This vest makes me happy

Verified Buyer Reviewed by cochraa3 from Seattle, WA on Thursday, February 23, 2012
I am 5'7", 140lbs and purchased a small in this vest. It is very form fitting, but still has room for me to wear my Patagonia down jacket underneath (I like my vests snug to keep out the wind). The arm holes are nice and big, which easily accommodates layering over clothes with large sleeves like sweatshirts. The pockets are lined with soft fabric, as is the inside of the zipper along the collar. It cuts the wind beautifully, and light misty rain beads up and brushes off the surface. The vest is super long, a good 3 inches longer than my down jacket in the front, and 4 inches in the back. Also, the collar is super tall, it easily covers my face up to my nose which is awesome when its super cold and windy, but it tend to get in the way from time to time. I work in the field as a geologist, but live in the city otherwise; I think this vest is more catered to style and comfort for the city than for any intense field experience.
  • Best Uses: Casual Wear, Cold Weather, Hiking and Camping
  • Chest Size: Feels true to size
  • Cons: Tall collar
  • Describe Yourself: Professional/Guide
  • Fit: Feels true to size
  • Pros: Comfortable, Stylish, Warm, Windproof
  • Sleeve Length: Feels too long
  • Was this a gift?: No
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