Nov 19, 2013 at 6:25 am #1309993
my wife likes my R1 vest, but it appears Patagonia has discontinued them. anyone else make a lightweight grid fleece vest?
dankeNov 19, 2013 at 7:49 am #2046124
you missed the sale last year … MEC was clearing out T3 vest for 20$ or so
best way … get an old worn with holes in the arms and chop those off … or get a cheap version at a discount/thrift store and do the same
;)Nov 19, 2013 at 7:49 am #2046125
Montbell currently has their Women's chameece vest on for $41.30 in the outlet section. Listed at 5.4OZ. It is not a grid fleece. It is more of a micro fleece.
For what its worth I have the mens version in XL and it comes in at 6.7 oz. Good piece of kit.Nov 19, 2013 at 4:20 pm #2046274
@dipinkLocale: Western Washington
I checked the Montbell web-site, and they don't have anything in my size. Anyone else know of a fleece vest under 10 ounces in XL?Nov 20, 2013 at 6:58 pm #2046694
seems like manufacturers are missing the boat on this one; a nice light, breathable fleece grid vest should be more popular one would thinkNov 20, 2013 at 7:22 pm #2046704
I doubt it
Remember that both mec and patagucci used to make em for years, there probably wasnt a ton of sales
Dead bird used to make a 100wt vest that has a slightly gridded interior, they may still sell it … But it goes for ~100$ a pop list … Which is ridiculous for a fleece vest
I though about buying a grid vest, but realized ill just choo my T3 when the arms wear out
Now a cottage maker can probably fill a low volume gap, but it will cost ya
;)Nov 20, 2013 at 8:11 pm #2046723
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
There are still a few out there on the web. MEC made a 1/2 zip version that was just 7oz in XL. I sold it here last August.
My Marmot Power Stretch vest is 8oz in XL. It is also discontinued.
There are lots of 200W fleece vests available and I'm sure you can find a 100W version.
Remember to search on "power dry" when looking for the non-patagonia versions.
Carhartt makes a "textured" fleece vest, but I'll bet it weighs a pound. http://www.cabelas.com/product/Carhartt174-Textured-Fleece-Vest-Regular/733467.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3FrecordsPerPage%3D18%26No%3D0%26N%3D0%26Ntk%3DAllProducts%26Ntt%3DFleece%2Bvest%26search%3DSearch&No=0&Ntt=Fleece+vestNov 20, 2013 at 8:59 pm #2046743
Second the Montbell Chameece vest. Very warm for the weight, mine weighs 153gr. in a Large. Not too thick, actually usable for on the go – and if you don't use it, it weighs less than many a LS base layer.
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