Mountain Hardwear Phantom Vest
Just got it on sale (30% off) in Bend, Oregon, at…
Price Paid: $100
Just got it on sale (30% off) in Bend, Oregon, at a really awesome independent mountaineering/backpacking store there. I used it that afternoon on the summit of Tumalo Mtn. in some breezy, chilly conditions followng a fast dash on snowshoes getting there.
My intention was acquiring something for immediate warmth following an intense aerobic hike to a hilltop, summit, or maybe a rest stop enroute. It exceeded my overall expectations!
In addition to instant warmth, it packs into a really tiny stuff sack that's smaller and lighter than almost any other single piece of gear or clothing. If it's like my other Mtn. Hardwear garments, I'll still be raving over it for some time.