I. Love. This. Vest. I am a huge fan of Patagonia products in general (see next review as well), due to their great construction and their even better guarantees (you can pretty much return any product to them that's failed because of wear, and they'll replace, refund, or repair it for a fair fee). Nothing from the brand is cheap, but anything you buy from them is going to last for a good chunk of time and will be well-designed and sturdy. This vest is amazingly warm and layerable, and fairly windproof. It's a great piece and a really active part of my fall wardrobe!!