Patagonia Ultralight Down Vest
I had never owned a down vest before, but the Patagonia…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $165
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.
- Very warm
- Super light weight
- High collar
- A little pricey
The Patagonia Ultralight Down Vest is going to become a favorite new piece in your outdoor collection. The vest is super light, very compressible, and very warm. Works great by itself or fits easily under any shell. Large, zippered front pockets and high collar. Elastic, drawcord hem to keep in precious heat.
Never owning a down vest before, I find myself always grabbing the Ultralight for just about everything I do. Works great for an early morning hike before the sun comes up or a late night bike ride on the east bench. I was really surprised how warm this vest is being an Ultralight.
The price is a little steep, but you will be happy with the investment. I also like the performance fit, which keeps the vest close to your body. Comes with a stuff sack that compresses to about the size of a small orange. Enjoy!!
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The Patagonia Ultralight Down Vest will block the wind and trap core warmth when temperatures plunge. High-lofting, extremely compressible, 800-fill-power premium European goose down is encased in an ultralight nylon ripstop shell thats tough for its weight and sheds moisture with a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
For superb core warmth on your alpine adventures, you can't beat the men's Patagonia Ultralight Down Vest. Its slim silhouette of 800-fill-power down weighs in at a mere 5 oz.
- REI refers to the men's version
A late fall climb in the Mont Blanc massif can blend four seasons in a single day. Our Ultralight Down Vest will block the wind and trap core warmth when temperatures plunge. High-lofting, extremely compressible, 800-fill-power premium European goose down is encased in an ultralight nylon ripstop shell that?s tough for its weight and sheds moisture with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. The thin, thermally efficient silhouette further traps heat and is complemented by variegated channel construction that uses less down while remaining warm, and the vest slides easily over light layers or under a shell. Details: two zippered handwarmer pockets, a drawcord hem and stuffsack.
- Patagonia.com refers to the men's version
Whether you're suiting up for a day on the slopes or racking draws for a multi-pitch route, the Patagonia Men's Ultralight Down Vest will add substantial warmth with a nearly non-existent weight penalty. Stuffed with 800-fill European goose down, this slim-fit vest comfortably layers beneath outwear and the DWR treated shell fabric shrugs off light rains and falling snow.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. Patagonia Men's Ultralight Down Vest FEATURES of the Patagonia Men's Ultralight Down Vest The toughest, lightest-weight shell fabric we've ever used for down garments; with a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish 800-fill-power premium European goose down for low-bulk warmth Variegated channel construction stabilizes insulation and allows the use of less down, creating an elegant, low-profile silhouette Two zippered handwarmer pockets Drawcord hem seals in warmth Self-fabric stuff sack SPECIFICATIONS of the Patagonia Men's Ultralight Down Vest Weight: 6 oz / 170 g Slim fit Shell and Lining: 0.8-oz 10-denier 100% nylon ripstop, with a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish Insulation: 800-fill-power premium European goose down This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version