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Women's Ultralight 850 Down Sweater Vest
Item #: CA295910
In a class all its own, our revolutionary 850 vest defies cold, wet weather – and comparison. We combined all the best outerwear technology – innovative DownTek fill, 850-fill-power and a Pertex Quantum nylon shell – for unbeatable performance.
Size & Fit
- Slightly Fitted.
- Best with lightweight layer.
Why We Love It
We start with premium 850 down, which provides more warmth for its weight, and then treat it with revolutionary DownTek that allows our jackets to do what many others can’t – keep you warm, even in wet conditions. Unlike ordinary down that soaks up moisture, ours absorbs 33% less moisture and dries 66% faster so it stays light, lofty and warm. On the outside, the game-changing Pertex Quantum nylon shell is tightly woven to resist the elements.
Fabric & Care
- 850-fill-power goose down is one of the highest on the market, delivering more warmth for weight.
- Premium Pertex Quantum nylon shell is tightly woven for wind and weather-resistance.
- Virtually weightless style easily packs away into its own pocket.
- Narrow quilt lines for sweater-like styling.
- No annoying crinkling noise when you move.
- Narrow baffles and minimal hardware.
- Chest pocket with media port.
- Adjustable drawcord at the hem.
Women's Ultralight 850 Down Sweater Vest is rated out of 5 by 80.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shelfly from The perfect vest! This is without a doubt the most versatile vest of any I have ever owned. Packable, very comfy, warm when needed, but not overkill.. since down is basically insulation, I dont get too hot in this vest or cold. I take this on every trip, business or vacation. I have the short down sweater and the long down sweater. Love all of them! They all pack up small, into their own pouches, very convenient. Not sure if it is supposed to be waterproof, but I have gotten caught in the rain, and did not get wet. Highly recommend these Down sweaters, whether its a vest or a sleeved sweater.. just get them all. LOL. The size is a true fit. I wear a size 6, and a small in this product.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Figment from Toasty warmth in a tiny package This vest is wonderful. Not only is it the perfect core layer of warmth (around the house and outdoors) but the pockets are just the right size. Good for you for understanding that women need both an interior and exterior zipper chest pocket, for carrying a wallet, keys, and a phone with a protective case. No pocketbook necessary--and that's so freeing! I bought the "Night" color; a deep rich navy that's great with jeans. No contrasting zippers for me. My only criticism is the colors--the women's version needs a good dark green without bright contrast, for those of us who like to be unobtrusive.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by classyandcomfortable from Love the fit! Ultralight 850 Down Sweater Vest! Love these! I originally ordered two of the petite mediums, because in vests and some other tops, I do like the shorter length, especially if I have a longer shirt on underneath. I am 5'5.5" and about 155-160 and I originally ordered the mediums but they were just a bit big. I re-ordered the same two colors, orchid and light turquoise plus the yellow in petite smalls to see which fit I liked better. I am keeping the PSmalls and returning the PMediums. Even over 36D chest, I like the small fit better. Love these vests, and I like the fact when not zipped, they still hang close to your body and not fly open and make you look excessively wide or large. These are keepers and will be my go-tos!
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by notsoColdinColorado from Good item but needs a slight improvement My main objection to this vest and most of the LLBean vests and jackets is that the zipper is one way. Why would I want to keep my torso warm , then have to completely unzip the jacket or vest when sitting in my car? Or have it poof up to my chin if I keep it zipped? LLBean-please do more 2 way zippers! Your coats have that feature; a Thinsulate vest I bought from you years ago has that feature-PLEASE get more 2 way zippered items! I am seriously considering having the zipper on this replaced just so it has that convenience! Otherwise-comfortable and extremely lightweight. It almost feels as though there is no filler. Has not been cold enough here to truly test its warmth, but I am reviewing it in the hopes that someone from LLBean will start buying MORE TWO WAY ZIPPERED items.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by kenaialaska from the zipper is a problem for me This is a very nice vest, light weight, fits well under jackets, the XL size doesn't have arm holes that are huge and gaping, the pockets are deep enough and I like that it doesn't have a hoodie. Everything has a hoodie attached now days and when you have a jacket with a hoodie why have a layer underneath that also has one. But the zipper is small and keeps coming out of the bottom so it is hard to zip it up. It happens every single time and it is frustrating. I think I will have to keep it zipped up and put it on over my head to use it. Otherwise I like the fit, color and function, although a bit expensive.
Date published: 2020-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by FightRSDnCRPS from Comfortable, warm, packable! I love these vests! I actually own three of them! I love that they are packable and extremely light because I can easily carry one in my bag in case I get cold. However, I would suggest that they be made with two way zippers as other reviewers have suggested. Otherwise, they tend to puff up when you sit down. I love being able to layer these vests under the ultralight 850 down jacket when I'm really cold. They are also really versatile in that you can wear them over long sleeved t-shirts, flannels, or sweaters. They look great with jeans, yoga pants, leggings, or khakis (I don't really wear skirts, but I'm sure they would work with them too). These vests are great for traveling because they go with so many things and can be packed so easily! They keep out the wind and they are water resistant too! For reference, I am 5'8" and 140 lbs., and I ordered a medium.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Horsegal from Comfortable, great fit Love this vest! Wish it came in gray and blue denim colors with matching (not contrasting) zipper colors. I would buy them all! I bought this at the flagship store in Maine which gave me the opportunity to try several on. I am 5'4 1/2 ", weigh max. 115, and bra size 34B. If I had ordered on line, I would have selected size small regular--and would have thought it was ok. At the store, my PERFECT fit was extra small petite! I have never worn that size in anything else so for me, the size runs a little large. My daughter-in-law bought the same size and she is 4'11" and weighs 103 but she is a C or D cup size. If I needed the vest for over a heavy sweatshirt, I would get the larger size.
Date published: 2018-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by MRiverz from Perfect travel vest I wore this for a college tour of the midwest this week that included Cleveland and Chicago. Perfect under a fleece sweater for an additional warm layer, tailored enough to "dress up" a little with a colorful scarf and coordinated long sleeve. And it packs down beautifully into its own self-stow pocket -- small enough to stow at the last minute in a carry-on tote or backpack. I could also see taking this on a camping trip or wearing it under a ski coat when skiing.
Date published: 2019-03-24