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Outdoor vests as a second or top layer

Vests are ideal for all sports activities in conditions where the weather might suddenly turn colder. Much more compact and lighter than an outdoor jacket, a vest fits into any size luggage and can be extremely useful if needed. Our PrimaLoft® filled body warmers not only take up very little space but also keep your back and torso warm and dry in changeable weather. Vests are sleeveless vests that keep a particularly sensitive area of the body from getting dangerously cold. Such a vest offers excellent protection and has many functional properties. An outdoor gilet can either be worn as a thermal layer or on top. Particularly suitable for wearing on top are vests made from wind resistant or water repellent fabrics such as softshell.

The right vest for all seasons

Out online shop stocks women’s and men’s gilets for all seasons. In the winter, a particularly warm down filled gilet is just perfect as it keeps you warm and snug despite the cold and does not restrict your movements.As a second layer, a close-fitting vest made from cosy fleece or water repellent and wind resistant softshell is ideal as it can easily be worn underneath an ordinary jacket.Thermal gilets or body warmers can be worn on top of a pullover or a thin jacket as a protective outer layer. Our shop stocks a huge selection and the right outfit for all outdoor activities.

vest – also an alternative to a cycling jacket

No cyclist should be on the road without an outdoor gilet designed especially for cyclists as it offers excellent protection against the cold slipstream.These particular vests are extremely light and can easily be stowed away in a small cycling backpack or saddle bag to be on hand when needed. Our cycling vests are 80%+ windproof, protect shoulders and chest against the cold and therefore make sure that a cycling tour is just as much fun on colder days. For optimum breathability, these vests feature a mesh panel for optimum ventilation at the back and redirect all perspiration.

The choice is yours – a down or a Primaloft filled gilet?

The fact that almost all of these feature a water repellent coating to protect you against sudden light rain- or snowfall applies to both.Down has outstanding thermal properties but is also heavier than synthetic fibres. Also, as soon as down gets wet, it has considerably less of a thermal effect; in fact, down absorbs moisture quicker and dries slower than synthetic fibre.PrimaLoft® is an excellent alternative to a classic down filled gilet. An extremely long-lived material, it is water repellent and quick drying, and also has outstanding thermal properties. VAUDE synthetic fibre gilets are made from recycled polyester and will keep you warm even after they have been exposed to moisture. A PrimaLoft® vest or gilet takes up very little space and is made from a material with outstanding breathability, making it perfect for many sports.