Denis L.wrote a review of Backcountry Silver Fork 750 Down Vest - Men's on April 4, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small
I was given this product from Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion. The Backcountry Silver Fork 750 Down Vest is one thing above all else: warm. Living in a warm climate down south, I haven't been able to wear this vest yet outdoors without being uncomfortably hot. I tried on a 55 degree day (cold for us), and I was simply miserable. I normally wear size Large in both my North Face and Patagonia jackets, but I took an XL with the Backcountry Silver Fork 750 Down Vest and it was the right choice. The fit is perfect for me and it's comfortable, non restrictive, and the collar feels very good and protective of the neck area. I like the pocket design in that they are placed where you'd intuitively expect them to be and with good depth with enough space for heavily gloved hands. The zippers on them remove the fear of objects accidentally falling out of them during activity. The pocket on the inside left breast is about the size of a CD case so there's space for a phone and/or a pair of gloves. There's also another large pocket on the inside that the entire vest can be stuffed into making it easy to pack tightly. The finish is of something that I would not expect to show dirt very easily. I got the camo color it's easy to match with almost anything other than brown. I think Backcountry's photos are spot on and there were no surprises when I got mine in the mail. I can imagine myself using the product for hiking, travel, and even wearing over a dressier work ensemble to stay warm in a pinch.