Wearing a down vest can be a precarious affair. Often times you can be left with exceeding bulk and freezing extremities, not exactly an ideal combination. The Patagonia Down Sweater Vest ($150) protects without the unnecessary mass commonly found in down vests. It offers a snug fit against your chiseled core while shielding it from windy and rainy elements. The unpretentious design shouldn’t give you a sense of shoddy construction either. Instead, the durable 100% recycled polyester material provides high-tear strength and even compacts into its own zipper pocket for easy stowage in your daypack.

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