Rated 5 out of 5 by Texann2 Oh so soft but the color didn't work.
I loved the softness of this vest, but I bought it to layer with a Bean insulated fleece jacket that I got a couple of years ago and the color of the vest just doesn't work with the jacket. I even held my jacket up to the screen and thought the teal color vest would coordinate, but the vest I received is slightly darker and far more green than how it appears on my computer. It's a beautiful color, but I have several vests and don't need another one if it can't do double duty and layer under a jacket.
Regarding the sizing, I think this vest runs a little big. I'm a size 12, 36DD, and the Large was too big for me. It was a couple of inches too big all over, even at the chest. If the color had worked I would have exchanged it for a Medium.
The armholes weren't a little big but not really a problem for me. I could easily layer it over a bulky wool sweater, but I also tried it on over a turtleneck tshirt and thought the arm holes were fine.
I also liked the length. I'm 5'6" and the back hit right at the bottom of my bottom, so everything that should stay covered would stay covered if I bent over.
January 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by northerndancer Love this vest
LLB please bring this vest back!! I can't say enough good things about; so versatile, the perfect layer indoors and out, beautiful fit (not tight or baggy), light and easy to pack. I normally wear a med and the med in this vest is perfect over a light layer and under a coat. I bought in in large too and wear this one over a heavy fleece. I have it in black, silver and deepest blue, love them all!
January 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by BruinFan Teal Blue looks GREEN to me
Really wanted to keep this vest - it's light weight and warm, and did seem to run a little large - I ordered a small, and could put a fleece underneath and still have room. But it looked GREEN to me, and I wanted something that was more blue. Maybe to others it might look blue, but to me, it is definitely GREEN and doesn't go with the rest of my wardrobe.
December 27, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Athleticsenior Oh those armholes
Was so happy to see this item on 2 a day markdown and quickly bought despite reading from others that the armholes were way too large. Turns out they were right, even the x small had armholes made for a weightlifting man. Back it goes.
December 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NewBeanShopper Lightweight & Warm,What Could Be Better
I normally don't wear down vests, but I was getting too hot with a coat on when I go food shopping leaving my coat/jacket on, and figured this might work better. Well, I put on a heavier type sweater and then the vest, and I was very comfortable and it kept the cold wind out. I bought a size small and there was enough room inside for a shirt,with sweater over that and then the vest. The arm hole area was fine and with the added undergarment on top, no air came in. I bought the Teal Blue and wow!, what a beautiful color. The shape was very flattering and looked great on. I know I'll get a lot of use out of this for years to come. Cost more than I normally spend, but with all the gift cards I have, it ended up costing me $0. Not bad and highly recommend this to lovers of down vests.
December 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LuckiestGrandmaEver Fabulous although not perfect
I bought this vest with travelling in mind and it will serve well for that.
I agree with other reviewers who thought the armholes were large. The cut of the armholes is less than ideal for a really cold weather garment IMHO. On the other hand, they won't bind over a sweatshirt or sweater.
There's two interior pockets. One is a squarish mesh pocket not mentioned in the description, big enough for a passport or a small wallet. The other is the large zip pocket which becomes the stuff sack. It could hold quite a few odds and ends as long as (1) they weren't too heavy, and (2) you had a plan for what to do with them when you wanted to stuff the vest.
Recommended, as long as you're aware that the armholes might be bigger than you expect.
December 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Iloveclothes Rats!
I want to like this so badly! The size small works well for me at 5'7".I have the deepest blue which is a lovely color. But the bright pink lining..rats!!!! One can hardly wear a red shirt under it and keep it unzipped. Even zipped up, the lining shows. I'd absolutely love it if the lining matched or was neutral so it could with a variety of colors. So, I guess it's going back.
November 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by COMFYCUSHYCUDDLEYCOZY Nice and Flattering Fit
I really like this scrunch vest. Its updated look and lightweight characteristics are so appealing. I love the Fushia color too. It is as depicted on the computer and NOT too dark. I wouldn't even call it dark at all. The women's cut fit is SO nice. I liked the Large and was happy with the fit. I think this is a generous Large size. Not too large though. I know they say these are discontinued, however, LL Bean WILL bring these back. And I'm hoping HINT, HINT they will be available in PEAK PURPLE color. What an amazing color that looks to be.
When they send me out another coupon, I might get another color like Fresh Lime.
October 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CadillacGal The best vest I've ever had for warmth
This vest maybe expensive but it is light weight, comfortable,
nice looking when on, seems to hold up well, and warm for
fall/winter/spring wearing. I have 4 of them and just ordered
the teal color. They look great with jeans.
October 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Selene2012 Awesome, warm, slimming, great colors, unbeatable
Love this vest! It's warm and flattering. Slim fitting. I have two and wear them all the time. Planned to buy more colors in petite small, and it seems to be discontinued. Please bring it back, LLBean.
October 3, 2015