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Patagonia Bivy Hooded Down Vest - Women's

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Whether you're prepping your raised bed gardens in anticipation of the first fall frost, or you're corralling the chickens before bed, the Patagonia Women's Bivy Hooded Down Vest offers hardy warmth and performance. Made with rugged nylon canvas, the Bivy boasts a tenacious construction that's chore-friendly (no matter how much square footage you rent or own), while the DWR treatment keeps light precipitation at bay. The 600-fill down insulation keeps you roasty-toasty, and it's entirely recycled from lightly used down products. And when you need to really hunker down, an insulated hood and two hand pockets provide added furnace-like fervor.

  • A mountain-town approved vest for cold weather
  • Hardy nylon canvas fabric resists wear and tear
  • DWR treatment keeps light precipitation at bay
  • 600-fill down insulation is entirely recycled
  • Fixed, insulated hood and hand pockets provide added warmth
  • Designed to blur the lines between adventure and life, Patagonia creates durable and mountain-inspired clothing
  • Item #PATZ9L1

Material
[exterior] 100% nylon canvas, [lining] 100% polyester plain weave, [yoke] 100% nylon, DWR treatment
Insulation
600-fill down
Fit
regular
Length
hip
Pockets
2 hand, 1 interior chest
Hood
fixed
Claimed Weight
23.6oz
Recommended Use
casual
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 5

Just what I needed

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought
XS
Height
5` 5"
Weight
112 lbs

I was looking for something cozy to wear when walking my dogs on the beach in the morning/evening. I tried on the bivy jacket and loved it!, but living in Southern California I really had no need to spend that much money for a jacket I would rarely be able to wear. This vest was just perfect for what I needed. I got the navy/army green vest on sale! It goes with most of my causal wardrobe and hiking gear. I love that I can throw this on over a long sleeved shirt , sweater or sweatshirt. I really enjoy the hood and it does a great job blocking the wind which helps keep my warm without having to wear a beanie. I intended on ordering a small but accidentally ordered an xs but it fits be perfectly, with enough room for light layering. Yes it does attract dog hair, but that’s already a major part of my life LOL.

>Rating: 4

Unique and warm!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 5"
Weight
140 lbs

I eyed this vest for a long time before being ready to spend the money on it, but finally bought it in sage khaki. I have an obsession with vests because I dislike wearing bulky coats, and in Arkansas there's a good portion of the winter where a vest is sufficient if you aren't outside for extended periods of time. When I first tried it on, I wasn't sure if it would keep me as warm as my Patagonia Down Sweater Vest, and admittedly it's not the same fill level - but it's still significantly warmer than I expected! I also was hesitant about having a hood, but I really like it. I ordered the same size as my Patagonia Down Sweater Vest, and while it is maybe a little tighter across my chest, I wouldn't want to go up a size. I wore it on a slightly rainy day and was impressed with the fabric's resistance to water. My only complaint is that the canvas material tends to hold hair and fuzz, so I have to lint roller it before and after I wear it. If I am wearing a dark-colored long sleeve or flannel, I will notice that color of fuzz on the vest. Worth it, though, because the vest is unique and comfy!

>Rating: 4

Nice Quality

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it

I ended up returning this item because I didn't need it (admittedly a stress-purchase!). BUT it was really lovely. The fabric on the outside was tough enough to withstand some daily wear, but still soft. The inside lining was silky and comfy. Just what I would expect from Patagonia. The Small was a bit snug (I'm 5'4" 130lbs with a small bust), so if I were to keep it, I'd probably want a Medium.

>Rating: 5

So warm and comfy

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 7"
Weight
150 lbs

Quality vest - it fits me well (over a light sweatshirt) and is so warm (good for chilly days here in Minnesota). I'm especially excited about the cozy pockets for my hands (there is a nice little zipper pocket inside too). I am also a fan of the hood on it. Vests have never really been my thing, so I hesitated for a long time with this purchase (seriously about 2 years). I am really happy with my purchase and expect to make good use of it.

>Rating: 5

gorgeous but too small in the chest

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 4"
Weight
165 lbs

Super substantial material, and really lovely details. It crushes my chest and I don't want to go up a size and have it be bigger where it doesn't need to be. Only a D cup, purchased an L (but am a bigger gal). I have 2 other Patagonia vests and the L in those fit fine- one is a different down vest also. High quality item, hate that it didn't work for my shape.

>Rating: 5

Worth It

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
medium
Height
5` 4"
Weight
150 lbs

I held off getting this vest for a very long time. But finally decided to treat myself. I usually wear a medium, however I ordered a large and did not like how big it was on me. I exchanged it for a medium and it fits perfect!(For reference I am 5'4 and 150) Super warm and these pockets are beyond amazing!! I only wish it had a more comfortable zipper guard.

>Rating: 5

Believe the hype

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 5"
Weight
158 lbs

The reviews don’t lie - this vest is the real deal. It’s the perfect weight for colder days and doesn’t add bulk. The zipper and buttons give it a nice finish and the fleece lined pockets are nice and warm and big enough to hold gloves or a phone. The hood is a nice feature as well. I wore this in 40 degree weather and wasn’t cold. I was a bit between a M and L and got both - kept the L. I’m a size 8/10 usually (36” chest, 29” waist, 40” hips). The M was too tight in the chest and slightly small in the hips. L is perfect and allows for a bulkier layer underneath. Order this vest!

>Rating: 5

great gift!

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 0"
Weight
105 lbs

Bought this as a gift for my sister and she loves it! I honestly like it too and would buy it, the color scheme is great and the vest just looks super cute and comfy and not only that but it looks warm too! I got a medium and shes an average girl and it fit perfect.

>Rating: 5

Best. Vest. Ever.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 1"
Weight
112 lbs

I have been drooling over this vest for the past few years and I am SO happy I finally got one. So warm. So easy to layer. Casual, yet functional look. I cant say enough about this vest. Ive worn it every day since I got it both just to work and for short hikes. I got a small at 5 foot 1 112 lbs and I can fit chunky hoodies under it perfectly.

>Rating: 5

The Best Vest!

Height
5` 6"
Weight
120 lbs

I got this for my mother for Christmas and oh my goodness she doesn't take it off. It's concerning. It's a good length where a lot of other vests fall short and the hood and down lining make it perfect for really snowy days. She loves it and I will selfishly be borrowing it. She is the same size as me and the small fits us both great.

>Rating: 5

Warm and Cute

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

I went home for the Thanksgiving and my older sister bullied me into buying her the same vest as a gift... Just Kidding! We are good friends and she doesn't bully me but seriously, she had this vest in the gray/purple mailed to her doorstep within a week. Its so warm, so comfortable, and I always get compliments when I wear it.

>Rating: 4

Give the Gift of Warmth

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
True to size

I bought this vest for my sister for Christmas. She said it's super comfortable and warm. The sizing chart was spot on for me so it fits true to size. If you are looking for a stylish, warm vest then give this Patagonia hooded vest a shot. You won't be disappointed.

>Rating: 5

Awesome vest

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
True to size

Gave this as a gift to my mom and was then tempted to buy it for myself. Super comfortable and warm. Retro style is awesome and the colors are beautiful in person.

>Rating: 4

4.5 Stars

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
XS
Height
4` 10"
Weight
103 lbs

Bought this as a gift for my girlfriend. These are her comments: "Really warm vest that unfortunately attracts a lot of dog hair, but that's my life anyways hahaha! Otherwise, the attention to detail and accents make the vest more unique."

>Rating: 5

Love!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

I purchased this vest last year in the maroon and grey color because the colors were perfect for cool fall days tailgating and going to football games at my alma matter. It is warm, comfortable, and the fit is perfect. It is warm and functional like my other Patagonia outdoor clothing, but the look is fun and a bit retro. I get so many compliments on this vest! Like others said, the only downfall is the fabric is a magnet for dog hair.

>Rating: 5

Cute!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
S
Height
5` 3"
Weight
125 lbs

I love this vest! It is such a cute twist on a down vest and the Smoulder Blue and Green color is great and goes with everything!

>Rating: 5

The Best Vest!

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 8"
Weight
120 lbs

I bought this for my mother for Christmas... but I may have tried it on before I give it to her. It is immediately comfortable and fits true to size. I love down anything, so this vest is perfect for chilly mornings. I got my mom a medium so she can layer underneath and still have a little room.

>Rating: 5

Cozy and Warm!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 6"
Weight
135 lbs

I love, love, this vest. It’s very warm without feeling heavy and the material is soft and cozy. It does attract a bit of my cat’s hair, haha, but a quick lint roll before I leave the house and I’m fine! The fit is true to size while allowing for some layering.

>Rating: 5

Love love

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XS
Height
5` 3"
Weight
120 lbs

Bought this for my wife and it's now her Fall go-to. The only downside is that it attracts dog hair but otherwise everything you could want in a vest.

>Rating: 5

Love it!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XS
Height
5` 2"
Weight
115 lbs

I love this vest. it's thick, built well, and withstands travel, and machine washes. As another user pointed out, it DOES attract lint. I looked down during my first wear and found a bunch of random lint from who knows what! But I've worn in inside jackets, outside jackets, over t-shirts and long sleeve sweaters. It's probably one of my favorite items to wear!