Rated 5 out of 5 by arrfff The Best Vest
The quality of materials and finesse of the workmanship are always the expected level of quality for LL Bean products but this vest is even a step beyond the perfect typical product. Fits,.....like a loose glove (as it should). Thank you.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jkgonzo187 Warm & Lightweight
This is my favorite down vest out of five prominent ones I researched online. It isn't too puffy but still super warm and very lightweight. It has already battled plenty of rain and snow with no problem. I got it in "Loden" and it looks outdoorsy but sharp. Only downside would be that it's not washable.
January 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sundance204 Good Quality, Little Baggy
The quality of this vest is up to par with LL Bean standards. The seams are strong, the material seems tough and it is warm, even for Canadian standards.There is a loop around the zipper which means I can use it with gloves on and both zipper and snaps seem rugged. Good pockets and soft lining. The drawstring ties are made of plastic, but seem good enough.
The one issue I had was finding a proper size. I bought a large due to my height (6'1") but had to take it to the tailor who took 4" off the midsection. I measure 36" around the midsection (just above hips) so this vest (L) might better fit someone who is in the 39-40" range.
January 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveVermont Good looking -good quality
Bought for my Army-guy son for Christmas - very pleased with the weight and quality of the vest. Warm, nicely tailored without being too preppy. Fit seems to run true (he is wearing over flannel or cotton button down given his climate.) Good value for the money. Up to my Bean expectations!
January 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArvoPA Will give years of great wear
You can feel the quality when you slide this vest on. The waxed canvas is rugged, but comfortable. Pockets are gentle on the hands with a soft lining. The zipper is a bit clunky at first, but gets easier as its used more. Very warm. A bit more generous in the waist than I'd prefer, but probably good for many guys.
December 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hankdog Great Value...you won't be disappointed
I have been wearing down vests since the mid-'70's so it's a big deal for me to say this is the best vest I have had the pleasure to own, and I have had many. The fabric exudes quality and there are several nice touches, like a snap loop on the front pockets to make them easy to secure with two fingers. The zipper starts easily and has a nice brass ring to make zipping up or down a breeze. The jacket is nearly completely wind and water proof and is not too bulky like traditional down vests. It's also not too wimpy like the new 'layering vests'. Also the collar stands up great and is lined with a moleskin type of fabric that is really comfortable on your chin and neck. Ditto with the fabric in the hand warmer pockets. Oh well, that's enough ...buy it ...you won't regret it.
December 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ralphe Time For a Follow-Up
I reviewed this vest in August just after I bought it. Predicted it would be excellent, and as predicted...It Is exactly that. I virtually live in it after work and on the weekends now. Wore it birding at a local lake where the temp was in the lower 40"s with a 15 mph wind. Had a polo and sweater on under it and stayed very warm. One thing good is that in that temp range your upper arms do not get too warm as they would in a goosedown coat.
I am aware of the lint problem since it is waxed cotton. A lint roller solves that problem in a few seconds.
I am convinced that there are people that write reviews that would not be happy even if you gave them the keys to Fort Knox. This vest works extremely well and should be worth a good try for almost anyone. Bottom line, it comes from Mr. Bean.
December 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by robertUSF Excellent quality,looks great,feels great !
High quality vest ,glad I bought it !
December 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by cmpsrose Down vest
Great looking and fitting vest. Two improvements would be a lager zipper which could be manipulated with cold hands and a two way open zipper which could be opened from bottom. Helpful while driving etc..
November 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CharlesLeigh " The Vest"
Customer service at LL Bean is absolutely the best ever. My waxed down vest is comfortable, warm, and is waterproof. I couldn't life without it.
November 19, 2014