My husband is a Montana cattle doctor who sees the back end of thousands of cows each year. This vest is a must-have for his practice gear. It is rugged, well-fitting, not bulky, and has great pockets for holding veterinary instruments (and objects don't fall out of the pockets--especially his cell phone). It is wearable throughout the year, and washes beautifully. I especially like the tobacco color since it hides some obvious soiling! We wouldn't be without this vest in Doc's veterinary uniform arsenal.