One garment. Countless personalities. Our
Jackpine Vest shields you from wind chill on the morning commute,
then compliments your Tattersall shirt at lunch. Strap it to your pack
to extend a hike in sketchy weather, or nest it deep inside the layers
you wear on the most bitter days.
The waistcoat <vest> began as a
classy addition to men's wear in the 1600's. Once a staple for its
sartorial and thermal properties, this 3rd member of the 3 piece suit
falls in and out of fashion. But outdoorsmen, free from the critical eye
of the crowd, understand the logic of heating the body's core without
restricting mobility. Here at EWCC, we still try to make make
them look good in case you're out in public.
Our Jackpine Vest is slimmer than
our Wool Blanket Shirt or Camp
Coat, but loaded with utility. The deep, zippered hand warmer
pockets and dual chest pockets hold gear close to your torso so it's
always warm and ready for use. Look inside the lower openings, and
you'll find two small double-sided nylon security pockets with d-ring anchors. They'll guard your
valuables, and keep unruly objects in line. Three slot pocket grace the rear of the vest, just like the back of a bike
jersey. They'll snap shut for bumpy trails. The front opening seals with rugged stainless steel snaps, that
we anchor in webbing for ease of use and longevity. We line the
low-profile collar and front panels with polyester fleece for extra
insulation and a soft texture.
Our 80/20 wool blend material is perfect
for casual or athletic pursuits. It's high loft, coupled with a natural
ability to manage moisture, makes the Jackpine Vest perfect for
an active afternoon, followed by a long evening in the lodge. The fibers
shed stains and dirt, and shun the odor causing bacteria that send your
synthetic garments to the car when the pace slows down. The Olive 100%
Wool models have muted snap caps and color-matched zippers.
Fabric: 20 ounce imported wool/nylon
(80/20 percent by weight) or 100% domestic wool and 14 ounce domestic recycled polyester
fleece. Nylon trim. Colors: Olive Green, Navy
Blue, Forest Green, or Burgundy. Sizes SM-XL.
Custom sizing available on a limited basis. See our Sizing page
for details. Machine or hand wash cold, gentle cycle with mild soap, air dry, expect
Olive 100% Wool $265