Rated 5 out of 5 by MacT Extremely comfortable, superb fit, water resistant
Wore this up on the trail in Denali this spring and was ultimately very pleased with comfort, fit and quality of workmanship in the vest. The zippers and pockets are well placed and of good depth and comfortable lining. I don't now where Bean gets his down from but this down is superior for warmth. There is no smell to the down when it gets wet which is good. I have had other down items from other stores that didn't smell good when wet or new. The collar sits up just right and feels good zipped up and down. You couldn't ask for more in a vest in my opinion.
June 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Grippy fit and finish appears fine
nicely styled, fits well. since it's not cold out I can't write to it's warmth
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lowkie Goose down vest
Very nice vest for the price-excellent. Fits snug for size chart but vests should be little snug to work efficiently. A great item to wear around the house when the weather gets chilly or under a windbreaker for colder days. Quality is very good so far no problems with it, plenty of pockets, comfortable. For the price this is a very nice, well designed and functional vest
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lifeissogood Well designed, great fabric, washable down
As my hubby is always cold he has many vests. This is by far his favorite ... And well priced!
May 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by casie vest
Superb quality. Only criticism was its tight thru the chest. Go one size bigger than you might order
April 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by unclephilip OUTSTANDING IN EVERY RESPECT
I bought this vest in medium size and it is perfect. It fits close but not tight. I am 5' - 10", 160 lb. I bought Bean's Down Parka too and this is intended to be a layer under that Parka in extremely cold weather while hunting from a blind. Long hours of just sitting demands very warm clothing, at least for me. This vest is beyond warm! Indoors you will quickly break into a sweat; guaranteed! I probably will not need to layer with it very often because my down Parka is extremely warm, but it is here if needed. Moreover, just by itself it is perfect for those chilly, early morning dog walks we all love. I did not buy these garments to make a fashion statement but they look nice by themselves. Worn together they make me look like the "Michelin Man" and outwardly they make it look as though I couldn't move. However that is not at all the case. I still have complete and free movement of my arms and it is easy to draw my bow or shoulder my rifle. No problem at all. I weighed it on my digital scale and it came in at 20 1/2 ounces. The pockets are all very functional and the overall quality looks to be rugged and durable. I like that it can be zipped all the way up to the chin too.
Do not hesitate, just buy one. Or... better yet buy two. :<)) At Bean's price you can afford it. Besides, when your buddies see it they will want one. So; be a good guy and carry a spare for your shivering friend.
March 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DLDH Fits Like a Glove
Purchasing on line is always a challenge for sizing correctly. I'm 5'8", 185#, with a 38-40" chest, 34-36" waist, and a 12-pack rather than a 6-pack stomach. I read the reviews that said the sizing chart was accurate and ordered a medium rather than the normal coat/vest large that I usually wear. The fit is correct, but if you like a little more breathing room then a large might be better for you as the vest is a bit snug when fully zipped up. I'm sticking with the medium as I plan to wear the vest in the spring and fall and doubt I will ever need to zip it up completely. Quality is good with lots of warm pockets and a nice felt liner though I was a little surprised at how light weight the outer fabric was. I wouldn't plan on doing any heavy outdoor chores in the vest as I suspect it would tear easily. All-in-all though an excellent vest for especially for the price. I got it on sale for $60 with L.L. Beans free shipping and no sales tax to boot.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bobio excellent quality!!
Been having some very cold weather up here in Ontario, Canada. Ordered a vest which was here within 4 days.. Have worn it under my LL Bean parka and have been warm as toast. It fits great, looks terrific and I love it. Typical LL Bean quality and service.. Keep up the great work..
January 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by organizedinTN Traditional LL Bean quality
This is a great vest, with all the quality one would expect from LL Bean. The fleece lining is great, the down is a great insulator.
I am 5'9" 140 #'s and S fit perfect. the inside also had a zippered pock to stash your phone.
January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by X22LR My T Fine Vest
Extra large tall fits like a glove. Extra length covers below the belt and the down works great keeping the cold Texas wind from chilling my old bones. Made for tall people not large people. I am 6' 5" and have a 40 waist - not much room left at beltline. Very handsome vest - almost too nice to wear for everyday chores. Thanks LL Bean for another quality piece.
January 22, 2014