Caught and tore the inside material on the zipper flap during the first day. It's made of a light material(the same as the exterior) that gets caught in the zipper very easily when zipping up. Did anyone actually use the zipper during the testing phase? I'll probably keep it because it doesn't really hurt the appearance or the performance, but it is annoying. If it wasn't on sale for $65, it would be going back tomorrow.
I looked on one of my other down jackets and noticed parelel rows of thread sewed down the length of the flap. I then asked my mom to sew these rows down the flap on my vest, and voila problem solved. She sewed only two strips, but three or four would be best. She said it took more time for setup than the actual sewing. I may have her sew another row or two if it gets caught, but so far we seemed to have solved the problem. It works like it should now and didn't cost me a thing.
Other than that, I really like the vest. It's decently warm, and I like the colors.
In the pic, look at the two rows of thread to the left of the zipper and running through the stoic brand. Those are what I had added down the flap.