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 five 4-hole 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 lb, 12 oz (0.8 kg).
Next time we make the Basic Vest, we'll switch to Slot Buttons for the center front.
When we do the next production run, there is a possibility of some customization ... for example, a few people have asked for a center-front zipper. Please let us know what you'd like and we'll figure it out together.
Our Basic Men’s 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 (usually) or over some of our other pieces, such as the All-Around Jacket or the ShirtJac.