I saw it online when it first came out, and I wasn't too crazy about it, especially the cap sleeves which I thought looked a little weird on a vest. But I decided to put it on at the store, and I was surprised to have liked it! I debated for a bit, because 1. I think it is a little short/tight and a size up might look better, but I wouldn't know since it was the only one they had; and 2. It's $128?!? I guess it's 650 down filled so that makes me feel a little better about the price. So I figured I'd just buy it and decide later. I have since realized that a lightweight vest might be the perfect solution to chillier days in LA, when I really just need to keep my core warm!
Here it is on me, of course worn with the black camo Express Stella leggings (I looove these!)... because you can never have too much camo... buahahaha! =P
So you zip it up, and then there's this stretchy tie that you can use to cinch the waist in:
The side pockets are rather large but there's no zipper. I wish they had put a zipper on it, especially for the price point.
Elastic bottom hem:
I didn't really know if I liked the bow on the front. But I realized after I got home, that the tie actually goes both ways! You can tie it on the inside first, then zip it up so it doesn't show on the outside. I think I like that better! Here's what it looks like... the string goes through the little vertical slit:
So then you can either tie it on the inside, or actually just leave it untied and hanging down which is a lot less hassle. I can't be bothered to zip AND tie. :)
So I think I like it better with the bow on the inside. Less fuss. I'm glad they added this feature!
It has a big hood too, and it's removable which is nice. Just unzip:
The zipper stays hidden pretty well with the hood over it:
I don't think I would ever wear it without the hood though.
So, tadaaa! Another camo item! Lol... and it's not the last either. :) The camo print is rather subtle in this vest though. You can definitely see it, but I feel like you can use it as a neutral. The cap sleeves surprisingly don't bother me at all. They don't puff up, nor are they pointy.
For those of you that have this vest, what do you think of it? Is it worth keeping?