Warm up your core.
Outdoor Research's Transcendent Men's Down Vest packs a seriously warm punch in a highly compressible package, making it perfect for hiking trips, ski vacations, and treks where space is limited and insulation is necessary. 650-fill down is wrapped up in a polyester ripstop and nylon taffeta shell to seal in heat when you're on the move, and the whole thing packs up into the hand pocket for easy and efficient packing when you're moving from one adventure to the next.
- 20D polyester ripstop fabric with a nylon taffeta lining
- 650-fill down
- Zippered hand and chest pockets
- Brushed-tricot-lined collar
- Internal front stormflap
- Drawcord hem
- Hand pockets double as stuff sack
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
I love the look and feel of this vest. The fit is just snug enough to provide warmth but not so technical that it can't be worn over flannel with jeans. Also, I felt obligated to buy any garment that comes in a "hops" colorway, being a lover of all things deliciously bitter.