Down Vest Mens

The Cactus Down Vest - like the jacket but with no arms.

Availability: In stock

NZD $479.00

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IMPORTANT: Down Jackets are usually made to order, if we have the colour and size you want in stock, we'll send it out straight away, otherwise they can take 7-9 weeks to make. Please call us to check availability and to place an order, 0800 122 682.

Down vests are a 'must have' in New Zealand for the winter. They're pretty much a uniform in the South Island. They're not cheap and when you buy one you want it to last. You don't want to have to worry about brushing past a tree or holding a pile of firewood and the fabric tearing. This is why we thought that we should take on the challenge to make a tougher down vest. And we did!

We've done some wear testing by performing some the normal day to day activities of a typical kiwi bloke/lady and had some good results. Check out the video under the 'media' tab. Although we wouldn't recommend intentionally doing these activites in your new down jacket, it will definitely withstand a bit of rough and tumble. 

• Cactus WTF-2 (220 denier nylon face fabric) 

• Adjustable and removable hood

• 750 loft white european goose down. Ethically harvested, sourced from Germany

• Nylon taffeta lining

• Two internal chest pockets, two external (fleece lined) hand pockets


Outer: Cactus WTF-2 (220 denier nylon face fabric) 

Lining: Nylon taffeta 

Fill: 750 loft white european goose down. Ethically harvested, sourced from Germany.

Colours: Black, Olive or Steel Blue

Packs down to: Size Medium - 15cm X 14cm X 17cm = 3.5L


  • Brush dirt from the product while still dry
  • Hand wash in a warm water using a non-detergent soap or specific down-washing product - preferably one that's nice to the earth
  • Rinse well
  • Drip dry inside out. Then a tennis ball in low heat dryer is good to totally dry it out and the ball breaks up down clumps
  • Close zips while washing (they'll last longer), you can also lightly oil or wax zips periodically to increase their lifespan




The bestReview by Patrick
Can't recommend this vest enough. For some extra money on top of a huffer or Kathmandu puffer you are literally getting twice the product with a life time warranty. Unbeatable value. My only issue is the wait time and the sizing is definitely a bit smaller than usual. I would order one size bigger than your standard sizing. Would order 100 times over, not that I'm ever going to need to. (Posted on 4/08/18)

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