Kitzbuhel Insulated Vest
On cool fall hikes or chilly dawn patrol missions, the Marmot Women's Kitzbuhel Insulated Vest keeps your core continually cozy so you don't have to miss a minute of action. Whether you're strolling along Main Street, window-shopping, leaf-peeping on a tepid October day, or working off an extra slice of cake by skate-skiing up the road, this vest stands sentry against the cold without causing you to overheat.
The ripstop polyester shell can handle a few sticks and stones without getting roughed up, while stretchy fleece side panels go with the flow, rarely putting up resistance. Mid-loft Thermal R synthetic insulation offers warmth without a lot of weight, and a quilted pattern keeps the insulation in place, even after years of wear. Armhole skirts is not a new fashion phrase, and you'll never have to worry about the maxi trend making its way to your pits. Armhole skirts are extra fabric that reduce the gaping between the vest and your body, without feeling tight or squished.
An elastic drawcord at the hem keeps out pesky breezes, and zippered hand-warmer pockets hold your keys and mid-hike candy bar(s). In town, this vest takes cool-weather couture up a notch when paired with skinny jeans, fur-lined boots, and a cashmere turtleneck. For aerobic endeavors in cool weather, put the Kitzbuhel over a mid-weight baselayer and performance tights, and run through fallen leaves and misty mornings in comfort. Or, if you get your kicks on sticks, this vest fits nicely under a waterproof hardshell when you're blasting through mounds of fresh snow on every run.
- Polyester ripstop
- Thermal R insulation
- Regular fit, elastic drawcord hem
- Armhole skirts
- 2 handwarmer pockets, 1 inside zip pocket
- Item #MAR2855
What do you think about this product?
May 9, 2018
I don't know why I didn't start wearing vests sooner to the barn during the cold winters, but since owning and wearing this one, I can often times remove my jacket and still stay quite warm. I love this vest and its flexibility on fit.
January 19, 2018
This is a great vest! It keeps me pretty warm and I like the design of it. I love that there is a drawcord at the bottom to make the vest more fitted. The vest fit me true to size and was a perfect fit! I got the black color, and it goes with everything! I also love that it has a zipper pocket on the inside to stash stuff in. This vest will be going on many adventures with me. If you want a warm vest that isn't super puffy this is the one for you!
December 29, 2017
My first vest
I was always skeptical about what the point of a vest was (probably because I grew up in California). But once I got this, I decided it was one of my favorite pieces to my wardrobe. It's great for when you're active in cooler temperatures, and can also be layered under jackets for added warmth. It also looks great for casual wear, not boxy at all. Which is something I worry about since I am so little. The XS was a perfect size for my small frame even though I have a larger chest.
December 11, 2017
good match to all
I can wear the vest any time, I really love the colors, I can combine with several clothes
January 1, 2017
a little short
i got this for my aunt and she likes the vest alot except for the fact it rides up on her waist so shes constantly pulling it down, its great for an under layer while skiing which is what she primarily uses the vest for.
William Krempa II
December 30, 2015
Seems a little short. Tough gift policy.
I bought this the 25th of November as a Christmas gift. Didn't get family Christmas until 12-27 to unwrap gifts. After initial try-on, the recipient thought it would fit OK and detached the tags. After an hour or so the vest seemed snug at waist and she noticed she was tugging it down constantly. Size Small for a 5'2" 110 lb. woman. Decided to exchange on 12-30 for a bigger size, but, Alas! Because the tags are not attached, we cannot return it.
November 28, 2015
Great layering piece!
This is a great vest. Super warm and flattering. I was nervous about ordering a small because I'm rather busty and have hips despite my petite frame but the small was perfect and not too tight-just right!
February 24, 2015
Perfect lightweight vest
It's thin yet warm, perfectly form fitting with a little bit of stretch. Perfect for under another jacket. I ordered it in white and it didn't get dirty looking however I did not use it for outdoor activities.
December 14, 2014
I loved this vest... look, fit, feel, etc. However, I got it in white... and that's where the trouble comes... I don't wear make-up often or much... but the first time I wore it I wore a little face powder... and at the end of the day, it was all over the white coller. Love the vest, but would not get in white again.
November 4, 2014
I have 3 of these vests from past seasons, the last of which is about a year or 2 old, so I thought I'd get a new one. I loved the Mandarin color, and the vest arrived looking like the color on the web site, but beyond that, I could not be more disappointed. They've made substantial changes to the design, yet retained the same name, not even bothering to label it Kitzbuhel II. If you have not owned a previous one, you might like this OK, but, if, like me, you wanted a new one like the old one, know that: They lengthened the vest, made it snugger in the bust, lightened the insulation so that it feels really flat, removed the armhole skirts (elastic panels that kept the vest snug to your body and kept out cold air), and worst of all, changed the zipper. The zipper used to be bi-directional--you could zip it up from the bottom or down from the top, or both, providing great flexibility depending on your activity or how tight you want it fitting at your waist. Now it's a zip-down only. Because I'm short (5'2"), I particularly like being able to have it zipped up a little from the bottom, and now that the vest is even longer and has the different zipper, it just does not function the same. That's a shame, because they ruined a good vest for me.
February 16, 2014
I read the reviews, and decided to get the bright berry in a size smaller than usual since everyone said it ran big. It really does, I think I could have gone down even another size, which might be a problem for some small people for which no XXS size exists. It does a good job at regulating your core body temperature. I plan to use it under my technical shell for snowboarding.
January 30, 2014
love the vest - don't love the color
I originally bought this vest in black from a store close to my home. I loved it so much I ordered it in bright berry from Backcountry. Love it and the color too! Fits great and my backcountry order was here so fast. I decided to order it in sea glass and was disappointed in the color. The picture makes it look like a pretty bright turquoise blue. It's more in the teal green family. Reminds me of a doctor's office decorated in 80's. :(
December 6, 2013
Great gift, cute color!
Bought this as a gift for a relative- it's roomy enough for layers underneath and has a comfortable fit. The sea foam color is beautiful and the zippered pockets are convenient when hiking. Excellent and durable product- have stacked wood and thrown hay in it with no rips yet! Just wished this vest had the sleeve cuff to keep the wind out
November 4, 2014
It used to have the armhole skirt, previous years' models, and although the description says it still does, trust me...it does not. I liked that feature, too.
December 4, 2013
This vest is very fitting, warm and comfortable.
December 3, 2013
I first ordered a small and it was too big, so I then ordered a XS and it was still too big - I usually wear a size S/M - maybe some people like to wear layers under their vests which is why there was still so much room around my waist and arms, but I prefer my vests to be snug to keep cold air from creeping in.
December 1, 2014
What is the center back length of a medium?
December 1, 2014