Men's Ways Gulch Vest

Mid-weight down vest

DownTek™ Water Repellent Down Insulation

Down sleeping bag insulation has long been the favorite of backpackers, thru-hikers, and mountaineers due to its relative light weight and ability to pack down small. While down bags generally cost more and require more care to keep dry in humid conditions, the soft feel of down is unsurpassed and extremely popular.

Insotect Flow™ Design

With baffles running head to toe, Insotect Flow™ construction contours the user’s body. This allows more insulation to rest closer to the user, providing improved fit and comfort. To overcome downshifting within vertical baffle construction Insotect Flow™ uses Insotect’s own proprietary FlowGate™ technology. These are gates staggered along the vertical thermal channels, keeping the insulation in place, eliminating any shifting and working to maintain uniform insulation coverage. Uniform insulation coverage delivers fewer cold spots.

Specs + Sizing

Features

Size Medium Vest Weight: 10.5oz / 298g

Center front zipper includes interior no-draft flap and a zipper garage at chin

Features YKK zippers

Textured zipper pulls are easy to use with gloves

Adjustable draw cord at hem seals out wind

Two zippered hand-warmer pockets with zipper garages

Large interior mesh pockets for extra stash space

Exterior chest pocket doubles as stuff sack

Construction + Materials

700 fill power DownTek™ water repellent down

Insotect Flow™ vertical baffles contour to your body to provide a more comfortable fit and keep you warmer

Flow Gates™ eliminate down shifting to keep uniform insulation coverage

Ultralight random rip-stop nylon shell is wind and water resistant with high tear strength and abrasion resistance

Lightweight breathable lining

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What’s in a Name?

Ways Gulch, up in the Hahns Peak area of north Routt County, was named after Captain George Way who, along with Joseph Hahn and William Doyle, discovered the area. Ways Gulch was the sight of the area's first camp, Farwell's International City, also known as Bug Town.