Down Insulated Vests


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

Recent Down Insulated Vest Reviews

Patagonia Men's Ultralight Down Vest

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The thin profile allows for good layering options. Retains heat well and inner cords allow for getting a very good fit. I have owned many varieties of vests over the years. This vest packs easily for trips and holds its shape. I have been in very cold temperatures with this vest and it does a good job of keeping my torso warm. I have worn vests that are lower in price and nearly as comfortable and useful. You certainly pay for the name. Value is not one of the strengths of this vest. Overall the… Full review

L.L.Bean Women's Scrunch Down Vest

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Awesome! Very comfortable, warm, and well designed w/quality workmanship; excellent tailoring to layer with while also being stylish too. In keeping w/the LL Bean reputation, a great down vest for the money! On sale now too ; ) Full review

REI Men's Therum Down Vest

rated 4.5 of 5 stars For the price it is a great vest. Hydrophobic down (water resistant), wind proof shell (about 55mph) two hand warmer pockets, a chest pocket and a media pocket with a cord port plus a hem cinch to keep out the wind. It is very light and has a comfortable fit. Fits well and comfortable, cinch waist, has a DWR shell and water resistant down. It's a vest so it breathes OK. It is 650 fill and warm. Its cut allows one to layer underneath. Full review

MontBell Men's UL Down Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars Great for layering! Montbell’s UL Down Vest is a great addition to a layering system that will help keep you warm while weighing about the same as your average t-shirt. It is not the top of the class, but for the price, weight savings, and effectiveness, I say it is a good choice. I have had my vest for over 2 years now. It went with me on the first 1,000 miles of the AT and on several overnight and weekend trips locally. If I am not wearing it I have it rolled up and in the stuff sack that was… Full review

Mountain Hardwear Men's Ghost Whisperer Down Vest

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Sure, this vest only weighs 5 oz, but what are you really getting? I only paid 1/5 the price at a closeout sale, but it only weighs 4oz less than the down jacket I picked up at Walmart for $19.98 (1/12th the price)! Cut the sleeves out and there you are. The quality of this vest isn't THAT much better than the cheap Walmart jacket either. And they are both made in China. Though the retail price on this vest is $245!! Ridiculous in my opinion. I love my MH rain jacket, but I'm not very impressed… Full review

Patagonia Men's Down Sweater Vest

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great vest for everyday use, but is also durable enough to use in many outdoor activities. Made from light and fluffy 800 fill down, this vest keeps your core warm and can pack down smaller than a softball. Because Patagonia makes gear that's out of my price range, I either have to save up some money for a while to get what I want, or I have to wait for things to go on sale (or sometimes both). At $179 MSRP, this vest was way out of my price range until last year when my local gear shop… Full review

Big Agnes Late Lunch Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars ** Please see the addendum at the end of this review 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… 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

Top-Rated Down Insulated Vests

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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MontBell UL Down Vest reviewed Jun 21, 2015
$120 MSRP
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Vest reviewed May 6, 2015
$100 - $245
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Late Lunch Vest reviewed Dec 17, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Aria Down Vest reviewed Mar 2, 2014
$90 - $175
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Special Edition Quilt Again Vest reviewed Nov 30, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Beartooth 650 Fill Down Vest reviewed Jul 21, 2013
$130 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Marmot Zeus Vest reviewed Mar 15, 2013
$70 - $149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
MontBell Alpine Light Down Vest reviewed Jan 16, 2013
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Feathered Friends Hyperion Vest reviewed Nov 1, 2012
$189 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Rab Microlight Vest reviewed Apr 27, 2012
$41 - $174
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Downlight Vest reviewed Jan 23, 2012
$129 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Guides Down Vest reviewed Mar 16, 2009
$80 - $150
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Moonstone Minimalist Down Vest reviewed Dec 23, 2008
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
EMS Glacier Vest reviewed Nov 30, 2008
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Alpino Reversible Down Vest reviewed Aug 19, 2008
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Neve Vest reviewed Sep 14, 2006
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Phantom Vest reviewed Jun 6, 2006
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Snow Kiss Vest reviewed Sep 14, 2005
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Feathered Friends Frontpoint Vest reviewed Jan 8, 1999
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
The North Face Nuptse Vest reviewed Apr 15, 2014
$89 - $179
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Down Sweater Vest reviewed Dec 31, 2014
$47 - $179
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Scrunch Down Vest reviewed Sep 2, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Ultralight Down Vest reviewed Dec 31, 2015
$124 - $249
The North Face Sumter Vest
Woolrich Sierra Vest
EMS Feather Pack 800 Vest
Isis Luce Down Vest
The North Face Nitchie Insulated Vest
Mountain Hardwear Ratio Printed Down Vest
$60 - $125
Marmot Jena Vest
$75 - $150
Helly Hansen Coastal Down Vest
Columbia Lay 'D' Down Vest
Adidas Super Light Down Vest
EMS Icarus Down Vest
Sierra Designs Better Vest
REI Stratocloud Vest
$69 - $139
Patagonia Prow Vest
$74 - $149
Kuhl Spyfire Hooded Vest
$95 - $190
The North Face Gotham Vest
Sierra Designs DriDown Better Vest
Timberland Pendleton Field Mountain Vest
L.L.Bean Trail Model Down Vest
$99 - $109
Fjallraven Ovik Lite Vest
Western Mountaineering Flash Vest
The North Face Quince Vest
$119 - $138
The North Face Nuptse 2 Vest
$111 - $149
Patagonia Bivy Down Vest
$107 - $189
Marmot Ajax Vest
$60 - $119
The North Face Aconcagua Vest
$59 - $120
Patagonia Prow Bomber Vest
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