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Basic Vest
Basic Vest
Basic Vest
Basic Vest
Basic Vest
Basic Vest
Basic Vest

Basic Vest

Regular price $395 Sale


We are now shipping these Vests in FullWeight Fabrics in True Black and Drab Green and MidWeight Drab Green. We have only a few Vests on hand in FullWeight but we have good numbers in MidWeight Drab Green.

Factory8 has done some tremendous tailoring! The FullWeight True Black and FullWeight Drab Green Fabrics are Batch 7 and the MidWeight Drab Green is Batch 8.

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Our Basic Vest is a standard and versatile piece with many applications. This Vest adds a lot of warmth if you need it, but opened up in front and worn without a jacket it is cool and light and very nice at room temperature.

  • Two generously sized, zippered front pockets. You can use these pockets for hands or cargo or cell phone, wallet, keys and other vital equipment. The zipper is very secure and opens to the rear (toward the bottom)
  • Full-closure front, secured by Slot Buttons. The Buttons enable closure of the Vest all the way to the Shirt Collar, so you can fully insulate the chest area.
  • The back of the Vest, at waist-level, can be tightened with an elasticized band and a button on each side.
  • In size Large, the Basic Vest weighs about 1 pound, 12 ounces  (0.8 kg). In MidWeight Fabric, a size Large will weigh about 20 ounces (560 grams)

Our Basic Vest will perform very well in the field, but is also entirely appropriate in many other settings, and will add quite a bit of warmth and wind resistance with negligible bulk.

The Basic Vest can be worn either under or over some of our other pieces, such as under the All-Around Jacket  or the ShirtJac.  If you are wearing the vest over the CPO, size up. 

Please click for the Basic Vest Size Chart.

Cody is 5'10" (178 cm), 180 lbs (82 kg), and is wearing s Medium.

The Basic Vests are $395. Larger sizes require more Fabric and labor; prices  increase $25 for 3XL and $50 for 4XL.

In Stock Now:

  • XXSmall:  FullWeight Black, FullWeight Drab, MidWeight Drab
  • XSmall:  MidWeight Drab
  • Small:  FullWeight Black, FullWeight Drab, MidWeight Drab
  • Medium: MidWeight Drab
  • Large:  MidWeight Drab
  • XLarge:  FullWeight Black, FullWeight Drab, MidWeight Drab
  • 2XLarge:  FullWeight Drab, MidWeight Drab
  • 3XLarge:  MidWeight Drab
  • 4XLarge:  MidWeight Drab

Except for MidWeight Drab Green, expected soon, we won't have more of these Vests until approximately February of 2024.

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19 September 2023 ---Ralph

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