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
Rated 5 out of 5 Delivers as promised
I shoot registered sporting clays, 1000+ targets/month. Have tried many vests, shell bags. This is the best so far. Very well thought out, very functional for my needs. A pocket or place for everything from shells, empties, ear plugs, and a VERY handy,(included), cloth for cleaning glasses. Places to snap on a towel or ear plug case. Good fit, I'm 6'3", 205 lbs, XL was perfect.
May have wished for a lighter color in the Texas summer, we will see.
December 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Missinfront Bean's Clays Shooting Vest
Fits well & nicely made. Cute thingy tethered in a pocket to clean eye glasses. The shoulder cover is okay, but it's not leather as it is on a much older LL Bean clays vest we have. No pocket inside the vest to accept a recoil pad, an issue if you're recoil sensitive. A proper fitting clays vest is important. I lost weight and had to replace one that was too big.
August 13, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Diesel2 Poor construction
Used this on two separate occasions, where I shot two rounds of trap each time. The weight of the 12g shells in the main pocket ended up completely ripping the seam that attached the pocket to the vest. Nice vest if you want to use a belt with it to hold your shells. Otherwise, a disappointment.
July 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by randaman Top Notch
Although the availability was delayed ( clearly stated) I am very pleased with the shooting vest. Quality is excellent. Sizing is right on. I would highly recommend this product!
June 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BobMc Worth waiting
I ordered the shooting vest back in February 2014 ( now: June 2014), and was informed that it would not ship until June.
I let the order stand and continue to shoot all winter with whatever clothing I could adapt or borrow. During this period, I had the opportunity to examine other shooter's vests.
Received the Bean vest two days ago, and it was worth my wait. It is nicely made, comfortable, and in my opinion, of better quality than a lot of gun manufacturer's offerings. If you need a shooting vest, you can't go wrong with this one.
June 6, 2014