Until recently, I'd never understood the appeal of vests, and didn't really like the look of them. However, I've started doing tai chi and taking riding lessons this winter and decided that I really wanted extra warmth without any restriction in my shoulders. I settled on this vest, and it's awesome - thanks to the nylon the fabric is really smooth and will hopefully last forever, but it still has the insulating qualities of wool. It does run a little larger than Smartwool baselayers (presumably so you can wear it over the baselayers), but within reason, so I ended up with the same size that I usually wear. And thanks to the sleeker look and lack of bulk, I don't feel like I'm wearing a vest at all. The only reason I took off a star was the lack of color options.
Feels true to size
Feels true to length
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend