Rated 5 out of 5 by superlady Super Vest
I was so pleased with this vest! color, weight, & fit were perfect--I need another color--thanks LL Bean
November 21, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by DeeDee67 Very warm, but.....
Ordered the black vest and it's very warm. However, it says relaxed fit, which it is not. I normally take a L or XL. I ordered the XL because I wanted a little room inside. This XL vest is more like fitted. With one thin layer underneath, it fits very snug against the body, with no room left at all. It also zips up like a Men's garment, not a Woman's. That is a small thing, but the fit is not. If you're thin, or you like a tighter fit, I'm sure this would be perfect for you. Under the arm fit is quite good.
November 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by riverslakesoceans good fit, color, style
A lot of LL Bean products seem to be less well made than they used to be, but this one measured up! I generally wear a medium -- and the medium fit me perfectly. I like the medium weight, and I liked the color I ordered (dark violet) and in fact would order another one if there were other colors I liked. So please work on your color selection, LL Bean, and please bring back the women's trail model fleece pullover for women!
October 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oceanpacific Trail Modl Fleese Vest
Vest arrived yesterday and I just love it. Excellent quality. Sizing is perfect. . Ordered char Heather, fleece but light weight. I will be watching for more colors. I wear vests with my slacks all year round. Temp here on coast in Oregon is mild all year round.so I always look for different weights to wear in each season.. Love LLbean quality.
October 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cam1st Hmm...
Not sure why this didn't work for me.
I love fleece, and I love the heavier Polartec fleece for serious cold and wind (which we have plenty of in this area for much of the year!). The color I ordered the vest in--teal green--was pretty. But I found the vest just didn't do anything for me. It felt pretty clunky on, and I looked clunky in it.
In the past, I have found Bean's light weight fleece vests to be too light. But this weight, for what would be for me an indoor garment, felt like too much.
Perhaps the same vest in a 100 weight, rather than 200 weight, Polartec might hit the spot?
September 20, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by teatotaler returned already
I've just returned my size Large, Petite vests..First off I can not see how someone could rate these "light" or "lightweight"...They were quite heavy actually....I live at the ocean and we often need a little extra warmth from the cool breezes, even in the summertime....These vests were more of a winter type gear. Plus quite long for a Petite. And too large under the armpits..I did LOVE the Charcoal and Teal Green colors though! I'm bummed out about having to return them both....I am a true size 12, 5 ft. tall..
August 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Run6014 Will last for years
I own multiple fleece vests in different colors. These fleece vests look great even after years of wear. Wash well; no shrinkage and no fading.
Price is higher than some stores but this is an example of "you get what you pay for." Other fleece vests I've purchased do not last; pockets start sagging and material pills over time.
August 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by WCGal Super comfy, may want to size DOWN
Very nice and comfortable vest, lightweight but warm. I usually wear a woman's Small but this vest was too large on me, especially in the chest area and under the arms. I am full-busted and still found it too large. I'm exchanging mine for an XS.
August 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JTCalicoast womens trail model fleece vest
I bought 2 of these vests for a trip to Alaska in June. I wore one everyday as our weather was mostly cold.. It layers nicely and is warm. The pockets are great. I am a true medium and LLBeans mediums have always fit perfect. I got the charcoal and deep violet which is very pretty and looks nice with a scarf "dressed up" These are perfect vests for my climate too so I will get lots of wear out of these.
July 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by nightgale Climb every mountain!
In this vest, one feels one can do anything! It is practical not just for the outdoors, but for life, for just wearing around.
So light, yet warm, and not too "sporty" and so it goes anywhere. Fabric is soft, even snuggly, but not bulky!
Looks good on Plus sizes too!
Perfectly tailored, loose and comfy but not baggy. Shoulders and collar, sometimes awkward spots, are smooth and neat. Good length, not too short as many vests can be.
Zipper is top quality, easy to use, sturdy. Not a double which would be too clunky. This looks more streamlined for a vest.
I've got a few of these so I can match a color to my mood. LLB might consider a plethora of colors, 25 or 30. At this price point, people would have fun getting shades to augment their wardrobes.
LLBean might broaden how they market this vest. A classic style, and fun colors for everyone! This vest is cute and versatile, no one should NOT be buying at least one. Make it the impulse buy, with an irresistible color for every taste. It has potential to be the purchase no one can resist.
May 20, 2014