When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small commission. Outside does not accept money for editorial gear reviews. Read more about our policy. The best part of being a dad? Having a child. The second-best part? Embracing all the things that were too dorky to do before you had a kid, such as sporting a mustache, telling dad jokes, or wearing a vest every single day of the week.  Well, if you’re like me, you did those things anyway, but now you have a good reason. I used my first child’s birth and the seasonal change from fall to winter as ideal excuses to test out a slew of sleeveless jackets, from athletic to heavy-duty and everything in between. I wore them while I rode bikes, went hiking, ran trails, sat in my office, chopped wood, and carried my daughter on my back. These are my favorites. Filson has a reputation for making things that last. The Down Cruiser is no exception. Constructed with thick oil cloth that is reinforced on the bottom half of the vest, this is what you want to wear if you’re fighting with a blackberry patch. The 650-fill, responsibly sourced down is super toasty, and fleece-lined hip pockets welcome your hands on trul...