have not tried many, but there is a sweet deal on Boardersbestbuy.com right now for one.
I ride with a '07 body glove eco vest... support our environment. The only thing i do not like about the vest is that i am kinda picky on straps twisting and a good 75% of the strap is hidden inside the vest so it is VERY difficult to straighten them if desired. (looks like the vest on BBB has about 60% hidden)
if you or anyone are like me, get a vest that the only part of the belts that are hidden are in the back or less. when there is 50% or less of the belt hidden, then it is easy to push and pull that 50% through the hidden part to straighten it.
I tried a hyperlit special agent vest not long ago and thought it was very nice