Puffer Vests are in! Much like their Jacket equivalents, Puffer Vests provide warmth and comfort when the weather is unforgiving. Vests are super versatile and pack down even smaller than Puffer Jackets!
Different Puffer Vests are filled with different materials. Duck Down has long been the gold standard for providing warmth whilst being lightweight. Synthetic Insulation has come a long way and now is arguably better in many circumstances.
If you are looking for a vest to wear all day every day, some water resistance and a hardy face material are key attributes. The Patagonia Bivy Down Vest is an absolute classic. Its stylish and has large down baffles to keep you warm, and reversible colourways so you can switch it up from time to time! The Rojo Chalet and Garnet Vest are great options for the ladies, featuring the same waterproof/breathable face fabric as their ski jackets!
If you are layering a Vest underneath your Ski Jacket, you don't want any added bulk, look for something with a soft breathable face fabric and definitely no hood attached. The Patagonia Down Sweater Vest is the perfect down insulator for layering, lightweight and packable but still very warm.