Limited Edition


  • 7DS Ripstop 0.67oz/yd Shell
  • 10d Taffeta 0.68oz/yd Liner
  • 900fp Goose Down
  • YKK #3C Ultralight Zipper

Fill and Weight Specs:

Weight (oz) Fill Total
Medium 1.8 4.0
Large 2.0 4.5
XL 2.2 4.9

Sizing Charts:

Size (in) Md Lg XL
Chest 40 43 46
Waist 33 36 40
Hips 41 44 47
Size (cm) Md Lg XL
Chest 101 109 117
Waist 84 91 102
Hips 103 112 119

What to measure:

Chest - Under your arms around the widest part of your chest.

Waist - Your waist line around where your pants sit.

Hips - Around your hips about 4 inches below your waist measurement.

The BlackRock Vest

Check out the latest Review by Captain Berz over at While our vest my not be stocked this holiday season we've got a good number of them on the trail racking up the miles. Look for our next release and redesign this coming spring. We are working to make this a product that is stocked year around. Next year's focus will expand on the 7DS siliconized shell with attention to durability and high warmth to weight ratio.

Designed by: Jessie Wolff

At one full ounce lighter than most UL vests it will pack anywhere and with more fill there is simply no better base layer than the Black Rock Vest. A mid-weight style with an ultralight weight boasting over 2 inches of loft this ultralight vest packs the heat. The Black Rock Vest is a simple elegant design with only the elements you need to look good and keep warm.

The second piece in our "S-Series" gear the vest is made with a 7DS ripstop shell. This waterproof material and will shed the rain and keep moisture out while retaining loft when worn as an outer layer or used in wet conditions. The vest is not waterproof but the material itself does an amazing job compared to a DWR coated nylon in addition to adding more warmth for less weight. The vests includes pockets finished with top quality stretch binding and the zipper is the lightest toughest YKK coil zipper available.

List Price: $240
Availability: Version 3.0 Coming in 2015

Update: November 27th, 2014

Our 7DS Version 2.0 vest is no longer stocked. We've focused this year on mitts, clava's and our newest BlackRock Gear Sport Pack. We hope to bring our vest and new items into the shop in 2015.

We are sorry we don't have stock of the vest this year, but as a small shop we've only got enough time to focus on making a small set of super kick ass gear. New materials are on the horizon and slated to be in the shop this spring. Emails us with ideas and requests. Prototypes will most likely start coming off the shop floor in March/April.

Free shipping on all US orders.

International orders cost an additional $25-$50 based on location to include insurance and tracking. This cost will be determined after initial purchase and I will email you with the shipping estimates then invoice that cost. I am happy to refund any purchase that we cannot find an affordable shipping method. I'm sorry I don't have exact numbers but costs have increased again and shipping options have been eliminated or become unreliable. I will work with everyone to get you the lowest price on shipping international as long as it includes tracking and insurance. Thanks -Evan


Size large is our most common size fitting most people. For a quick measurement check your waist and chest. A chest measurement around 40" to 45" and a waist around 34-38" should fit nicely.

We don't currently offer a women's or unisex cut. The vests is a form fitting athletic cut and is designed to be worn over your base layers such as a Merino Wool long sleeve yet under your shell or other outer layers. This years run is more durable and weather resistant and can be worn as an outer layer then work in under your jacket or shell when conditions get bad.


We are happy to accept exchanges and returns on all new/unused pieces. All that we ask is you contact support and set up to mail the piece back to us. Once received we will exchange or refund your order. International returns may include additional shipping fees for exchanges.