Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Size way off
This order was BO and had to wait which was no problem. I ordered a Men's XXlarge. This vest is way to small. I would say maybe a X-large or even a Large. Front won't reach around even to zipper up. I have another XXlarge vest that overlaps about four inches in the front. Unfortunately I will be returning.
April 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SHS73 Great vest!
I was a little hesitant to purchase this vest without trying it on first, due to some of the negative reviews regarding the sizing of it. I received this vest a couple of days ago, and I am very happy to say that the fit is just perfect for me! I am 6' tall, and weigh 240 pounds with a 40" waist. I ordered the 2XL regular like I normally do from LL Bean, and I am very happy with the fit. I wear it over a medium weight fleece, and I still have room to cinch up the waist if I want to. It is just the right weight fleece for the cool days walking the dog. If you are close to my size, then I think the 2XL vest will fit you perfectly.
March 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by saldab Terrific Fleece Vest, perfect for my grandson
Excellent quality! I got this in Alpine Gold because my grandson attends Baylor University. Their colors are gold and forest green. He was thrilled with it.
January 7, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by NewMexicofan Bad sizing
I am so disappointed that the sizing on this vest is not dependable. My husband owns two of these vests bought in the last 5 years. A large fit him perfectly. He is 5'8" and about 170 pounds. It was loose, fit over shirts, comfortable for hiking or lounging. Last month he lost his favorite gray vest so I ordered a new one for Christmas. He was delighted until he tried it on and it barely zipped. The vest is now sized to be form fitting. I would try to order a XL or even an XXL but the backorder is until mid-March. I am returning it and not reordering. I am giving it two stars because the fabric is still excellent. LLBean, if you are going to restyle and resize your products please give us a choice of the old style or the new style with different product names.
January 2, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by RJS73 Sizing is off
XXL tall equivalent to XL regular
Would be great if you are a fan of slim fit, if not look elsewhere.
January 1, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by LoyalCustomerFred Not like my other LL Bean vest!
I received a black trail model fleece vest for Christmas in 2014 from my wife. Though she purchased XXL it is sized like a Large only. A very slim fit. Fortunately I have my original LLBean vest purchased in the early 1990's. It is in burgundy and fits like a charm a very true to size ordered (XXL) fit. I still have my black one but wish it fit as well as the older product. I buy most all of my clothes from LLBean and haven't had a sizing problem with any shirts or pants but not so with the fleece vest.
December 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Typewriter All-Around Excellent
This vest was as advertised and a perfect fit. Reading the reviews I saw some that complained about the fit, the sizes supposedly running small. Others raved about the item. I find it excellent on all counts. I am 5-7, weigh 160 and ordered a Large. It is perfect over a heavy shirt. Ordered on Wednesday and got it Friday. Love it.
December 4, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by busterdog Sizing Issues
Ordered two vests for two of us...1 XXL and 1 XL. Both looked and felt nice but were way too tight and much too short! Had to return both of them for a refund and was very disappointed. I order lots of stuff from LL Bean and have never had a sizing issue before. These vests do not speak well for LL Bean and I should have listened to those people reviewing the vests when they stated that the sizing was not accurate...I now agree!
December 3, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by dlroot Not what they use to be.
I've owned one of these for years and decided to buy another one in a different color. Highly disappointed in the redesigned version. It's a much slimmer fit than before. I broke out the tape measure and the new one measures a full 4" narrower in the stomach area. This one barely fits, whereas my older one has plenty of breathing room (same size). I also don't like the drawstring at the hips. I cut the drawstring hoping it would help, so I guess returning it isn't an option anymore. Looks like I'll have to give this one away to someone slimmer than I, perhaps a woman, as it looks to have a more feminine fit (had to 2x the receipt to verify it wasn't). If you order, go up a size.
December 3, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by cnj0115 Inaccurate Sizing
I wear a medium in every brand I can think of. The medium size in this vest is extremely oversized in width and borderline undersized in length. If I were to switch to a size small then the vest would be too short. Now I am stuck with a vest that I can't wear and will have to pay $6.50 to send it back OR even exchange for that matter. I don't recommend ordering this without first being able to try it on in a store (that is if there is one close to you and there is not for me).
November 18, 2015