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Kelvin Lite Vest

Kelvin Lite Vest

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At less than half the weight of its namesake Kelvin Vest, the Kelvin Lite Vest is built for adding just the right amount of warmth to your system for stationary hunts on cool days, and moderate- to high-output treks in the cold of the late season.

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  • 9.60 oz.

  • Articulated Patterning
  • High Heat to Weight Ratio

  • 60 g/m2 PrimaLoft Sport Insulation

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  • Woven Polyester Face

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The Kelvin Light Vest offers 60 G/M2 PrimaLoft® Sport Insulation in a low-profile solution to help regulate your core temperature. PrimaLoft® retains its insulating abilities even when wet, and with a high heat-to weight ratio, the Kelvin Lite Vest weighs in at a feathery 9.6 ounces. It is extremely packable when not needed, and is ideal for layering. The low denier woven polyester face fabric is designed to reduce friction with under and over layers so you maintain complete freedom of motion. Zippered hand pockets warm your digits and keep your necessities organized.

Athlete Perspective

Athlete Perspective

"The Kelvin Lite Vest brings just the right amount of warmth when you need some added comfort. The vest functions remarkable well when layered over a Traverse Hoody or under various outerwear jackets and isn’t too hot for moderate activity on chilly mornings. Because it takes up almost no room in my pack, I’ll throw it in whenever I think I may need a little extra insurance."

- Sitka Athlete Kiviok Hight

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Sitka Gear Customer Service
May 28, 2014

Hey Ranier - Thanks for contacting us and we appreciate the feedback. You are correct in that the Kelvin Lite Vest is minimal. It's benefits include it's high warmth to weight ratio and it's ability to compress into any dead space in your pack. The most effective way to utilize this particular piece of insulation is underneath a shell. It's 60 g/m2 is substantially less than the fill of the Kelvin at 170 g/m2 and does not provide the same kind of versatility that the Jetstream Vest offers. It doesn't satisfy the needs of all hunters but does have it's place for those who want to micro manage their gear to accommodate specific days and activities.

Ranier Kless
May 28, 2014
Star Star

For the price, this vest is not very functional. I seems to provide the same protection as a long sleeved shirt. Better to move up to a warmer vest that could be shed.

May 21, 2014
Star Star Star Star

Perfect conbination of light weight and warmth. Can fold into the smallest ball and fit anywhere in your pack without taking up space, but packs a ton of warmth! Worth every penny. I also own the Kelvin vest and the Kelvin Lite is every bit as warm in my opinion. Love the Kelvin Lite series.

November 23, 2013
Star Star Star Star

The Kelvin Lite Vest are very lite. When I received them through mail order I thought no way it would work. I was wrong when I put them on I could feel the heat it that it kept next to my core. I use it as a layer under my Fanatic Jacket to keep down on the bulk I just wish they offered it in the forest pattern. I am not a Gore product tester just a hunter that believes Sitka gear is the best stuff out there.

Ricky Norman
July 28, 2013
Star Star Star Star

The Kelvin Lite Vest is the perfect choice when a jacket is not needed but your core is calling for a little extra warmth. Minimalists and gear-heads alike will love the warmth to weight ratio. At just over 9 ounces, the vest compresses smaller than a soda can leaving pack space and weight uncompromised when it's time to shed layers. As a Gore product tester you can bet the Kelvin Lite Vest will always have a place in my hunting system.

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