Men's L.L.Bean Upcountry Waxed Cotton Down Vest is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 50.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps you warm without the bulk I purchased the XL dark khaki color. I'm 5'8" 240 lbs and purchase a waist size 40 jean. This vest fits well, I typically layer it with an undershirt, the 1933 signature chamois cloth shirt, and a thin waterproof jacket. I love wearing it while I fish on WI lakes and have taken it up north to Alaska to fish for halibut and salmon. I've spilled fish guts, blood, water, and beer all over the front of this vest and it spot cleans easy! One of the best features of this vest is that it has 2 additional pockets slightly below chest level for your hands to stay warm. The only thing I would probably change with this purchase is buying the loden green color instead of khaki.
Date published: 2016-10-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wish it was machine washable... It would be a challenge to find a vest as well made and as handsome as this one. Fit and finish are excellent. I normally have to get a Tall, but that was unavailable for this vest. I took a chance with an XL and was amazed it fit perfectly. And oh boy will it keep you having an electric blanket wrapped around you. My only gripe is that there is no real way to truly launder the vest. The care instructions clearly state: "Do not use soaps or solvents." Just a sponge and cold water? At some point, if you wear this vest enough, that will no longer be sufficient.
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fantastic vest I bought this vest for my husband and he absolutely loves it! This vest was a little thicker than we thought it would be which we were very happy with. Which is great because he can wear it when the weather is down in the 30's and under and still be really warm. His arms always tend to get really hot, so this vest was a great choice And the material is thick so we could instantly tell that it would last him a long time. He hasn't taken it off once while we've been out in the cold, and he's even said that he wants another! It was a fantastic purchase, and I highly recommend this vest!
Date published: 2016-01-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from waxed cotton vest Got this vest yesterday. The vest is very well made, no doubt about it. However the color you see on the website doesn't come close to what you get. I ordered the Loden and it looks like a very dark brown. You can't even tell its green unless you have a spotlight on it. I was excited to get this vest because I had a lot of shirts that were going to look really good with it. If color doesn't bother you go for it! It's well made! Unfortunately for what you pay for this vest you should at least get the color that represents the picture on the site. I will be returning it. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from pleased I purchased this vest because I was pleased with my first one (and mostly wore it out in a few short years, due to my constant use). I wanted another to replace my original. This vest has some slight modifications/improvements over the last one and I am pleased with it. The corduroy trim adds to the feel and look. Water resistant, air resistant, warm, and comfortable. I have the tan one and am pleased with the color and fit. If I had a few extra bucks, I'd buy the other color and have a matching set.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good warm vest My husband is very cold blooded and his old, very thick down vest was torn and leaking feathers. He patched it with duct tape. I got him this one and he thinks, even though it isn't as fat with down as the old one, that it is just as warm. It also looks very nice. Even though we're an old couple we've only been married one year (to each other), and I'm trying to clean up his act with a bunch of warm L.L. Bean Clothing.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value proposition Fantastic vest for the price. The durability and comfort is on par with any, more expensive name brand. Only complaint is the cut. The vest is bit wider than I prefer around the abdomen section for an athletic body type. A trimmer cut would make this vest ideal. Overall, well worth the money for style and performance.
Date published: 2016-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent This is my second wax vest. Purchased one many years ago and loved it. If the zipper did not fail I probably would not have purchased another. Even at that I am still using the older one around the house and garden by using the snap buttons. It probably will be expensive to fix the zipper but tempting because the vest is in good condition. However the new vest is great but slightly different in pocket design and weight. Can not beat L L Bean products. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-11-19