Okay, Here's the straight skinny on this jacket, that I purchased in spite of the bad reviews. Yes, the velcro could be better, it's kinda weak, but not bad, probably will replace it... cheap fix. The jacket runs a little large unless you plan on wearing something under it, like say a sweater when it's pretty cold or maybe a ballistic vest if your situation requires it. Don't misunderstand it's not a tent or anything like that, it is a really good looking jacket. The jacket has pockets everywhere, four inside with loops for mags, one in sleeve, four visible outside in front and two hidden breast zipper pockets that are just right for carrying something the size of a ppk, makarov, just about any smallish auto without printing. My FNP-9 is just a bit big but anything smaller...no problem. If you buy the correct size the jacket is plenty long to cover what you have on your hip. The sleeves are a little longer than most, but the cuffs are adjustable, don't see a problem there but I guess some folks do. My jacket is black and it is really really black, seems like it is dyed darker than usual which is nice. This is a light weight jacket, I start wearing mine around the time that I would put on a heavy sweat shirt, say around 45F to 50F. Plenty warm down to around freezing with just normal shirt underneath. Would I recommend this jacket to a friend? You bet, already have.