Women's Mountain Classic Fleece Vest is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 141.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good with a problem I really really miss the two “bonus” inside pockets created by the pocket bag that are on my older llbean vests and jackets. This design has a horizontal seam above the pocket and the pocket bag is stitched to it eliminating the bonus inside pockets. I use the outside pockets for my hands. Phone, keys, etc feel safer in those former inside pockets. Yes, the pockets zip for security however my hands are in there. Fortunately I sew and created my own inside pockets but that is a lot of work for what I expected to already be a part of the vest. Hopefully llbean will rethink the design of this vest and consider functionality important.
Date published: 2020-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Arm Holes Are Very Large In Bean's outerwear, I normally wear XS or S, depending on the cut and style of the item. I originally ordered this vest in size Small, and the arm holes were so large, they came almost down to my waist! I re-ordered this item in size XS. The arm holes of it are still a little large but are a little more proportionate to the rest of the vest and will still allow me to wear a thicker knit top or sweater underneath it. Love the nautical navy color with dark gold zipper pull tabs. Nice quality and retro preppy look. Getting it 25% off made this a really good deal, too!
Date published: 2018-09-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Poor substitute I purchased this vest only because the Trail Model Polartec Fleece vest is no longer available. I have 5 different colors of the Trail Model that I've purchased over the years and love them, but this Mountain Classic Fleece is a poor substitute. It began pilling almost immediately. A pill remover will remedy that but what good does it do if you have to do it all the time; I live in Vt. so I wear this under a coat a lot, and it pills everywhere. I also don't care for the mid-line seam. It's warm, so I continue to wear it, but I'd love to see the Trail Model available again.
Date published: 2019-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gets me thru the winter comfortably I live in northern Wisconsin, where the winter months are eternal. I have 2 of these vests (and I just ordered a 3rd) because this is my attire all winter long - long sleeved shirt under my LLBean vest. The fit is perfect, it's nice looking, it fits under my winter coat, and it's very comfortable.for wearing all day indoors. I love the zippered pockets, too - my phone is handy wherever I go and I can zip the pockets closed if I have something I don't want to lose in them. The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is because I'm not a fan of wearing logos and the LLBean logo is obvious on this vest. Otherwise it's just what I need to get through the long, cold winters.
Date published: 2019-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality garment with nice touches I purchased the Bean Women's Mountain Classic Fleece Vest to replace a Bean fleece vest I had received as a gift in 1999 but had subsequently lost in a fire. I loved the original, and I love the new one even more. It is more tailored with attractive stitching. The addition of the Bean Boot laces on the zippers is a nice touch. I am very happy with the fit. It is comfortable over a button down, but will be sufficiently roomy to wear over a sweater. The pockets are great for stowing my phone. The fabric is a nice weight, and the garment is well made. I purchased the vest in nautical navy, and the color is exactly what it appeared to be online. I love LL Bean.
Date published: 2019-10-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ways to Fix This Vest I loved previous LL Bean fleece vests, but this one is a big fail for several reasons. It's too snug, too short, and the fabric is not plush like Polartec. In addition, the waist seam just adds bulk -- why?! Small fixes I made include carefully removing the ugly logo patch on the chest and carefully removing the uncomfortable nylon binding that runs around the top of the collar. I also took off the zipper pulls on all the zippers -- much more attractive for the colors that don't go with orange. I also ordered (and wear) the man's version in a Tall, which provides a looser, longer fit.
Date published: 2020-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent vest I wear winter vest during cold weather. Indoor/outdoor daily. I have many vests in different colors and types (mostly Columbia). Spending this much on a vest is not common for me, so I was pretty wary of this particular brand. But to my surprise, it has become my favorite vest!! I love the fit. I am tall, for a woman, so other vests always fall short... literally....except for this one. It fits perfectly and is so warm and soft. I really want more and expect to buy some in time. But for now I cherish this one the most. Thanks for not disappointing LL bean team!! I’ll be back.
Date published: 2020-12-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice Lightweight Vest Received this vest in the mail and it was 2 days early!!! It is a nice quarry gray lightweight vest and it is somewhat small fitting. I usually purchase a medium in other brands but this is a large and it is snug in the hip. Also, the fleece does not look durable so I will have to be careful when laundering it on delicate. Specific instructions are NO DRY CLEANING. The vest hits just at the hip and I like the zippered pockets. Will reserve further comment until it is laundered and hopefully no shrinkage. I am 5'4" tall, 36B chest and 145 lbs.
Date published: 2021-06-20