I hate this vest, I wanted a specific woman's cut vest as I am quite large on top and I hate that squshed feeling and not being able to breathe. This vest is perfect for that aspect. very comfortable in the chest area. The problem I have with it is it buckles on the side one under the arm and two more going down. I could not put it on and take it off by myself... I would never be able to go out on a juant in my kayak without someone there to buckle me in and out of. due to this I am returning and exchanging for a front Zippered version...I just hope it is a comfortable in the front chest area.