Norbu Insulated Vest
Norbu Insulated Vest
Norbu Insulated Vest
Norbu Insulated Vest
Norbu Insulated Vest
Norbu Insulated Vest
Norbu Insulated Vest
Norbu Insulated Vest
Norbu Insulated Vest
Norbu Insulated Vest

Norbu Insulated Vest

The Cactus 'lightweight' insulated vest. Yours for life.

Regular price $329.00

Like every Cactus product, the Norbu (named after a guide during one of our Himalayan sojourns) is a simple, solid, subtle and utterly reliable product. We’ve always been about making good sh*t that lasts a long time and the Norbu is no different.

Co-founder Ben spent 15 years or so hustling in the tech sector and had 100 or so visits to Silicon Valley. In his travels, he noticed a remarkable correlation between billion-dollar startups and investors wearing what Silicon Valley insiders call Sweater Vests. Now we're not up to speed with the tech sector nor do we think the future will play out in the metaverse. However, when it comes to an insulated vest, we think we've got you sorted. 

And so, after many requests, we are stoked to introduce the Norbu Vest. Like its big brother the Norbu Insulated Jacket, this features our proprietary “tough arse” reinforcement, the rain-friendly PrimaLoft Insulation and the world's best zips, YKK.

We can't guarantee you'll IPO at a 20x return, but we can confirm that you'll look awesome trying.

Most importantly, it was designed with our 30-plus years of engineering know-how, and all the long-lasting Cactus toughness that brings. 

  • Brush dirt from the product while still dry
  • Hand wash in a warm water using a non-detergent soap - preferably one that's nice to the earth
  • Rinse well
  • Tumble dry on low heat or line dry in shade.
  • Close zips while washing (they'll last longer), you can also lightly oil or wax zips periodically to increase their lifespan
  • Do not machine wash
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not iron
  • Do not dry clean
Size S M L XL 2XL 3XL
Back Length (cm) 69.8 71 72.2 73.4 74.6 75.8
Chest (cm) 112 118 124 130 137 144
Arm Length (cm) 66.9 67.5 68.5 69.5 70.5 71.5


Please note that the measurements are of the actual garment size so this means that when you measure yourself you'll be wanting a size that measures a bit bigger than your body.  

Back Length 
- Side neck point to hem.

Chest - 2.5cm below armhole, around whole body.

Arm Length - From shoulder point to sleeve hem.

Outer: Waterproof two layer 100% nylon
Lining: Nylon taffeta


Weight: 600g (size medium)
Fill: Primaloft Silver 100gsm, 100% Polyester 

  • Strong main zipper with two way slider
  • Mens boxy fit
  • Premium Primaloft Silver Insulation, lightweight
  • Water resistant external fabric and faster-drying insulation
  • Nylon taffeta lining with extra internal reinforcing on the lower back to avoid wear and tear around your 'seat'
  • Three external entry pockets, all zippered
  • Two stash pockets on the inside
  • Elasticated edges to keep the heat in
  • Cactus Heritage patch on inside 
  • Country / Region of Manufacture: New Zealand.