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The Best Insulated Vests: The North Face Women’s Blaze

I’m looking forward to spring skiing—and to staying comfortable without a heavy jacket. What do you recommend for those days when a hardshell is overkill?

The North Face Women’s Blaze outside gear guy bob parks insulated vests

The North Face Women’s Blaze.     Photo: Courtesy of The North Face

A:The lightweight Blaze from The North Face uses 60-gram polyester insulation for warmth that dries fast in wet conditions. In addition, The North Face’s own FlashDry treatment in the insulation wicks away sweat for added comfort and warmth. The newest edition of the Blaze for women has a more fitted look with all the same features as the men’s version: zippered pockets, integrated stuff sack, and a weight that’s one of the lightest in the category.

WEIGHT: 7 ounces
PRICE: $130

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