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Fanatic Vest

Fanatic Vest

Wind Stopper PrimaLoft
Product Rating   Star Star Star Star   5 Reviews

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.

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    Weight
  • 33.60 oz.

    Features
  • Built in Front Muff
  • Range Finder and Grunt Tube Pockets

    Technology
  • 133 g/m2 PrimaLoft Sport Insulation
  • DWR Finish
  • Brushed Face

    Fabric Details
  • WINDSTOPPER® Fabric

    Tech Drawing
  • tech

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.

Athlete Perspective

Athlete Perspective

"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

Read Reviews (5)

 
Angelo Grippando
September 20, 2014
Star Star Star Star

Fantastic vest. Perfect for use with the stratus pants, and over the core and traverse tops on those chilly mornings during early season teal hunting in Oklahoma. Great under the waders and will be perfect in the tree. The side zip is very functional and improves the overall fit. Hand muff is fantastic. Will likely layer under the fanatic jacket when the temps are in the single digits. Great piece.

 
Patrick Rupp
August 3, 2014
Star Star Star Star

I am 35 years old and I have been archery hunting whitetails since I was 12 years old. I spend almost every day of the season in a tree. In all my years of hunting I am yet to see an article of clothing thought out as well as this one. The pockets are all in the perfect place and able to hold all of my gadgets at the ready. Comfort and fit is great and true to size. Extremely quiet with enough warmth to cut through the chill on long sits. My only recommendation would be to make one in a lite version with no insulation for extra hot days. I hunt northern Michigan and the insulation is usually needed. I am a charter fishing captain and a professional salmon tournament angler and would like to believe I know a little about having the right gear,as far as archery hunting is concerned, this is it.

 
scott strayer
January 10, 2014
Star Star Star Star

the 2013 "polar vortex" dipped the iowa late muzzleloader temps into negative numbers but layered in my stratus bibs,kelvin lite jacket & topped with this gem of ingenuity i stayed toasty, organized and able to take my best whitetail to date. the range finder and kangaroo pockets are sheer genius. this is hands down my favorite piece of late season gear whether i'm in the midwest or back home in the keystone state. fanatic is fantastic!

 
Brian Goode
July 27, 2013
Star Star Star Star

This is a key piece of my hunting system here in the brushy NC areas. I have it for adding warmth to my Stratus Bibs and Jacket if temps dip into the low 30's as was my main tip piece for squirrel hunting when I needed warmth but a jacket would have caused me to be too bulky. I say this is one if my key pieces because it isn't used until no other piece I have will take its place. The pockets are well thought out and very usable for the smaller objects you might find yourself needing easy to grab.

 
Jason Peak
July 24, 2013
Star Star Star Star

I am one of the lucky guys that gets to test Gore hunting products. Last year I purchased this vest for my first ever whitetail hunt. It was November in Kansas, and I needed something that would layer really well given the range of conditions that could occur. The Fanatic vest didn't disappoint! I wore it in the early mornings when temps were in the 20's under my Stratus coat and in the evenings I wore it alone when it was in the 50's. A Core shirt, Traverse Hoody and the Fanatic vest were all I really needed most of the time. It is quiet, comfortable and moves really well. I had to rotate my torso to get my shot off, and this thing didn't bind a bit. The Primaloft is very warm, and the Windstopper makes this a necessary piece to block the wind that can drive hunters off the stand. I couldn't be happier!

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