Rated 4 out of 5 by bk74 Great for chilly days!
This vest works really well over another jacket/fleece. It is warm and helps keep wind out. It zips easily and packets are warm. It fits larger than expected, therefore it's better over a jacket as opposed to shirt. A chest pocket would be a nice addition. Overall, this is a great vest for the money and I'm happy with my purchase.
December 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by portraitartist Cozy but with design flaws
First, I liked the overall conservative styling and how it kept me very comfortably warm. However, the bulkiness at the bottom of the armpit opening kept rubbing against my arms and the collar was too tight and just not comfortable around the neck. I was looking for a vest that would keep me warm on colder days than LL Bean's fleece trail model vest that I wear almost all of the time, but that "trail model" fleece vest set a standard for comfort that this fleece-lined wool vest does not even come close to, so I'm sending it back and I'll look for a heavier fleece vest.
November 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by gottwobritts Great vest
Have had this vest for many years now and it still looks great. I always get compliments when I where it. I have always wondered why Bean has never made a coat from this. It would be a sure winner!
November 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by friendlyoldgoat Keith
Having only just received the garment I don't have much experience with warmth but it appears to be as advertised. With the generous cut I could probably have ordered a smaller size
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by summer58 Attractive & Cozy
I bought this vest as a gift for my son. When he opened the package he put it right on and was very happy with it. The vest is very attractive looking; well made, and the color, Loden, is perfect for a fall/winter item. My caveat would be: I purchased medium and the arm holes looked a little big when he put it on.
October 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tbos2001 Great style and fit
I'm very impressed with the quality and style of this vest. Now that the fall weather has arrived, I will enjoy wearing it often.
September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Puget1 Great on first wear
It arrived promptly, and the initial impression is great. It feels warm and wonderful, and the loden is even more attractive than I'd expected. Obviously problems might surface later, but there aren't yet.
September 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GrantCover Perfect
This vest was a perfect gift and my partner loved it. Stylish, great workmanship and finish
May 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by cozyinrhodey Comfortable
Just what I was looking for. A vest without all the puffiness.
March 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Teddyann A Unique Vest
This is a well-made warm vest. I wanted it for myself, and being a five foot female, it was absurd, especially around the armholes which are designed for a man. Bean should make this for women, and it could be in the regular Winter outerwear catalog, not only Hunting and Fishing, where many people may not see it. My husband liked it too, so he kept it and I get to see it. He has a 32 inch waist, and always wears a medium, but the small fit well.
January 25, 2013