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Top 10 Men's Winter Vests

Top-Rated Vests To Help You Win Winter

Top-Rated Vests To Help You Win Winter

Regardless of your personal style, a great vest should be a key piece in every guy’s winter wardrobe. Warm but not too warm, vests are the Goldilocks of style when it comes to outerwear. Toss one over a plaid shirt or cable-knit sweater when it’s a tad chilly or layer one underneath your pea coat or blazer when the weather is at its worst. You’ll be surprised just how much wear you get out of this wardrobe staple. While you can’t wrong with a neutral like navy or black, opting for a bold and bright shade is an excellent way to add a little oomph to your ensemble. Whether you’re going for classic or colorful (Why not one of each?), look no further than our science-backed list of the warmest, coziest, most stylish winter vests you can buy. We’ve rounded up these top-rated styles using our unique algorithm which factors in best-selling buzz, editorial selections, and reviews from guys just like you. Basically, we did the shopping for you. (You’re welcome.) Scroll below to shop our picks and snag your favorites. Opening image: oldnavy.com

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December 4, 2018

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Canada Goose Garson Quilted Down Vest

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Fleece-lined hand warmer pockets? Yes, please.

WHERE TO WEAR: The slopes, the city, and everywhere in between.


Amazon Essentials Lightweight Down Vest

Our Score

USERS SAID: “This vest is amazing! Just as good as a brand name but a fraction of the cost. The collar comes up around the back of the neck and does a great job keeping you warm in cool weather.”

HELPFUL TIP: This vest packs neatly into an included carrying bag, so it’s great for travel or on-the-go.


Old Navy Detachable-Hood Frost-Free Puffer Vest

Our Score

WHAT IT DOES: Don’t let the low price tag fool you. This top-rated puffer vest offers an exceptional amount of warmth and definitely doesn’t skimp on style.

LOVED FOR: The detachable zip-on hood and fleece-lined pockets


L.L. Bean Ultralight 850 Down Sweater Vest

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The innovative, travel-friendly design that packs perfectly into its own pocket

FROM THE EXPERTS: While ordinary down soaks up tons of moisture, L.L.Bean’s version absorbs 33% less and dries 66% faster so you can stay warm and dry in even the toughest weather.


The North Face Thermoball PrimaLoft Vest

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: It’s the warmest you can get without looking like the Michelin Man.

HELPFUL TIP: Go for the red one if you want to add a little color to your wardrobe. It’s versatile, universally-flattering, and fun.


Carhartt Gilliam Vest

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The durable, water-repellent fabric that keeps you warm and dry on rainy and snowy days

USERS SAID: “Got it in green and black. Awesome weight, fits perfect, and can dress it up with a collared shirt or dress it down with a henley.”


Patagonia Nano Puff Vest

Our Score

BEST FOR: This vest is lightweight, so it’s an ideal choice for cold-but-not-freezing weather.

STYLE WITH: This pairs perfectly with long sleeve T-shirts and lightweight sweaters.


Old Navy Frost-Free Puffer Vest

Our Score

BEST FOR: A winter vest that’s both warm and wallet-friendly

WHERE TO WEAR: From errands and outdoor adventures to date nights, this versatile style is the perfect wear-anywhere vest.


The North Face Aconcagua Down Vest

Our Score

BEST FOR: This style is known to run long, so it’s perfect for taller guys.

STYLE WITH: A long sleeve henley, denim, and your favorite fall boots


Carhartt Sherpa Lined Sandstone Vest

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The rugged, worn-in look

USERS SAID: “Great vest! The zipper zips up snug around the neck to keep the cold wind out. If you work outside, you need this vest. Carhartt is the best!”

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