A perfect winter in-vest-ment.
Winter hiking rewards you with the most pristine backdrops, but faces you with some pretty big challenges. One of the biggest is dressing right. Layer up too much and you'll be drenches with sweat when you're just halfway to the summit, but not enough will leave you freezing as soon as the first icy breeze whips by. Icebreaker's Stratus X Hooded Vest helps you find the perfect in between with lofty wool insulation that keeps you toasty, but breathes and wicks away sweat so you don't have to feel bogged down after a steep pitch gets the sweat rolling. Since it skips sleeves, you'll find it easier to drop heat when you get working hard, but without jeopardizing your core insulation, so your engine stays primed while you're out.
- A hooded vest for staying toasty on wintry hikes
- Lofty wool insulation breathes, but traps heat
- Wool lining fights odor and wicks away sweat
- Hood gives you coverage if snow showers break out
- Zippered hand pockets stash your media and snacks
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: XS & S
I like everything about this vest except how small it runs. I'm a petite athletic build and normally wear XS or a 2, rare occasion a 4 if it runs small, but I need a medium in this. I bought the XS and S to decide between and neither ended up working. The small fit, but it's a bit too fitted. The color is a gorgeous icy pale blue and the cut is quite flattering, with a nice fitted design. This will be one of my go to pieces for sure! Just wish that when apparel companies design their items they would keep in mind that if an item is to be worn over other items that they size it properly for that.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: large
I love this vest! It's lightweight but warm and looks so nice. The cut is nice, coming in slightly at the waist. I like having zippered pockets so your things aren't falling out. And there's a zippered interior pocket inside the left breast of the jacket too that's big enough for a cell phone or cash/ID, snacks, etc. I can already tell I'm going to live in this thing