Rated 2 out of 5áby ocean Huge Armholes!
The Scrunch Down Vest arrived today, and I cannot believe LLBean would offer an outerwear item with such huge armholes, how is that going to be warm?! Usually I wear a medium in any kind of jacket or coat, which allows for layers underneath. After reading other reviews about the huge armholes, I sized down to small, and the armholes are still much too big, even with layers underneath! If not for the much too large armholes, the vest seems like it would be warm, but it's not warm even inside, can't imagine wearing it outside in the current cold Northeast! I chose Blue Jay color, which is actually turquoise, and I like that part, but the inside color is a horrible yellow-green, not at all my taste. There are plenty of pockets, the collar folds way up for warmth, and the back is longer; all of which I really like, However, for the price, this vest is definitely not a keeper, thanks to the armholes.
November 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby AbbySara Excellent Down Vest
I've purchased this vest in teal blue. I bought it in store where I can try on and notice that it runs a little bit big so I went down one size to a small regular (I'm 5"6' 140lb and usually wear Medium because I have broad shoulder). This vest is very light weight and has lovely color. It has plenty of room for underneath sweater and the length is great (fall above hip). It feels light as nothing but it really keeps you warm. Overall I'm impressed with this vest and plan to buy it in another color.
However, there is one thing - the feathers keep coming out (not much, but it's annoying when you wore it over black sweater). So if LL Bean can improve this, it will be the perfect Vest!
November 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Ambizax LOVE
I love this vest! Warm and the size was good. I got a small and it fits nicely over a sweater. The first vest I received had a hole but LL Bean's legendary customer service helped me out and I had a new vest the next day! I recommend the vest to anyone who asks.
November 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Dorota123 I'm 6'1 and it does fit..
I'm 6'1, 160lbs, and was worried about the length. I have to say, not bad! I purchased a Medium and it's quite roomy. Not absolutely perfect, but long enough to keep me warm and comfortable and not look too short. Arm holes are quite large but it's ok if you plan to wear sweatshirt under it, etc. Not a big deal. It does have some nice curves to it so I don't look like a puffy square. Soft and light, good warm pockets for hands, a little longer on the back side to keep out drafts. I also think I can wear it under my coat for an extra layer. Overall a good buy! The cold is coming..
October 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Puffin463 Scrunch Down sleeveless vest
Extremely light weight and just about perfect in cold weather. Is light enough to be worn under the heavier winter coat when needed. It fit the bill for me during 2013's extremely cold mid-east coast region.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby LindyLou12 Awesome Warmth for Small Packable Vest
I ordered this in black before we took a trip overseas for Spring Break in March. Now, most people go south for Spring Break, but we went to Spain. Let me tell you that this vest which packs into its own pocket is a must have. I stayed warm and toasty. The down really does its job of holding in the heat. I tend to wear a size 6 In most women's clothes, and I was glad that I ordered an extra small. I believe that a small would have swallowed me. I was concerned about the length, but once it arrived,I found that I was very pleased and comfortable with what looked like a too short vest on the website. It was well worth the $99 I spent for it. I expect to be wearing this for years to come. Go for it, you will love this lightweight but extremely warm vest!
LindyLou from Florida
July 1, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby BeanFanOH Great Vest if Not for the Huge Armholes
I really wanted to love this vest. I admired it online for weeks and finally ordered it. I am a size 4-6, so ordered the small and extra small to try. The vest is of nice quality, not too puffy, and with inside and outside pockets. Loved the colors on the green and blue vests.
Unfortunately, I just couldn't get past the armholes. I would have liked the small vest with the armholes on the extra small. I understand the armholes need to allow movement, but I literally could have put two arms in each armhole and still had room for movement. The extra material near the front of the armhole bunches out a bit, too. If you have smaller/thinner arms, this might not be the vest for you.
June 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby dogsareforever3 scrunchy happiness
I never thought I would look good in this type of vest, but after getting this one, it was sheer happiness for me. Love it!
June 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby JamersRN Love this vest!
I purchased this vest to use as a "layer" for the erratic spring weather in the Eastern Sierra's. Temps varried from 22F to 74F & the vest performed perfectly! Nicely tailored, slightly lower in the back, high quality zippers, nicely sized "stow" bag built into the vest. Sizing was perfect. I am 5'6" 160# with weight evenly distributed. Typically wear between a 10 & 12 top. The Medium fits beautifully. The arm holes are gracious to allow full shoulder/arm motion. I used this as an added layer while fly fishing without any issues. Great product! Would love more color selection...
May 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby DebsinSanDiego Roomy, Light, Warm and Packable
This is a perfect vest for travel - packs down perfectly. Kept me warm on the East Coast in 60 degrees, Runs big. Love the flash of red.
May 14, 2014