Bought this by mail order because I bought the same gilet last winter and virtually lived in it, it was so nice. I liked the colour of this one. However, the zip would not work properly - it's definitely inferior to the quality of the zip in last year's model. I took it back to the Andover store, assistant was very helpful; gave me a full refund and a card which would give me free delivery so that I could order another online, as they did not stock the item. The zip on the replacement one is also poor quality, though will zip up with a little encouragement, it's just irritating. I bought the same size as last year, but this one is bigger and baggier. I'm sure it would have been fine in a size smaller, but unfortunately I've already worn it (put it on for a day's walking without checking the size properly) so can't replace it. I think it will now just live in my wardrobe and I'll carry on wearing last year's!!