Super light core warmer
I love the light as air feel of the vest, and it keeps me warm as toast. It stuffs into the smallest nook or cranny in my pack, and when used under my light jacket, it gives me the warmth I need without overheating. Perfect for my needs.
I did not notice anything bad about the arm holes, but then I sport a more portly build than most backpackers.
Perfect for my needs
So I’m not really a vest person, but got this as a layering piece to extend the range of a light down jacket, and to supplement a light fleece pullover on trips where a jacket isn’t quite needed. Went with the hood for sleeping under a quilt.
Best designed hood / closure I have seen.
Handwarmer pockets work well
Weight is true to spec
Nothing for my use. I understand the large arm hole complaint, but for use under a shell, under a coat, or over fleece, I don’t see it being an issue for my anticipated use.