Gear Review: The North Face Redpoint Vest

A core-warming affordable, functional vest.

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Warm your core and minimize bulk with this affordable, functional vest. It’s insulated with Primaloft Eco (50 percent post-consumer recycled), which requires no TLC in wet conditions. Our tester wore it while racing the sunset up Vermont’s Mt. Elmore, with only a baselayer underneath, and says, “It was just right for climbing hard in the 35°F twilight, and the tough nylon taffetta shell fended off snaggly branches when we bushwhacked our way down as dusk fell.” $99; 1 lb. (m’s L); m’s S-XXL, w’s XS-XL; thenorthface.com