Rated 2 out of 5 by Nanabean Style not as expected
From the pictures I thought this would be more form fitting. It is very boxy looking to me and felt very stiff. Not what I expected so it is going back. Will try another style.
November 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by shopper2015 Pretty, but...
I really like this vest, but the fabric looks cheap, dull, and lifeless.
I bought a blue one and when I tried my son asked me if it was old...
It is expensive one, therefore, I prefer to spend my money in a better way. Also, size petite xs is very huge!
November 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JamesGrandmamma Could Not Be Better!
This vest is GRAND! It is so figure flattering! I am not a small women 5'8" Bust 38-40D. I ordered a Large and it fits just lovely. I had to use the side straps to make it a bit smaller to give it that nice female fit look. I love that the vest has those in place! I purchased the navy and I just love the deep green corduroy lining in the stand up collar. The snaps are so sturdy. I am "hippy" and it snaps all the way down without any problem, feels great when I sit. I needed some warmer cloths as I am going to Michigan to my Sister's Farm for Christmas. It will also be a great piece for colder days here in San Antonio this winter. It has indeed been one of my favorite finds for the upcoming winter weather! Thanks Again L.L. Bean for another winner!
November 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KelseyV Finally, the perfect vest
I'm wearing my vest as I type. I've been searching for the perfect navy vest for two years now, and this is it. I wanted something slimmer than a puffer vest, that would still offer some extra warmth, with plenty of room underneath for a chunky turtleneck or comfy button-down. I tried to get around L.L. Bean's price, but finally decided that you pay for quality and a good fit. It's true, and I don't regret the purchase at all. Every other vest I found was "too" something...too shiny, too puffy, too many garish buttons, perfect except for the embroidered hearts...you get the picture. Once again, L.L. Bean is my Goldilocks-perfect answer.
October 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by PWDogs Changes not for the good
While I was hoping this vest would be as good as its namesake the Riding Jacket, it is quite a bit shorter, much thinner and contrary to the discription, does not have cuffs. It is a cute vest and great for under a jacket or in my workplace when it is a little chilly. I DO NOT LIKE the nylon lining that is NOT indicated anywhere on the description as that just creates static when putting it on and taking it off. The jacket had a cotton lining which curbed the static.
October 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by vtkitties Best vest
I love this vest. I compared it to competitors and this one is the best. The back is not gathered yet has nice tabs for shaping. The tabs are good snaps not buckles that get crooked. It is the perfect length to wear shirts untucked underneath but is not too long. The snap front gives it a smart-looking shape that plain zippered vests just do not have. Very flattering. And so glad it is synthetic for those of us who avoid animal products like down. I hope that LLBean will in the future carry this same vest in jewel colors or pastels with pretty floral lining instead of plaid and different color corduroy trim. The plaid is very nice, but something "girly" would be awesome! Just please don't change the shape at all, except maybe make the pockets slits on the side seams instead of having flaps.
October 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by yarnaddict OMG Everything about this vest is perfect.
Just received my new riding vest, and the color(cayenne) is amazing. I always worry about shades of red but this is even better then the picture.
Last fall I purchased the navy and wore it all the time. Mild winter in California.
The style, corduroy trim, fit ,and quality are everything I hoped for, so this is my new go to vest. Ready for the leaves to fall.
July 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by terrybou2 Design could be better
I have this vest in black. For a riding vest it should be cut longer in the back. Also I had my tailor sew a snap on each of the two pockets. Most riding vests have zippered pockets.
Adding an inside breast pocket with the other adjustments would make it awesome.
I like the colors it is offered in.
June 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Maggie576 Very Thin
I did expect the vest to be light weight from other reviews I read. It is VERY light weight. I thought the lining would be a flannel plaid and have heavier quilting but it is very thin. I needed a heavier type vest so I am sending it back. Well made but not worth $99.
May 18, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by bluecupcake I wanted to like it....
I wanted to like it, I really did, but I guess it just wasn't what I was expecting. I was looking for a camel quilted vest. Maybe fleece or some kind of soft lining? This seemed to fit the bill online, but upon arriving the color was more 'marshmallow' than cream or camel (way too white). The fit was rather boxy, though tightening the snaps in the back helped a little. And the lining was kind of hideous, in my personal opinion, and seemed more like cheap raincoat lining than a $100 vest from LL Bean. Sorry, just not my cup of tea.
April 2, 2014