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Winter Is Over. Stash Your Jacket and Buy a Vest

Even when it’s freezing outside, over-layering can become a problem.


Finally, it’s over! After months and months of this frozen hell, light has finally broken through the icy shell that has engulfed our homes and sickened our minds with cabin fever. It is now safe to unplug the never-ending Netflix machine. Step outside and soak in the sun. But don’t go hiking trails in a t-shirt just yet. Spring is a transitional season. Ease into it with a vest — the one garment that does winter-spring transition better than anything else. The following vests span a wide spectrum of warmth, ruggedness and style, yet each will help get you outside to thaw the winter from your bones.

Microlight Vest by Rab $175

Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Vest by Patagonia $99

Shak Vest by Ibex $130

Atom LT Vest by Arc’teryx $175

Thermoball Vest by The North Face$149

Wool Vest Liner by Filson $175

Duck Vest by Carhartt $65

Sport Vest by Owner/Operator $159

Keb Vest by Fjällräven $200

Crew Midlayer Vest by Helly Hansen $130

Editor’s Note: You can find last year’s picks on Page 2.

Reactor Fleece Vest by Marmot $56+

Falketind Thermal Pro Fleece Vest by Norrøna $90

Corbet 120 Vest by Smartwool $127+

Shak Vest by Ibex $130

Nano-Air Insulated Vest by Patagonia $139+

Mistral Vest by Haglöfs $160

Atom LT Insulated Vest by Arc’teryx $169

Sport Vest by Owner/Operator $169

Buckland Cover Cloth Vest by Filson $225

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