Always ready to switch things up.
Just because it was sunny and warm at the trailhead doesn't mean it won't be gusty and cool once you reach the top. Keep the Mountain Equipment Men's Switch Insulated Vest tucked away in your pack so you're always prepared for fast-changing mountain weather. This extremely lightweight and packable vest Keeps your core toasty without weighing you down or adding a ton of bulk to your load.
The Helium 30 front panel shell fabric is windproof so chilly breezes don't suck the heat right out of you, and it's insulated with Polartec Alpha for additional warmth. Meanwhile, Polartec Power Dry 225 fleece at the back and sides offers offers soft, breathable warmth, along with moisture-wicking properties. Lycra-bound armholes and hem prevent cold winds from sneaking in. Plus, the whole thing packs into its own pocket and clips to your pack with a carabiner loop for easy, convenient storage.
- Helium 30 windproof front panel
- Polartec Alpha front panel insulation
- Polartec Power Dry 225 fleece back and side panels
- Active fit
- Flatlock seams
- Lycra-bound hem and armholes
- Packs into hand pocket with carabiner carry loop
- Item #MEQ003Z
- Q & A
Better than expected
Construction quality is very good, vest is very light and compressible but what I really like and what isn't shown in the picture is the materials used. As shown, the front is a thicker insulated area from shoulders to waist while the back of it is constructed from micro-grid fleece. This means you won't have a lot of insulation between you and your pack and potentially overheating that area. The tail is nice and long, about mid-rump. High collar was a little tight on me but I run around 230lb. Great deal at the sale price point..