Rated 5 out of 5 by FemaleShopper Great Vest
I just received my Ultrlight vest and can't wait to wear it. I bought it for an upcoming vacation in Scotland expecting cool, windy weather along the coast. I also plan to wear it at home for hiking and biking. I am 5 ft 5 and weigh 125 and the small fits good. It's not snug and is roomy enough to wear over a light sweatshirt. It's a little loose around my hips but I am small in that area but there's a cinch along the bottom. It really is light and will fold up into my backpack for traveling to have whenever I will need it or in my little bike pack for riding. A little expensive but I expect I will get a lot of use out of this great vest.
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by filumena2 Wind Vests....
What a great idea!...Do love the idea of just a nylon vest, no padding or down filler with just enough covering to ward off a chill...Just a wind vest!.. Perfect for golf or any outside sport when there is a slight coolness in the air. Got the neon yellow, which is a nice bright color, true to photo, A good color for the outdoors. & the fit is great and true to sizing,but what I don't like is that the nylon material is transparent, i.e., you can see what you are wearing underneath. Think I'd like the vest better if it was opaque. Would like to see more color choices too....but have to say, it's another great garment from llbean!
July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by calygirl perfect ultra light vest
i got this because i don't like using a fanny pack when i jog or hike with my dog. I also didn't want another heavy layer of clothes since it can get pretty hot in southern california. this vest is perfectly lightweight and even provides extra backside coverage so i can wear my running pants without feeling self-conscious. throw it over my running/hiking outfit - keys, phone and dog bags go in the pockets and off we go!
June 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ValueGuy Great for outdoor sports events
I bought this for my wife who attends many outdoor sports events with me. She is sensitive to slightly cooler weather as an evening game progresses. She carries this item in her purse as it compresses to nearly nothing, and raves about its ability to keep her comfortable in fifty and sixty-ish weather. She also gets many inquiries from other women who watch her pull it out and put on as they are uncomfortable also!
June 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by st1100 zipper
I now take the vest on & off without undoing last inch of zipper. I keep the vest because I love it. But please, LLBean, replace that zipper. It is WAAAAY below your (or probably any reputable outlet's) standard!!!!
June 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by prevo Vest for biking
Purchased this vest to wear while biking. Selected the yellow one. Purchased XL Petite size because I wanted to wear it over other tops. The Petite size was long enough to cover my butt. I definitely selected the right size. I usually wear a size 12.
May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2parrots Ultralight Wind Vest
I just received it and wore it for the first time on a long hike yesterday. The vest is truly light weight, it has zip pockets which is very important to me, and it did keep the chilling ocean wind from penetrating my mid section. The fit is true to size. This vest is a very functional as well as stylish addition to my hiking wardrobe.
May 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Minnesotan Best Vest
I just wore this vest for the first time while biking in blustery, cloudy, cool (high 50s) conditions, and I'm very please with its performance. Worn over a long-sleeved wool t-shirt, the vest kept my core warm, shed the wind, stayed in place, and stretched with my movements. The slightly longer length and curved back are great for biking, and I'm sure that they would be helpful in many other activities as well. The vest fit easily over the single layer and would accommodate a second layer, too, if it weren't terribly puffy. I love how light and packable this garment is. I have the classic orange, which is a nice medium shade that provides visibility but doesn't "scream" like many clothes meant for cycling. If this vest were offered in neutral color like tan or dark brown, I would buy another one for activities where visibility is not so important.
May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by candle51 great lightweight vest
I've been looking for a lightweight vest with zip pockets for a long time. This vest is perfect. It fits great and just gives that extra warmth one needs on a windy day. It also works well as an extra layer under a jacket. I would highly recommend this vest.
April 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dahesha Perfect for summer
It's amazing that so many pockets are fit into this very light vest.
I like the little bag hanging inside the collar -- no mugger would look there for a credit card. It looks quite dashing. I do agree with another reviewer that it would be good to have it in some softer colors, like beige, for us older folk. The blue, etc. is too harsh for us.
I got black.
March 6, 2014