This vest/jacket is popular over here for four reasons.
1. no sleeves to get damaged/dirty during camp chores
2. short sleeves block 'pumping' of warm air out of chest area; thus warmer than a vest
3. lighter than the jacket version
4. Cheaper than the jacket (about 84 bucks for the down version)
If you can't get it there, I'll send one to you for $110, shipped. No profit for me, just a train ticket to the Montbell store, and a beer...
ps, these are 800 fill down.
Ben T.; you know you NEED one for those shoulder season hikes for rest stops over/under your new Houdini!?