Reviewer: teacher88, Location: Deming, NM, Occupation: SPED Teacher we were very happy with the vest. The vest was good quality and it was shipped to us very fast and got here on time without any problems.
Reviewer: prieto21, Location: Chicago IL, Occupation: Signal Maintainer Railroad just what i expected the vest fit just as i expected made out of high quality material. as a railroad signal maintainer rely on only carhartt to keep me warm!
Reviewer: Southernfryedyankee, Location: Rock Hill, SC, Occupation: Deli clerk, Father of 5 Amazing cold weather gear for 20 degrees+ I just got done writing my review for the B194 pants as this will be my cold weather catfishing apparel.
I am a hardcore catfisherman and the only reason I never hunted winter blues and flattys was I hate the cold. I never bought cold weather specific clothing before and It broke MANY of my fishing trips thinking what I had in the closet was good enough, needless to say I was WRONG. I found myself wanting to get off the water as fast as possible even when the bite was great, left me disappointed. I bought this vest originally in XLG and it literally swallowed me whole and I have been an XLG clothing guy for quite some time. I had the opportunity to try on a LG and it was perfect, tight to my core which is what is so important but still left my arms exposed to battle big catfish. The feel of this vest new is stiff and I expected that, I would rather have stiff that will break in to MY particular body than be flimsy and feel cheap. I like that this vest fits tight to my core, not uncomfortably tight but tight enough that I comfortably warm in my core. If my chest gets cold I am miserable and want to go home. I wear this vest with a long sleeve fleece shirt, carhartt heavy hoodie and the Carhartt B194 insulated pants. I got all my gear the day the Arctic blast came from the high north and I was so comfortable in 20 degrees that it made me happy. My arms DID get cold but that was to be expected as I purposely chose a vest to leave my arms free to battle those cats and I will make provisions for that. The vest will be an asset to my cold weather catfishing gear and I am VERY pleased with my purchase.
On a side note, if someone should pick this vest I would go tighter rather than looser. A warm core keeps your whole body warm and comfortable. Get the size you need based on the clothing you plan to wear underneath this vest consistently and I am sure you will not be disappointed.
Reviewer: AmyC, Location: Rome, PA Strange Fit I bought this vest for my husband, but he didn't like the fit. The front of the vest seemed very short. It was quite a bit above his belt line. Nice quality, but we thought it was a weird fit.