Rated 5 out of 5 by KimmysBest Best down vest I've ever purchased.
I just love, love, love this down vest. Besides being warm it is so, so, so soft and comfortable. I love it so much that I purchased it for my adult daughters and two extra for me; because I know I will wear it out, and I want it for years to come so I bought three total. It also packs well for traveling because it scrunches down so small in size. I highly recommend the purchase of this vest. Enjoy!
March 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MelliBean Nice vest that could use a few small improvements
The vest is warm, soft and lightweight, although not ultra-lightweight like uniqlo vests.. The zipper placket is well constructed. The internal right side pocket is a nice-sized 5"x6" patch pocket which opens at the top, and is finished with smooth covered elastic. I would like this vest to have a similar or the same pocket on the left side. The other internal pocket is set in and zippered. It is also generously sized and opens vertically at chest level just inside the left-hand part of the zipper. It says STOWAWAY on the zipper pull.
I don't care for the main zipper. The insertion pin doesn't always seat properly in the bottom stop, causing the zipper to sometimes jam when I try to close it. Also, I wish it was a double zipper so I could open it from the bottom when I am driving
As for color, I bought the black with red lining. I like this color combination very much and find that it is currently very easy to accessorize. I favor a slightly bluish shade of red, but unfortunately, the lining is in a shade of tomato red that is far brighter than that shown on the product page.
As other reviewers have mentioned, choosing the right size can be a problem. I bought this vest in size Large, and it is much too big on me. I am 5'8", 38D, with a fairly wide back, large waist and ribcage. I usually wear XL on top. This vest in size Large is too big for me in the bust and waist by at least 3 inches. The fit is more like an XXL. I may exchange this vest for a medium, but I will also keep looking elsewhere.
March 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chilcobay My favorite down vest ever!
I ordered this vest in the green and it is awesome. I usually wear a size 12 for a loose fit, but ordered this vest in a medium and there is lots of room, but it is not like a "sack".......fits nicely, looks great! I am 5'8 38B and there is, for once, enough length to cover my back! I have just ordered a second one in black in fear that this vest may be discontinued or changed in some way, and for the fun of having another color! It is light, washes well, is warm and comfortable, and I have only had positive comments on it. This is the first time that I have felt motivated to leave a review. Great vest!
March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by grammasuzy Love it!
Great color, great style, great fit. Exactly what I was looking for. Buy this vest!
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SandyJR Best Down Vest
I bought in black a medium petite. I love it, warm, cozy & light weight. definitely worth the money. I know I'll get a lot of use out of this piece. I should have bought this sooner. Nice fit for layering.
March 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verygreendog Nice vest, but....
Overall this is a great vest, L.L. Bean quality can't be beat. I don't usually write reviews but I wanted to pass this information on. The black vest has a red lining, and I mean bright red lining. No matter how you wear the vest this lining is going to show. The red just took over the vest for me, so I unfortunately returned it. I needed a black vest that would go with everything.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sprout15 Great looking vest, eye-popping blue
I initially ordered this in a medium, but it was just a bit too big for my 5' 8", 150 body, so I returned it for a small. The downside is that the vest is not as long, but it is a better fit around my torso so I am keeping it.
The vest looks substantial--not a one-season wonder--and I like the styling and fabric (nice sheen) very much. I initially ordered the medium in green, and loved the color, though not the contrasting interior color (more like a clash than a contrast). When I got my small, green was no longer available so I tried the blue. Smashing color with a better contrasting color for the lining.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lunamiela The PERFECT vest!
I cannot rave enough about this vest! I love it! I'm 5'6" and weigh 115 pounds and got a small in orange. I like it so much that I just ordered it in black as well. While the small is a little big on me, I prefer it that way because I can wear fleece jackets and sweaters underneath. I've worn it with workout clothes and casual jeans with a sweater and it looks great both ways. I even wear it at home over my lounging clothes to keep warm on frigid days. Get it, you won't regret it!
March 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Britters7 Lightweight and cozy!
I have this vest in the blue and I love it! It is very lightweight yet keeps you warm. It folds up very nicely for travel. I think I may even get another color!
March 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AKDawn Comfy, Warm & Attractive!
Like most reviewers, I love this vest! It's very lightweight yet warm, and fun to wear -- it feels good & moves well. I did follow the advice to downsize -- I'm usually a petite medium & I ordered a petite small, which is perfect. The armholes are a bit large visually, but I think this works to allow good freedom of movement. When I'm wearing the vest, it doesn't seem that the armholes are unnaturally large. I also like that the pockets are lined (very soft material). If I could change one thing, I'd like the inner collar to be lined in the same fabric. But, really, that's all I'd change. I don't think the outer fabric looks or feels cheap at all (as one reviewer commented). Rather, it seems to me to be very GOOD quality material. It's also quiet as you move. Overall, I think this vest is very, very comfy and looks quite nice. I hope you buy one and enjoy it as much as I do! ;-)
February 28, 2014