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Description

Lightweight core warmth.

The Montbell Women's Alpine Light Down Vest comes with a stuff sack, but you'll probably never want to take it off long enough to store it in there. Ultra-light and ultra-packable, this vest stashes easily in your pack so you can bust out some extra core warmth whenever you need it. The 800-fill down insulates exceptionally well, and smooth ballistic nylon deflects wind and light rain and glides easily over your other layers. Whether you’re scaling Denali, walking around campus on a cool fall afternoon, or just out for a casual snowshoe, this vest has the recipe for warmth.

You'll find core-warming 800-fill goose down sandwiched between two layers of ballistic nylon. The ripstop face won't let a little snag turn into a major tear, and the DWR finish prevents little spits from soaking through to the insulation. Smooth taffeta on the inside makes slipping into this little number easy like a Sunday morning while the microfleece lined collar keeps the warm love flowing. Stylish quilting holds the down in place and adds some feminine flavor, and the included stuff sack makes for easy packing when the temps start to rise.

Two fleece-lined hand-warmer pockets dial in warmth for chilly digits after an afternoon of apple-picking. Two internal drop-in pockets give you a place to put your keys and lip balm when you need free hands, be it climbing, chasing kids, or throwing snowballs at your honey. The included stuff sacks lets you pack this sleeveless wonder into a small package for organized unpacking when you've reached your final destination.

  • 20D Ballistic ripstop nylon shell, taffeta lining
  • DWR treatment
  • 800-fill goose down
  • Sewn-through construction
  • Micro-fleece lined collar and hand-warmer pockets
  • Hem drawcords, elastic cuffs
  • Stuff sack included

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5 5

The best vest

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

This vest is my favorite. I have few vests but this one is like pj. Once I wear it don't want to take it off. It is stylish, ultra light, very warm, and the fit is super comfy.

5 5

Best vest out there!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I will admit that I am super picky! I tried almost every vest out there trying to get the exact fit I wanted. I tried Patagonia's down sweater vest...too small in XS and too big in small and WAY too short in both. I looked like I was wearing a 12 year old's vest. The North Face Nuptse was decent, but the neck was overstuffed with down, tight, and restrictive. I tried the Rab Microlight vest, but the small was too big and too long. Maybe an XS would have fit, but I wasn't sure I liked the style that well, and I already have a couple of Rab down jackets. Next I tried some brands that Backcountry doesn't sell with no success. Finally I came back to Backcountry and found this vest from Montbell. I ordered a size small. I'm 5'4" and 105lbs. It fits exactly how I wanted. Not formfitting, but not overly loose. Just right with a sweater underneath. It's also just the right length, and it has a drawstring at the bottom so I can keep drafts out. The down lofts nicely, and this is a mid-weight vest and quite warm for it's weight. I also have the Montbell pants, so it's nice to have both pieces now. Great vest, and highly recommended.