Rated 5 out of 5 by IWool This vest is perfect
I bought this vest to layer under my new LL Bean "Maine Guide Wool Parka". Not only does it provide an excellent layer of warmth under the parka it's great when worn all alone. The shearling style fleece lining, in my opinion, is a far superior choice for additional insulation over typical fleece or Thinsulite. I wanted the vest in charcoal, but that color is not available for a couple of months although when that color is available I am seriously considering ordering a second vest in that color.
March 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 2orchardappleman Just about what I anticipated
When I received the vest, the side slit pockets were sewn
to prevent thrusting my hands into. A little bit of careful stich
cutting opened the pockets, but the hassle of having to do that
was not appreciated.
Outside of that, apple tree pruning will be easier with a little more comortable with "toasty" chest covering and better freedom of movement with my arms.
March 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bill12341 vest return
The construction and materials are top of the line no complaints about the vest at all except that is was to small. Reviews and sales person on the phone said the vest was cut larger. Not ! It would seem to make sense that an outer garment would be the next larger. You sell 2xl sweaters why not sell 3xl vest and coats to wear over the sweaters. Why not offer custom orders? I would willing pay more to get the best that money can buy, LL Bean, if it would only fit.
March 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SRC123 Impressed with the vest
Very pleased with vest. Well made with a warm solid feel. Vest can be dressed up or down. Sized true, I am 6'1" 205 and purchased the large because I like my vests to fit close to the body and the large was just right for that. I liked it well enough that I just purchased a 2nd one in another color. Selling good quality items like this will keep LL Bean going strong for many more years.
January 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by UpstateNYGuy Great vest...
This is a great vest for your outdoor adventures or for around town. The fleece lining and wool outside is a perfect combination. The fit is true to size and quality is top notch.
January 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by spratt5 Perfect Gift for the outdoorsman!
I purchased this Christmas gift for my 65 yr old father who's an outdoorsman. He absolutely loves everything about this vest! The fleece inside, the wool outside is very warm and cozy. The cut of the vest where its longer in the back is a brilliant design. My father couldnt be happier with this gift because of the reasons i just mentioned and he would never spent that kind of $ on himself.
December 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SatisfiLLBeanShopper Great Item, Fantastic Customer Service
Purchased this for a Christmas (early) present for my son. Although had a snafu with UPS the customer service at LL Bean was FANTASTIC and I received another one (although in different color, which was Fine) a day later. Son LOVES the vest and since his "early" present he wears it every day! Good Quality and very warm! Thank You LL Bean!
December 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MrJST Warm and Wel Made!!!
I bought my vest (in Buffalo Plaid) about (1) one year ago. It's extremely warm and well made. I wear mine under a tweed sport coat sometimes and it works well. It is way oversized. I'm 5'8" 170 and I usually wear a "Medium to Large" in jackets. A "Medium" is even a tad big for me. But, I do like a closer fit. It has nice deep pockets as well as a deep zippered inside pocket. It also has the good YKK zippers and good zippers are very important to me when it comes to outwear. Mine has held up well and I foresee it lasting me for many more years to come.
December 10, 2013
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