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Approach Down Vest - Men's

4 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews
Current price: $108.00 Original price: $240.00
55% off


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Why We Like The Approach Down Vest

The Approach Down Vest provides the warmth we need when we're in the midst of a multi-pitch rock route or feeding out slack on an ice climb. Premium 800-fill, RDS-certified HyperDRY goose-down insulation packs a toasty punch that resists inclement weather so we can stand up to the frigid cold with confidence, and the ultralight nylon ripstop shell features more durability and performance than other DWR solutions. It's ideal for layering over a hoody or under a shell, and it adapts well to changing conditions so we never lose warmth when the weather takes a turn.


  • Brace for inclement weather with the Approach Down Vest
  • Ultralight nylon ripstop shell fabric is highly durable
  • GTT's Empel Breathable Water Protection Tech for performance
  • Warm 800-fill, RDS-certified Allied HyperDRY goose down insulation
  • YKK Vislon Slim center front zipper for supreme packability
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[Shell] 10D x 7D Lightweight nylon woven with GTT Empel DWR (26gsm, 100% nylon), [Insulation] 800 Fill Power Goose Down (90% Down, 10% Feather), [Lining] 10D Lightweight nylon with DWR (29gsm, 100% Nylon)
down fill
Center Back Length
[medium] 27.5in
2 zippered hand
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
ice climbing, mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding

Overall Rating

4 based on 2 ratings

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3 out of 5 stars

December 20, 2023

Worse than described

The clothes are thinner, unlike the 800-fill down jacket

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5 out of 5 stars

November 1, 2023

Great Vest - From someone who has a few!

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 8"

I've owned a number of vests over the years and love this one! EXTREMELY warm and light, the fit is a bit longer than some, but I enjoy the additional core coverage. Before I pull out the full down coat, this vest will warm me until the temps drop into the low 20s.

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