Women's Fleece-Lined Fitness Vest is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 737.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fleece Fitness Vest/Bring back the original I have the old version of this vest; the one that is Thinsulate lined; and I wish I had bought it in every color. It was warm without bulk and had smaller, smooth knit side panels. The fleece in this new version; although it doesn't shed as I thought it would, is very bulky. The Stretch panels on the side "wing out" under the armpit quite strangely. Even after washing it and trying to shrink it in the dryer the underarm knit sides still stuck out awkwardly. Sent it back. After 36 years of shopping with you all I have to say is stop messing with products that worked the way they were. I'm beginning to have my doubts about you.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like the fit I just received the Mallard Teal vest. Love the color and the fit. At first I was concerned with the zipper and preparing to call customer service. Then I read a review from someone that had called already and shared instructions. So the bottom zipper must be pulled all the way down. When you pull the top zipper down, hold onto both zippers and pull up with the fabric with you right hand it frees easily. I'm keeping it but do recommend that the zipper be redesigned. My other vests/jackets with double zippers work much easier. I love double zippers because it keeps the material out of my face when I sit down.
Date published: 2019-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST VEST EVER . . . 2-Way Zipper ! I'm an active 70-yr-old woman and LOVE this vest. I won't wear a "zippered" vest that does not have a 2-way zipper... you lose all the warmth across your chest without one! This WONDERFULLY DESIGNED vest does not restrict movement, is warm without bulk and washes up beautifully. I am outside early every morning with horses and dogs, regardless of the weather, and use this vest daily in the cooler weather, often layered under jackets or rain-gear. I love using it in the house too, sitting in my recliner... just release the bottom of the zipper for no bulge! :) I am ordering another color with this excellent sale price!
Date published: 2015-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Vest, nuisance zipper I had several of these vests in small size from 5 years ago and needed to replace one. I found I needed to go up one size but that is probably because I didn't want it snug. The vest is wonderful and very comfortable and fits with room for a thin sweater if needed. Yes, as other reviewers said, the zipper is a real nuisance. The bottom of the zipper does not slide in easily to the base and it often takes a few tries to get it lined up so the zipper will work. Decided I could live with it since I like the vest so much. Love the soft fleece around the collar. I am 5'3 and weigh 148 lbs and the medium size fits great.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from PLEASE BRING BACK THE PREVIOUS STYLE!! I really hate to report this, but I was SO disappointed in this vest. The previous style has been a staple for me for YEARS and still looks good. LL Bean is just known for that kind of quality. So I hate to post this, but I hope it will be seen by those who can possibly change it. I washed and wore this vest ONCE and found the following: 1 pilling on the fabric under the arms 2 shredding of quilted stitching on front of vest 3 this is a personal preference, but I found it too warm. again I was expecting a replacement of the previous style which was really a three season vest - this one is more for winter only. Please please LL Bean bring back the quality and the weight of the previous vest. Thank you!
Date published: 2015-11-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Frustrating I am just so frustrated!!! I absolutely love this vest for all the reasons other people have listed. It fits well. I liked the material that was used way back at the beginning but the current material is just the perfect warmth and looks fine. The vest is dressy - most vests are made for sport and work and this you can wear out for dinner. HOWEVER the zipper is a pain. I can't understand why LLBean hasn't made the mnfg fix the problem. I have treated the zipper with kid gloves and they still fail. I thought the last three I ordered were OK but just now after I have worn the grey one three times, the zipper won't work. RATS, DARN, GOOD GRIEF!
Date published: 2020-02-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Zipper Issue I have bought several of these vests from LL Bean over the years. They fit great and usually there is no problem. However, the zipper on this vest is truly awful. Some of the other reviewers mentioned having difficulty with the zipper, but I wanted the vest so I bought it anyway. They were right! It is very difficult to zip this vest, in fact I have only been able to do so once. I looked at previous vests I have from LLB and the zipper teeth are much larger than the ones on this vest. But I love the color and fit so I've kept the vest. If you don't mind not being able to use the zipper this is a fun, fashionable vest to wear!
Date published: 2019-11-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from quality has gone down i have a deep plum vest, purchased before fleece was added and love it. decided to order three more as the fleece lining was appealing addition. i am disappointed in the cheap quality even though the price has gone up. the worst thing is the zippers. it takes forever to get them lined perfectly. they are off track and jam every time. the material is also much stiffer than the first one. i don't remember having to "break it in ' sort of like an new baseball glove or new pair of cheap shoes. sorry i can't rate these higher, i usually am happy with LL Bean products.
Date published: 2016-01-26