Vim for the Win!
Best functional Oiselle jacket I have owned. It far surpasses the Wallace (hood was too big and too loose; snaps got in the way sometimes) and has a hood which the Burke didn't. It's lightweight and perfect for wind resistance or repelling light rain for awhile, or moderate rain for short periods of time. The edition of reflectivity this Fall '17 season makes it safe for early morning, late night, or snowy low visibility days. Really happy with this piece, just know that it's still only water resistant not water proof!
- Hood sizing, water repellency, packability, reflectivity
- Wish something truly waterproof existed
I've been a longtime Patagonia Houdini wearer and couldn't ever justify spending money on a second running rain jacket...until it started raining again. And because Seattle. I can't believe I waited this long to buy this - it's super lightweight, packable, breathable, durable, and washes like dream. It also has some seriously thoughtful designs - the reflective strips keep you visible (and look amazing) & the pack-into-its own pocket with an elastic band really sets it apart from the Houdini!
- Lightweight, Breathable, Stylish reflectivity
Good Transition Jacket
I upgraded from a previous Oiselle jacket because of a need for a jacket to wear in the rain and wind that could be packed away and stuck in my pack when done with and an upgrade in the reflectivity. I ran in it at 19F with just a Wazzie Wool t-shirt and managed to still get a little warm. Like most of the outerwear tops that I have purchased from Oiselle, it does run a little shorter than my liking in the torso but sizing up may have helped.
- Lightweight, packable, reflective accents that won't wear off in time, wind-resistant
- A little short
- Seattle, WA
An important layer to own
This jacket is an important layer for a rainy or windy day. It shields you from the elements and lets you concentrate on your run or walk.
When you do get warmed-up, I love folding the jacket up into the pocket! I wore in for part of a half-marathon race, left it on my arm and easily tossed it to my cheering friend to grab after the race.
It is also great to wear under a ski jacket during the winter months. The Vim jacket is also really easy to wash which is a big bonus when you sweat all over it.
- easy to carry, blocks the wind, looks great, zipper pockets
Love this jacket!
This has become my favorite jacket. It performs well in rain and wind and is not clingy when wet. The extra details of being able to contain the hood and stuff it in the pocket and carry it with the strap leave me with little I would change about it.
I am usually a size 6 in shirts and long sleeves but got a size Small in the jacket. I can comfortably fit a short and long sleeve under it at the same time, but wouldn't have enough room for a sweatshirt. So if you want to fit bulky layers beneath it, you may want to size up.
- the performance
Vim is fabulous
I heart this coat! Ask anyone at work, I've worn it everyday since I got it. Just ordered my second one, have Midnight and getting Rio Red. It's water repellency held up to a steady WA rain for over 1 1/2hrs before I felt a little moisture come through. It's really soft and super lightweight.
Getting this second red one to wear horseback riding, a good visibility color and the windproof feature will make it a great trail riding jacket.
- Soft feel, lightweight, windproof, great fit
- Not a dislike but I'm a pocket fan and I'd love to have inside drop pockets