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Trail Model Fleece Vest
Our best-value men's fleece vest in its original design features Polartec fleece that's lighter, more breathable and longer lasting than the competition's.
Size & Fit
- Traditional Fit.
- Best with lightweight layer.
- Falls at hip.
Why We Love It
Sometimes the original is the best. That's why we listened to loyal fans and brought back the styling and fabric you remember. Polartec® Classic 200 polyester fleece offers quality that surpasses look-alikes. Soft, lightweight, warm and breathable, it's treated so moisture beads off and dries quickly. Composed of up to 85% recycled fibers, this fabric is also gentler on the planet.
Fabric & Care
- Polartec's Classic 200 polyester fleece.
- 85% recycled polyester, 15% polyester for solid colors.
- 53% recycled polylester, 47% polyester for heather colors.
- Machine wash and dry.
- Zippered pockets.
Trail Model Fleece Vest is rated out of 5 by 126.
Rated 5 out of 5 by SHS73 from Great vest! I was a little hesitant to purchase this vest without trying it on first, due to some of the negative reviews regarding the sizing of it. I received this vest a couple of days ago, and I am very happy to say that the fit is just perfect for me! I am 6' tall, and weigh 240 pounds with a 40" waist. I ordered the 2XL regular like I normally do from LL Bean, and I am very happy with the fit. I wear it over a medium weight fleece, and I still have room to cinch up the waist if I want to. It is just the right weight fleece for the cool days walking the dog. If you are close to my size, then I think the 2XL vest will fit you perfectly.
Date published: 2016-03-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by jloman61 from This used to be a good product. The zippers and pockets are different than earlier models. The main zipper is finicky. I WILL zip up even if you unknowingly don't have the starter portion fully seated, which results in the zipper pulling apart from the bottom. Don't put anything of value in the pockets. The opening is low and everything falls out. I like to keep my chapstick, cell phone, etc., handy, but I also like to keep my hands in the warm pockets. Not a good combination. I had an earlier version of this vest and loved it for about 10 years. But it's unfortunately been changed to smaller zippers and lower pocket openings ... and I bought 2 of them! Ugh!.
Date published: 2015-03-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by dlroot from Not what they use to be. I've owned one of these for years and decided to buy another one in a different color. Highly disappointed in the redesigned version. It's a much slimmer fit than before. I broke out the tape measure and the new one measures a full 4" narrower in the stomach area. This one barely fits, whereas my older one has plenty of breathing room (same size). I also don't like the drawstring at the hips. I cut the drawstring hoping it would help, so I guess returning it isn't an option anymore. Looks like I'll have to give this one away to someone slimmer than I, perhaps a woman, as it looks to have a more feminine fit (had to 2x the receipt to verify it wasn't). If you order, go up a size.
Date published: 2015-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by ThomsReviews from L.L. Bean Fleece Vests - An Outstanding Product Outstanding quality - exceptional for layering in cold weather. I wouldn't be without one. And that is why I ordered two more in different colors to give me some flexibility in mixing and matching layers. And for the early Spring weather, they are great alone to keep the chill away. Also a very nice item for people who work in air-conditioned computer spaces that have to be kept cool for the equipment. As a former naval aviator, I would have loved to have had these for wear underneath my flight suit when flying in cold climates. An exceptional value for the money. They are also very good for those of us who engage in concealed carry because they have inside the vest pockets.
Date published: 2014-02-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by BillKansas1299 from Sizing is off I have been buying LL Bean clothes for decades. When your tall I have found few quality choices over the years. LL Bean has been the best for me. I have one of these polartec vests that has been my favorite for 10 years. I have noticed it lately has been showing it's age so I wanted to replace it. I have been a tall 2xxl for last 20 years and now all of a sudden it doesn't come close to giving me the LL Bean comfortable fit. Way to tight and way to short. What happened LL Bean? I wish as a avid fan that you'd bring back the old...Or at least tell me where I can find the old. Thank you LL Bean for years of great clothes but maybe it's time to move on.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by CaptainEddy from Trail model fleece vest Over twenty years ago I purchased the original version of this vest. I sent it back about ten years ago because the zipper wore out. The LL Bean customer service rep didn't blink. Now after two decade's of wear and tear I've final worn it out. One of the front pockets has a hole poked through it, and the fleece is pretty thin. Can't anyone make something that will last????? Just kidding....... I am now at the age were I'm starting to consciously purchasing items that will last me the rest of my life. LL Bean is my store! And this is the vest I will wear for the rest of my life. Thanks Leon!
Date published: 2015-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by WingedBoar from Well made and an excellent value Wanted a vest with a cell phone pocket. Being frugal, I thought the price was a little high, but ordered one to try. In summary - I love it. Worth every penny. As a former football player, I needed to fit a large frame and have room to move and the XXL did just that without feeling like it bloomed out at the bottom.. One drawback - would like an XXL long size to compensate for a barrel chest and a long torso. I would also like a Navy color in between the bright navy and the black. Other than that - I definitely recommend it (even for the frugal) for both weekend and outdoor wear.
Date published: 2014-10-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by NewMexicofan from Bad sizing I am so disappointed that the sizing on this vest is not dependable. My husband owns two of these vests bought in the last 5 years. A large fit him perfectly. He is 5'8" and about 170 pounds. It was loose, fit over shirts, comfortable for hiking or lounging. Last month he lost his favorite gray vest so I ordered a new one for Christmas. He was delighted until he tried it on and it barely zipped. The vest is now sized to be form fitting. I would try to order a XL or even an XXL but the backorder is until mid-March. I am returning it and not reordering. I am giving it two stars because the fabric is still excellent. LLBean, if you are going to restyle and resize your products please give us a choice of the old style or the new style with different product names.
Date published: 2016-01-02