Rated 2 out of 5 by Ducktoller Too Wide, Too Big
I've always relied on LL Bean for my children's fleece outerwear, particularly their vests. Unfortunately, the vests this year are very wide and very short, much like a box. I'm very disappointed as I now need to find another retailer to purchase fleece coats and vests.
October 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MsKMB Great jacket for the seasons!
I bought these jackets for my kids and absolutely love them. I was hoping that they could wear them during the spring and early fall and the jackets are perfect for that. The jacket was a little lighter and thinner than I thought they'd be, but they're still excellent quality. I bought little kids size 6 and it's true to size.
March 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NBWalker bought the complete set, vest, gloves, and hood
The camo fleece has become of favorite of my 10-year-old son. He was even disappointed when the weather was too warm to wear them to school. Biking, playing, hiking, and walking the dogs are all done in his fleece gear. I could never get him to wear fleece before, when he saw this in the store he was all for getting it. Thanks LLBean, warmth without bulk and balk. :)
November 21, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by MLEF Soft and huge!
This vest is very cozy and soft, but the cut is extremely wide for length. Sizing down two sizes might be necessary. Also, the taping inside the collar looks nice but is a little scratchy. Saphire color is quite purpley (as opposed to blue,) but pretty.
November 13, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by zeronickname Boxy: Too wide or too Short
My 9 y/o daughter has been wearing one of these vests for 4 years now (religiously in the colder months). It's a size 5-6 and, this year, it's *clearly* too small (it kind of was last year already) and I was hoping to pass it on to her 7 y/o sister.
She wears a size 9/10 so I got her a 9/10 and it was so wide that she could have fit another kid in there (and she's average build - not skinny). I then got her a 7/8 but it was too short in length (don't want cold air getting in!) so back it went. I'm so frustrated because she needs another but the fit of the Bean kids vests just won't work.
LL Bean: what happened to the fit from just a few years ago?
p.s. You have the same issue with the women's vest. I bought myself one but had the same fit problem and I had to return that one too.
October 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Psychmom Perfect fit
This is the second vest we have purchased. The fit is perfect; the color is beautiful and it is well made.
September 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mom2mygirls Great vest
When my older daughter was in kindergarten, she was diagnosed with Sensory Integration Disorder. The OT suggested a weighted vest to help. I looked at the prices and nearly fainted. I bought one of these vests on sale and made pockets for the inside, then made sand packets to add weight. My daughter wore this vest to school for about a year and a half. No one knew it was a weighted vest except the appropriate school employees.
August 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by 3under5 Great fleece vest
My 5 year old daughter loves this fleece vest I got her and has been wearing it regularly despite it not being cold enough. I thought it an excellent value for my money as it has held up well over 3 washes so far. Fits true to size. I am going to buy for my other 2 daughters as well.
December 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by UpstateMommy Fleece Vest
I wasn't sure my son would wear this but after one wearing he loves it! The vest fits very well and my son can easily zip it himself. He likes the pockets on the vest to keep his "treasures". I like the price and the quality!
November 9, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by 101shopper Versatile and good quality
Kids' clothing is hard to find sometimes. LLBean has a lot of varieties and colors. My son likes the color and it looks good on him. Living in New England sometimes winter is long and harsh. If you are looking for good quality winter gears. This is the right place to be.
October 26, 2011