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REI Windbrake Thermal Fleece Vest - Men's

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Count on the REI Windbrake Thermal vest for shiver-free core protection. This is our warmest, wind-blocking fleece vest.

  • Breathable, non-bulky heavyweight polyester fleece vest has a highly abrasion-resistant face, a wind-resistant laminate and a gridded fleece backing; blocks wind to 50 mph
  • REI Windbrake Thermal vest insulates even when damp, dries fast and has a Durable Water Repellent finish to shed moisture
  • Windflap behind front zipper and a drawcord hem add weather protection
  • Zip hand pockets and zip chest pocket; 2 mesh interior drop-in pockets
  • Active fit provides for a full range of motion; flat non-chafing seams let you move and layer comfortably


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REI Windbrake Thermal Fleece Vest - Men's Specs
Best use
Polyester / polyester blend
Wind-resistant polyester fleece
28 inches
Fabric type
Back length
Back length (in.)

REI Windbrake Thermal Fleece Vest - Men's

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REI Windbrake Thermal Fleece Vest - Men'sis rated4.625out of5by8.
Rated5out of5byfromPerfect for a range of temperaturesThis is my go-to outer wear unless the temp is really cold. By blocking wind, it really keeps you snug. However it breathes well enough that you don't burn up when indoors. Own it in several colors. Does fit a little snug per the sizing.
Date published: 2013-06-22
Rated5out of5byfromLove itThis a nice light weight item to take along in a pack. Still very warm and stylish. Can wear it in the outdoors or just around the house/town. Fits well under a jacket. Perfect for hiking when layering is needed.
Date published: 2013-05-21
Rated5out of5byfromOne of the BEST Vests I've Ever OwnedFor the longest time I had been looking for a fleece vest to replace my North Face one that needed to be retired. I had tried Eddie Bauer but ultimately it felt to thick so now it just hangs in my closet. Finally I broke down and went to try on a bunch at my local REI. There were a couple that fit OK but being a bigger guy I wanted one that was a little roomy and the REI version fit that bill. Not only that but it had a nice chest pocket that no other vest had AND it was the least expensive of all the options. REI does it again!
Date published: 2013-05-02
Rated4out of5byfromgreat vestGreat fleece vest that isn't bulky.
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated5out of5byfromGreat fit!Great fit and stylish. I'm very happy with this purchased - and saved a lot of money over name brand versions!
Date published: 2013-03-27
Rated3out of5byfromA good basic vestThis well-priced vest in large replaces a similar REI vest purchased in the Nineties in medium. The earlier USA-made vest seemed to have denser fabric although it lacked a chest pocket. Like an earlier reviewer, I am a size 42 but found the large Windbrake vest can accommodate additional layers such as zip turtlenecks as well as my thick neck. The length of the body is fine for those around 5'-10" but seemed a bit too long for this 5'-8" user. A possible improvement would be to cut the vest on an asymmetrical pattern with the back longer than the front as with many softshells and hardshells on the market.
Date published: 2013-03-04
Rated5out of5byfromsuprisingly warmwent into REI Denver looking for a fleece vest and was pretty set on a Patagonia until I came across the REI vest. It was really sharp looking, nicely detailed (even better than the Patagonia IMO) and obviously quite a bit less $$. I absolutely love this vest..its surprisingly warm for a fairly thin garment. I think I really got a great vest for a reasonable price. I would choose it again over any that I saw regardless of price.
Date published: 2013-02-20
Rated5out of5byfromVery niceThis vest is fantastic. I was looking at a similar vest by North Face but it did not have the breast pocket I like. This REI vest was exactly what I've been looking for.
Date published: 2012-10-18

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