This vest is comprised of a recycled polyester shell to block wind and shed moisture, and synthetic insulation designed to trap in heat. It features quilted side panels, two “invisible-zip” hand warmer pockets, an interior zippered chest pocket that doubles as a stuff sack with carabiner clip-in loop and drawcord hem. Available in Modern Blue or Real Red, in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL
Fabric: Shell: 1.5-oz 32-denier 100% all-recycled polyester with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish; Lining: 1.4-oz 22-denier 100% all-recycled polyester with a DWR finish. Insulation: 100-g PrimaLoft® One; Pockets: two zippered handwarmers and one interior, zippered self-storage pocket; Full-length front zipper with DWR (durable water repellent) finish, backed with a low-bulk wind flap; Drawcord hem; 266 g (9.4 oz); Made in Thailand; Estimated price: $125; Style No.: 84007;
ACE Expert Review
Patagonia has long enjoyed a favorable reputation for both its high-quality fitness and adventure gear and its environmentally friendly practices. Catering to the committed outdoor enthusiast, Patagonia’s offers classic designs that are made to hold up season after season.
The women’s Micro Puff Vest features high-loft insulation and a water-repellent 100% recycled polyester shell. Two side zippered pockets and a convenient interior zippered pocket provide plenty of room to stash essentials, and its fitted silhouette and quilted exterior offers style and warmth. Contrasting interior lining is highlighted at the neckline, which fits like a mock-turtleneck, and a drawcord hem allows for a customize fit at the hips.
Patagonia’s Micro Puff Vest is ultralight and highly packable, returning its shape even after begin stuffed in a bag. Sizing will depend on how you plan to wear the vest; over thinner layers, the vest appears to run large, particularly through the chest. Over a thicker sweater or multiple layers, however, the vest runs more true to size. With its high-tech features and fashionable design, this vest will appeal to those looking for insulation from the cold or those who simply want to look good while running errands.
What we liked:
- Provides core warmth
- Flattering silhouette
- Drawcord hem for customizable fit
What we didn't like:
October 9, 2009
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