Valwrote a review of Backcountry Wolverine Cirque Insulated Vest - Women's on March 29, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
This is my very first vest purchase and I'm 48. I never liked them because the collars, like turtle necks, give me a claustrophobic feeling. I've been doing much research on layering with breathable fabrics because I'm tired of getting drenched and cold with night sweats, yard work, and shoveling snow. This vest jumped off the page at me. I loved the slim, sleek design and the thought that went into both the design and materials sold me. I was a bit concerned about the collar, would it be stiff and annoy me, or would it lay flat and out of the way. To my relief it does both! The zipper guard is a bonus, nothing worse then having your mouth up against metal. I'm 5'2, 105 lbs,, flat chested, and I ordered a small. I've never ordered a small top in anything, prefer my clothes to be loose. I definitely could have gone with the extra small for a more form fit. I tried the small on with 3 layers, tank, thin long sleeve, and a light sweatshirt. I still had room for 2-3 more layers. If I had a bust it would help to fill in the gap. The vest is super light and would be an excellent layer piece or stand alone.