I received my super-discounted Vertigo jacket yesterday, just in time for some chilly grey rainy weather. I'm living in this wooly beast and loving it. Over the past few years all of my fleeces have managed to bite the dust, and since I prefer wool infinitely over synthetics (less smell, more breathable, no pilling) the Vertigo is a perfect replacement. At $45, it's cheaper than most Polartecs on the market today.
The zippers work well, the pockets are roomy (I hate useless little pockets!), and the cuffs are nicely elasticized to keep the wind out while managing to not look like a sweatshirt. Runs true to size. I usually go with an XS (5'4" 110lbs), and the Small is roomy on me, particularly around the hips. Plenty of room for layering, and it does look great with a flannel underneath. Length--sleeves and body--is spot-on, no gapping at the tummy when I stretch or bend over.
The green color is very pretty and the fabric has a nice touch of stretch. It does have an old-school wool feel, so if you have sensitive skin and get itchy easily, you might want to look elsewhere. All in all, a quality garment that will move from a day in the mountains to a night at the pub with ease. OH! And, though the BC website says this is made in China, the tag states: "Made in USA of fine Austrian wool." So if you're susceptible to guilty consumer conscience you can rest a little easier.