Warbler Climashield APEX vest (custom size)
The Warbler full zip vest is a Climashield APEX (2.5oz/yd or 3.6oz/yd) full zip vest with an Argon 90 outer shell. This is a great vest for wet weather as Climashield synthetic insulation keeps it's loft even when soaking wet. Also, since it is batt form insulation, it stays put even if you were to get a rip in the shell, unlike a down vest. It's major disadvantage to down is that it doesn't compress quite as well. So even though it has some major advantages and is comparable in weight, expect it to take up more room in your pack. It has vertical side seam zippered pockets (they can be left off if noted).
Available with a hood or collar.
Available with a mesh inner shell for super fast drying and nice feel against the skin when wet or an Argon 67 nylon inner shell. The mesh has real gains for wet weather. You can shake water right out of it and if you put the outer shell in the sun, it'll heat up and push moisture through the mesh side really quick. Also, nylon tends to feel clammy against the skin when wet but the mesh feels warm and dry. The drawback is that it is slightly more fragile if snagged.
A size medium with a collar tends to be around 5-6oz.
Sizing is custom made to your measurements. Enter measurements in body dimensions and the desired garment size. If you need advice on this, email email@example.com. Post- sale modification is available at an hourly rate plus shipping charges.