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

Basic Vest


In stock are good numbers of Basic Vests in Drab Green in both FullWeight and MidWeight Fabrics. We also have a few in FullWeight Black.

We probably won't make more Basic Vests until well into 2024.

Factory8 has done some tremendous tailoring!

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

We will make more Vests in other Fabrics, but not until approximately February of 2024.

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27 January 2024 ---Ralph

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