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Reflective Vigor Vest
The Vigor Vest has earned its rep as an all-time favorite! Because vests are ideal for both protection and cooling. Featuring our stay-safe reflective mesh as inset panels (chest and back), and logo detailing at the rear. In addition to full zip hand pockets, one turns into a self-storage front pocket, with an elastic strap, for easy carrying in hand, or on your arm for hands-free movement. All other elements remain the same: premium Pertex™ fabric, adjustability, windproof, water resistant, ready to fly!
Size and Fit
This is a good vest. The only concern I have is the zippers - they don't seem very smooth or durable, so I anticipate they could break before long like another reviewer mentioned. Otherwise, like the vest a lot. Wore it over a long sleeve shirt for a 40F lightly breezy run and it performed beautifully. I felt neither too hot nor too cold, I love the ivory for matching versatility and improved visibility in the dark. Fit was nice - I took a chance and went for a S, my pre-baby size. I'm still a little bigger than pre-pregnancy at 29w and 38h, 30in under bust, but the S fits fine. Close but not tight at all. Would be tough if busty, but since I'm done lactating and the girls have shriveled back to near nonexistence (lol) no issues there.
I bought this vest in black in January 2019. I really really loved this vest - it's the perfect lightweight addition I needed for those chillier morning runs. The reflective stripes are awesome too. However, the zipper broke way too soon, as I planned to use this vest for years to come -since I don't wear it very often, and especially with the price tag of it. I took it to a nearby alterations shop, but they wanted $49 to replace the zipper and that felt too steep after having paid about $100 for the vest. I just have a really hard time finding the perfect weight in a vest anywhere else!
We appreciate your feedback on our Reflective Vigor Vest, L.M.! Our customer care team has reached out to address your concerns, and we will also share your thoughts with our Design Team.
I had been going back and forth on this vest for a year. It went on sale and my husband was like stop it just get the best you deserve it. I AM SO GLAD I DID! I wasn’t sure how much I would actually use it, but let me tell you - I have had it for a few weeks now and I’ve already made my money back in happiness. I’ve worn it at least twice a week this “spring”. This vest keeps me the perfect warmth in the god awful wind that is in my area, while providing breathability and really perfect mobility with the fit. I used it this morning on a 17mi run in light rain (50° temp) and wind, my core stayed warm and dry, and the vest just made me so happy. It really is the little things in life, like this awesome vest! 15/10 would recommend!
I got the vest in black and love it. For reference, I am 44C, 5'6, 240 lbs, size XXL top typically. I ordered a 2X & there is plenty of room to layer. I love the pockets, design and how light it is. I think Oiselle is great for getting into the extended sizing. I love their brand!