It’s still that borderline point of the year where you never know what the weather will have in store from one day to the next. Most of the time it’s too warm to pull the winter coat out of storage but it’s too cool to go sans jacket. It’s essential, then, to have a vest that will keep you warm but not make you uncomfortable. Southern Marsh has you covered with the FieldTec Vest ($99).
The thermal poly-fleece this vest is made from accomplishes the holy trinity of what you should look for in a vest. It dries quickly, looks good and, most importantly, keeps you warm. The breathable poly-mesh liner draws moisture away from the body and is yet another barrier between you and the wind. Handwarmer pockets keep your hands toasty while you’re spending your Saturday at the tailgate. The chest pocket even has an internal headphone jack outlet that allows you to conveniently store your iPod without having to worry about your headphone cord dangling outside. The vest is available in black, ash gray and oak green and goes with everything from your favorite OCBD to the long sleeve t-shirt you’ve had for years. Versatile, functional and aesthetically-pleasing. There’s not much more you can ask for in a vest.