The Bivy Down Vest is a versatile winter essential. With the ability to be reversed this vest can give you two different looks while still providing the same warmth and durability. 600-fill-power down ensures your core will stay warm while the insulated pockets give you a place to keep the hands toasty.
- 100% recycled polyester
- Two Insulated Side-Entry Insulated Handwarmer Pockets with Snap-Button Closure
- Zippered Reverse Side Insulated Handwarmer Pockets
- Regular Fit
- Recycled Down
- bluesign® Approved
- Water Resistant Fabric
- Drop-Tail Hem
- Hip Length
- Full-zip with Zip-Through Stand-Up Collar
Down - Down is the lightest and warmest option when it comes to outerwear insulation, the only drawbacks with down is it doesn't perform well in wet conditions and it's more expensive. Synthetics will dry faster than down and are easier to clean, but can't beat down when it comes to performing in very cold and dry weather.
A fill power rating measures the number of cubic inches that one ounce of that particular down will occupy, so a jacket with a 800 fill power rating will be warmer than a jacket with a fill power rating of 500.
Regular Fit - Neither slim nor oversize. Regular-fitting technical garments may be worn over heavier midlayers. Men’s regular fit pants have a slimmer fit through that thigh, lower leg, and cuff.
Recycled Down - The down fill of this garment has been reclaimed from used down products.
bluesign® Approved - Since 2000, Patagonia has been working with bluesign® to evaluate and reduce resource consumption in the material supply chain.
bluesign® offers the highest level of consumer safety employing methods and materials in their manufacture that conserve resources and minimize impacts on people and the environment.
Recycled Polyester - There are over 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris floating in the oceans. Recycled polyester won't fix that but this is better for the Earth than creating virgin polyester for products.
Water Resistant Fabric - A Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish allows fabric to shed moisture and prevents saturation to keep you warmer. DWR also helps repel oils and stains which can affect the fabric's breathability. Clothing with a DWR finish is a must in snowy or wet conditions.