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Costco Puffy Vest....

...is back in stock.

I've had this 32 Degree brand vest for a couple of years and like it a lot. It is lightweight, very inexpensive and packs beautifully. I took it to Paris last March and layered this with a Dri-fit quarter zip and waterproof rain jacket for really good weather coverage. I've been wearing it on the plane (when it's cold, lol!) as it makes a nice pillow.

Price isn't showing now but I think it's $16.99.

https://www.costco.com/.product.100473598.html?&EMID=B2C_2019_0701_TechDays

Just what you need when there is a heat wave in Europe, lol!!

Posted by
375 posts

I love my packable down vest. So versatile for spring and fall layering! That's a great price!

Posted by
502 posts

Thank you for posting this. The one I have is several years old, started to get tiny holes in it and the "stuffing" is starting to stick out. I take it to Europe every year. I've checked Costco's website from time to time, but didn't know it was back in stock. Just ordered one..

Thanks again

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9706 posts

Sue, I've been looking for it too! I noticed it on the email ad I got today and went right there. Mine's 2 years old, and yes, I've lost a feather or two, too. But the price is excellent! The one I got 2 years ago is gray so not sure which color to get this time. On the previous years there were some complaints about the colors not being true on the website so maybe I'll check the local Costco next week to see if they are in stock.

I'm sure it's perfect for a FL winter day, hahaha. I do remember those altho I find it's perfect for active winter wear when it's cold - great for shoveling snow!

Posted by
8767 posts

Thanks for sharing. It looks like this years vests are not down filled. I wonder how warm they are.

Posted by
2018 posts

Thanks, Pam. That's a terrific price and I love anything with diagonal lines-flattering. Now, what color.....Oh, and price listed now at $16.99, just as you said.

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9706 posts

Oops! I didn't notice that Andrea! Thanks for posting that. I will still go for it with polyfill.

Posted by
369 posts

Just got a new one at our local Costco. Orion Blue which is a periwinkle blue color. Still squishes down to a quart-size ziplock no matter what it’s filled with, and oh so warm.

Posted by
502 posts

Pam - I ordered the blue one. I also didn't read about it not being down filled.

Hubby and I also have a home in the mountains of North Carolina, so I get a lot of wear out of it.

Posted by
638 posts

Thanks, Pam! Last evening I bought two of the vests at my Costco warehouse. Couldn't decide between the gray and blue/green so got both. Warehouse price here is $15.99 each; as noted above it's $16.99 online. Each vest comes with its own stuff sack. Very smoosh-able. Sweet!

Edited to add: I just went online because there's a color/size of this vest that my warehouse was out of (or at least I couldn't find it on the table). They are having a "buy $50 get $10 off" online deal right now that applies to this vest. I ordered the vest I wanted and other stuff that totaled about $51, and the system discounted the order by $10. Nice! (I'll probably return at least one of these vests; I want to see how the different sizes work with the clothes I want to wear them with. May lose that $10 credit depending on what I return, but we'll see.)

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9706 posts

Suz, good to hear they are in your local warehouse. I'm headed to mine on Friday (40 miles away so usually have lunch with a good travel friend and darn her hide, she's been in Paris) so I'll check them out in person just to see the colors. I am a plus size so they usually don't have the XXL but I can see what the colors look like.

Sue, yes, much more use out of it in NC than FL. In the days of yore I remember winters in West Central FL strawberry country where it never got to freezing.

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44 posts

Just bought one last week at our local Costco for 15.99. So cute! I went against my usual tendencies and bought an actual color -- it's a purply light violet shade. It took a lot of willpower to not but black or gray, but I think I'll be very happy with it. Super lightweight, too, and I love that it folds into its own pocket.

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358 posts

Just keep in mind, while a fantastic price, the baffles (channels where the down is trapped) are not fully filled, this is how 32 Degree's is able to keep their prices low, which means, you may end-up with cold-spots. They also use heavier fabrics than what you'd find with a traditional outdoor brand.

Another low-cost option which I've found some great gems is Uniqlo. They aren't everywhere in the US but, if one is near you, there's a number of apparel pieces which have been favorites of various travel writers seeking value clothing options.

Posted by
2913 posts

Polyfill is much more humane than down anyway.

Posted by
9706 posts

I didn't have any trouble with cold spots in my vest over the winter but I'm aware shifting can happen with cheaper items. I used it for my go-to for shoveling snow and it was great.

For under $20 it's way better than I thought it might be.

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2645 posts

Thanks for this post on the Costco vest. I just picked one up as a layer for my trip this fall. Solved the problem of a much bulkier item that I had considered bringing.