The best vests, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on May 24, 2018. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Vest Reviews

The North Face Men's Nuptse Vest

rated 5 of 5 stars So many different sizes, very confusing. When I ordered this vest I did some research for size. The US, the European, and Asia sizes all are different. I didn’t mind to invest in a good vest, but wanted a good fit. I take XL size T shirt which is XXL Asia. Finally I chose the North Face chart for decision, here I was between size « L » and «  XL « Scared to be tight in L size, I chose XL. Bit anxious. Got my vest today and quickly try for size. First impression, nice and light. The fit is… Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Atom LT Vest

rated 5 of 5 stars Warm, durable, packs down small, layers well, looks great with everything. I love this vest! I wear it all the time. It's a great layer for keeping my core warm when I need just that extra something, and it fits under most jackets very well.  The material on the sides and front are different, but both are very durable and soft. The zipper is nice and stout and the pockets are nice and deep so I can get my whole hand covered and tucked out of the cold.  Full review

Celitas Design Alpaca Vest

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Inca approved and tested! For 8 ounces in XL, and only fifteen me this is a great value. Search "Celitas Design Alpaca Vest Pullover V Neck alpaca blend made in Peru grey" Updated from original as of today (29 DEC 2017) Very basic, and very good at temperature regulation. I've been using this as a layering piece in the winter and fall and in the spring and summer while temperatures teeter-totter in cold offices or on wet/cold evenings out running errands or at home relaxing. The hollow… Full review

Eddie Bauer Men's IgniteLite Hybrid Vest

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Constructed for maximum movement. Primaloft insulation to keep you warm even when wet. Stretch back for a close fit and maximum breathability. Fleece lined collar for comfort. The Eddie Bauer Ignitelite Hybrid Vest is unique in that the front of the vest is fully insulated and the back is completely breathable. Constructed in this manner for activities such as running, hiking, and biking where you want to be warm without sweating. The front of the vest features 110 grams of Primaloft Silver insulation… Full review

Eddie Bauer Men's Downlight StormDown Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars A good 800 fill goose down vest with DriDown DWR treatment. I first bought an Eddie Bauer First Ascent light down jacket five years ago and have been very happy with it. I've used it for hunting, skiing (a lot), and winter backcountry hiking as well as around town (see my avatar). I decided I needed a vest that would be warmer than my 300 weight fleece vest so I bought the EB First Ascent mainly because I wanted DWR on all my down garments going forward and I trust First Ascent quality. This vest… Full review

REI Men's Down Vest

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The is a good quality down vest that is available at a very reasonable price that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone looking to pick up a down vest to put in their pack. I have been very focused on reducing the base weight of my pack and one area that I made a lot of changes to was what insulating layers I would bring for my summer hikes in the Sierras. My upper layer of clothes now consists of a base wicking shirt, a pullover lightweight fleece, a wind shirt, a down vest (the subject of… Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Atom LT Vest

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the perfect vest! Make sure you try it on store to get the right fit, but it works as a perfect mid layer and an outer layer in slightly warmer weather. I've used it to hike, bike, backpack, sleep, and I even wear it to work as it's a pretty neutral and stylish vest. Overall 5/5. Full review

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

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
The North Face Nuptse Vest Down Insulated
$69 - $179
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Atom LT Vest Synthetic Insulated
$122 - $175
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Classic Retro-X Vest Fleece
$74 - $89
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia R2 Vest Fleece
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Down Sweater Vest Down Insulated
$49 - $179
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Better Sweater Vest Fleece
$69 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer Downlight StormDown Vest Down Insulated
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Rab Microlight Vest Down Insulated
$83 - $180
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Micro Puff Vest Synthetic Insulated
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Late Lunch Vest Down Insulated
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
REI Down Vest Down Insulated
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Guides Down Vest Down Insulated
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer IgniteLite Hybrid Vest Synthetic Insulated
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Vest Down Insulated
$98 - $146
Flylow Gear Larry Vest Down Insulated
Mammut MTR 141 Micro Vest Wind Shell
The North Face Cryos Down Cocoon Vest Down Insulated
Helly Hansen Paramount Vest Soft Shell
Icebreaker Helix Vest Wool
$150 - $200
Canada Goose Benedict Vest Down Insulated
Carhartt Sandstone Vest
Adidas Agravic Alpha Vest Synthetic Insulated
Columbia Chelsea Station Vest Synthetic Insulated
Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Vest Fleece
$74 - $79
Athleta Rock Ridge PrimaLoft Vest Synthetic Insulated
Arc'teryx A2B Comp Vest Wind Shell
$195 - $275
The North Face Ventrix Vest Synthetic Insulated
Mountain Equipment Groundup Vest Down Insulated
$7 - $61
Ibex Heritage 3-1 Jacket Wool Jacket / Synthetic Insulated / Component (3-in-1)
Mountain Equipment Moreno Vest Fleece
Duckworth WoolCloud Vest Synthetic Insulated
$169 - $225
prAna Wooley Vest Synthetic Insulated
Woolrich Dorrington Barn Vest
$71 - $79
La Sportiva Mistral Vest Wind Shell
Smartwool PhD Ultra Light Sport Vest Wool
$50 - $58
Kuhl Spyfire Hooded Vest Down Insulated
Patagonia Nano Puff Vest Synthetic Insulated
$104 - $149
Fjallraven Down Vest No. 6 Down Insulated
Filson Dry Wax Work Vest
Fjallraven Ovik Lite Vest Down Insulated
Toad&Co Airvoyant Vest Synthetic Insulated
Kavu Briar Vest Synthetic Insulated
$22 - $62
Western Mountaineering Flash Vest Down Insulated
Helly Hansen Lifaloft Insulator Vest Synthetic Insulated
$94 - $150
The North Face Nuptse 2 Vest Down Insulated
Patagonia Bivy Down Vest Down Insulated
$94 - $189
The North Face Aconcagua Vest Down Insulated
$60 - $99
Columbia Winter Challenger Vest Down Insulated
$37 - $112
Patagonia Prow Bomber Vest Down Insulated
$74 - $111
Big Agnes Ways Gulch Vest Down Insulated
$120 - $149
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