Stormforce Short Sleeve Vest
Men’s Kaiwaka Stormforce Short Sleeve Vest
Here’s a practical alternative to our Stormforce sleeveless vest. It harnesses all the same garment technology, but has short sleeves for extra protection from the elements. You could feasibly call it a short sleeve jacket, but it actually has more in common with a fleece vest.
The goal here is to provide you with core warmth, which is essential when you’re outdoors in late autumn, winter and spring. There’s science behind this: When your torso (core) is warm, your body is happy to provide blood to your extremities, i.e. your hands and feet. When your core is cold, it keeps blood circulating around your internal organs and brain. They always get priority over hands and feet. So the best solution for surviving low temperatures is keeping your core warm. Our outdoor short sleeve vest for men does that brilliantly.
Farmers’ clothing that understands New Zealand’s climate
Kaiwaka Clothing wet weather gear is built for the worst Kiwi weather. When a persistent storm blows in from the north, the rain arrives in torrents – horizontally. Rainfall greater than 100 mm in 24 hours is pretty common in New Zealand. That’s why this short sleeve outdoor vest for men is constructed with an outer layer of 100% waterproof ripstop fabric and an inner liner of advanced Sherpa fleece fabric that’s both warm and breathable.
Design features that make our short sleeve winter vest a winner
To develop the best weather-proof clothing for farmers and other outdoor workers, our design teams spend time in the field. Literally. By getting to grips with New Zealand’s most extreme outdoor working conditions, they’ve come up with features that give our garments the edge.
A great example of this is the high collar on this waterproof short sleeve vest. It’s tall enough to fit under a helmet; kind of like a built-in scarf. Pockets are also a stand-out feature for our farmer’s short sleeved vest – there are four zip pockets for digital devices, sunscreen and other survival essentials; and four larger multi-purpose waist pockets for bits of number eight wire and pieces of string, in case you need to harness some Kiwi ingenuity on the job. You don’t get that kind of detail with your average fleece or oilskin vest!
An unbeatable list of outdoor clothing features
- Outer layer of 100% waterproof ripstop fabric for durability and long life
- Inner Sherpa fleece lining that’s warm and breathable
- Heavy duty two-way zipper – have the top down or bottom up, depending on conditions
- High collar that fits under a helmet and protects the face against the elements
- Four top pockets with zip closure for phones, wallets etc
- Four multi-purpose waist pockets
- Reflector tape for extra visibility and safety
- Longer at the back for extra warmth and rear-end weather protection
- Comfortable and waterproof internal wrist cuffs in sleeves