Weight 9.4 oz (Size M)
Fill Weight 2.8 oz
Insulation 800 fill power goose down
Shell Fabric 30-denier Ballistic rip-stop nylon
Lining Fabric 30-denier Ballistic nylon taffeta
Center Back Length 25.4 in (Size M)



Well fitting super light core insulator. This vest…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100


Well fitting super light core insulator.


  • Light
  • Good fit
  • Large armpit holes (helps breathability)


  • Short hem (torso) length

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. The larger arm holes also allow great armpit venting and this makes it a great layering piece. If I was goiing to layer more than a light shirt underneath I would size up to large, but as a core insulator it should fit snug to trap heat.

It is very compressible and light, very pleased with the quality. I wish the vest was a little longer at times in the torso, especially when I wear it without an over layer.

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MontBell Alpine Light Down Vest

$140.00 (men's)

The MontBell Alpine Light Down Vest is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen September 6, 2015 at CampSaver.com.

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