Rated 3 out of 5 by Chicpea Vest too large
I wear a small in LLBean clothes consistently. This vest seemed to be nice weight but the small was very big and the extra small had sold out.
April 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Suzanne04 Cozy & Cute
I love this vest! It's cozy and warm, yet light and not bulky. I bought the green, and love the bright color. Fit is good. My favorite new layer.
March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Meandmy3boys Warm and comfortable
I read other reviews, so I ordered a size smaller than normal and it fit perfectly. I love the color and the warmth this lightweight vest provides. It's as perfect for watching my sons play soccer as it is for taking a hike in the woods. It will be great to take on our next backpacking weekend.
March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bitsya1 Perfect for golf!
I purchased this vest to keep me warm on cold winter mornings.
I am 5'4'' tall and weigh 130 lbs. I normally wear a size medium.
I read some reviews and ordered it in a small. It still is a little
roomy, but perfect for my needs as I wear it over a golf shirt and
light weight jacket. Layering is key as it warms up in the afternoon.
I love the color, I ordered the red one. If you want a form fitting vest
go down to the extra small.
March 18, 2014
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