I purchased the item for use underneath outerwear/coats. I often find I'm cold because my coats block the wind fine, but lack sufficient insulation. To remedy this, I bought this item as it is a small insulated vest I can wear with long or short coats & it barely/doesn't show beneath. In lighter weather, it is perfect on top of a long sleeve or light sweater. It is very lightweight and features 3 snaps. They are easy to line up & snap, as well as to pull apart - no struggling with open/close. The collar is extra wide for the size of the vest & comes in handy. The thickest part is at the back of the neck & so protects it great when turned up. When unneeded, just fold the collar down & its out of the way, yet fashionable. It features two pockets, which, due to the crop length of the vest, are a bit high. They are small too, but not ridiculously so - think the size of a mid-size granny smith apple. It looks a bit like something a teen would wear, due to the weird sheen of the vest & overall style...but is really comfortable and a great layering piece. I really recommend it for ease of use, versatility and warmth factors. The only downside is its overall style, which can be made classier by what is worn with it.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Pretty close - seems a little closer to charcoal when light hits it due to the sheen
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Feels a little cheap in texture, but warms nicely without the bulk or length
- How accurate was the sizing? Pretty close - I'm 5'4", 110 lbs. & I ordered the size small. It was slightly big, but I wanted the extra room for layers & scarf room.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes