The North Face Powder Guide ABS Vest is very pricey but it’s worth every penny for those that spend a lot of time in the back country. You can’t put a price on your life. This isn’t so much of a review but a plea for those who are going to spend time there to use this and other products like it. Conditions can change fast and nothing is 100% predictable so anything that can reduce the chances of dying in the back country should seriously be considered. This is a great product that helps you stay away from becoming a statistic.