The base of this entire vest is made of three layers: 1050 denier ballistic nylon fabric sandwiched between two layers of orange 1000 denier textured nylon fabric. On top of this shell are sewn protective side and chest panels The side panels are made of viper cloth and closed cell foam that have been stitched for added strength and durability. The foam will not absorb water therefore it adds a dimension of buoyancy to the vest. The chest area has a panel of viper cloth and 2 layers of para-aramid fabric and is also stitched for added strength and durability. These panels absorb the impact of a blow. This vest provides protection in the "key" areas of impact when catching a hog. It comes standard with a high neck that overlaps the cut collar and reflective tape on both sides. Five black nylon straps secure the vest in place - two go over the neck area and three over the back. Nickel plated hardware. One tough vest! CHECK THE FAQS PAGE FOR SIZING INFORMATION. *The picture shows the front and side of the vest.