Men's Utility Wool Vest Zip Front Closure

We first started making this practical wool Utility Vest for rail conductors back in the 1800s. Though ® added some modern conveniences, like a zipper, a touch of nylon, and pockets for mobile devices, almost 200 years later, not much about this vest has changed. it's exceptionally warm, breathable, and distinctive as a layering piece. Adjustable back strap. Trim cut. Available in Woolrich Hunt Plaid.


  • Center front zipper closure
  • Adjustable back strap
  • Dropped back hem
  • 80% wool, 20% nylon washable wool, 14.75 oz.
  • Machine-wash
  • Imported
240 Reviews
  • 5
    The vest that I was looking for!

    Posted on Apr 21st 2019

    I enjoy the way this vest feels and looks. Warm yet breathable and thin as an under layer or perfect as a light outer layer. It is not sized to fit baggy, rather just right. I am 5' 9"" 136 lbs. and the medium is just right over a shirt or sweater. I would not size down if you are unsure. Classic plaid looks great.

  • 4
    Nice but runs smaller than older versions

    Posted on Apr 10th 2019

    I had one of these vests in men's small in South Carolina that I bought probably 15 to 20 years ago and it fit great. I didn't have much opportunity to wear it so I gave it away before a move across country to Washington. I have missed that vest so I ordered a new one. Unfortunately the small is now cut differently and it was way too small in the hip area. So disappointed. I returned it.

  • 5
    Another great Woollrich product!

    Posted on Feb 23rd 2019

    Classic style, well made, warm, good fit!

  • 5
    A staple in cool weather seasons.

    Posted on Feb 2nd 2019

    From hunting game to stacking or splitting wood; this fit is tried & true. My go-to for everything from walks to hikes-in the wild or around the block. Stands up to the cold to keep the core cozy warm.

  • 5
    I would buy this product again.

    Posted on Feb 1st 2019

    I use this home when working outside on cold days or even on daily outings.

  • 5
    Quality material and well made.

    Posted on Jan 12th 2019

    Another layer when out in the cold weather.

  • 5
    Tailored enough for a women's frame.

    Posted on Jan 9th 2019

    Most men's vests are boxy. This vest tapers perfectly to my frame. I wear a woman's M. I bought this vest in a small.

  • 5
    Best But!

    Posted on Nov 4th 2018

    Great looking, lightweight warmth. Distinctive too!

  • 5
    Fantastic Vest

    Posted on Oct 21st 2018

    Great classic vest. I'm 6'2"" 195 lbs. and the Large fits perfectly. Refined for its style; I've worn it to the office with a shirt and tie. Highly recommended.