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  • Minimalist, warm vest stuffs into an internal pocket so it's easy to tuck into your pack
  • 800-fill-power goose down is traceable, meaning it's third-party verified from non-live-plucked, non-force-fed geese
  • Shell fabric and liner fabric are both 100% recycled polyester with a durable water repellent finish that also helps resist wind
  • Updated fit is more contoured and has a longer hem than previous season
  • High tear-strength; updated quilting lines stabilize the down
  • Center-front zipper has wicking interior stormflap and zipper garage at chin for next-to-skin comfort
  • Drawcord hem tightens from inside the zippered handwarmer pockets
  • Zippers on the handwarmer pockets stow neatly into zipper garages
  • Internal zippered chest pocket self-stuffs the vest and has a carabiner clip-in loop
  • Patagonia Down Sweater Vest for men has comfortable nylon-bound elastic armholes that seal in warmth


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Best Use Hiking
Fabric Recycled ripstop polyester
Lining Fabric Recycled ripstop polyester
Insulated Yes
Insulation Type Down
Insulation 800-fill goose down
Hood No
Back Length Hip-length
Gender Men's
Weight 9.8 ounces

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Sizing notes

Inseam varies depending on style. Measurements are stated in inches unless otherwise indicated.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Warm and Lightweight I've been in the market for a down vest for 2 or 3 seasons I decided to take the plunge on Patagonia because of their reputation in this category. I like that this season REI stocked this vest in red, as the last few years have seen some strange color offerings (especially in the nano puff), perhaps leading to my reluctance in investing $150+ I've worn this on a few Sept nights here in downtown Chicago when the temps have dipped into the 50s. The warmth is incredible and the weight is unbelievably light. I'll really see how this vest flexes its muscles when I take it on my Oct backpacking trip to Michigan's UP, but I dont expect it will let me down.
Date published: 2014-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light in weight, warm I live in a Rome where the climate is comparatively mild, very seldom going below 40 degrees fahrenheit. This vest serves me well as it is very light in weight, not bulky and can be worn under a light weight jacket or coat for added warmth. My only complaint is that I would prefer not to have the manufacturer's tag on the outside of the garment absent the manufacturer paying me to be a billboard. I would take off a star for this but I know it would be futile since most manufacturers have this practice and weirdly it seems that many customers think the label gives the wearer status.
Date published: 2015-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Watch the sizing... First let me say that this is another great product by Patagonia, you pay more but you get more. This vest is super light weight, it collapses into itself so easily! Yet, its one of the warmest pieces I own. Very well made. However, be careful with sizing. I have a number of Patagonia jackets and I always need a medium. I'm 6 feet, 190lbs and the medium in this product wouldn't even let me zip it up. I'm guessing its because its more of a layering item and needs to be a tighter fight than some of their other products. I exchanged for a LARGE and I am very happy with it. It's not as tight as some down vests because I'm probably in between their sizing for this product, but I like it because I can layer up underneath and still be comfortable. Great product, just may want to size up depending on how you enjoy being able to breathe...
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Versatile outdoor wear I have been very happy with this vest. I bought it for travel since is is so compact and light. But I found it is my favorite outside garment. There are several important features this vest has that others do not have. Most important is the adjustable waist elastic. You will lose heat if it is not adjustable. The arm openings also have elastic (non-adjustable). Secondly, the filling is the highest quality down. 800 fill power versus 650 on most others. And lastly I love the way the entire vest packs into the chest pocket. This is really handy on long winter walks/hikes. You are cold when you start, but after awhile you need to unzip. Then when you are ready to take it off, you can hang it from your belt instead of carrying. Would have given 5-star rating except for the high cost. Even with the cost, it is a value packed product.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Light weight, but fragile outlayer Light weight! but after wearing only a couple of times, down stated to leak out from the our layer, from multiple spots.
Date published: 2014-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Puffy Vest This is my first puffy vest. I actually have never owned a vest, but am constantly hot. Thought this might be a good compromise. Wear it with both long and short sleeves. Also great as a pillow when camping.
Date published: 2016-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best vest Great vest, very light, very packable, and warm. I was a little worried about the elastic around the arms being constricting, but it is not at all tight...just snugs it up a bit to keep the air out. Love it.
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought Men's Small for Med Sized Woman I had Women's Nano vest on sale in my cart and when I went to buy it, it was gone. So I looked around for another Patagonia vest on sale and found this in Mens. I'm 5'4", Bust 38, 120 lb woman. The Men's Small fits fine even with shirt, tee and bra under. A little long, to mid butt, but it'll keep me warmer. The color is better for me than the Nano that was on sale.
Date published: 2015-11-03
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Is this the "M" model that patagonia makes?

Asked by: surge8
Yes, this vest is the men's (M) version.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-15

what does this weigh?

Asked by: tokyotalisman
The vest weighs 9.8 ounces.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-28

To be specific - Is this the M Down Sweater Vest?

Asked by: surge8
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