I'm someone who prefers good quality products and therefor was very hesitant to purchase this vest. However, after making the purchase I am extremely satisfied. For starters, the collar is made of a very comfortable material which doesn't irritate the skin after hundreds of iffy casts :). Also, There seems to be pockets for everything; on the inside of the jacket is a zip-shut large pocket and a pocket that fits my iPhone perfectly - even with a strap to hold that sucker in. As for the pockets on the outside of the vest, I've got one for my tippet, pliers, GPS, Floatant, Fly box and a couple extra. The mesh dry quickly, allows for a nice breeze and is surprisingly strong. Overall, I would recommend this product to anyone - if you get it, I'm sure you will be extremely happy. Hope this helps!! Happy Fishing!