Versatile and flexible - combining outdoor vests properly
Worn in a sporty, elegant manner over a hoodie, these vests combine warmth with ventilation. They are perfect for walks in changable weather conditions or gentle leisure activities. High-quality outdoor vests can also be worn over a jacket on rainy days. Synthetic fibre or insulated vests are the best here due to their water-resistent membrane. Vests with special insulation are available for winter sports. Use the trusted onion principle and wear your vest over a t-shirt or jumper. A water-resistant jacket can be used as the outermost layer which you'll also find in our shop.
Sporty all-rounders: which material for which activity?
A down vest optimally equips you in snow and freezing temperatures. The feather filling is extremely warm yet light. Vests with synthetic fillings are a great alternative to natural fibres. Unlike down they also have the advantage of not constricting in wet weather. This maintains around 95 percent of heat insulation. This makes a warming outdoor vest the perfect item of clothing for skiing or snowboarding.
Insulating vests made from wool or polyester are also gaining in popularity in the sporting world. Their increased breathability makes them highly suitable for sweat-inducing endurance sports. Technical synthetic fibre vests are also characterised by their reliable waterproof design and optimum heat insulation. They are particularly popular with runners thanks to their lightweight material.
Important purchase criteria for your outdoor vest
Whether climbing, skiing or running: you'll only have real fun if you have sufficient freedom of movement in your arms. Many vests are stretchy and feature a sophisticated sleeve edge that guarantees maximum movement on the one hand and prevents cold from getting in on the other. Adjustable bungee cords on the lower waistband also enhance this effect. Make sure that your vest is not too tight-fitting. In order to keep you warm effectively it should also not be too big. Tighter-fitting models with lockstitch seams guarantee excellent comfort. Chin protection and a longer back section are also useful. Many vests also include zip-up pockets to prevent your valuables from getting lost while on the move.
Advantages and disadvantages of outdoor vests
Vests are characterised by their flexibility, comfort and weatherproofing. Discover the benefits of vests compared to standard jackets for yourself.
- Freedom of movement due to no sleeves
- also suitable for mild temperatures
- perfectly integrable as part of the onion principle
- large choice of materials
- no rain protection for the arms
- needs to be combined with a jacket in cold weather
Discover the effectiveness of outdoor vests
With their barely noticable weight outdoor vests are perfect for all activities. The rain or cold will no longer prevent you from doing sport outdoors. Membranes and waterproof stitching provide reliable rain protection. Stretchy, adapted arm edging guarantees maximum comfort and optimum freedom of movement. Outdoor vests can be casually worn over a hoodie or underneath a raincoat. Whether down vests for particularly cold days or synthetic fibre vests for the rain: you'll be sure to find the right model for you in our shop.