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Men's Frontier Travel Vest

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Our Frontier Vest is a rugged, multi-pocketed vest for the adventurous traveller or outdoor professional.

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Colour: Willow
  • Willow
The Full Story+

Offering a range of storage option which could best be described as “extensive”, our Frontier Vest is a rugged and extremely practical vest for the adventurous traveller or outdoor professional.

There are two chest pockets, two hand pockets, four zipped security pockets and two waist pockets.

In short, there’s plenty of space for camera lenses, tools, torches, notebooks, fishing tackle or essential survival kit.

It’s made from a hardwearing, tear-resistant polyamide with our Durable Water Repellency™ finish. So, it tough enough for the demanding use – and it’ll shrug off the occasional shower.

The Frontier Vest – a place for everything and everything in its place.

Fabric: 100% polyamide.

 
Lightweight - Weight: 440g
Lightweight - Weight: 440g

We were the original lightweight revolutionaries. Back in the 1970’s we realised that cutting weight without losing performance meant that you can take less and do more. Everything we make is engineered to achieve this.

Packable - Pack Size: 1100ml
Packable - Pack Size: 1100ml

Low pack size is a benefit whether you’re packing for a day’s walking or for the trip of a lifetime. We continually scrutinise fabric specification and garment construction to minimise the packed size of our clothing. The actual pack size is tested and listed.

Fast Drying - Drying Time: 4 hours
Fast Drying - Drying Time: 4 hours

All Rohan clothing is designed to be very fast drying – as much a benefit for unexpected downpours as anything else. It’s easy to wash and often needs no ironing. Almost all garments will dry overnight, meaning you can take less with you. We test every item and list its drying time.

DURABLE WATER REPELLENCY™

Our DWR ™ finish is an advanced treatment which dramatically increases the water repellency of our fabrics. On its own, it offers a useful level of shower resistance; used in conjunction with our Barricade™ technology, it reduces the tendency of the face fabric to wet out and maximizes breathability.

DYNAMIC MOISTURE CONTROL™

DMC™ is a wicking treatment that rapidly spreads the moisture our bodies create across the surface area of a garment. This can be achieved through the technical construction of the garment or by a performance coating and ensures that the garment dries more quickly, encourages evaporative heat loss and helps you stay cooler and more comfortable for longer.

4 Secure Pockets

Losing the odd bit or bob when you’re close to home is rarely an issue, but losing car hire keys, passport, phone or wallet becomes more important than ever in a far off land. That’s why lots of thought goes into safer pockets – deeper, zipped and hidden.

Features at a Glance+
  • Rugged, multi-pocketed travel vest.
  • FABRIC: 100% polyamide.
  • Durable Water Repellent™ finish keeps the rain off in light showers.
  • Two drop in chest pockets with concealed snaps.
  • Two hand pockets.
  • Two zipped waist pockets.
  • Two waist patch pockets with concealed snaps.
  • Two zipped internal pockets.
  • Full-length front zip.
  • Waist adjustment tabs.
  • Chin guard.
  • Durable.
  • Packable.
  • Quick drying.
  • Easy to wash.
  • Crease resistant.
Technologies+

DURABLE WATER REPELLENCY™

Our DWR ™ finish is an advanced treatment which dramatically increases the water repellency of our fabrics. On its own, it offers a useful level of shower resistance; used in conjunction with our Barricade™ technology, it reduces the tendency of the face fabric to wet out and maximizes breathability.

DYNAMIC MOISTURE CONTROL™

DMC™ is a wicking treatment that rapidly spreads the moisture our bodies create across the surface area of a garment. This can be achieved through the technical construction of the garment or by a performance coating and ensures that the garment dries more quickly, encourages evaporative heat loss and helps you stay cooler and more comfortable for longer.

4 Secure Pockets

Losing the odd bit or bob when you’re close to home is rarely an issue, but losing car hire keys, passport, phone or wallet becomes more important than ever in a far off land. That’s why lots of thought goes into safer pockets – deeper, zipped and hidden.

Size Guide+
Smart, crease-resistant, quick-drying travel shirt.
Vest length 27.5"/70cm
Measurement based on Men's Medium

Mens Frontier Vest

SMLXLXXL
Chest
Inches36-3839-4142-4445-4748-50
CM91-9699-104107-112115-120122-127
Mens Size Guide
Reviews+

What People are Saying

★★★★★
★★★★★
This product has a Rating of 3.5 / 5

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Steve Bell
Age: 41-45
Purpose: Temple touring, volcano climbing and jungle trekking in South East Asia.
Length you've had item: Recently purchased - have used it and am very impressed with it.

Very Effective In Hot And Humid Conditions

★★★★★

The Frontier Vest works very well in hot and humid conditions such as South East Asia. I used this vest for a temple tour of Java and Bali and it was very breathable and kept me cool in some extreme temperatures and high humidity.

This vest is made from polyamide and is very strong – I clambered over rocks and through a jungle and it remained undamaged. It has a Durable Water Repellent finish which keeps water out during light rain, although it would not keep you dry during monsoon conditions. It is under 450g in weight so is very easy to pack into a suitcase or rucksack. And it dries very quickly after washing – a couple of hours and you can wear it again.

The best feature of this vest is the vast amount of storage space available. There are ten pockets in total, including four which have a zip for extra security. There is so much room for items that I usually do not need a bag or rucksack – everything I need fits in the vest.

There are waist adjustment tabs so it can be made tighter at the bottom, and a high chin guard which protects you from the sun and also from wind if you are at a higher altitude. The chin guard was very effective for climbing volcanoes in East Java.

I also have the Frontier Jacket – very useful in cooler or more changeable weather conditions.

Alan Cooper
Age: 61-65
Purpose: Travel jacket
Length you've had item: 2 years

Frontier Vest Review

★★☆☆☆

I bought this about 2 yers ago as a replacement for my very old (15year+) Convey Vest (It was called something else back then). I change to the Frontier vest because of the full zip up to the neck. My main reason for using both of my vests is for travel. I loved my old Convey vest going through airports with its 3 vertical zip/hook and loop pockets for passport, cash , itinerary and tickets. For me having a vest with these pockets beats a bag anytime on the security front. The two chest pockets had hook and loop closures which could be fastened with 1 hand, would store my iPhone and glasses, one each pocket, easily.

However the Frontier Vest only has only 1 vertical zip pocket now. The chest pockets are so large that my glasses fall down to the bottom and get stuck. The opening to these pockets is so large and the hook and loop closure so small that my glasses occasionally fall out when I bend over. The require two hands to close these pockets and often look droopy and baggy with something in them. A really poor design in m opinion.

The very large side pockets are great for storing stuff and the hidden zippered being the hook and loop from pocket is also great. But the pockets are so high on the side that it requires one to dislocate the arm to get inside them easily and often requires me to use 2 hands, one to open the pocket and one to get inside it. The old equivalent tot he Convey Vest was much neater than this although the pockets were smaller. I notice the the new Convey vest has these same problems in its design.

I will buy another one unless the design changes and in fact I have stopped wearing my Frontier Vest for travel and reverted to a sling bag instead. It is not convenient fiddling around with pockets to get inside them when going through security with my hands full.

I am looking for an alternative from another source. The quality is great but fitness for my purpose is poor.

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