I got my vest done and it’s a layer I needed AND it’s reversible. So I’m trying to focus on those two facts and less on the fact that I look like I’m wearing a big quilted cube when I have it on.

In hindsight, I think adding length would have shifted this from “square” to “rectangle” a little more, but the cropped retro length is growing on me. I also could have gone down a size but I wanted room to layer/room for my back to get even more swole in a few years.

Construction-wise, the Green Pepper instructions were great, as usual. I added the step of quilting my outer to my insulation but other than that followed everything to the letter.  Materials were leftover Thinsulate from my winter parka project and DWR supplex and Polartec Thermal Pro shearling from The Rain Shed, plus my trusty KAM Snaps (that are reversible too!).