Rated 3 out of 5 by GremlinTamer Loose fitting around the waist promotes beer drink
Although it appears to be fitted and athletic, it is not. It has more of a straight cut that causes it to bulge out as it hangs off of my chest. I have a 40" chest and a 31" waist and this vest bulges out like a maternity dress. There are no waist pulls to snug it up and the air inside compromises warmth. I suppose I can start drinking more beer and eating more bar food so I can expand my beer belly and grow into it. Thanks, L.L. Bean, for giving me an excuse to party!
February 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ExiledJedi Warm and has nice pockets
As others have noted, this vest is a bit different than your traditional fleece! The fabric is light, with an outside weave similar to that of a sweatshirt, only denser. The inside of the fabric feels more like a normal fleece. The hem doesn't have a draw cord, but I'm not sure that it needs one, because the vest has a close fit. I've found that it keeps me comfortably warm inside my chilly house and during quick jogs outside.
My favorite details are the pockets: the hand warmer pockets are completely fleece and are much more comfortable than mesh pockets. There are also two stretch interior pockets and a chest pocket that's well sized for mobile phones.
Overall I was really surprised by how much I liked this new vest. The design and utility are superb.
February 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by TimInSEA Small
Nice vest, but it is cut very small. Order one size up from your regular size to get an appropriate fit.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rg12 BEST PRICE
I LIKETHE VEST BEACAUSE FREE ARM MOVEMENT VERY
LIGHTWEIGHT LOVE THE CUT OF THIS VEST AND NOT TO BIG A GREAT PRODUCT FROM LL BEAN AT A GREAT PRICE AND BULIT TO LAST
February 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by benthere Good fit, deep pockets, inside pocket for players
Have not had a chance to use for what I want to use it for, but believe it will perform well. Only wish it had a slick inside lining to make it easier to put on & take off. I will only use for running on cold windy days. Inside pocket has a small hole for routing earphone cord through which is cool. I have purchased LL Bean clothing for years and it is top notch quality and they do stand behind all their products.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VassalboroPhil Great as a layer, or as summer outerwear
This is the second similar vest I have had from Bean's, and I like the snug fit, warm materials, and in the summer, the wind/water shedding properties. I wore it downhill skiing two days ago, as the second layer (of several), and it fit well and added real warmth! In summer, it will be a major piece for cool days camping.
January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JanWyo wonderful gift!
This is my husband's favorite birthday present - he wears it all the time - good looking, good quality & obviously comfortable.
January 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by RUTHTHEREB not up to standard in my oppinion
sorry but I will be returning this item...frankly it is not your high standard merchandise.
January 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rikkibigfoot Best Vested Option
I work as a meatcutter and am in 45 degree climate all day. I like vests because of the free arm movement. Down vests sometimes get too bulky for me so I decided to try this vest. I found it to be as good as any I have had and very lightweight. A great product at a great price! I will ordering another!
January 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CliffC Fits Great - not fleece
It fits great, comfortable even under a jacket on cold day. I think it will look better longer than fleece because it should not pill.
January 15, 2014