Benefits of A Cold Weather Vest

by melissa whillas May 04, 2023

In Australia, the benefits of a cold weather vest can depend on the climate and location. However, there are heaps of benefits to wearing a cold weather vest in colder temperatures. Today, we’ll explore the numerous benefits of mankind’s favorite sleeveless top.

Benefits of A Cold Weather Vest

Keeping warm:

A cold weather vest can help to insulate your core and keep your body warm, which can be important in cooler climates where temperatures can drop quite low. As the core maintains a large amount of the body’s heat, it is the most important area to maintain a healthy temperature. A good quality vest is a good thing to in-vest in for this reason. Our Kiwi Vest is an ideal layering vest when the temperature drops.

Improved mobility:

A vest can provide warmth without restricting movement in the same way that a heavy coat might, allowing for more freedom of movement during outdoor activities. As a lot of jackets tend to be the most restrictive in the sleeves, the vest allows comfortable movement of the arms, allowing you to reach for that top shelf without fear.


In Australia, temperatures can fluctuate quite a bit from day to night or from one location to another. A vest can be a great layering piece, providing warmth when needed without being too heavy or cumbersome. It allows for that essential core heat, while allowing more fashionable expression through its sleeveless nature. Whether you want to show off your new shirt, or those bulging biceps, the vest is the layering garment we all need.  The Workhorse Vest is a great layering vest, and is also showerproof and windproof.


Depending on the style, a cold weather vest can be worn for a variety of activities, from outdoor sports to casual outings. You can dress it up in Martin Place amongst the financial cowboys with a smart shirt and slacks, or fit right into a street party with short shorts. The Ironbark Vest is a great all round vest with plenty of storage.


A cold weather vest can also be a handsome addition to an outfit, providing warmth and style at the same time. Nothing says timeless like one of the most practical coat types in the world.

Ultimately, whether a cold weather vest is beneficial for you in Australia will depend on your individual needs and preferences, as well as the specific climate and location where you will be using it. However, we can all agree that the vest is a must in anyone’s closet, and will be in style for years to come. Explore our full range of functional and rugged vests

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