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Recent Fleece Vest Reviews

Patagonia Men's Better Sweater Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars The Better Sweater Vest is a slimmer fleece-like vest that functions well for both outdoor and casual pursuits. Conditions: In January 2015, I put a call out for recommendations (link to thread) to the Trailspace community for good-quality vests that could pull double duty; warm enough for cold season layering, stylish enough for occasional wear in business casual situations. After looking at many suggestions and weighing prices, I settled on the Patagonia Better Sweater Vest. Fortunately, I found… Full review

The North Face Men's Denali Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars One of my better vests, I usually go to if I want to wear a vest even though I have other vests. Does what it needs to do very well. Got it in size XXL. Had to send it in for worn out zipper pulls, but that was after many years of use. I only had to pay postage to send it back to the mothership North Face manufacturer. Repairs are free.  Full review

Sierra Designs Backcountry Vest

rated 5 of 5 stars This vest has been in heavy backcountry, carpentry, indoor and outdoor, casual evening dress use for 20 plus years and is still going strong. I have looked at all brands including Sierra Designs for over 10 years to replace it. Its qualities and versatility cannot be matched by any product made today that I can find. Everyone I have met and talked to would like to know where to get one. I will work with anyone and do whatever it takes to have another one produced. This vest is the most important… Full review

Black Diamond CoEfficient Vest

rated 5 of 5 stars The Black Diamond Coefficient Vest is a worthy addition to the gear list for anyone venturing out to cool or cold places. It serves well as a mid-layer in colder weather, or even as a top layer in moderate to warmer temperatures and while active. It’s compact, and light, so it's easy to carry along. It's also durable so it can be counted on out on the trail. The reviewer getting ready for a hike along the California coast updated 20-Apr-2014 with confirmed weight Review Conditions Due to personal… Full review

Mountain Hardwear Mountain Tech Vest

rated 2.5 of 5 stars This vest is cut much larger than and seems to use heavier grade material than the same model 7 years older. It seems more like a dress vest than a sport vest. I bought this same model vest in a L size 7 years ago. It was light, cut at the hips for great articulated movement, and proved to be an excellent component in my layer system. Now however, MHW latest's re-creation is cut larger and seems to use a heavier fabric. I probably should have returned it for a Medium.  I also miss the interior… Full review

Patagonia Men's Better Sweater Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars It's a good lookin' fleece vest. It fits nicely like most pata stuff. It is a little big in the arm holes. Fits nicely in the chest, fairly slim. I'm 6' 160 and I have a medium.  It looks nice in the reddish color.   The vest is not super warm, it is only about 150 weight fleece, but for the weight it is very good. The zippers on it are kind of loud and have lots of resistance which is strange. Bought it off ebay NWT. It is a good piece for skiing or casual wear. I don't think it will make the… Full review

Mountain Hardwear Windstopper Tech Vest

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The vest is very thin making it great as a layering piece. Like the Tech Jacket, the collar wasn't incredibly uncomfortable. The sizing wasn't as much of an issue as it is more of a layering item. I am 5'11" and 180lbs and wear a large in most items. For this vest, I had to get an extra large and the body fit fine in the shoulders and chest but it barely made my waist. As a disclaimer, I am affiliated with Gore for product testing of Gore-tex products for the purpose of product review and recommendation. Full review

EMS Men's Atlas Fleece Vest

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A solid fleece vest for those in-between times. I have owned this vest or a version thereof for decades and it has stood up to everything I have thrown at it. It fits well, looks sharp, and gets the job done on not-full-fleece-needed days. The price is also right for decent quality. Full review

Mountain Hardwear Bedlam Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars Of all the fleece vests I have owned, this is one. So I usually wear Columbia fleece vests that I pay about twenty bucks for on sale. Mine finally wore out (zipper died) so I got this MH one on sale in Butte. I am not a huge MH fan because their gear, to me, is overpriced and over promoted, but this time the sale price got me.  I especially liked the idea of shoulder patches for pack straps, even though I doubt they will extend the life of the thing too much. I also like the big inside packets… Full review

Top-Rated Fleece Vests

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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Better Sweater Vest reviewed May 9, 2016
$25 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Backcountry Vest reviewed Jan 4, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond CoEfficient Vest reviewed Apr 9, 2014
$50 - $118
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Mountain Tech Vest reviewed Nov 20, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Hardwear Windstopper Tech Vest reviewed Oct 8, 2012
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Bedlam Vest reviewed Mar 20, 2012
$90 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Concurve Windstopper Fleece Vest reviewed Apr 30, 2006
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Molehill Fleece Vest reviewed Aug 19, 2004
$30 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Windshear Vest reviewed Nov 18, 2000
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Microfleece WindStopper Vest reviewed Feb 15, 1998
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Classic Retro-X Vest reviewed May 13, 2009
$89 - $179
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face WindWall 1 Vest reviewed Aug 12, 2005
Icebreaker Sierra Vest
Columbia Cathedral Peak II Vest
Tasc Performance Transcend Fleece Vest
Marmot Firefly Vest
Mountain Hardwear Desna Vest
$45 - $90
Patagonia Conejo Vest
The North Face Furlander Vest
Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Vest
$54 - $99
Cotopaxi Altiplano Vest
$130 - $139
The North Face Crescent Vest
Columbia Harborside Fleece Vest
$23 - $49
The North Face Suprema Vest
$25 - $34
Spyder Constant Sweater Vest
Cabela's Camo Camp Fleece Vest
REI Classic Fleece Vest
Columbia Sharptail Heat Vest
Patagonia Snap-T Vest
$64 - $99
EMS Hyland Fleece Vest
L.L.Bean Alpine Fleece Vest
The North Face Osito Vest
$45 - $80
L.L.Bean Polartec Powerstretch Vest
L.L.Bean Comfort Fleece, Mock-Turtleneck Vest
$30 - $39
Mountain Hardwear Mountain Tech II Vest
$81 - $125
Columbia Titan Pass 2.0 Vest
$36 - $65
Toad&Co Sidecar Vest
$51 - $115
Columbia Benton Springs Vest
$20 - $34
L.L.Bean Trail Model Fleece Vest
$25 - $49
Columbia Tested Tough in Pink Hooded Vest
Patagonia Pelage Vest
EMS Legacy 300 Fleece Vest
Mountain Hardwear Monkey Man Vest
$109 - $110
Patagonia Re-Tool Vest
$60 - $109
Mountain Hardwear Pyxis Stretch Quilted Vest
$45 - $60
EMS Classic Micro Fleece Vest
Marmot Reactor Vest
$37 - $75
Stio Stettner Microfleece Vest
Kuhl Flight Vest
Mountain Hardwear Pyxis Stretch Vest
$40 - $80
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