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Men's insulated vest that's lightweight, water-repellent, well-suited for layering, and made with CORDURA® fabric.

When it's just cool enough to call for core warmth, this men's vest has you covered with a lightweight and insulated design. The durable CORDURA® fabric shell is lined with smooth nylon, and it has a design that layers well underneath heavier coats in the winter. Designed to make water bead up and roll off, it keeps you dry in a light rain.
  • 1.75-ounce, nylon CORDURA®fabric shell
  • CORDURA® fabric offers resistance to tears, scuffs, and abrasions
  • Quilted nylon lining for easy on and off; 100g Polyester insulation for warmth
  • Rain Defender® durable water repellent (DWR) keeps you dry and moving in light rain
  • Left-chest map pocket
  • Lower snap-button pockets
  • Inner zip and hook-and-loop pockets
  • Drawcord-adjustable droptail hem for added coverage
  • Back length: Large regular: 28"; Large tall: 30"
  • CORDURA® is a trademark of INVISTA for durable fabrics
  • Model height: 6'2"; Chest size: 40.5"; Wearing size M
  • Imported

For over 125 years, Carhartt, Inc. has been committed to offering the finest workwear products and customer service available. We stand behind the quality, craftsmanship, and performance of all our products. We use only the finest materials and apply strict quality control standards to each and every garment and accessory that we sell. Our goal is to ensure your satisfaction with each purchase and provide you the best possible service for years to come.

Since all apparel has an expected service life, this commitment does not cover damage caused by normal wear and tear (including zippers and other hardware), misuse, neglect, or obvious abuse of the garment. Carhartt, Inc. assumes no liability for garments that have had alterations, embroidery, or other ornamentation added to the garment.

Please contact our customer service team for all warranty questions:

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Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low. Iron low heat. Do not dry clean.
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Gilliam Vest

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Rain Defender®

Rain Defender®, Durable water repellent—water beads up and rolls off.

Rain Defender® durable water repellent garments are just as functional and comfortable while fishing, hunting, working, or standing on the sidelines at a football game in a sudden November rain. Water will bead up and roll off your sweatshirt, jacket, overalls, pants, and more, so a little rain won’t stop you from finishing the job without changing your gear.
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CORDURA® FABRIC
Cutting-edge CORDURA fabrics deliver a layer of battle-tested toughness and protection.

CORDURA® fabrics are engineered to deliver battle-tested toughness with best-in-class abrasion and tear resistance. Durability at work.
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PRODUCT FEATURES
Men's insulated vest that's lightweight, water-repellent, well-suited for layering, and made with CORDURA® fabric.
When it's just cool enough to call for core warmth, this men's vest has you covered with a lightweight and insulated design. The durable CORDURA® fabric shell is lined with smooth nylon, and it has a design that layers well underneath heavier coats in the winter. Designed to make water bead up and roll off, it keeps you dry in a light rain.
  • 1.75-ounce, nylon CORDURA®fabric shell
  • CORDURA® fabric offers resistance to tears, scuffs, and abrasions
  • Quilted nylon lining for easy on and off; 100g Polyester insulation for warmth
  • Rain Defender® durable water repellent (DWR) keeps you dry and moving in light rain
  • Left-chest map pocket
  • Lower snap-button pockets
  • Inner zip and hook-and-loop pockets
  • Drawcord-adjustable droptail hem for added coverage
  • Back length: Large regular: 28"; Large tall: 30"
  • CORDURA® is a trademark of INVISTA for durable fabrics
  • Model height: 6'2"; Chest size: 40.5"; Wearing size M
  • Imported
OUR COMMITMENT

For over 125 years, Carhartt, Inc. has been committed to offering the finest workwear products and customer service available. We stand behind the quality, craftsmanship, and performance of all our products. We use only the finest materials and apply strict quality control standards to each and every garment and accessory that we sell. Our goal is to ensure your satisfaction with each purchase and provide you the best possible service for years to come.

Since all apparel has an expected service life, this commitment does not cover damage caused by normal wear and tear (including zippers and other hardware), misuse, neglect, or obvious abuse of the garment. Carhartt, Inc. assumes no liability for garments that have had alterations, embroidery, or other ornamentation added to the garment.

Please contact our customer service team for all warranty questions:

Contact Us

PRODUCT CARE

Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low. Iron low heat. Do not dry clean.

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Like the look, nice and warm and functional
October 23, 2020
Cedar Rapids, IA
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Age:
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Gilliam vest
Nice quality but I expected it to be thicker.
October 22, 2020
Cleveland , OH
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4 weeks ago
Age:
45-54
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Male
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Core protection
Excellent!! Well made and extremely comfortable. Perfect for fall . It keeps my core warm and hot . My arms free to work hard without any restrictions. I love it . Probably will more than likely buy more .
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October 18, 2020
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3 weeks ago
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5 / 5
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Buy one, I promise you’ll have no regrets.
I now own tow of them and they are my go to garment. The warmth combined with the unrestricted freedom from bulk is unbelievable!
October 15, 2020
Las Cruces, NM
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1 month ago
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The vest was perfect as always. My Husband has worn Carhart for over 20 years and he loves all of them.
The vest was perfect as always. My Husband has worn Carhart  for over 20 years.
The vest was perfect as always. My Husband has worn Carhart for over 20 years.
October 15, 2020
Perry, GA
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4 weeks ago
Age:
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Gender:
Male
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Great vest!
Exactly what I wanted -- a quality-made quilted vest that isn't overly bulky. Perfect for fall weather. Size is spot on, and the color is great -- a dark grey that isn't quite black.
October 13, 2020
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Great Vest
This is my second vest. First was a gift from my son last year for Christmas. SO good I had to have a blue one. I bought the second one in Medium and it is more form fitting for under my jackets.
October 12, 2020
Wenatchee, WA
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1 month ago
Age:
65+
Gender:
Male
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5 / 5
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Super Functional Vest
super functional lightweight vest. if you require pockets inside and outside in a warmer packable vest, this is the ticket!
October 8, 2020
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1 month ago
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Great looking vest, just as described. Good fit, comfortable and has excellent pocket placement. Can be worn for most outings.
Great looking vest. Good pocket placement. Would recommend to any buyer.
October 8, 2020
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Fits and looks great.
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Is the insulation primaloft material or equivalent?
A shopper on Apr 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We are not able to compare them, but this style features 100g Polyester insulation for warmth.
does the vest have elastic around the armholes?
kevin k on Dec 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: There is no elastic around the arm holes
What is the chest measurement for a size medium?
A shopper on Dec 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The chest measurement for size medium is 44 inches.
What color is dark cedar?
A shopper on Nov 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Looks like a maroon to me. I didn't order this color myself.
I need help with the colors. Is peat grey or like an army green? And dark cedar, is it brown or maroon?
A shopper on Nov 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Peat Grey
What color is peat?
A shopper on Nov 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: peat is close to kind of faded green grass
Can this vest be embroidered?
A shopper on Aug 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The shop we took them to was hesitant to do it, but they came out fine. We did a small company logo on the right chest.
What color is peat? Is that a brown or black?
A shopper on Aug 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Peat is a Brown/Grey color
Is the Gilliam Vest Wind resistant?
Bluto913 on Jul 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This style will not be wind resistant.
how is the sizing?
Do they run big.
Ima 2xl do I need one size smaller or can I stick to my normal size?
A shopper on Feb 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No! I think it runs the size as is.
I always wear a Medium and it fits good. I’m not one to wear anything baggy, especially being a union carpenter. That can be dangerous! I like my clothes just the right size, but that’s me.
Can you put the collar down?
A shopper on Nov 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes the collar can be folded down or left up. My husband wears his everyday & layers it depending upon how cold the day is
Is this vest too bulky to wear under a coat such as Carhartt's Traditional Arctic Quilt Lined Coat?
David A on Nov 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No it is not to bulky to wear as a mid-layer. it is not puffy like the Michelin man.
Is this vest too bulky to wear under a coat, such as Carhartt's Sandstone Traditional Coat/Arctic Quilt Lined?
A shopper on Nov 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The vest I bought for my husband It is not bulky but I still think it’s not ideal to wear under a coat. It’s light /thin typically he’ll wear it with a thick flannel and what not. Hope this sort of helps.
When are you getting more orange vests in for sale?
Road Warrior on Aug 24, 2018
Are they true to size?
A shopper on Jan 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: These vest are true to size. The collar is supposed to fit snug around the neck, to keep the air out. But if you are planning on using it as an outer layering piece , you may consider a size larger. I prefer for it to fit snug around my neck. Thankyou
what is the back length of the 2XL (Regular) Gilliam vest?
DR MAHMOUD A on Dec 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 29 inches.
what is the back length of the Large Gilliam vest?
A shopper on Nov 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is about 28."
Is the vest reflective (orange color) - would it be good to wear in order to be seen while walking at dusk or dawn?
Laura E on Nov 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is not a reflective vest.