Trailwise of Berkeley, Calif. down vest in the ever popular combination for its’ day rust and tan. The rust exterior is made of a poly cotton blend while the tan interior is a light nylon. A two-way C&C zipper in black and snaps with a Velcro collar make up the closure. Standard horizontal quilting with some nice user-friendly insulated front pockets. Fine details include the rounded pocket corners and Trailwise label tag. Slight rise in the front rather than dropped tail as on other vests keeps you from bunching up in front when crouched or bending.
19.5″ shoulder to shoulder
24″ pit to pit
26″ top of collar to hem, 29″ in back
This is a great vest from my personal favorite vintage Colorado brand. The cut and quality of Holubar’s designs shines through making for a visual nice, yet very functional piece. The tall collar can be laid flat or buttoned all the way up to keep the neck warm. The front pockets are side and top entry with a down layer on the outer to keep hands warm.
Like Gerry, Holubar is another outdoor gear pioneer founded in Colorado. The company was a leader and innovator in outdoor gear through out the 50s,60s &70s before being bought, sold and put out of business. Recently the label has resurfaced in Italy making outerwear that pays homage to the original brand with a bit more flare for fashion.
Here it is, one classic Gerry reversible Green/Blue Down vest. This vest features two hip pockets on the Green side with embroidered Gerry Triangle Logo. The label lives inside one of the pockets making for a clean Blue reverse side. Both sides have the logo embroidered snaps.
Gerry is the iconic label that pioneered a new era in outdoor gear. Founded in the mid 1940s by Gerry Cunningham in Colorado the company was responsible for several outdoor gear innovations and a leader in quality and technology through the 1970s.
Pit to Pit: 21 inches
neck to hem: 25.5 inches