Women's Ultralight 850 Down Vest is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn't work for me I've loved my Bean Ultralight Jacket for several years. So...I decided to purchase a vest as well. Loved the bright blue color! Unfortunately the vest simply did not fit. It was much too big through the chest and underarms and too long for a petite. Although technically it did fit through the hips it didn't work to sit down in because of the length. My jacket is also a petite...but it's much shorter. Would I recommend the vest? Only with the caveat that although it was attractive, it didn't fit me. I returned the vest. I'm a long time and frequent Bean shopper but I find the fit of their "petite" sizes to be problematic as they're often much too long. This doesn't prevent me from ordering but it does lead to more frequent returns.
Date published: 2020-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost perfect This vest is beautiful, fits well and the construction is excellent. It would be perfect if it had a two-way zipper. I wish LL Bean would make heavy, durable and easy-to-use two-way zippers standard on more vests and jackets. Sitting in a vest or jacket can be uncomfortable if you cannot unzip the item from the bottom. The one-way zipper on this jacket is very nice, but if it were two-way I would definitely buy another vest.
Date published: 2020-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I own the Ultralight 850 down jacket and truly love how well it fits, how light it is, and the warmth it provides. But I really wanted a vest with the same fit and features, and for a long time non was offered in my size. Well, now the vest is available and it has lived up to my expectations. I LOVE it. I especially love how well it fits, given that other 3X vests have been reliably too small.
Date published: 2019-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! I love everything about this vest except I’d love more vibrant colors. I live in high altitude, am generally cold and need a vest to reinforce my down jacket or just to wear everyday or to travel with or well, you get my drift. This vest is warn, wind proof, packs into a fist sized ball and is my favorite go to. I would love to see it offered in an optional hood but I live in this item. Thank you Beans - it is well up to your usual high standard.
Date published: 2020-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this vest I am always cold and this is my second skin during the winter. I have one of Bean’s packable down jackets with hood and it is perfect for most of the year. On those occasions when the temps drop to under 32 I put the vest on underneath and presto, I have added warmth to the jacket without the weight and bother of a coat. The fit is just right, trim and not bulky. My only critique is the color range. Hey Bean's , how about some real reds and greens.
Date published: 2020-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Light! I purchased this vest because my husband bought one a month before it and wore it exclusively. It is extremely light and yet very warm. It is perfect for the car and walking through and to stores.No added weight. I also have the Ultralight 850 down jacket which I love, but I think I wore the vest more. Nice roomy pockets, too.
Date published: 2020-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great to have it back! Gave my old one to a homeless girl. Initially bought the Large, as I like free movement in my shoulders...Way too big, for a change! Medium fits just right as one of my inner layers. Like the zip outer pockets and 2 pockets inside. Plenty of loft for warmth. My favorite would be a shorter version, as this hip length is flattering, but not as good for squatting.
Date published: 2020-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love I love this vest!!! It is light weight but warm enough not to need a full jacket. I use it for spring and fall. You can totally use it as a layer for winter when your shopping and don’t want lug around a jacket on and off. I love it and the color is amazing.
Date published: 2020-09-30