There are a lot of waxed or oiled garments out there. None even come close to the waxed garments that are produced by Schaefer Ranchwear. This vest is one of my favorite waxed garments. I also have the RangeWaxed Drifters and the RangeWaxed Mesquite Jacket. This vest just tops off the series. BTW, no oily smell or messy oily feel to these waxed garments. Schaefer Ranchwear has mastered this type of treatment to cotton. Perfect fit, not snug, not loose and with plenty of pockets to carry whatever you need.