Rated 5 out of 5áby llbeanershopaholic Very functional
Thanks to other reviews who thought this vest was too long, I ordered a L petite. I am a size 12, and 5'5" tall. The fit was perfect. It hit me mid-hip, it is roomy enough to wear over a medium weight jacket or sweater, or flannel. The material itself is almost soft and silky in feeling. I love the zippered pockets. It is also easy to pack into its nice inner stowaway pocket. So practical and functional. Love it!
February 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby gbowelch Warm and cozy
I received my black vest yesterday and I love it, its warm, not too bulky and will go with everything. I love the inside pocket that will hold a phone or iPod (that was a nice surprise). The fit is nice and tailored and its not at all bulky. I am 5'4 120 lbs and I got the small petite and its fits perfectly. Thank you LLBean for coming thru again - its 14' outside today! I am wearing this indoors today but I know I will use it under coats and on its own if it ever warms up!
February 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby SunbeltGirl The Scrunch Down Vest is Beautiful!
Love the color, feel and look of this vest! I bought the dark fuchsia and it's a very rich vibrant color that will look awesome with blue or black jeans or basically any color pants.
I originally purchased it in a small which is what I wear in everything LLBean and it was way too big. The arm holes were too big and the vest was huge. As it turns out, I think they make them generous so you can layer lots of clothing under.
But, I live in the desert so I'll be putting a light weight turtle neck under it or my LL Bean Mountain Trail Merino Henley under it and it will be super in the winter.
Can't wait for cooler temps so I can wear this vest!! :)
February 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby oboysmom Great vest
I love this vest. I wanted something to wear around on chilly days, mostly in my office. This fits the bill. It is very warm but the way is designed I don't feel like the stay puff marshmallow man. If I had once complaint it would I would like it a bit snugger through the waist. I'm a 5'10" hourglass shape I got the large. I didn't go down to the medium because I was concerned it would be too short in the torso and too tight across the chest. Even with that I still am giving it 5 stars, it's just that good.
February 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby AuntieMJ Scrunch Down Vest is practical & fashionable
The scrunch down vest is very flattering (because of the directional quilting lines & the back hem line is curved & slightly longer) & warm. If you love vest, don't hesitate to purchase this one! Very feminine.
As to fit /size: I am 5'6", 145 lbs, 38.5" in bust. I usually wear a medium in LL Bean tops (large in coats so I have layering room). I currently have two: a medium petite & a medium regular. Love them both but I think the petite medium is a slightly better fit & still has plenty of room for a heavy sweater.
Thank you LL Bean for quality products & service! Love reading reviews before I purchase & appreciate all who take the time to review their purchases!
February 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby leening cozy and comfortable
I have 2 vests: black and blue. Bought on the 2 a day sale and in size petite medium as the colors I wanted were available in petite. I am about 5'6.5 and weigh 150# and usually wear medium regular.
Both fit great and feel soft after washing and wearing.
February 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Tiffer Fantastic all around!
I ordered two of these vests, one black and one blue jay. Both of them have the contrasting liner. To be honest the liner colors are my least favorite part of these vests, but I purchased these on sale and I'm more than willing to live with that little dislike. These as others have stated do run a smidge large, but IMHO, not much. I'm 135lbs and 5'4", I ordered petite med and they fit perfect with room to spare, but I'm not swimming in excess. These are feather light and warm as well as figure flattering! The quality all around is exceptional, as I find with everything LL BEAN! The pocket lining is very nice and soft. The interior pocket is quite size able! The armholes IMHO, are perfectly normal in size, with no excess fabric bunching out. I highly recommend this item! Thank you LL BEAN for wonderful products and risk free shopping!
January 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby FCSMasterGardener The lightest and warmest vest ever!
I, first, applaud LLBeans' speedy and thorough shipping service; not only it's free, fast, reliable and keeping me informed of its delivery day, but also, my packages often arrived before estimated dates !
Second, quality: they are superb! I've purchased this down vest based on my 2 daughters down jackets quality, light weight, ease to pack into small bags, and warmth. And I am a very happy customer!
I keep my indoor temperature in winter at 60's, so the humidity can be at least 35%, I can wear this vest over a turtle neck, no weight, with ample ease of movements. No more bulky sweaters or jackets indoors!
I'm 5'3", 118 pounds, size in petite, small is fine. Order x-small if you want a more snugly fit; the baffle stitches are stretchy. Just make sure the bottom is big enough for your hip, because it's not stretchy there, although there's a pull cord to cinch it tighter.
I don't mind the bigger arm holes because I can wear a bulkier sweater underneath this vest. I foresee having this highly functional vest near me for years to come.
I recommend this item to anyone who loves no-weight comfort and warmth.
January 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby activeoutdoorsylady great vest
Just got my schrunchy vest and LOVE IT !! I needed a layer to fill up my mid-section of some winter coats, this is it! My new winter coat (s) are cut for wider ladies, and much as I love the coats, I have air going up underneath - hence, the idea of a vest, and it works!! Wish LL Bean would make Tall women's clothing, as I have to get a larger size to accommodate longer thin torso and arms.
January 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby GalenaNightfire Not Flattering for Large Busts
Well made, with a deep rich color (black), and very warm. However I bought it because of the reviews about it being "flattering" and "slimming." If you have an athletic build (read tall and slender with a smaller bust), this vest will likely be perfect for you. If, on the other hand (like me), you are short with a larger bust, the vest is not flattering.
December 22, 2014