Rated 5 out of 5 by Bibliophile4 Love the pockets!
I had originally purchased this vest to wear as an extra layer when I was chilly at work, but it looked a little too sporty for that when I tried it on. I'm keeping it because it turned out to be perfect to wear outside with my dog on chilly mornings.
The zippered pockets make it easy to securely carry my phone, keys, dog bags, and treats. The fleece is nice and thick, so the collar stands up to keep my neck warm. It still looks great after being washed a few times. I will definitely order a few more in different colors.
July 3, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by SiskiyouBlue Great fabric, great fit, cheap zipper
The fabric is thick, warm, luxurious, the look and color is great. In fact everything, except the zipper, is perfect. With a decent zipper I'd give this a 5-star rating. But the zipper is a newer cheapo plastic thing that zips only with perfect coaxing -- directly out of the package, so it's brand new. I don't want to send the vest back, unless the zipper flat out fails (which may happen), but still anticipate having to rip it out and replace it at some point.
May 6, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by BklynBred nice, but...
Good quality... so I am bummed that I needed to return. I'm short (5'), short-waisted and curvy. Bust fit fine and arm opening fit nicely. Sadly, the petite large was just too long and the garment waist hit too low on me. I know that a medium would be too tight across the chest. As I said at the outset, I am bummed.
April 12, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by sbggg Not for me
I ordered the charcoal heather vest in size medium. I'm 5' 6", 130 pounds, 34 chest. The vest was just slightly too long for me; when sitting, the bottom scrunched up and the chest bagged out. I had planned to wear this around home on cooler days, but it will have to go back. As an aside, the color was better than expected. It is a lighter grey than it appeared on the web.
February 10, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by florestine Great quality but fit not for me
Wanted to love this vest. The one I received was Polartec 200 fleece and the fabric and workmanship are high quality. I'm 5'5" tall and weigh 120 pounds with a 35" chest. The small fit in the shoulders and the back but was baggy in the lower front. I don't have a flat ab so this is unusual for me. Seemed like the back was a small and the front was a medium or should have had a kangaroo pocket. Was sorry to return it.
February 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rhubarb737 Excellent Fleece Vest
Just got this vest in size XS, Misses' regular, in the forest fern heather colour. XS is my usual Bean size and I'm 5'7, 130-135lbs, hourglass shape.
I think this vest is excellent quality, looks good, comfy, true to size, will serve me well as a layer, both under and overtop. The colour I got, I chose due to it being among a few choices on a daily markdown. I might have preferred a less vibrant/neutral colour otherwise just to be more versatile, but it's actually nice as well, kind of the colour of Kermit the Frog and it definitely pops.
January 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by srync Pleased with purchase
Purchased PM in the blue. Color is as shown, really nice blue. I like the relaxed cut, room to layer and zip...looks good with just about everything.
January 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by bluebird15 quality!
this vest is the best ever! it's true to size and fit is perfect. LL Beans shines with this one!!!
January 11, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by jatb Zipper is the only downside.I'll get used to it.
This vest fits well. I like that it rides below my waist for extended core warmth. The color is beautiful. The fleece is good quality, and the workmanship appears to be, also. I've just had this about a week. The price was competitive with other vests I have. The only downside to not give this a '5' is the zipper pull - it's on the left side. This is my 7th fleece vest, 6 are other brands, all but this one have a right sided zip pull. This is actually the only piece of outerwear we own (and we own hundreds and often layer up) that has a left sided zipper pull. so, it's awkward. I like it enough to try to get used to it, but a right handed zipper pull would have earned it a 5 (+).
January 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1CampingGrandma This vest is heavenly
I absolutely LOVE this vest. I am very happy with the fit. I'm 5' 6 1/2" and 158 lbs. and wear the Large. It is so soft.
December 30, 2015