Down Insulated Vests


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less than $50
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 - $399.99
$400 - $499.99
$500 and above

Recent Down Insulated Vest Reviews

Big Agnes Late Lunch Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars Big Agnes has applied their knowledge of down to their foray into apparel. The women’s Late Lunch Vest uses 700 fill power DownTek water repellent down, and they have applied their Insotect Flow vertical baffles which are designed to keep the wearer warm. While the down does shuck water, and the vest is warm, a major drawback is the vest’s fit. Warmth, durability, quality—fantastic! Fit…mmm – needs some tweaking. Company Specs Mid-weight down vests with contoured fit and drop tail 700… Full review

Patagonia Men's Ultralight Down Vest

rated 5 of 5 stars I had never owned a down vest before, but the Patagonia Ultralight Down Vest is worth the investment. I have found that this vest can be used hiking, biking, around town, working outside or downstairs in my basement (very cold)!! It is an excellent core warmer and doesn't weigh anything. You forget you have it on. I would recommend this as an important part of your outdoor apparel. The Patagonia Ultralight Down Vest is going to become a favorite new piece in your outdoor collection. The vest is… Full review

The North Face Men's Nuptse Vest

rated 5 of 5 stars More than enough for anything short of Arctic conditions, this vest has far more utility than I hoped for. This was a clearance item, an impulse buy, and a dam'd good one. I have never bought a down vest in 50+ years of backpacking, so this is a new experience for me. This thing was very warm when I tried it on in the store. Seriously, I have never warmed up so fast from a single piece of clothing (the small store (<1500' sq) was very cold as the AC was on full blast). Between this and my Marmot… Full review

Outdoor Research Aria Down Vest

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great vest that is warm and lightweight. It is a favorite of mine on and off the trail. The Aria Down Vest by Outdoor Research is one of my backcountry staples. I bought one last year and, due to its versatility (and multitude of color options!), convinced myself to purchase a second one this year! Unlike other down vests I have tried, the fit is slim — it doesn't turn you into a marshmallow — but not restrictive. It's warm yet lightweight and the hood gives me an extra layer of warmth. Full review

Patagonia Special Edition Quilt Again Vest

rated 5 of 5 stars Warmest down vest I have ever owned! Warmest down vest I have ever owned. It's quite bulky, but has an extremely soft interior, fits to size, warm interior of hand pockets. Highly recommend if you're looking for a nice piece, pricey but worth it! Its collar is just tall enough to not be annoying, but covers the back of your neck nicely. Full review

Outdoor Research Aria Down Vest

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This was my best purchase this year! The vest is stylish, lightweight, toasty warm, and fits great. The hood is comfortable and functional. The vest compacts easily and pops out ready to wear, looking good as new! I bought this vest in basic black and it is so stylish that I wear it everywhere with everything! It layers well over sweaters, flannels, and thermals AND is sleek enough to wear under my other coats for extra warmth, comfortably, without looking bulky. The vest itself, fits great, is… Full review

GoLite Men's Beartooth 650 Fill Down Vest

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great vest for all seasons! This is a quality down best at a fraction of the price other brands. I wore this through a Colorado winter and spring and found myself grabbing it before my other jackets. It comes with a stuff sack and compresses down pretty small. It is durable and fits well. The only thing that bugs me is the lining in the collar, but I'm being really critical. Golite products are well thought out, it's unbelievable how inexpensive they are, therefore I Golite! Full review

Marmot Zeus Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars Surprisingly warm for the weight. Great for layering in camp. Turns into an amazing sleeping bag pillow. Get it if you find it on sale. Not my first choice for a down vest, but it is a great product. I'll admit it. I'm a pretty big fan of down. I have a few sleeping bags and jackets of all types, so when I found this for $66 total price in one the local outfitters, I thought why not. I got orange since I'm a UT fan, naturally.  I am 6'1" and 180 lbs, athletic, Medium to Large torso length. I got… Full review

MontBell Men's Alpine Light Down Vest

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Well fitting super light core insulator. This vest is 800 fill with a lighter ripstop shell with dwr finish. It has  two internal dump pockets, (great for gloves or something you want to keep warm or dry out) and two fleece lined zippered hand pockets (down on the outside of the hands when inserted.) It has a drawstring hem with cord locks and a 3 inch fleece lined collar. I got a medium and the fit is snug (5.10  175 lbs) but the larger arm holes alow lighter layering underneath without restriction. Full review

Top-Rated Down Insulated Vests

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
The North Face Nuptse Vest
$100 - $149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Aria Down Vest
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Ultralight Down Vest
$229 - $249
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Special Edition Quilt Again Vest
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
MontBell Alpine Light Down Vest
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Rab Microlight Vest
$132 - $165
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Marmot Zeus Vest
$97 - $150
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Late Lunch Vest
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Guides Down Vest
$82 - $149
Woolrich Sierra Vest
Isis Luce Down Vest
Marmot Jena Vest
$82 - $150
Columbia Lay 'D' Down Vest
EMS Icarus Down Vest
Sierra Designs Better Vest
$84 - $99
Patagonia Prow Vest
Fjallraven Down Vest No. 6
Fjallraven Ovik Lite Vest
$219 - $250
Western Mountaineering Flash Vest
$185 - $214
The North Face Quince Vest
Patagonia Bivy Down Vest
$134 - $179
Marmot Ajax Vest
$52 - $129
The North Face Aconcagua Vest
$68 - $99
REI Therum Down Vest
The North Face Oh Snap Vest
Mountain Hardwear Lodown Vest
Marmot Stockholm Vest
Nau BYOB Vest
Adidas Hiking Light Down Vest 2
Columbia Gold 650 Turbodown Down Vest
$84 - $130
Patagonia Down With It Vest
$134 - $179
Mammut Broad Peak Vest
$111 - $174
Canada Goose HyBridge Vest
Oakley Juliett Down Vest
Marmot Sol Vest
$65 - $120
Helly Hansen Verglas Down Insulator Vest
The North Face Hyline Hybrid Down Vest
Burton AK Squall Down Vest
MontBell UL Down Vest
$41 - $118
Haglofs Essens II Q Down Vest
$190 - $319
The North Face Tonnerro Hybrid Vest
L.L.Bean Scrunch Down Vest
$50 - $99
Sierra Designs DriDown Hooded Vest
$112 - $149
Mountain Hardwear Ratio Down Vest
$100 - $125
Burton AK BK Insulator Vest
Nike 550 Fill Vest
The North Face Nuptse Heights Vest
$180 - $199
REI Down Vest
Patagonia Down Vest
Nau Down Vest
$116 - $154
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