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Down Quilt Materials

Synthetic Quilt Materials

Whitney Down Jacket Kit

Maxima Jacket Kit

Minima Vest Kit

Kinsman Pullover Kit

Liberty Ridge Shell Kit

Liberty Ridge Pants Kit

Down Quilt Materials

Minima Vest Kit

Size Chest
XS 36-38"
S 38"
M 41"
L 44"
XL 47"
XXL 50"

* Size S, 0.8 oz shell and liner

** The Minima instructions are online and a printed copy is not included with the kit.

Ski Patrol Red
Steel Gray
Classic Blue

Product ID: MG157    Category:Kits, Fabric, and Materials-Kits

Description:  AYCE designed the Minima Vest with two main characteristics: minimum weight and bulk. With a finished weight as low as 4.5 oz*, the Minima Vest adds core loft while needing just 150 cc's of pack real estate. You decide how it best compliments your hiking style: wear it while hiking, use it to bulk up the loft of other items in colder weather, under your shell or in your sleeping bag... it'll be your go-to piece in all conditions. Plus making it yourself increases your self-reliance and liberates you from the aggressive marketing and high prices of commercial gear.

Every aspect of the Minima Vest has been designed for your success. Take a look at what you get with the kit:
  • Detailed online instructions** with 18 pictures. The Minima's streamlined construction is the best introduction to synthetic insulated apparel.
  • A full sized pattern including all seam allowances and design details
  • Your choice of shell and liner fabrics
  • A warm, durable layer of 3.0 oz Primaloft
  • Athletic and Relaxed Fit options on every pattern
  • Everything you need for the project except for thread, needles, and a sewing machine.
  • Phone and email support if you run into any snags

Join the growing ranks of hikers that make their own gear with Thru-Hiker's Minima Vest kit. We know you can do it!

Minima Vest Kit: M90 Fabric- $59.95
M90 is a 20d mini ripstop weighing 1.0 oz/yd2.
Minima Vest Kit: M50 FAbric- $69.95
M50MR is a 10d mini ripstop weighing 0.7oz/yd2
Customize your insulation- $6.50