No other material can match the warmth-to-weight ratio of natural down. When it comes to layering for cold weather, a down vest is a versatile piece of apparel every woman should own. For hikes and other outdoor recreation in chilly autumn or spring weather, a down vest is a great choice for layering over a long-sleeve shirt or sweater, and will keep your core warm without adding extra bulk around the arms. For harsh winter conditions on the ski slopes, your torso takes the brunt of the onslaught, so consider layering a down vest underneath your waterproof shell. Take a look at our selection of women’s down vests from Mountain Hardwear, Columbia Sportswear and Marmot, and grab a great price on the apparel you need for your next adventure.