Backpacking with a vest as a mid-layer provides freedom of movement in shoulders and arms while eliminating bulk from jacket sleeves. Having no sleeves reduces interference while performing camp skills such as cooking. Also, a vest provides greater wind and moisture resistance than ultralight fleece.
* low to high rating assumes all vests are the same temperature rating, the same size with basic DWR treatment on exterior fabric face, and none are a hybrid product.
The Mountain Equipment Co-Op (MEC) Uplink Vest is a performance vest with styling from one of Canada's premier outdoor gear designers. The mid-layer is available in gender-specific designs and made in a variety of colors and offered at an affordable price.
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