There is nothing girly about this vest (except maybe an exceptional fit -- adjustable shoulder and waist straps). It has all the best of plenty of space for fly boxes (13 interior and exterior!), places to attach tools and lightweight mesh for staying cool, net hook in the back and a pouch for easy access to a raincoat or spare beverage. The color is a little bit better than the average vest though. BONUS fleece lined hand warmer pockets.