- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Received for Christmas. Boo Hoo's on the UVA colors but otherwise it's a great vest that I can't wait to take on an early spring trip to the woods. It's a little poofy vs. the patagucci alternative but also much less expensive. Quality feel to it with a good zipper pull but it is always trading out durability for weight. I can't imagine i would ever risk hiking past a tree limb without a shell covering this guy. For that reason, the lack of hand pockets is no concern. All things considered, I am sure it will replace my down jacket for most of my fall-winter-spring backpacking trips.