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From the backroads to the hunting lodge, waxed cotton vests are timeless and storied garments. Fit for movement and fully equipped, the Talisman Vest reimagines this iconic item with design architecture and features for the modern man.

The Talisman Vest features a light but sturdy waxed canvas from British Millerain, the original purveyor of waxed fabrics founded in Yorkshire, UK, in 1880. This supple and lightly waxed cotton canvas sheds light precipitation, moves silently, and can be maintained for years with periodic waxing.

Talisman Vest is insulated with Polartec® Power Fill™, a premium hollow fiber insulation made from an industry-leading 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content. This proprietary platform provides greater warmth retention in colder conditions, without added weight or bulk


  • Standard Fit

  • Main: 100% British Millerain Waxed Cotton

  • 100% cotton

  • 175 g/m² (5.75 oz/yd²)

  • Waxed cotton has lightweight water repellent properties

  • 3” diamond box quilt pattern


  • 98% Nylon/ 2% Elastane 

  • 1x1 rib knit 

  • 794 g/m² (23.44 oz/yd²)


  • 100% Nylon

  • 75 g/m² (2.21 oz/yd²)

  • DWR 

Insulation: 80g/m² Polartec Power Fill

  • 100% recycled polyester 

  • 80 g/m²2 (2.3 oz/yd²)

Closure Configuration

  • Front: #5 YKK Metal Zipper 

Trim Details: 

  • 24L snaps at front pockets and back waist tabs

  • #5 YKK metal zipper at center front 

  • #5 YKK metal zipper on wears left chest pocket

  • Mesh grommets at bottom of armhole on front and back

  • TAD branded country and size label

  • Satin care and content label  

Patterning & Construction
  • Adjustable waist tabs with snaps

  • Fully finished

Hem Configuration
  •  Straight hem with TAD signature hex notches 

Product Care

  • Do Not Wash

  • Do Not Bleach

  • Do Not Tumble Dry

  • Do Not Iron

  • Brush off any dirt 

  • Do not dry clean

***How often you need to re-wax your jacket depends on how often it’s worn. For regular use, it’s recommended to reproof once a year. 

Cut and Sewn In USA

Model is 5'9" 165lbs wearing size Medium

Light Protection

Light Protection

Initially developed by sailors in the 19th century, waxed cotton technology has stood the test of time. Densely woven cotton is impregnated with paraffin wax to create a breathable but waterproof shell that is both soft and supple.

Waxed cotton ages with use, recording an account of past adventures in its patina. The proofing can be maintained over time by applying wax to the surface, ensuring the Talisman remains capable over a lifetime of use.

Balanced Warmth

Balanced Warmth

Polartec® Power Fill™ is a soft and pliable matrix of polyester fibers engineered with a distinct geometric shape.

This matrix forms thousands of small air pockets that continuously capture and contain body heat, while maintaining a resilient, equalized thermal layer between the colder air on the outside and the warmer temperatures inside.
The polyester fiber's inherent hydrophobic properties also work to ensure that Polartec® Power Fill™ resists moisture absorption and dries quickly, while maintaining a high warmth to weight ratio.

Classic Style

Classic Style

Refined and timeless with diamond box quilting, TAD-signature hex notched hem, and a rib knit collar.

Snap waist tabs allow for slight adjustments in fit, providing a tailored look.

Easy Storage

Easy Storage

A single zippered chest pocket keeps your phone accessible, and two generous flapped top-entry hand pockets provide ample storage.