Quilted vests are in high demand for the fall. The days are shortening and the weather is finally cooling off, and that means layering options are in order. One style that has proved consistently popular is the lightweight vest. Many are made of soft fleece or quilted polyester, fitted for warmth without the bulk, and chock-full of performance features. They’re ideal for evening football games and campfires, and early mornings on the golf course or out on the lake. One of our favorite supplier’s best-selling items is the Whistler Light Down Vest (shown above) with an 80% down and 20% feather fill, and a water-repellent and down-proof shell. We’re finding that the most popular quilted vests, such as this one, are lightweight, very soft and can be packed easily for versatility during travel. Designers prefer a high down content and lightweight fabrics with a high stitch count for the shell, ones that are down-proof and provide a superior wind- and water-resistant finish. High-count fabric is also an optimal canvas for embroidery and heat transfers.