EMS Glacier Vest
Fabric: polyester waterproof shell
Fill: 650-fill down
Price Paid: $19.99 on sale
I bought this vest at the end of last season on sale for $19.99. The vest usually retails for $79.99. I used it as an extra insulation layer below a waterproof rain shell and above a wool sweater and 2 techwick baselayers. The vest kept me very toasty in below freezing temperatures.
I liked how it could compress and fold into its own pocket which made for easier and light packing. I also liked how the pockets were HUGE!!! They were great for stuffing a Nalgene into each pocket while backpacking so they wouldn't freeze in my pack! Yes they are really big enough to hold a 1L Nalgene with room to spare.
Order a size bigger than normal, because the length seems to be a little on the short side (although most outdoor jackets seem to be too short for me).
Overall great value and great product!
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Amazingly packable, the ultra-warm Glacier Vest stuffs into its own inner pocket. High-quality goose-down insulation. Best uses: winter camping, belaying an ice climb, and general winter activities in extreme cold.