Rated 5 out of 5
áby Fredrik Most versatile vest ever!
I bought this vest in august right before the buckseason started. The season started with warm days and evenings and the snow didnt come until december in Sweden. I have a small book in the zip pocket on the inside of the vest where I keep track of my game and the summary is fun to look at now when I reproofed the vest!
Roe deer, Mallards, Moose, Wild boar, Fox, Badger
I know from the season before that I would never have the patience to all these vigil time if it wouldnt have been for the vest.
It fits sandwiches, thermos, water, snacks, game carrier, leash, batteries, ammo, knife, lamp, raincoat etc. I know I got everything I need for a good hunt in the vest. It┤s heavy as an old truck but always worth to carry it.
Thanks LL Bean, I appreciate it.
January 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby UplandGuide Best upland vest.....
The Bean Partridge II upland vest is the best on the market. Simple design. Roomy pockets with easy access. Button design contributes to freedom of movement. Rugged and functional. I highly recommend.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Uplanderman Great Vest
Received my new LL Bean upland vest! I own several different vests but by far this is the most comfortable and well made vest that I now own. Very happy with the fit and the vest has very nice construction details. I would highly recommend this vest to anyone in need for a upland vest.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Drivetofast Best Vest
Great vest The birds loved it too.
November 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Uplandgamer Well made Classic vest
Took my new vest out in PA fields for Pheasant hunt and this vest works great. Shell pouches make it easy to perform fast reloads when the birds start flying. vest is well made with enough pockets for all I need. Water bottles fit nice in the back pockets for easy grab and never stop my walk. Game is easy to tuck in the front load slot or just reach around and drop in the large back pocket. A classic design that has worked for decades and will be something I can pass down to my grandchildren when I'm done. I wear this vest with the Upland Briar shirt and it is a classy look and works well tougher. Only needed my fleece vest underneath to fight of the morning frost, by late morning fleece was off and packed in the back pocket and on with the hunt. I'm buying a second vest for my son.
October 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Krstan durable & functional
Bought this in the waxed cotton b/c my friend has had his for over 25 years. I've used his a few times & like how fits & sheds the brush. Plenty of room for birds, rabbits, etc. This one looks like it has made some good improvements over the last quarter century. I hope I'll still hunt with mine 25 years from now.
August 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby peeweesurfs pleased
Nice quality, rapid shipping great customer service decent price.
June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby huntinjt mens partridge II Waxed vest
Just recieved my vest fits great. Wax not as thick as on a new Filson vest but then there's a big price difference, overall I see the vest getting used a lot this coming fall for woodcock hunting.I have different vest for different game and shotgun gauges, this way just grab a vest for the game I'm hunting. this vest is as good as any other vest I own
May 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby JackofAllTrades Excellent vest for the money
I just received Pa'tridge Vest II in waxed cotton. My first impression is very positive. Lots of great features, well constructed and useful for a variety of hunting situations. For some reason the Bean description does not list all of the features and doesn't show the vest back. Features include (as of 12/01/12) - Front bellows pockets are fastened at the corner with one button each (no velcro) and include 4 elastic shell loops each (not very snug); interior left has an angled glasses pocket with velcro closure (a snap could be easily added); interior right has a 7"x7" pocket w/zipper (nice for a wallet); front access game pockets on both sides that exit to rear game bag area with black nylon lining; just inside the front game load area on both sides is an "electronics" pocket with velcro closures (~3" wide); Back of vest has generous game bag access openings on both sides and zippers on each side plus the top to lay open and wash out; outside center of game bag is a large covered pocket (10"w x12"h) with small velcro closure plus 2 snaps; next to that pocket on each side are water bottle pockets with elastic closures; blaze orange on back has 2 layers, the outside layer is a loose grid (1/8" octagons) of mesh nylon and the inside layer is very fine mesh material, plus there is an exterior 3.5" wide loop for a back license holder; the front blaze orange areas have those 2 layers plus an additional layer of light 'ten-mile' cloth. Hope that description is helpful. Overall very nice vest that I expect will last a long time. My only concern is the mesh part, but I think the breathability will be nice during warmer weather. I gave it 4 stars because I think it would be durable with heavier 'ten-mile' cloth in place of the dual layer nylon mesh (I may be pleasantly surprised by the mesh). Bottom line - great vest for the money.
December 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby ktoe Waxed Cotton Pa'tridge Vest
I bought this for my husband for his birthday. He's had it for about a year now and really likes it. He's tried cheaper alternatives & they never turn out. The bargain vests don't hold up like L.L. Bean does & they don't haul enough birds. The orange coloring is balanced well. It has good visibility without looking overwhelming. The only drawback is it is a little warm for early-season hunts. The waxed cotton is a plus. It repels water, blood stains, and wind on dewy & cool mornings.
July 22, 2012