INSULATED VIGOR VEST
All new and entirely wonderful: the shell fabric of our popular Vigor Vest + the lightweight insulation of Polartec Alpha Direct. The combo equals an any-weather shell with fleecy softness. It doesn't just shield you from wind and rain, it also provides insulating warmth. Ideal for running in frigid climates, Alpha Direct is designed to perform next to skin. When you heat up, it wicks and cools. When you cool down, it insulates, but without bulk. All within the vest silhouette, with two front zip pockets and a tall neck, it's good to go.
- 100% polyamide shell
- Polartec Alpha Direct lightweight insulation
- front zip hand pockets
- 24" body length (size small)
I‘ve been using it for over two months now and it’s my go to winter layer. Lightweighted, but also warm.
I really like this vest -- it was lighter weight than I expected, which I was both happy and concerned about, specifically for colder-weather runs. BUT, I wore it just yesterday for a run in 15 degrees F/0 degrees F windchill -- paired with a cold gear turtle neck and a windbreaker-- and it was perfect. Core stayed nice and warm! I've also worn it with lighter layers for 20/30 degree runs and been pleased.
At 5'7" 150, I ordered the medium and was pleasantly surprised by the length after reading the reviews about it being short. It seemed like a good length, and I usually struggle a bit with finding tops that are long enough. It was a bit looser throughout the body than I expected and wanted, and I perhaps would have sized down, except it was just perfect across the chest (34 C). Reviewer who said this runs large is probably correct for most people, depending on bust.
I've worn this vest on about 4 different types of training runs and I am loving it. Outdoor temps on my runs have ranged from mid to high 30s to low to mid 40s and this is perfect for putting on over a long-sleeved shirt. It is really lightweight and moves well on slower, longer runs and faster tempo runs. I can see me putting it under another jacket when it gets colder and I need to do a long run.
This vest is perfect except for the length. I have a long torso and it only barely reaches the waste band on my pants. Had to return with the hopes that future seasons will have more length.
I bought this for my partner for Christmas. It's great, but it runs pretty large. She usually wears a medium, but the medium was very big on her, a bit of a bummer as she needs a trimmer fit for insulation. Also, bought it online, had it delivered to my parents home as we live abroad. Can't exchange it because it takes two weeks to process returns, and we'll be gone by then. So a bit disappointed as bought it so he could run in the cold in Switzerland.