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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

$79.99 – $89.99

Style #102286
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    COLOR: Black


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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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Try a vest!
Ordered for our son, he mentioned that he might like a vest. He had never worn one. He decided he liked it. He has the jacket in the same color which he really likes. So now the vest is part of his wardrobe.
February 3, 2020
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I plan on purchasing another Gilliam Vest in a different color
The vest is made well, I like the vest because it is form fitting and not bulky
This review was collected as part of a promotion
January 30, 2020
Portsmouth, NH
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1 year ago
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20-24
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I should have returned it and went up a size.
January 29, 2020
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Finally a perfect vest!
This vest is everything they said it would be and I am highly satisfied. Perfect fit, I'm 5'4 with broad chest and shoulders so I ordered 3x which was on target. lightweight and not bulky. I could sleep in it.
January 25, 2020
TULALIP, WA
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Would recommend. Looks great on him.
January 22, 2020
Delta , OH
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I loved it very light weight
January 21, 2020
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Warm but thin and ready for layering. Great vest
January 19, 2020
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Stylish and warm
very nice vest. runs a little large. keeps warm well
This review was collected as part of a promotion
January 19, 2020
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Perfect for colder seasons
Nice and warm. Fits great and doesn’t limit range of motion in your arms so you can perform any type of work.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
January 18, 2020
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
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Great vest
I love this vest. It’s essential in layering with this WNY winter. Thanks again Carhartt
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January 16, 2020
Amherst, NY
Purchased
1 month ago
Age:
35-44
Gender:
Male
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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?
David F 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.
What is the length on the small front and back and chest measurement? Trying to figure out if this will fit my small framed son at 5'4"
A shopper on Oct 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The small has a center back length of 27 inches and the chest measures about 40 inches from the armhole. The front length is 26.25 inches from the highest point of the shoulder.
How does this vest compare to the 101448?
Tony P on Mar 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is the updated version. They are made of the same material and appear the same. The only difference is that style # 102286 is going to be a little bit longer.
How would the length compare for this vest between a Large tall compared to a Regular XL?
A shopper on Dec 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Large tall measures 30 inches from the center back collar to the bottom of the vest and XL regular measures 29 inches.
How many ounces does this vest weigh?
jon l on Dec 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The vest ranges between .7 lbs to .925 lbs, depending on the size.
how do I return this vest?
A shopper on Dec 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The link for our return policy is below:

http://www.carhartt.com/content/shipping-returns-policy
How many pockets on the inside Pockets large enough for a 38 pistol?
A shopper on Nov 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There are two pockets on the inside. The zippered one on the left inside chest would fit a snub nose or a .380, but it would conceal very poorly. I put tools in the pockets during tasks while working, but the weight pulls down the best conspicuously.
does this vest snag easily?
A shopper on Nov 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. It is extremely lightweight and very comfortable. I wish they made it in more colors, I'd buy several of them.
what are the washing instructions?
A shopper on Nov 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Machine Wash Cold, Do Not Bleach, Tumble Dry Low, Iron - Low Heat, Do Not Dry Clean
How does this compare to the camo quick duck for warmth?
A shopper on Nov 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You may be referring to our Quick Duck Camo Vest Style 101686, which is considered warmer than Style 102286. The link for this item is below:

http://www.carhartt.com/products/carhartt-vests/Quick-Duck-Camo-Vest-101686
Is this vest loud? Does the cordura make that "swooshy" sound when you move? I'm thinking about wearing this vest hunting
Mat R on Nov 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There is a slight noise as this is a heavy duty nylon.
What is the source of this product?
A shopper on Aug 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This product is imported.