One garment. Countless personalities. Our Jackpine Vest warms your torso without restricting your arms as you cast streamers into the morning mist. It vents perspiration as you commute by bike, then compliments your Tattersall shirt at lunch. Strap it to your pack to extend a hike in sketchy weather, or nest it deep inside the layers you wear on the most bitter days. This simple, solid garment is the sportsman’s core cover, holding heat, and swallowing gear for any pursuit.
The waistcoat began as a classy addition to men’s wear in the 1600’s. Once a staple for its sartorial and thermal properties, this 3rd member of the 3 piece suit falls in and out of fashion. But outdoorsmen, free from the critical eye of the crowd, understand the logic of heating the body’s core without restricting mobility. Here at EWCC, we still try to make make them look good in case you’re out in public.
Our Jackpine Vest is slimmer than our Wool Blanket Shirt or Camp Coat, but loaded with utility. The deep, zippered hand warmer pockets and dual chest pockets hold gear close to your torso so it’s always warm and ready for use. Look inside the lower openings, and you’ll find two small double-sided nylon security pockets with d-ring anchors. They’ll guard your valuables, and keep unruly objects in line. Three slot pocket grace the rear of the vest, just like the back of a bike jersey. They’ll snap shut for bumpy trails. The front opening seals with rugged stainless steel snaps, that we anchor in webbing for ease of use and longevity. We line the low-profile collar and front panels with polyester fleece for extra insulation and a soft texture.
Our 100% wool material is perfect for casual or athletic pursuits. It’s high loft, coupled with a natural ability to manage moisture, makes the Jackpine Vest perfect for an active afternoon, followed by a long evening in the lodge. The fibers shed stains and dirt, and shun the odor causing bacteria that send your synthetic garments to the car when the pace slows down. The 85/15 Wool Blend is slightly softer, more dense, and thinner. It offers a little more wind resistance, with a slimmer fit.
Fabric: Domestic 100% wool or 85/15 wool nylon blend, and recycled polyester fleece. Nylon trim. Colors: Olive Green, Grey. Sizes SM-XL. Washing: Hand wash or machine wash cold, gentle cycle, front loading machine only. No bleach. Spin dry to remove moisture, then hang dry in a warm spot. you can dry clean our garments, but it’s icky. You will see lint, it’s expected. We’ve pre-washed everything to shrink it as much as possible, but a little extra caution goes a long way. Our wool may be somewhat stabilized, but the nylon thread, webbing, and trim will shrink a bit if they get too hot.
*The Jackpine Vest is occasionally available in Multi Tone Olive. (MTO). Our wool garments come from USGI Olive Green blankets. Though we try to cut them as efficiently as possible, they offer up piles of remnants. Rather than let these go to waste, we use these various shades of #7 OD green fabric in concert to create unique (and slightly less expensive) garments. No two are alike.
Retail Price $305 Delivered in the USA