Rated 5 out of 5 by KMomof3 I love this vest!
I wore this vest over the running hoodie and it's perfect--just enough to add more warmth in 30 degree running. Its pockets are great and I felt safer running in the dark.
December 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by bikeforspeed XL not big enough for size 16
Loved the quality of this but had to return because it was too small. I was several inches away from being able to get it zipped. I ordered the XL and am a size 16.
November 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by greysandtorreys a little snug to wear over layers
I just tried this on over two layers and it was a bit snug. I usually wear a medium so ordered a large after reading the other reviews. I am sending it back and getting an extra large so it will fit over several layers. I think it is terrific otherwise.
October 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by baseballmom41 Brooks runningnvest
This is my favorite running/outdoors vest. I purchased it in our local store to try on and the previous reviews are correct, you may need to buy up 1 size, it will be perfect over tops, fleece etc, roomy enough around the arms and hips, just a bit snug in the chest area, it is so comfy for a run, and you can't beat all the pockets. Will also be using this for bike rides for safety too. I usually buy misses M but the L is a perfect fit, 135, 5'7" Hope this helps-deff a must buy!!!
October 20, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Miacomet Really 4 1/2 stars....
I purchased this vest for my early morning (dark) runs in Washington State because I wanted a highly visible, lightweight, but warm running vest when the temperature warms a little. This vest definitely fits the bill. My only reason for not giving it five stars is the fit. I'm 5'5", 130 pounds and generally a 4/small. The small fits perfectly everywhere but the chest. It is rather snug there.. I ordered the medium to compare, but it was considerably too big everywhere else (though perfect in the chest). It seems like they got the proportions a little off. It is such a great vest, however that I kept the small and am really happy with it. I purchased the jacket as well for colder days and have nearly to same review for it.
January 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by divava Awesome vest!
I have been an LL Beaner for many years and this is the first review I have posted. I run in the dark and cool mornings and needed this vest to keep me visible and just warm enough. I hardly notice I'm wearing it and it truly fits the bill. I am a 12 and I got a large and it fits just right. LL Bean strikes again!!
November 16, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by TJsRiders Running Vest also good for the Non-Runner
My husband purchased this for me as I walk our dog early and late in the dark. He ordered my regular size however I wanted something to wear over my jacket/coat. So - first impression was it ran small. Now - realizing it's a runner's vest and probably meant to be worn over less clothing, I see why the sizing is accurate. I got the next size larger and absolutely love it! It zips great. Pockets are a perfect size and in a good location (lower on the sides; not higher at the chest); arm holes accommodate my ski jacket easily; length is very good; comfortable even over my coat; and the color is definitely bright and reflective which was my primary desire. Next step - I have ordered one for my husband and recommended to my daughter who is a runner.
November 16, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by KateSSA Sizing not good
I usually fall between a small and medium 5'3" and 125 lb. I ordered a medium so it could be worn over a sweater. But it is way too snug through the middle to wear over anything warm. I could have used a large.
October 26, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by kinbo Great quality for a great price
This vest is jammed-packed with outstanding features and details - like rain channels, zipped pockets - that you don't find on other vests costing lots more. The fit was perfect, and the styling is superb. A great value at this price.
May 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by verycoolmom Just what I was looking for in a run/bike vest
This vest is high quality and fits well, esp. allowing for a layer or two underneath. If it came in an XS I would have gotten that size, but I got the small and this way I have room for layers. I like the high vis, the 2 zippered side pockets and vent in back. Overall very happy with the Brooks brand.
April 20, 2011