tdogg21Tar HeelTodd, the vest are way more versatile I think. I have a couple of the LS 1/2 Zips, but prefer the Vest. If it's cooler I just wear the Base Layer, which for me is preferred.
Hey Chuck, BTW. I love your new avatar. Great picture my friend...
It's interesting to hear your perspective on a vest. In the northeast I have virtually no use for a vest. We have jacket season and sweat your a** off season. Not much in between. Haha.
Now that the Base Layer is in play, and given my choice, I prefer a vest. Even when I lived in Michigan not "so long ago" I wore a SS pullover with a shirt and Base Layer. As much as possible, I try to have only one sleeve on me. Then the most important part for me is keeping my back warm.