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Do you need a little extra warmth on your next trip to fight the cold winter or cool spring weather? TFG readers recommend their favorite travel vest womens styles!

 


Travel Vests

Written By: Tae Haahr


 

 

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A vest is an excellent addition to your travel wardrobe. They help keep you warm when you’re outdoors, easy to layer so you can adjust your temperature, and many of them are built to be packable—they can be folded up into a bag!

But there are a ton of vests out there on the market. Some are great for a chilly outdoor hike, others perfect for a night on safari. With so many options out there, we asked TFG readers to share their top picks so you can make your own choice!

 

 

What Are the Best Womens Vests for Travel?

 

 

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Anatomie Delaney Vest

 

TFG Editor’s Pick: Anatomie Delaney Lightweight Travel Vest

 

The Anatomie Delaney is a huge fave of the editor-in-chief Alex. This is a light vest is a sophisticated item that’s made to be worn everywhere.

It has a slim fit, front pockets with zip closure and an adjustable drawstring waist. Plus, the lightweight stretchy fabric is perfect for flattering your figure and staying wrinkle-free.

This is a womens long vest that is designed to be layered and flatter. It’s great for chilly weather, airports, and that awkward transition between seasons. On those colder days, you can zip the neck up for some extra protection.

 

Fee free to pair it with these Anatomie’s travel clothes for women!

 

 

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32 Degrees Ultra-Light Down Packable Vest | Sizes XS-XXL

 

32 Degrees Packable Down Vest

 

If you’re looking for a cozy vest for those cool-weather outings, then the 32 Degrees packable vest is a great choice. It comes in several different colors to match your ideal look. It is “perfect for layering and very packable.”

TFG readers love this vest, with one saying, “I love these packable vests—I wear them at work in the winter for layering. Took one to Europe and wore it in Ireland… had one in my bag in NYC and put it on when it suddenly got chilly under my denim jacket. Such a great item.” It comes in sizes XS-XXL.

 

Find out why and how to wear a leather jacket on your next trip!

 

 

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Amazon Essentials Water-Resistant Packable Vest

 

Amazon Essentials Puffer Vests for Women

 

Amazon Essentials down vests come recommended by TFG readers due to the fact that it’s easy to pack into a carrying bag. It’s water-resistant and machine washable and will help you keep warm in the cold weather. 

This vest comes in seven different colors. It has zip pockets, stand-up collar, and elasticized cuffs. One TFG reader shares, “Amazon essentials packable vest is a great option. I love it.”

 

You’ll want to look your best when you travel! Read my travel tips to Pack Light Stylishly!

 

 

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Eddie Bauer Fleece  | Sizes XS-XL and XXL-4XL

 

Eddie Bauer Fleece (Women’s Plus Size Vests Available)

 

The fleece Eddie Bauer vest is perfect for warding off the cold while you’re out-and-about. It’s a terrific choice if you want to layer, but it’s still soft and thick enough to keep it cozy.

TFG readers love these fleece vests for women. One shares, “My Eddie Bauer is convenient for anytime no purse is wanted, quick dog walks, layering cuteness, and travel.” You can get it in sizes XS-XL and XXL-4XL,

 

Find out why this is the best travel jacket ever!

 

 

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Columbia Women’s Benton Springs Vest

 

Columbia Benton (Plus Size Women’s Vests Available)

 

Columbia makes one of the best women’s vests for fall. It comes in 32 colors and is made of 100% polyester fleece. You can get it in sizes XS-XL, petite XSP-XLP, and plus sizes 1X-3X. It features two zippered side pockets, a full zip closure, and a collared neck.

Readers say to add this to your list of women’s spring vests. One says that “I wear my vest constantly.” Another reader adds, “I have a fleece vest and wear it all the time in the fall or early spring with a thin lining sleeve so I can push the sleeves up if needed.”

 

We’ve gathered our readers’ top recommendations waterproof raincoats for Ireland!

 

 

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Lands’ End Women’s Ultralight Packable Vest

 

Lands’ End Packable Light Vest

 

Lands’ End makes warm vests for ladies to wear on their next outdoor venture. It’s filled with down to give you a warm and layerable piece of clothing. This is a longer vest that hits below your hips, but it has a two-way zipper so you can wear it closed to be more cozy or open when the weather lets up.

One TFG reader shares, “Have a Lands’ End tunic length packable down vest. It’s warm enough with some butt coverage and goes with anything dressy to casual. I can pack it into its own pocket. To pack it, the key is to just keep rolling and squeezing the air out.”

 

Here are the best fashionable fleece travel jackets recommended by our readers!

 

 

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Joules Women’s Eastleigh

 

Joules Women’s Eastleigh Quilted Vest

 

If you’re looking for a more fashionable style, then look no further than the Joules Eastleigh. It’s a quilted vest that features panel stitching to give a neat silhouette.  The flattering curved hem and a unique printed lining to make it extra special too. This is a warm gilet that you’ll turn to from spring, right through to fall.

 

Our readers share their favorite brands for the best travel blazer!

 

 

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Columbia Morning Light III Omni Heat Vest

 

Columbia Puffy Vests for Women

 

The Columbia Morning Light III is one of the best puffer vests for women on the market. It’s great to layer while you’re out on the trail. And it’s lightweight and thin so you can stick it under your heavier jacket.

TFG readers love these as women’s winter vests because they’re quite warm. One reader shares, “Love Columbia with Omni Heat on the inside. I hate being cold!” The Omni Heat technology is a brilliant addition to colder weather travel, especially if you’re spending a lot of time outside.

 

Read this post to learn about some of our favorite winter jackets for travel!

 

 

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The North Face Women’s Thermoball

 

North Face Puffy Women’s Travel Vest with Pockets

 

If you’re looking for comfortable and warm down vests, look no further than the North Face Thermoball. It’s a quality product that’s both lightweight and made of superior material. Plus, it has a zippered closure to keep you warm.

One TFG reader shares that it is “great if you’re at the outdoorsy end of the market.” Overall, a high quality that looks flattering, and you can get it in 10 colors.

 

See our readers’ picks for the best packable down jacket for travel!

 

 

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Scottevest RFID Vest | Sizes S-XL and M1-M3

 

Scottevest Warm Womens Vests with RFID

 

The Scottevest RFID Vest comes highly recommended by TFG readers due to its 18 different pockets where you can store items in as you’re out and about. One reader does warn that “it’s heavy even without much in it. But having a vest with pockets is great.”

One reader comments that this vest was invaluable on her summer trip to Scotland because they appreciated “the freedom of not needing a purse.”

It’s great to layer with it, one reader shares, “I’ve loaded the thing up with budget airlines to bypass weight limits and such to get through security and on the plane. No one weighs it!” This comes in sizes S-XL and also as a plus size women’s vest, in M1-M3.

 

Read this post on how to pack a bulky winter jacket in a suitcase!

 

 

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Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Compact Vest

 

Uniqlo Ultra Light Vest

 

TFG readers like the Uniqlo vest. It’s a comfortable and nice-looking puffer vest that comes in seven fashionable colors in a matte finish. One TFG reader shares, “Here’s another vote for Uniqlo light down puffer! I have the one with no collar. There’s a snap so that you can convert to more of a v-neck if you want.”

 

See what our readers ranked as the best packable rain jacket to travel with!

 

 

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Uniqulo Women Ultralight Vest

 

Uniqlo Ultralight Vest

 

The Uniqulo Ultralight can be stored into a small carrying pouch, making it super easy to pack and bring along on your next trip. It’s made of durable and water-repellent coating. This puffer vest comes in 10 different colors, including light pink, olive, and light green!

One TFG reader shares, “I’ve got a Uniqlo vest that I’ve worn under my leather jacket for extra warmth when out and about. It’s great for travel since it compresses down to nothing, and since I got it in burgundy, it spices up my wardrobe.” Another reader adds, “Can’t believe how warm it kept me.”

 

Check out our selections of lightweight fall jackets for your next trip!

 

 

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Athleta Rock Ridge PrimaLoft Vest

 

Athleta Women’s Travel Vest with Hidden Pockets

 

The Athleta Rock Ridge PrimaLoft has an internal pocket to hide your favorite valuable items. This vest is slightly longer than some of the other choices, covering just past your hips. Plus, the added high collar helps block the wind and keep you warmer longer.

TFG readers adore this piece, with one sharing, “Love my Athleta vest. Super comfy and keeps me warm without getting too hot.” You can get it in some bold colors, and it comes in regular, petite, and tall sizing.

 

Find out why we love these lightweight jackets for summer travel!

 

 

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L.L.Bean Luna Vest

 

L.L. Bean Light Weight Vest

 

L.L.Bean Luna is slightly-fitted, easy to layer, and one of the most popular warm weather vests, according to readers. It falls just below the hip and is made with UFP 50+ sun protection, making it the perfect safari vest. And if you’re wearing it in a cooler environment, you can layer it too.

One TFG reader shares, “This vest is my go-to when I travel. It only has four pockets, but two are huge and zip. It also is long enough for me to wear it with leggings, is pretty wrinkle-proof, and has a zip-off hood. I have two and wear them all the time.”

 

Find out how to choose the best travel coat!

 

 

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Lululemon Pack It Vest

 

Lululemon Pack It Down Vest

 

The Lululemon Pack It vest is a great addition to your travel wardrobe. It is a water-resistant model using glyde fabric. It has an easy-access pocket, plus a secret hidden one, so you can hide your credit cards and such while traveling. And it packs into a handy sack. 

One TFG reader shares, “Can’t go wrong with Lululemon.” It comes in three cute colors, including lunar rock, chianti, and black, so you can truly make your personal style shine.

 

Wondering what to wear on a rainy day when traveling? check out this post!

 

 

Product Comparison Chart

 

BRAND | MODEL FEATURES | REVIEWS RATING | PRICE
Anatomie Delaney Vest It has a slim fit, front pockets with zip closure and an adjustable drawstring waist. Plus, the lightweight stretchy fabric is perfect for flattering your figure and staying wrinkle-free. Check Price
32 Degrees Ultra-Light Down Packable Vest | Sizes XS-XXL “I love these packable vests—I wear them at work in the winter for layering. Took one to Europe and wore it in Ireland… had one in my bag in NYC and put it on when it suddenly got chilly under my denim jacket. Such a great item.” Check Price
Amazon Essentials Water-Resistant Packable Vest “Amazon essentials packable vest is a great option. I love it.” Check Price
Eddie Bauer Fleece  | Sizes XS-XL and XXL-4XL “My Eddie Bauer is convenient for anytime no purse is wanted, quick dog walks, layering cuteness, and travel.” Check Price
Columbia Women's Benton Springs Vest “I have a fleece vest and wear it all the time in the fall or early spring with a thin lining sleeve so I can push the sleeves up if needed.” Check Price
Lands' End Women's Ultralight Packable Vest “Have a Lands’ End tunic length packable down vest. It's warm enough with some butt coverage and goes with anything dressy to casual. I can pack it into its own pocket. To pack it, the key is to just keep rolling and squeezing the air out.” Check Price
Joules Women's Eastleigh It’s a quilted vest that features panel stitching to give a neat silhouette. Check Price
Columbia Morning Light III Omni Heat Vest “Love Columbia with Omni Heat on the inside. I hate being cold!” Check Price
The North Face Women's Thermoball “Great if you're at the outdoorsy end of the market.” Check Price
Scottevest RFID Vest | Sizes S-XL and M1-M3 “I've loaded the thing up with budget airlines to bypass weight limits and such to get through security and on the plane. No one weighs it!” Check Price
Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Compact Vest “Here's another vote for Uniqlo light down puffer! I have the one with no collar. There's a snap so that you can convert to more of a v-neck if you want.” Check Price
Uniqulo Women Ultralight Vest “I've got a Uniqlo vest that I’ve worn under my leather jacket for extra warmth when out and about. It's great for travel since it compresses down to nothing, and since I got it in burgundy, it spices up my wardrobe.” Check Price
Athleta Rock Ridge PrimaLoft Vest “Love my Athleta vest. Super comfy and keeps me warm without getting too hot.” Check Price
L.L.Bean Luna Vest “This vest is my go-to when I travel. It only has four pockets, but two are huge and zip. It also is long enough for me to wear it with leggings, is pretty wrinkle-proof, and has a zip-off hood. I have two and wear them all the time.” Check Price
Lululemon Pack It Vest It is a water-resistant model using glyde fabric. It has an easy-access pocket, plus a secret hidden one, so you can hide your credit cards and such while traveling. Check Price

 

 

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Compass Rose Packing Cubes

 

How to Pack Your Vests

 

Many of our readers use packing cubes to roll up and organize their clothes. Compass Rose packing cubes allow you to do so by number and color so you know where you packed everything, even when you use the cubes to separate outfits. Learn more in the video below.

 

Learn about our hacks with packing cubes in this video!

 

We also put together a five-part YouTube series showing the different methods to use packing cubes for travel. If you use this specific packing strategy, packing cubes can also compress your belongings. This is the secret to traveling carry-on only!

 

 


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