Very Happy with the Vest so Far
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
I have worn it a few times now. I'm 6"1' and thin (yogi body) and a medium fits me well. In my opinion, the sizing is about right and it works perfectly as a layering piece. It works well over a base layer and thin fleece like an R1. I haven't tried it with other configurations yet, but plan to test it out with other layers (like the MH Ghost Whisperer and Montbell Thermawrap) to add extra warmth this winter.
The arm holes are noticeably tight which seemed a little uncomfortable at first, but after wearing it a few times I find that it helps to seal out drafts and now I like the tightness - doesn't seem uncomfortable any more.
My only complaint is that the size medium is almost an ounce heavier (on my scale) than what is listed on Patagonia's website. That may not be a big deal for some, but I was looking for a super light synthetic jacket and was stoked when I found this vest with a claimed weight of less than 6 ounces.
So far I'm quite happy with it though.