On cool fall hikes or chilly dawn patrol missions, the Marmot Women's Kitzbuhel Insulated Vest keeps your core continually cozy so you don't have to miss a minute of action. Whether you're strolling along Main Street, window shopping, leaf peeping on a tepid October day, or working off an extra slice of cake by skate skiing up the road, this vest stands sentry against the cold without causing you to overheat. The ripstop polyester shell can handle a few sticks and stones without getting roughed up, while stretchy fleece side panels go with the flow, rarely putting up resistance. Mid loft Thermal R synthetic insulation offers warmth without a lot of weight, and a quilted pattern keeps the insulation in place, even after years of wear. Armhole skirts is not a new fashion phrase, and you'll never have to worry about the maxi trend making its way to your pits. Armhole skirts are extra fabric that reduce the gaping between the vest and your body, without feeling tight or squished. An elastic drawcord at the hem keeps out pesky breezes, and zippered hand warmer pockets hold your keys and mid hike candy bars. In town, this vest takes cool weather couture up a notch when paired with skinny jeans, fur lined boots, and a cashmere turtleneck. For aerobic endeavors in cool weather, put the Kitzbuhel over a mid weight baselayer and performance tights, and run through fallen leaves and misty mornings in comfort. Or, if you get your kicks on sticks, this vest fits nicely under a waterproof hardshell when you're blasting through mounds of fresh snow on every run.