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The Fanatic Vest offers the same unique diagonal zipper design as the jacket. Both pieces allow for a built-in hand muff. Wear the vest as a complimentary insulation piece or as a versatile outer layer during less welcome, mild days in the treestand.
"During November, there are many days of unpredictable weather where adding a vest quietly and quickly is needed. The Fanatic Vest gives me that versatility while enjoying the features of a muff front pocket to warm my hand and an off-center chest pocket to secure my binoculars while drawing my recurve. When temperatures drop to the low 20s, I just layer my Fanatic Vest over the Stratus Jacket and continue waiting in my treestand for that mature buck’s arrival."
—Sitka Athlete Mike Mitten
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The Fanatic Vest is a windproof, insulated buffer between your core and the stiff November air. Every detail is designed to make you more stealthy, more comfortable, more focused and more deadly when scrapelines appear overnight, and the buck that’s been haunting your dreams starts to make his move.
The Fanatic Vest is ideal for milder days, or milder climates, when you don’t need the full protection of the Fanatic Jacket. It can also be used as an insulation piece with the Incinerator Series to keep you out there in the most brutal conditions, while minimizing bulk in the arms. We’ve shielded heat-trapping 60g/m2 Primaloft® Sport insulation throughout with a soft, silent GORE® WINDSTOPPER® outer fabric, helping eliminate the effects of windchill. The angled zipper design makes room for a kangaroo pocket that heats your hands and saves your dexterity for the moment you need it most. We built in a strategically placed grunt tube slot and rangefinder pocket to give you quick access to your most critical equipment.
WINDSTOPPER® PRODUCT TECHNOLOGY WINDSTOPPER® products shelter hunters from the adverse effects of bone-chilling winds. The WINDSTOPPER™ membrane works with our base layers to prevent overheating and perspiration build-up by allowing moisture vapor to easily escape. WINDSTOPPER® fabrics offer soft, lightweight weather protection in one versatile and durable garment. Owing to its total windproofness and maximum breathability, WINDSTOPPER® products will keep customers comfortable longer across a wide range of weather conditions and activities.
PRIMALOFT® INSULATION TECHNOLOGY PRIMALOFT® is the ultimate in insulation technology for hunters. The patented blend of microfibers is engineered to retain maximum warmth even when wet. Ultra-fine insulating fibers create a product that is quiet and less bulky, allowing for greater freedom of movement. Easy care PRIMALOFT® provides the warmth of down, but it is fast drying and more breathable.
New for 2014, comes the ultimate combination of PrimaLoft® ultra-fine fibers and water-repellent down, offering high-performance warmth and comfort in variable conditions while adhering to the PrimaLoft® promise of an environmentally safe technology free of fluorocarbons.
ELEVATED FOREST We like truths. The longer you are in your stand, the better your chance of success. The Forest system honors this general truth with prices patterned to fit close to the body—making long, extended sits bearable. Anchored by our core layering system, the Elevated Forest outerwear pieces drive a balance toward R-values and quietness. We've increased loft without adding weight, brushed face fabrics for soundless movement, and eliminated unnecessary features that add noise. The GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Forest pattern factors in the distance and extreme angles of this vertical environment. This is how we define Forest.