Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 4 out of 5 Nice item needs XS for some women
I purchased this vest to replace an old favorite piece of clothing. A gray vest needs black trim to look sharp, and this item has it. So, the only thing that's missing is the XS size, so that I as a woman can get a closer fit. That being said, it's a very useful vest.
November 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NewHampshireShopper High Quality, Attractive, Please Offer for Women!
I immediately noticed this vest when it became available, but I am a woman and so I hesitated buying. After trying it on in the store in Freeport, I bought the green white-tailed deer version in size small, which fit me perfectly. I will note that the back shoulders are a big broader than in a women's version, and the bottom back is somewhat longer than the front. Neither of these features is particularly prominent, and they don't bother me, despite having narrow shoulders and being a bit short-waisted. I am about 5'8" and 155 pounds, with an above-average chest size. I am currently about 20 pounds over my usual weight, so I do worry that once I return to my normal size, this will be too big. It is a shame that this is not offered in Men's XS, or for that matter, women's sizes! This vest is appealing in many ways. First, this is the original fleece vest design as I (and my current closet) remember it. The zipper and edging are in a contrasting color, and there is no princess seaming - instead there is a horizontal seam across the chest. The fleece feels substantial, and perhaps best of all, is in a nice hunter green, a color which is rarely available for women. I'm a feminine woman, but I will NEVER buy any of the pastels and other "feminine" colors in which the women's trail model fleece is offered. I want the traditional colors which are now typically only offered for men. Finally, as a native Mainer living in NH, I like the idea of supporting Maine Fish & Wildlife, and I like the sporty look the emblem imparts.
October 7, 2013