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Recent Vest Reviews

MontBell Men's UL Down Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars Great for layering! Montbell’s UL Down Vest is a great addition to a layering system that will help keep you warm while weighing about the same as your average t-shirt. It is not the top of the class, but for the price, weight savings, and effectiveness, I say it is a good choice. I have had my vest for over 2 years now. It went with me on the first 1,000 miles of the AT and on several overnight and weekend trips locally. If I am not wearing it I have it rolled up and in the stuff sack that was… Full review

Mountain Hardwear Men's Ghost Whisperer Down Vest

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Sure, this vest only weighs 5 oz, but what are you really getting? I only paid 1/5 the price at a closeout sale, but it only weighs 4oz less than the down jacket I picked up at Walmart for $19.98 (1/12th the price)! Cut the sleeves out and there you are. The quality of this vest isn't THAT much better than the cheap Walmart jacket either. And they are both made in China. Though the retail price on this vest is $245!! Ridiculous in my opinion. I love my MH rain jacket, but I'm not very impressed… Full review

L.L.Bean Men's PrimaLoft Packaway Vest

rated 5 of 5 stars I had been looking for a lightweight, but warm, vest to wear under my anorak shell, and it seems that recently the packaway style vests have become very popular. I was not convinced that this light, easily packable, vest would add much warmth, but I was wrong! It is very comfortable, and work great under a shell, or alone over a base layer, for winter hiking and snowshoeing. I expect this vest will serve nearly year-round duty. This is a really nice vest, which has surpassed my expectations...from… Full review

Patagonia Men's Down Sweater Vest

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great vest for everyday use, but is also durable enough to use in many outdoor activities. Made from light and fluffy 800 fill down, this vest keeps your core warm and can pack down smaller than a softball. Because Patagonia makes gear that's out of my price range, I either have to save up some money for a while to get what I want, or I have to wait for things to go on sale (or sometimes both). At $179 MSRP, this vest was way out of my price range until last year when my local gear shop… Full review

Big Agnes Late Lunch Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars ** Please see the addendum at the end of this review Big Agnes has applied their knowledge of down to their foray into apparel. The women’s Late Lunch Vest uses 700 fill power DownTek water repellent down, and they have applied their Insotect Flow vertical baffles which are designed to keep the wearer warm. While the down does shuck water, and the vest is warm, a major drawback is the vest’s fit. Warmth, durability, quality—fantastic! Fit…mmm – needs some tweaking. Company Specs Mid-weight… Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Atom LT Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars Great extra bit of core insulation for over your base layer or under your main puffy. I often run really warm while I'm moving, but cool down very fast when I'm done for the day. I often bring only a very thin base layer and windshirt, even when quite cold, and then use a thicker than expected down jacket for when I'm done. I often think of bringing a fleece so I have something for on the move, or for when it gets extra cold to wear with my puffy, but because of bulk and weight I often don't. Last… Full review

Patagonia Men's Ultralight Down Vest

rated 5 of 5 stars 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. The Patagonia Ultralight Down Vest is going to become a favorite new piece in your outdoor collection. The vest is… Full review

The North Face Men's Nuptse Vest

rated 5 of 5 stars More than enough for anything short of Arctic conditions, this vest has far more utility than I hoped for. This was a clearance item, an impulse buy, and a dam'd good one. I have never bought a down vest in 50+ years of backpacking, so this is a new experience for me. This thing was very warm when I tried it on in the store. Seriously, I have never warmed up so fast from a single piece of clothing (the small store (<1500' sq) was very cold as the AC was on full blast). Between this and my Marmot… Full review

Recreation Before Responsibility Nylon RipStop Vest

rated 4.5 of 5 stars First off, top notch materials, for the hardcore adventurers to staying warm around the fire this is an amazing product. Great fit, function is well thought out, and tailored design meet fashionable and functional. I have tried the jacket and vest, the thought in how the garment is made and assembled is really notable when you are on a long hike or lounging around and forget that you are wearing the garment. The longer tail in the back covers you when you move around and are not surprised by a cold… Full review

Top-Rated Vests

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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MontBell UL Down Vest reviewed Jun 21, 2015
$120 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Late Lunch Vest reviewed Dec 17, 2014
$180
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
The North Face Nuptse Vest reviewed Apr 15, 2014
$74 - $149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Recreation Before Responsibility Nylon RipStop Vest reviewed Apr 10, 2014
$150 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond CoEfficient Vest reviewed Apr 9, 2014
$59 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Aria Down Vest reviewed Mar 2, 2014
$110 - $174
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Special Edition Quilt Again Vest reviewed Nov 30, 2013
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Mountain Tech Vest reviewed Nov 20, 2013
$50 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Beartooth 650 Fill Down Vest reviewed Jul 21, 2013
$130 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Marmot Zeus Vest reviewed Mar 15, 2013
$75 - $150
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Better Sweater Vest reviewed Feb 13, 2013
$64 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
MontBell Alpine Light Down Vest reviewed Jan 16, 2013
$88
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Feathered Friends Hyperion Vest reviewed Nov 1, 2012
$189 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Hardwear Windstopper Tech Vest reviewed Oct 8, 2012
$80
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Bedlam Vest reviewed Mar 20, 2012
$90 MSRP
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Downlight Vest reviewed Jan 23, 2012
$129 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Klymit Kinetic Khameleon Vest reviewed Apr 8, 2010
$180 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
ExOfficio Micro-Bond Wool Vest reviewed Feb 10, 2010
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
CamelBak ShredBak reviewed Aug 29, 2009
$80
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Guides Down Vest reviewed Mar 16, 2009
$82 - $149
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Moonstone Minimalist Down Vest reviewed Dec 23, 2008
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
EMS Glacier Vest reviewed Nov 30, 2008
$99 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Alpino Reversible Down Vest reviewed Aug 19, 2008
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Stratus Vest reviewed Oct 21, 2007
$119 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Fraction Vest reviewed Sep 24, 2007
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Ibex Floe Vest reviewed Apr 30, 2007
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Neve Vest reviewed Sep 14, 2006
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Concurve Windstopper Fleece Vest reviewed Apr 30, 2006
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Phantom Vest reviewed Jun 6, 2006
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
The North Face Heli Vest reviewed Feb 4, 2006
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Snow Kiss Vest reviewed Sep 14, 2005
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face WindWall 1 Vest reviewed Aug 12, 2005
$79
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Molehill Fleece Vest reviewed Aug 19, 2004
$30 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MontBell Light Shell Vest reviewed Jul 4, 2004
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
The North Face RTG Vest reviewed Feb 26, 2004
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
The North Face Denali Vest reviewed Dec 28, 2003
$65 - $110
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Windshear Vest reviewed Nov 18, 2000
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Feathered Friends Frontpoint Vest reviewed Jan 8, 1999
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Microfleece WindStopper Vest reviewed Feb 15, 1998
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Puffball Vest reviewed Dec 15, 1997
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Classic Retro-X Vest reviewed May 13, 2009
$98 - $179
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Down Sweater Vest reviewed Dec 31, 2014
$43 - $179
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Ultralight Down Vest reviewed May 15, 2014
$124 - $249
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean PrimaLoft Packaway Vest reviewed Mar 18, 2015
$99 - $109
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot DriClime Vest reviewed Mar 28, 2014
$40 - $84
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Rab Microlight Vest reviewed Apr 27, 2012
$82 - $164
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Atom LT Vest reviewed Aug 2, 2014
$104 - $169
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Vest reviewed May 6, 2015
$122 - $245
Mammut MTR 141 Micro Vest Wind Shell Vest
$62 - $88
Filson Cruiser Mackinaw Wool Vest Wool Vest
$135
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