Rated 4 out of 5 by rarebird Nice vest
I liked everything but the fit. the description should say that is a tailored fit. while plenty large in height, the vest is very snug even with just a tshirt on. I would not be able to zip it if I had another shirt and/or a sweater. I am afraid I am going to have to send it back
It felt comfortable otherwise.
August 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by PhilmontScouter Warm but... Broken Zipper
Zipper pull broke and left behind a sharp piece to engage the zipper. The overall quality of the item is actually good, but the white metal is brittle on the zipper. Not sure if it was just a fluke or not. Sending back to LL Bean for a replacement, we'll see what happens.
I used it at Philmont at 12,000 feet in NM. It kept me toasty when others were cold, and there is not a lot of bulk to the vest. Good pockets too! I like the fact that without sleeves it took up less precious room in my 75L pack.
August 12, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Vestman2 Wrinkles
Wrinkles easily and the wrinkles don't fall out
February 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by meataball delightful vest!
We have finally found the perfect vest. It is light weight, but still warm enough for coastal weather. It also has ample "secure" pocket storage, which is usually very difficult to find with a vest that looks as nice as this one does. I would buy more, but the colors are restricted right now....so I'll wait and see if it's offered again.
January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bobpasta Really Nice Replacement Vest
I have a 10yr+ fleece vest that is frankly worn out.
I was going to order another fleece vest as a Christmas present for myself, but decided to try this vest instead at the urging of the wife - wise girl, good move.
The fit and finish are great and feels wonderful, very toasty.
I got the dark gray/light gray - very sharp, I love it.
One caveat, it seemed to run a bit small, had to order XL instead of L and then fit perfect !!
December 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PYGRYDR Happy!
I loved my first one so much, I ordered a second vest! Now I have the black and blue! See my previous post.
December 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cavesar Perfect when you want Softshell just for your core
If you want the advantages of a Softshell but don't need the sleeves this vest is ideal. It is really nice as a cold weather top layer for Nordic skiing, hiking, running.
I wear this vest over my LL Bean fleece and Primaloft jackets to give me wind protection on my core. I wear it over my LL Bean fleece shirts to give me extra warmth.
Like much of the LL Bean outerwear the sizing is now "athletic," not sized to wear over a heavier layer. So the Large I ordered fits perfectly over my Medium LL Bean fleece jacket and vest from a couple of years ago. Or my Large Primaloft jacket and vest.
December 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PYGRYDR Awesome!
Ordered my vest Tuesday and arrived Thursday!
The stitching and finish-perfect!
The hem cinch cords-perfect!
The neck collar and fit-perfect!
The zippered hand pockets-perfect!
The materials-shell and lining-perfect!
December 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FSDavis Great Vest
I'm going to buy a second one of these this fall. Good looking, well made, really a perfect vest.
October 17, 2014