I bought my Alpha vest last winter and love it. Its light-weight, packable design combines with the wind-breaking, warm, breathable fabrics to make it one of my go-to layering pieces in cooler temps. I also like that it doesn’t scream cycling gear, so it can be worn for a variety of activities, including but not limited to hiking, skiing, snowshoeing or just running errands. The Alpha vest comes in both women’s and men’s versions, and a variety of colors. So consider ditching your nylon yellow wind vest and checking out Garneau’s versatile Alpha vest.