot on the plane when you are sitting there before take-off when it can tend to get hot. But, if he does get warm, it's not bulky and can easily fit in the overhead bin or folded under the seat in front of him. Also, it has around 10+ pockets which seems like just enough for all of the things/documents/personal belongings you might want to carry with you on a plane or just out shopping and not have the vest get bulky or too heavy. In the past, he would ask me to put his boarding passes etc in my purse, now he can carry and be responsible for his own stuff. Now he can keep his own documents/phone/mints/kleenex/hand sanitizer/power bar or small snacks/biz cards/etc on his person and not have to search thru his carry on for little stuff.
There is another "travel vest" out there that is much more expensive and boasts having 45+ pockets and secret compartments. I don't know about you, but if I had 45 pockets or more, I would never remember where I was storing anything, and would likely unzip and zip several pockets everytime I was looking for something...annoying and time consuming. Not to mention, I have a carry-on for a reason...I don't want my vest to be the carry on, I want it to be a carrier just for coveniences and frequently reached-for items.
Finally, the fabric is nice, it washes up nicely (I dried it for about 10 minutes and then hung to dry rest of the way), the buttons and zippers are secure and sturdy.
This vest is a slam dunk! Don't hesitate, stop your researching for the perfect vest right now, this is it!!!
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby BeanMaineShopper TRAVELER VEST IS A NECESSITY!
For years I've been wearing a photographers vest for all purpose daily use of items I need. I don't like carrying a "handbag" whenever possible, so this is my remedy! A frequent traveler, I need my passport, wallet, keys, sunglasses, and lip balm handy, in addition to other necessary items. Being hands-free is a great freedom when navigating airports and land travel. I use this vest daily and it is serves to be my accessory of choice for it's ease and durability. Button down pockets and zippered inserts along with inside velcro closure compartments make it easy to carry everything you need.
One wish for improvement on this vest: Make it slightly longer for women and create a back single vent for sitting ease! Makes a great gift for travelers and artists too! Easy to care for, I wash it in my washing machine and tumble dry. No shrinkage. Thank you, L.L. Bean!
October 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby gawilliams Great Vest!
I researched dozens of multi-pocket vests - travel vests, workman's vests, photographers vests - everything out there. Finally decided to give this one a try & I'm glad I did! Very lightweight, great fit, pockets for everything...really great vest.
October 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Stebro Nearly perfect for me
I'm retired and wear a vest mostly when I go into town. The pockets are well thought out and plentiful. It is summer weight and I wear a heavier vest in the cooler weather.
It's well made. I seem always to be able to count on the quality of the zippers from LL Bean. I'm an amateur photographer and I can carry all the gear I need, which isn't a lot, and all the gadgets of modern life without looking too lumpy. And for me, the fit is perfect.
It is longer than most vests which I find particularly attractive. I have a long torso and I carry a concealed pistol. Those who carry concealed are always concerned about accidentally revealing the weapon. It upsets some people needlessly.
Usually you wind up wearing a jacket which may be uncomfortably warm just for the purpose of concealment. The vest is far more comfortable and superior to the vests marketed particularly for CCW.
The vest seems of good quality, of course only time will tell how long it lasts but its prospects seem good.
So the vest is remarkably useful and comfortable and I wear it whether I'm carrying or not. I'm thinking about buying another just in case Bean decides to discontinue the item. Highly recommended.
September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby WranglerLove Man's Traveler's Vest
This was a gift, meant to replace a similar well-loved and absolutely worn-out item. It arrived in a timely manner and was exactly as described on-line. It is of the expected quality, it is the expected color and it is a much appreciated and perfect replacement for the former "rag."
September 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby MrKen The Traveler Vest
I wear a vest every day. The reason is simple. Pockets.
Keys, knife, flashlight, wallet, band-aid pouch, lighter, gum, breath mints....well, you get the picture. I don't like to overload the pockets of my trousers. Over time I have worn many vests of different brands. This Traveler Vest is the first I have purchased from LL Bean. From the moment I tried it on I liked it. It was true to size, very comfortable and the pocket arrangement suited my needs very nicely. I would recommend it. If you have the need to carry all those little things you just can't leave home without then The Traveler Vest is worth a look.
September 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Penny14 Great fit.
Super pockets. Bought XL so it could go over or under other clothing.
August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby POWDERPUF SUPER VEST
I purchased the vest for my son who was vacationing in India. It is absolutely perfect. It's got so many pockets where he can keep his valuables and other things safe and it is very light weight too (since he was limited in the what he could bring. He needed layers & the vest was also perfect to fill that need. Couldn't ask for a better garment...LLBEANS, once again, hit a home run.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Pankiene awesome
Exactly what I wanted. Just took another trip to Costa Rica. It's great for traveling. Lots of pockets and soft yet strong material. Buy one! You'll be glad that you did.
July 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Hazelhawk Wear it almost every day
This vest is my third one. It's basically a man's purse. We have a mini farm and I use vest for two extra pairs of glasses in zippered pockets, cell phone in button pocket, dog lease, keys and emergency candy bar in another buttoned pocket, jack knife, dog whistle, pair of light gloves in another buttoned pocket, pills in another small pocket and sun screen in another. Also pens in inside pocket. When one is in wash, I use another.
July 16, 2014