Rated 5 out of 5 by GUNDAWG L.L Bean Traveller Vest
Very satisfied...Lightweight and very comfortable...looks good and fits perfectly.
The many pockets will come in handy. Can't wait to wear it on a trip.
You get what you pay for.
January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sanfran28 Dr.
Excellent. Easier access to zipper would be nice.
January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by flowerchild70 LL Bean Traveler Vest
Great item. gave as gift to 3 senior friends. All liked the vest and planned to use the vest on trips. I own one and always use on trips and photography. Enjoy!
January 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sclay Lots of pockets
This vest was purchased for a man with limited mobility. All those pockets were great for carrying phone, remote, note pad, pencil, etc. Good looking and well made too.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JRG8 The Best There Is!
I have looked a long time for a vest like this. It is extremely well-made, fits like a glove, looks terrific, and feels great on. It even has a metal zipper! This one's a keeper. So much so I just ordered it in the only other color available, which ought to say it all.
November 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by xanimalx Great vest!
Comfortable. Light, yet sturdy. Easy to get into all the many pockets. Protects from wind and chill. I don't know I have it on.
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 5 by 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 5 by 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 5 by 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