The vest is very comfortable and seems well made. The only con is that, due to the way the straps velcro from the back onto the front, the front and back pieces cannot overlap on the sides. For better protection, my intention was to have them overlap. This is something someone should consider before they purchase. If the straps were to attach beneath a front flap, overlapping would be possible. But due to them attaching to the sides of the front piece, they cannot be pulled far enough forward to accomplish this.