Rated 4 out of 5áby SoccerRef Would Recommend Item
The lightweight and non-bulky material of the vest makes this great for layering or active wear. My core was kept warm and dry when the conditions were mid-40s F and rain.
No issues with the sizing.
October 6, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby Lucy6807 Nice vest but not very warm
This is a nice vest but does not have enough insulation to keep you warm.
July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby normand802 warmth without bulk
This is a nice vest for chilly days when bulky clothing is an issue. I especially like it when I play golf early morning. It's light and allows freedom of mobility. I haven't washed it so can't verify condition after a wash but usually anything with fiber fill can be fluffed up nicely in the No Heat cycle of the dryer with a tennis ball (or 2) in the tub with it. I really like this vest for short periods outside on a cool (not cold) day. Can also be worn under a light jacket for extra warmth. Hope this helps.
July 22, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby VanWilder2 Not very warm
Bought this vest a year ago as a lightweight winter vest.
Pros-it is light, windproof, fits great, good pockets, and is very comfortable.
But-it is not very warm. Mine has spots where there is no insulation between the outer and inner shell. I can feel the insulation in some spots, in others there is nothing. Held it up to a very strong light and you can see at least half of the vest has no insulation.
Explains why it is not real warm
Kept it anyway as a cooler weather/windproof vest as that works.
Might get another if the insulation thing gets fixed.
April 13, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby Appyfive Attractive looking vest but not very warm
The vest is very attractive looking but the Primaloft is too thin offer much warmth. After wearing it a few times I have gone back to my down vest for a warmer layer at colder temperatures.
The three pockets on the chest and sides are sized well and easy to zip up with the attached pull cords. An excellent feature to keep items safely secured.
The elastic pull along the bottom of the garment is also useful to keep what little warmth there is intact.
The nylon material feels comfortable to the skin and I will probably wear the vest on cool summer and early fall days only.
February 9, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby Mongoose123 Great color but poor fit
A light, thin, portable, warm, and well-fitting vest was what I expected from LL Bean. The vest delivers on thin and light but not warm and well-fitting. The vest is not warm like a layer of down would be nor does it fit well in the areas around/under the arms. A bit of a diappointment.
February 8, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby Acemoose Not That Warm....but......
It is thin, it is quilted and it is not that warm (for Winter anyway) BUT it works FINE when I put it on over a sweater, then layer my windbreaker and then a jacket over it. THEN I am warm and comfy and -- Full Speed Ahead, Wind be darned -- I can handle 14 degrees Out There at the Wild Bus Stop, with no problems whatsoever..
January 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby KuptanaSite Cute, but needs a LOT more
This vest is stylish (why I bought it). As thermal protection, it's irrelevant. The garment has zilch insulating value.
-- Sizing tends to run rather large (true of other L.L.Bean sizes), so as a measured "Large" I plan to take the sides in at least two inches.
-- The zipper is tricky to get engaged. The zipper is one-way, so if you want to open the zip from the bottom end, you cannot.
-- About the mandatory "Would you recommend this... to a friend" question, I wish L.L.Bean would allow an indefinite answer. If The Corporation allowed, I'd say, "it depends." For informal dress style purposes, this is a nice toy in the closet. As an "insurance" layer to stuff in my daypack in case the thunderstorm hits at 10,400' in Yellowstone again, this would stay in the car. -- It's not bad for a whimsy, but for survival -nope.
January 23, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby NYC13 Beautiful but very thin.
I got the kelp green and it's a beautiful color. The vest itself is nice too but its very thin and not as warm as I thought it would be. This vest would be a 5 star for me if L.L. Bean would at least double the amount of insulation in the vest.
January 13, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby peakhound warmth is overstated
The vest is thin, its material is very soft and comfortable to the skin, but I would not call the vest "warm".
It's "cool room in your house" warm, but not "chilly morning in the backyard" warm. Nevertheless, I am happy with it: it is so comfortable that I wear it all day, and layered with a fleece and under a raincoat it works very well.
December 25, 2014