The functionality and versatility of quilted vests make them perfect for outdoor activities during the fall and winter months. Their construction provides warmth around the torso while also allowing for more arm movement than a traditional jacket. Outdoor retailers like L.L. Bean and Eddie Bauer, women's wear retailers like Ralph Lauren and even equestrian apparel lines such as Horseware Ireland all offer vests for a variety of applications. Waterproof and breathable shells, generous fill, and a slim fit are all attributes that attract horseback riders, fashionistas, and outdoor workers alike.
Quilted vests are perfect for a retail-inspired look as well as more practical applications. The quilted vest also plays to the layering trend seen in many retail collections, as well as the practical side. It gives the wearer a thin layer of warmth without sacrificing ease of movement. The quilt stitching design is not only fashionable, but also helps to keep the insulation in place for increased durability and longevity. The quilted vest is ideal for custom logo embroidery.
Popular among men and women of all ages, the quilted vest is particularly favored by the active-wear segment, as well as for a retail-inspired look for corporate promotional campaigns.