It's all right. It's OK. It's nothing to write home about. I went for it because of the price. Not having side pockets seems to sum up the vest. Not the warmest either. It's a vest and it does help keep your core warmer than not having a vest on. The colors that are available suck. Over all I find the Stoic stuff good, especially when they sleaze the stuff out for well under a hundred bucks.