Rated 1 out of 5
by jm56c Falling apart
This vest is exactly what I wanted to go with my Browning vest. However, the fake leather material started to crack and fall apart in the front and sides (see pics). I am disappointed in L.L.Bean for selling such because, I have come to expect better from them.
P.S. I have had this vest for almost 2 years. But I only used it about ten times, the last three in this condition.
August 14, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great vest but no pocket for Recoil Pad
Overall its a very good vest. But should have a pocket for a recoil pad. If you don't need one buy it. It could be less expensive too.
March 2, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by energy22 nice vest
just recieved my vest today nice looking and fits well however im a little concerned with the materials it is made of, the viynal pockets im wondering how long it will last before tearing away form the pocket buttons, they are roomy enough i emptied a box of shells just to see. i like the choke pocket and the glass cleaning cloth. i also so think it may be a good idea to put in an inner pocket with a zipper for stuff like a choke key,extra ear plugs etc..im probably going to use this as a back up or extra vest for someone one i may invite who doesnt have one. the adustable side straps are good too. i put on a jacket i use for cold weather shooting and it fits just as well. ill give it a 3 untill i now how well its gonna hold up..with high a volume shooter not sure
November 17, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by DOUBLEWIDECLYDE DIS-SATISFIED
KIND OF FLIMSY
October 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by SalC Nice Vest
I am pleased with this purchase, a well constructed vest.
September 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by doublem Shooting Vest Shoots Well
This X-large is my second of these vests. I also have a XXL that I shrank out of after losing some weight. It will be great for cooler weather over some LL Bean fleece. I know they are durable since the XXL is several years old and shows few signs of wear.
These vests are generously and consistently sized. Many of the big brands are all over the lot with their vest sizing. I can't buy a vest from the #1 Italian brand because of their sizing. The gun mounting pad is smooth. All the pockets are sturdy and everything is placed exactly where it should be.
My only request : A second color choice?
June 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BillM217 Shooting Vest
Great fit, price reasonable, was everything I expected.
June 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BlondiesRunner Great features, the sizing runs large.
This vest has all the bells and whistles; I particularly like the lens wipe and choke pocket.
I am 6'-1" 195 lbs with a 34" waist and the Medium fits me perfectly with room to adjust for clothing ranging from just a polo shirt to enough layers to shoot at 10 degrees.
March 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by clayshooter41 wonderful, comfortable, simply wonderful
This vest is wonderful! I ordered it in left hand. the sizing was good (XL- im 5'9, 195 pounds) it was slightly bigger but i wanted it that way for wintertime shooting. and in the summer i can just tighten the velcro straps on the back. the features are awesome. the glasses cleaner really comes in handy. i love how they put in several pockets which is helpful for putting your choke tubes in, earplugs, or maybe candy if thats what you desire haha. the ammo pockets are nice and wide. the dividers helps if you shoot different brands/lighter loads. as soon i got it, my dad got jealous. it wont be long before he orders one for himself. quality is awesome. i would definitely buy another one if i ever need to.
February 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CameronN Bean's Shooting Vest
I recently bought a left-handed version of the L.L. Bean 'Bean's Shooting Vest.' I love the vest! The quality and craftsmanship is very good. Both the shell and accessories pockets are well thought-out and designed. I would definitely recommend this to another person.
If I could change or add anything to the vest it would be to modify the gun-mount shoulder padding the be a little thicker and have the ability to add padding or gel pads if necessary -- but that is just my preference as I have been shooting over 1,000 rounds per month and a little "extra" padding (when needed or wanted) would be welcome.
That being said, I still rate this shooting vest 10 out of 10, and I definitely would buy another.
February 18, 2015