Rated 5 out of 5áby WingedBoar Well made and an excellent value
Wanted a vest with a cell phone pocket. Being frugal, I thought the price was a little high, but ordered one to try. In summary - I love it. Worth every penny. As a former football player, I needed to fit a large frame and have room to move and the XXL did just that without feeling like it bloomed out at the bottom.. One drawback - would like an XXL long size to compensate for a barrel chest and a long torso. I would also like a Navy color in between the bright navy and the black. Other than that - I definitely recommend it (even for the frugal) for both weekend and outdoor wear.
October 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby retiredcalifshopper poor quality
I have two polartec 200 vests which I bought in years past and this does not compare. The fabric in the older version was much more substantial. It did not stretch like the new fabric. I am sending this back.
October 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Ra93 wish it was available in burgundy/navy
Great color, would like one that is in burgundy or burgundy/navy
June 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Bronko Reliable
Been ordering for 50 years. Mostly have received what I wanted. Reliable merchandise and service.
June 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby rileygirl Bluer than blue...
Quality of this vest is superb but... it is even bluer in person than pictured. Eye-watering bright! Other colors were not available in my husband's size so we returned it.
April 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby LLBeanWorldTraveler Warm & fuzzy
I bought this for my husband to use in cooler climates and when traveling. It is the perfect weight. Love the insignia monogrammed on it. Excellent value and fit.
April 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby ThomsReviews L.L. Bean Fleece Vests - An Outstanding Product
Outstanding quality - exceptional for layering in cold weather. I wouldn't be without one. And that is why I ordered two more in different colors to give me some flexibility in mixing and matching layers. And for the early Spring weather, they are great alone to keep the chill away. Also a very nice item for people who work in air-conditioned computer spaces that have to be kept cool for the equipment. As a former naval aviator, I would have loved to have had these for wear underneath my flight suit when flying in cold climates. An exceptional value for the money. They are also very good for those of us who engage in concealed carry because they have inside the vest pockets.
February 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby mtnwalt GREAT Vest...BAD Zippers
I love the Polartec fleece vests a lot! However every single one I have ever had has had zipper problems after a year or so. I have returned 4-5 vests due to the zippers separating, usually it will be the front zipper & I can get it going again but as time goes by it just keeps separating with the slightest pressure. Finally in disgust I will pack it up & send it back...Thankfully LL Bean stands behind their products & they send me a new one right away.
I feel guilty however for doing this over & over...but if only Bean would put quality zippers in them! I have another brand I use for work that has a metal YKK zipper that has not failed in 15 + years! So it can be done. C'mon LL Bean!
The vests are so darned good that I cannot be without one even with sub par zippers! It is my everyday wear in winter here in Southern Oregon. So as long as you keep replacing my vests when the zipper fails I will keep wearing them. They are warm but light & non binding, shed a light rain, make a great underlayer if needed & even look good going to church.
I upgraded to the Wind Challenger vests but the same zipper problem came to pester me!
My favorite feature is the large double inside pockets that can carry most anything! Along with the outside chest pocket that is perfect for my cellphone...not all brands have these features... they keep me coming back every time.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby tomjw217 Ordering a Seond
I ordered this vest because my granddaughter purloined my other fleece vest (not Bean). I love it. I can't imagine a brighter Husker crimson. The XXL fits well (I'm 6'3" and about 240#). The XXL is true to size. I decided I need another one, so I'm ordering the spruce. Sure wish the loden was in stock in my size -- I'd order both. The zippers are sturdy and the three pockets really come in handy. It has become my standard outer wear at temperatures down to freezing -- sometimes below. Comfortable in cool weather with a short-sleeved shirt or T-shirt.
February 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby MerryTexan Handsome and utilitarian
Got this for my husband in the forest green color which is very handsome. He says it's toasty and he likes the pockets for cell phone and other gadgets. We were pleasantly surprised to find the handwarmer pockets constructed in such a way that they create 2 pockets on the inside, too. Very nice. Highly recommended.
January 31, 2014