I’ve never been much of a vest guy. When it comes to spending money on technical outdoor apparel, I generally prefer more garment per dollar in the form of arm-warming sleeves. The Montbell Thermawrap vest opened my eyes to the unique applications of a light and compact synthetic-fill vest, especially in the spring and fall when weather may call for added warmth where a full jacket would be too much. It’s also the perfect mid layer to keep in your pack for when the wind picks up or the sun disappears and the chills creep up on you. The Thermawrap is a versatile, breathable piece that comes with two zippered hand pockets, two interior drop-in pockets, and one zippered chest pocket. MSRP: $139. Montbell.us //