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(based on 36 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Feels too small
Feels true to size
74% (14 reviews)
Feels too large
76% (13 reviews)
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Kept me warm
from Evansville, WI
About Me Casual Dresser
Comments about Men's Bear Claw Wool Vest:
I wore this when we were in the single digits in temperature. I stayed warm all day with this vest as one of my layers.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I'm very happy with this vest!
By the Don father
from Northwest Michigan
About Me Classic Dresser
I wanted a vest to layer under my coats & jackets. I decided to try this vest because of its classic design. I have also decided to "re-discover" wool, and oddly enough, I have never purchased a Woolrich product until now. Both the style and the wool fabric made this vest appealing to me. Besides the look of the vest, this vest is warm. Here is an example that may help: I wore a short sleeve t-shirt under this vest while wearing my bomber style jacket that has a quilted lining on a 10 degree day. I was out for about 30 minutes and I stayed warm. The front is fastened with snaps, which I now believe is a very convenient feature for easy on/off. The length of the Large feels just right for my torso though I seem to be on the cusp between L & XL with a chest around 45-46in. I do have a bit of a belly that makes it a bit tight in the middle but not terribly (that is MY problem and should not reflect poorly on the vest). The overall fit is acceptable. The back length extends a bit past my bomber style jacket. There is also a generous zippered inside pocket that I have used to keep my cell phone and reading glasses. There is also a clever little feature (a button hole) that allows those who use an ear piece to thread a thin cable to the inside pocket. So, for me, style, function and use add up to a very nice product. Though this vest is made in china, it appears Woolrich has done quality control on this product.
from Greensboro, NC
This is the second Woolrich vest that I bought for my husband. He liked the first one so much that he asked for another one for Christmas.
Sizes run big
from Clinton, NJ
Good Woolrich quality all around, except the sizing. Large is WAY too large. When I called to check sizing, I was told the difference between sizes is 4 inches around the chest. So I decided to keep this Large vest and order a Medium so I could compare, and I'd happily pay the shipping to return one and get a refund on the other. Turns out there's no Medium available. I really like this vest - the wool exterior and the insulated soft satin lining make for very good winter wear. But not if it doesn't fit. Disappointed. I'd recommend this to a friend, but only if they can get the right size!
I received this nice Vest in a weeks tim
By Archie Bunker !
from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
In the cooler winter season, it is ideal to have another layer to put on over my shirt. It is well designed, and fits well. Glad I located it on your website. Many thanks.
This is a great vest!
from greensboro, nc
I bought this vest as a gift for my husband. It was exactly as pictured and fit him perfectly. We both were very pleased with this purchase as the vest is of excellent quality.
from Pilot Mountain, NC
A Vest should fit rather snug so as to lend itself to layering. While sized as large, this vest was, in fact, sized extra large. I sent it back as defective.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
By Love the the Bear
I bought this for my husband and he loves it, he will be able to wear it anywear.
I got this looking for another vest, but saw this and went with it instead. And I am glad I did. It as a classic but functional look to it, and very warm. I have used the vest on camping trips and on nights out on the town and it works for both occasions. It blocks the wind great and will pair well with a heavy sweater or flannel shirt. The snaps lock it place and stay that way. Great vest worth the money you pay for it.
Woolrich quality is missing
Men's Bear Claw Wool Vest
By Ramblin' Thomas
from Newburyport, MA
Very nice wool vest. Mine is the slate, which is a grey. It goes well with both casual and casual-dressy. It has a flap in the back which makes it a bit more casual in appearance. It goes well with jeans, corduroys, or khakis.The buttons are snaps. The side pockets are very roomy, but I would have minded a more traditional three pocket approach. the checkered inside pocket is okay but it is set a bit too low for convenience.I believe the lining is a quilted nylon. It is soft and comfortable and holds in an amazing amount of heat. I would recommend this vest and would consider getting it in another color if it weren't so expensive. Maybe next year!
from Richmond, Va.
Quality poor, both vest and shirt. Items overpriced. Long time customer, very disappointed
Great Looking and Warm.
Great addition to any wardrobe. Works well with jeans and cords for a casual look, or dressed up with trouesers and/or jacket. VERY VERSATILE and just enough to keep away the chill when a lacket might be cumbersome.
Great versatile addition to my wardrobe
from Georgia, USA
About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser
By Steve the Baker
This Vest is well made, comfortable and very stylish. I know I will get plenty of ware out of it.
from Buffalo WY
By Sad vestage
from Washington State
The wool is too scratchy--no lining around neck, where it's most needed. The garment is over-priced.
Great fit and style.
from Reading, PA
Bought this for my husband for his birthday. He is a true XL with slightly ample waist. This vest fit perfectly ... roomy yet flatteringly tapered in a classic vest style. We both love it and I think it will get lots of wear! Color choices were all wonderful, but the brown chosen has worked out great.
Great warm vest
from Syracuse, NY
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Great vest to add some layer to your hunting system. I can't wait to take it back out for the regular whitetail season in Western New York.
Fit is off a bit
By Daughter in Law MariLee
from Near Seattle WA
The fit is on the small side through the chest/waist - had to return a Med. for a Large for my father-in-law who has always been a size 38 coat. He couldn't get the Med. size buttoned up, and he only weighs 160. Then the large is a bit too long, but fits better in the waist.
My husband wears this every day. He is a renal patient and needs the warmth and comfort. Thanks Woolrich for being right on the money. Remember: wool does not have the give that stretchier fabrics do and order up a size for comfort.
from philadelphia, pa
Great product. Size accurate. Very retro looking. Reportedly toasty warm.
Looks classy, feels comfortable
from Franklin, NC
Like the style, fitLonger back is goodGreat for winter layering
from Iowa City
Wife loves the way it looks on me. More comfortable than wearing a sweater when it is cool in the house or out and about.One of the metal snaps broke after one month and can't be easily repaired--and my vendor no longer has it in stock. Because the vest is so expensive I would hesitate to recommend it.
really nice vest.
from Olympia, WA
Looks like what I thought I'd get
By Wife purchasing for husband
from Baltimore, MD
Was a gift for my husband -- seems just like what the catalog and other customer reviews noted. Nice weight. He hasn't opened the gift yet, but I think it'll get a smile. He has had an old Woolrich vest for 20+ years that is so full of holes that I came back for a replacement.
By Mr. Bean
from Lemay, MO
Be careful with sizing
from St. Louis, MO
Ordered a men's medium and it was too small. I would recommend ordering a size larger than usual.
from Springfield, IL
The quality is great! I wore the vest with some wool pants I purchased from Woolrich and the look was fantastic!
Comfortable, warm, and attractive.
from Baton Rouge, LA
I like this vest a lot. Light, but warm. Looks great on its own or under a jacket.