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Travel Vest

Item 626870

Travel Vest: This high-performance, wrinkle-resistant vest dries quickly and offers plenty of pockets to hold your ID, keys, money and more. Front and back princess seams and feminine tucks at the collar provide flattering shape. Handwarmer pockets – one with a hidden security zip pocket – and two chest pockets with snap closures. UPF50+ sun protection.
  • Poly/spandex
  • Machine wash
  • Imported
  • Lengths: (M, P) 27½" long; (Plus) 28½" long
Women's Sizes
Men's Sizes
Do you know your acetate from a hole in the ground? Your gussets from your grommets? If not, here's a list of the more commonly used textile words and terms that you'll see in our catalog. For more information or clarification, you can call us at: 1-800-770-3387

ACETATE - A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in appearance.

ACRYLIC - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: wrinkle resistance; low moisture absorbency and quick-drying; provides warmth yet lightweight, soft and resilient.

ALPACA - The fleece from an Alpaca, a cousin to the llama. Alpaca fleece is similar in characteristics to wool, but softer, silkier and more lustrous.

BANDED COLLAR - A shirt without a fold-over collar; there is only the band at the neck.

BARTACK - A close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth in order to reinforce at a point of concentrated strain (e.g. belt loop or patch pocket corner).

BASKET WEAVE - A variation of the plain weave in which two or more threads weave alike in both warp (down) and filling (across) directions, joined in the regular order of the plain weave. So named for the basket-like pattern of the weave.

BATIK - A method of resist dyeing which employs wax as the resist. The pattern is covered with wax, and the fabric is then dyed: the wax patterns will not take the dye. The wax is removed after dyeing by boiling the fabric or applying solvent. The fabric is often streaked where the dye has gone through cracks in the wax. Batik dyeing originated in Indonesia.

BESOM - A narrow piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; can be single besom, one side of pocket opening or double besom, both sides.

BOX PLEAT - Two small, back to back outward facing pleats that have a box- like appearance. On shirts, box pleats are positioned in the center back at the bottom of the yoke to allow ease of movement in the shoulders and arms.

BROADCLOTH - A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp yarn (down). The cloth is usually mercerized, and has a soft, firm finish.

BRUSHING - A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.

BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR - Having buttonholes on the collar points so they fasten to the shirt.

CAMP COLLAR - A one-piece collar that lays flat, part of the shirt also lays flat to create a notch. Also called a Convertible Collar or Notched Collar.

CANVAS - A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together). Characteristics: very hard-wearing, generally water-resistant.

CASHMERE - The fleece that comes from a Cashmere goat. These animals roam at high elevations (10,000 - 15,000 ft.), hence their very warm, soft fleece. Garments made with cashmere are normally more expensive because of limited yield (one goat produces only 4 ounces of fleece a year).

CHAMBRAY - A general class of plain weave, usually cotton, made with a colored warp (down) and white filling (across). Most often made using blue and white, but also available in stripes, checks and figured patterns.

COMBING - The removal of short fibers or noils from material so that the resulting yarn be composed of larger fibers. The comb straightens and arranges them in parallel order.

CORDUROY - A strong, durable fabric with cotton ground and vertical cut-pile stripes (wales) formed by an extra system of filling yarns. The foundation of the fabric can be either a plain or twill weave. Of all cotton fabrics, corduroy is the warmest because its wales form an insulated cushion of air.

COTTON - A vegetable fiber consisting of unicellular hairs attached to the seed of the cotton plant. The normal color of cotton is light to dark cream, and its chemical composition is almost pure cellulose. A distinct feature of the mature fiber is its spirality or twist. In fabrics, cotton makes for strong, versatile, cool-wearing and comfortable garments.

CREPE - A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment, special weaves and embossing.

DART - A tuck in the fabric that is sewn. It is used to define the shape of a garment making a two dimensional piece of fabric into a three-dimensional garment. Darts are usually seen where the body curves: bust, waist, hip.

DENIM - A well-known basic cotton or blended fabric in a right- or left-hand woven twill. Generally, the warp (down) is dyed blue with a white filling (across). Also called "dungaree."

DOBBY - A general term for a fabric woven on a special dobby loom, which allows the weaving of small, geometric figures. These patterns are beyond the range of simple looms, yet too limited to be produced economically by Jacquard loom. A dobby weave can be distinguished from a plain weave by its more ornate and intricate woven appearance.

FLANNEL - Generally, a cotton or wool fabric, napped on one or both sides (usually both), then bleached, dyed or printed, and brushed or rerun through the napping machine to revive the nap. Flannel fabrics are very soft and cozy.

FLEECE - 1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt). 2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.

GARMENT DYEING - The garment is first produced, then the complete garment is dyed.

GARMENT WASH - The garment is constructed and then washed to soften the fabric and minimize shrinkage.

GAUGE - A measurement used in knitted garments that reflects the size of the needles used to knit the garment. The larger the gauge, the smaller the needle - therefore, the finer the knit.

GORE - Vertical panels in a skirt or dress; enhances the fit of a garment.

GROMMET - Little air holes reinforced with metal ring, usually on jackets, hats or shoes to allow ventilation.

GROSGRAIN - A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.

GUSSET - A triangular piece of fabric inserted into a garment to improve the fit or for reinforcement (e.g. on the sleeve of a jacket under the arm to allow for extra layering).

HERRINGBONE TWILL - A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.

HOLLYWOOD WAISTBAND - The waistband is the same piece of fabric as the rest of the garment. Advantages are that it has a smooth silhouette making the transition from hip to waist more gradual.

JACQUARD - A system of weaving which, because of a pattern-making mechanism of great versatility, permits the production of very ornate, complex woven designs. This type of weaving is used for tapestry, figured necktie and dress fabric, and figured patterns on knit goods (sweaters).

JERSEY - A generic term for a plain knitted fabric; its principal distinction is that it is not a fabric with a distinct rib (e.g. T-shirt fabric).

KNIT - Knit fabrics are made up of a series of interlocking loops that result in a flexible construction. All knits have some stretch.

LINEN - One of the oldest textile fibers known. Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine, strong, cool-wearing properties. It drapes away from the skin rather than clinging to it. In knitwear, linen is combined with other natural or synthetic fibers for improved strength and resiliency.

MERCERIZATION - A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution. This later is neutralized in acid. The process causes a permanent swelling of the fiber, thus increasing its luster.

NYLON - The generic term for man-made fibers composed of polyamides derived from coal and petroleum. Characteristics: high strength, elasticity, low water absorption and quick-drying.

OMBRE - A color effect woven into the fabric that has gradual changes in shade from light to dark, generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.

PIGMENT DYEING - A process in which a specific type of dye is applied to the surface of a fabric, then after one washing it fades into a softer color. The color will slowly continue to fade with age. Pigment dyed products from TravelSmith are prewashed and will not harm other garments during washing after they've been washed once.

PLACKET - An opening with fabric piecing and buttons or snaps on a garment that facilitates dressing. Plackets can be at the neck of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or the waist of a skirt or pair of pants.

PLEATS - Small tucks in clothing to allow for extra room and ease of movement. Pleats can be seen at the waist of pants or skirts, the cuff of a sleeve, the waist or bust area of a blouse or dress.

POLYESTER - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: crease-resistance, quick-drying, great shape retention, high strength, abrasion resistance and easy care.

PRINTING - Applying color(s) in definite, repeated patterns of fabric by any one of a number of printing methods. Color is deposited in thick paste form and treated with steam or chemicals to cause it to migrate into or adhere to textile material. The design is not woven into the cloth but stamped in after the cloth is woven or knit.

RAMIE - A strong, soft fiber yielded by the inner bark of the Ramie plant. The fiber is white, soft, lustrous and slightly coarser than flax (linen) when degummed and bleached. Ramie fabrics are strong, smooth and durable.

RAYON - A generic term for man-made fibers composed of regenerated cellulose derived from trees, cotton and woody plants. Characteristics: high absorbency, bright or dull luster, pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength.

REACTIVE DYE - A type of dye that completely saturates the fabric for a long lasting color.

RIB KNIT - A double-knit fabric in which the rib wales or vertical rows of stitches intermesh alternatively on the face and the back of the fabric. Rib knit fabrics have good elasticity and shape retention, especially in the width.

RISE - The measurement on pants from the front waist between the legs up to the back waist. This refers to how high or low a pant will ride (i.e. "short-waist" or "long-waist")

SANDBLASTING - The garment is literally sandblasted for a worn-in look; fabric has to be very durable to withstand the abuse, usually 14 oz. denim for jeans.

SANDWASH - Sand is put into the industrial wash for a softened feel and texture for the garment.

SHIRTTAIL HEM - The curved bottom hem of a shirt - higher on the side hip area (for ease of movement) dipping low in the front and back (so that the shirt will stay tucked into pants).

SILK - Continuous protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects, especially the caterpillar when constructing its cocoon. The chief portion of commercial silk is produced in Japan and China. Characteristics: resiliency, aesthetics, elasticity and strength, warm in winter, cool in summer.

SLUB - A lump or thick place on yarn caused by small lengths of yarn adhering to it during the spinning process. This adds a random texture to the fabric when the yarn is woven or knit into a garment.

SPREAD COLLAR - An open collar with no buttons to hold the collar points to the shirt. Spread collars have two pieces: the fold over collar part and the stand that keeps the collar close to the neck.

STANDARD WAISTBAND - An extra piece of fabric that is sewn to the body of the pants, shorts or skirt.

TENCEL - A cellulosic fiber produced by Courtaulds, spun from an amine oxide solvent that offers a higher degree of polymerization than is available with rayon. Characteristics: pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors, superior strength, and easy care.

VENTED BOTTOM - The bottom hem of a shirt that is cut straight with side slits to allow ease of movement. Vents are usually 2" deep.

WALE - In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer the texture of the fabric.

WEIGHT OF CLOTH (OZ.) - A description or classification of many fabrics by weight per yard.

WELT - A piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; usually a single welt and wider than a besom.

WOOL - Primarily the fleece of a sheep or lamb - but can also refer to fleece of the alpaca, angora, cashmere goat, camel and vicuna. The fiber is distinguished from hair by the character of its covering: minute overlapping scales, which give it a felting property. Characteristics: strong and resilient, soft and warm, wicks away moisture and dyes well for rich coloration.

WOVEN - Woven fabrics are produced by the interlacing of yarns. Each filling yarn goes alternately over and under each warp yarn.

YARN-DYEING - Dyeing of individual yarns before weaving or knitting. Compared to garment dyes or prints, yarn-dyed fabrics boast richer, longer lasting color.

YOKE - An added section of fabric in a shirt or pants that enhances the fit. On a shirt, the yoke is usually on the back across the top shoulder area but can also be on the front shoulder to chest area. On pants, it is generally on the back of jeans-style pants located below the waistband.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:

(based on 39 reviews)

By connie ramirez
Lincoln, NE
March 15, 2019
"Lightweight nice material, however I returned item as I preferred the Voyager vest."
March 09, 2019
"Runs big.i ordered a large and I think even the medium would have been generous. The arm holes very large. The longer length is flattering and the collar is nicely styled. I returned it so it ended up costing me $18 to try this on. No more o line shopping for me!"
March 02, 2019
"Great fit, durable fabric."
October 06, 2018
"Sizing for MP is more toward the size 12. I had to alter the arm holes and pockets create a bit of a bulky look. Otherwise a good cut: blue is a great color: washes well."
September 16, 2018
"I am very happy with this vest. I bought a grey one (with pants) last year and liked it so much I bought the navy one on sale this month. The Medium feels a bit larger than last year, but will do fine. I love the pockets with zippers, the length of the vest and the collar. I have many vests and this Venture is a bit dressier than my others. It travels beautifully--no packing or wearing wrinkles. Have received many compliments. "
August 25, 2018
"Looks fantastic with the pants.....nice fit....not as bulky as most cargo style outter ware"
July 25, 2018
"I bought this vest in anticipation of an oversees trip this fall. I don’t need a vest in summer as I live in a very hot climate. The vest fits great, and I love the material. I machine washed it, and hung it up to dry indoors, it was dry in a couple of hours. If I could change something about the vest I would make the lower pockets zippered instead of with snaps. Snaps are too easy to undo for pickpockets. I would also add a couple of pockets that are accessible only from inside. "
By R. A. Hansen
Grand Island. Nebr
May 23, 2018
"Love my vest ,with lots of pockets that I wanted . Very well made wish you had some cheerily colors also "
May 22, 2018
"Fits great. Has pockets galore. Will wear often. Would definitely recommend buying. "
May 02, 2018
"Perfect length, looks great with longer sleeve shirts, nice pockets."
April 13, 2018
"Very nice vest. Well tailored."
March 16, 2018
"The vest is functional, great for traveling and not too warm which I like. I am very happy with it, Well made. "
March 02, 2018
"I have several sets of the Venture travel clothes in different colors, pants with jacket and/or vest. They wear beautifully, are easy to care for and super comfortable, and look good, too. I always receive compliments on them and am asked where I bought them. It's a bonus that they also protect from mosnay lakesidesun exposure."
March 01, 2018
"Arm holes too deep and flares at the bottom in my usual size...will return."
February 27, 2018
"I have more than one color of Venture clothing that I wear quite frequently. . I have used for travel and at home BUT why in the world did you discontinue Pewter so quickly. It is my favorite and when I tried to order a pair of pants in a smaller size Pewter had disappeared!"
February 07, 2018
"Looking forward to wearing this vest,price was terrific. I like to sit in the first row while flying,but the penalty is even your pocketbook has to go overhead,so this vest will be able to hold my chapstick,tissues etc. I did try it on and it is very comfortable."
By Christine
Vancouver, WA
January 17, 2018
"My vest just arrived, could hardly wait to try it on. As I have a large bust it's not always easy to find something that fits and looks good. Well, this vest looks absolutely terrific, and it's not tight on the bust, or super baggy on the bottom. I am so happy. I have been wanting a light weight vest that won't keep me too warm, and looks good, this is it. Thank you Travel Smith."
By Lynda
December 10, 2017
"I love this vest! Got the olive green color and it is great. The pockets are comfortable and the one on the right has a smaller, zippered pocket inside. I think I’ll be able to use this vest instead of carrying a purse while traveling.."
October 14, 2017
"Lovely vest and quite warm and comfy. Had to return for a smaller size, all taken care of at no cost to me."
September 30, 2017
"I really like this vest. I got it the day before I left on a vacation trip. The vest was perfect for my 2 weeks on the New England coast - for layering over a tee. The pockets were very useful, and the pewter color was attractive."
September 21, 2017
"Love it! Only improvement needed: a 2-way zipper so it's easier to drive with the vest zipped."
September 16, 2017
"Pockets! I don't carry a purse, so this vest is perfect for me. It looks quite snappy, seems to slim me down a little, and I love the burgundy color. It's a prize."
September 12, 2017
"Love this vest! I have several colors. Lightweight for Spring and Fall with pockets for your cell phone, golf balls, tees etc. Good quality, hangs nicely. "
August 17, 2017
"Pockets, longer length, slim fit, light weight's all here in this vest. Great for everyday wear and even greater for travel with the storage available and the neat look you present. "
By Roxanne Oneal
Buda, TX
July 26, 2017
"Great travel vest. My only change would for it to be more fitted instead of the boxier fit."
July 13, 2017
"Great outfit for travel or everyday. Love the generous pockets."
July 08, 2017
"I love this vest but it is too big. I ordered a 2X and it is much roomier than I expected so I need to exchange it for a 1X."
June 07, 2017
"I am happy with my purchase. Plenty of pockets! I will put it to the test when I travel in Japan for three weeks this November."
May 12, 2017
"I bought the vest in a medium. It was too large so am awaiting an exchange for a small. I'm 5'4" 139 #."
By Shirley Warren
New Paltz, NY
May 11, 2017
"I have received compliments on this vest. However, it is a little larger than I expected- not the size, but the fit. However, it is useful, although a little more casual than I thought it would be.. "
Silverton , OR
May 04, 2017
"I love this vest. Looks great. Plenty of pockets and so versatile. "
April 29, 2017
"This is an exceptionally attractive and well-made vest. I am 5''3" so it is longer on me than as shown on the model, but has very flattering lines and I see it as a main stay for travel as well as for golf and everyday weat. I chose the olive color, which looks good with all the other colors. The fabric is more substantial than I'd expected. I think it will be too warm for the summer months but otherwise see it for 3-season wear- even over a turtleneck in the cooler months."
By Carolyn Ernst
University Place, WA
April 20, 2017
"High quality and good price."
By Carolyn Ernst
University Place, WA
April 20, 2017
"Top of the line style and great colors."
By Sharonhall2008
December 11, 2016
"Love it - This is truly a wardrobe must have for the on the go person and someone who loves vest. I am always looking for light weight, attractive and colorful vest because I like that added touch of style and this vest does it all for me.- I recommend this product."
By Pashamarsh
New Haven, VT
October 05, 2016
"Venture Vest a Winner - I got this on sale, and it was worth the price. Not sure I would have bought it at full price. It's a tad tight in the hips - I bought a medium, as I have been losing weight and downsizing my clothes. My hips are still a bit bigger than I would like. Fits- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
September 08, 2016
"No as I thought not near enough secure pockets Runs small Fine if you are not really traveling where you need secure places to hold wallet passport and money credit cards Strictly a casual vest with a few extra pockets. Sent it back.I would not recommend this product."
By bmiranda
August 31, 2016
"Perfect for hiking - Great vest for hiking. True to size. Faltering fit. Love the pockets!- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Charlotte, NC
August 15, 2016
"Excellent fit - I am excited about my upcoming trip. This vest is very comfortable and stylish. I have only worn it around the neighborhood, too hot to wear often, but it is great- I recommend this product."