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Keep the Core Warm: 5 Trendy Vests for Chilly Weather

From wool to down to bison, these fashionable vests work well to keep your body warm and don’t look overly technical.

The vest has percolated across most outdoor sports and is an everyday piece for some. These picks below aren’t intended to join you on your summit of Denali, but some may function well for your outdoor adventures. Instead, these picks are layering pieces, so you can add an extra layer of personality to your wardrobe.

5 Stylish Winter Vests

Tracksmith NDO Vest — Men’s & Women’s

Tracksmith Vest

Tracksmith’s new line of wooly winter running apparel features a slick merino wool vest. According to the brand, this functional piece creates insulation like a down vest but with less heft and quicker dry times. Not to mention it looks sleek!

Cotopaxi Fuego LT Down Vest — Men’s & Women’s

Cotopaxi Fuego LT Down Vest

This list would be incomplete without a classic down puffy vest. And Cotopaxi delivers the 800-fill goods with the brand’s classic flair. Only the black color option from Cotopaxi excludes the stripes.

Proof Nova Series Insulated Vest

Proof Nova Series Insulated Vest

You won’t find branding on the Nova Series from Proof. These minimal vests have stretch and insulation built inside, so wearers get both movement and warmth.

Pendleton Glacier Stripe Fleece Vest

Pendleton Glacier Stripe Fleece Vest

Show up to your local polo match in the Pendleton Glacier Stripe Fleece Vest. This classy and colorful vest is made with polyester/acrylic and is sure to garner attention.

United By Blue Bison Puffer Vest — Men’s & Women’s

United By Blue Bison Puffer Vest

United By Blue makes the insulation used in the Bison Puffer Vest from leftover fur used in Canadian bison farming. But it’s not just a cool insulation story. This vest is also waterproof and lightweight.

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Nate Mitka

Midwest born, Nate Mitka is based in the GearJunkie Denver office. He is an advocate of all outdoor activities and has developed some habits, like running without headphones, eating raw vegetables, and fixing the chain on his ratty old bike.