The versatility and performance of the Ibex Wool Aire Vest make it an easy grab when you’re walking out the door, whether you’re headed to town or the trail. Eighty grams of insulated merino wool provide great warmth-to-weight ratio. And seriously, the featherlight weight makes it feel like you’re wearing almost nothing. I also like that this puffy isn’t too puffy but slim and athletic instead. The nylon exterior is both wind and water resistant, and the elasticized hem and armholes help lock in the heat. There’s a chest pocket and two handwarmer pockets that zip shut to keep valuables safe. The Wool Aire Vest is made with PFC-free, Bluesign certified materials; Oeko-tex certified dyes; and renewable raw material for insulation. Available in men’s and women’s sizes in six colors total. $235. ibex.com
Author: Brad Kovach is the editor/publisher of Terrain Magazine.