I wear this vest 3 seasons here in the high desert of Oregon. The dense wool is warm and wind-resistant; pockets are perfect: functional and secure. The snaps always work easily even with gloves.
The fit is superb: I'll admit that I'm a woman, but bought this vest because of the pockets and the fit. I'm only 5'4" and 110 lbs, and the XS fits great with room to move my arms freely while the vest stays put.
I've had one for nearly 10 years, wore out the lining in the pockets, but Schaefer sewed them up for me. And I bought another one; I do that on rare occasion when I find something that works so well that I never want to be without one.
I wear it riding, skiing, every day. I often get strangers asking about the vest, who makes it. Even fashion designers in the big city. It's a classic; couldn't be better. (Posted on 2/7/13)
I purchased this vest during an online discount offer. I own this vest in both Black and Chocolate. The Stockman Vest is a great three season (fall, winter and early-mid spring) vest. Very warm and comfortable. Extremely high quality wool fabric and with snaps that stay snapped. I purchase Schaefer Ranchwear products because I already know how much quality is built into each item. In my opinion, they are the best the Western Clothing Industry has to offer. And best of all, they are Made in the USA by people who care. (Posted on 4/3/12)
I love everything about this vest, it always gets compliments not to mention comfortable and warm. Yep it's worth every dime, my only complaint is I don't have it in every color ...... yet. (Posted on 10/12/11)