Columbia Omni-Dry Venture II Vest

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I own two other "travel vests," both of which are…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Fabric: nylon
Fill: none
Price Paid: $39.95

I own two other "travel vests," both of which are hot, heavy, and make me look like I'm just back from safari. The Venture II is totally's very lightweight, slim-styled, and totally functional. I got the dark gray, which is much better suited for all-round use than khaki or olive. The pockets are extremely well designed, although I would prefer a couple more deep, zipped pockets on the inside of the vest for tickets, etc.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

CLOSEOUTS . Perfect for fishing, camping and hiking, Columbia Sportswear's versatile Venture II vest has Omni-Dry(R) advanced evaporation fabric that moves perspiration away from skin, along with Omni-Shade(R) UPF 50 sun protection for excellent coverage. Nylon canvas Ridge Trek Lite fabric for excellent durability that won't weigh you down Omni-Dry(R) advanced evaporation wicks moisture away from skin to keep you cool Omni-Shade(R) UPF 50 sun protection Mesh back neck panel for added breathability 13 pockets, including four zip security pockets Two-way right YKK(R) zipper pull Length: 28" (based on Large) Weight: 1 lb. Fabric: Nylon Care: Machine wash/dry Made in Vietnam Available Colors: SHADE, FOSSIL. Sizes: 2XL, L, M, S, XL.

- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version

If you have stuff, the Columbia Men's Omni-Dry Venture Vest has a pocket to put it in. Three front pockets, two zippered chest pockets, and three velcro chest pockets hold all your gear for fly fishing or photography outings. The mesh-lined vest wicks moisture on humid hikes through the cloud forest, and dries quickly if you get caught in an afternoon shower. A cinch cord at the waist seals out wind and bugs, and a small D-ring on the chest clips on a camera.

- refers to the men's version

A vest to take you anywhere you want to go. Just go!

- Ramsey Outdoor refers to the women's version

A pocket for every piece of gear this moisture-wicking, quick-drying vest will keep you organized on your next adventure. Drawcord hem seals out the wind and customizes the fit. Fabric provides UPF 50+ sun protection, shielding skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. Full-length front zipper and snap closure provide complete closure. Omni-Dry Ridge Trek Lite nylon is a strong performer durable, quick drying and soft to the touch. Polyester mesh lining wicks away perspiration to enhance your comfort. Versatile pocket placement lets you zip valuables away for secure storage or keep items easily accessible in the pockets with rip-and-stick closures.

- REI refers to the men's version

Columbia Omni-Dry Venture II Vest


The Omni-Dry Venture II Vest has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$29.97 - $60.00

The Columbia Omni-Dry Venture II Vest is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 31, 2011 at Sierra Trading Post.

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