The Karpos Lastei Vest capitalizes on the secrets of physiology and Italian design. If your core stays warm, your extremities are magically less likely to get cold as well. If you use the right materials, you won’t get bogged down with sweat or bulk. If you go sleeveless, pack-space requirements are kept to a minimum. Karpos took advantage of all these ideas with the Lastei Vest. K-Dry is a durable, waterproof fabric that was strategically placed in high-stress areas such as the neck, shoulders, and hem to seal out the elements. The main front and back panels are K-Shell, a breathable fabric that’s DWR-treated to repel precipitation. Stretchy side-panels hold the front and back halves together with great flexibility and breathability. Yes, vests can be high-tech and good-looking at the same time, kudos Karpos!
|Pockets||Two side-zips and two internal pockets|
|Materials||K-Shell, K-Dry, PrimaLoft Active 40|
|Insulation||K-Synthetic Down Micro, Prima Loft Silver Active 40|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Ski touring, layering, casual|
|Notes||Strategically placed fills|
|Bottom Line||No sleeves, no problems|