Arrived vacuum packed and didnt improve after unwrapping.
Really pleased with this buy, looks smart enough to wear in town but is great as an extra layer when walking. I'm a size 10 but went for medium to go over thicker base layer, longer length at back keeps the chill out. Would have liked an inside pocket.
I find this gilet really useful whenever I need an extra layer, but don't want to wear a bulky jacket. It has a good shape, going in at the waist. The two zipped pockets are large enough for me to carry a mobile & keys when I go out for a walk without needing an extra bag. I like the style of it, and being black goes with just about everything. It is a good budget buy, good for everyday use. However, it isn't a luxury product or one which I would expect to withstand more extreme conditions - but then it doesn't claim to be.