APRIL SHOWERS VEST
In the Northwest, where any-day-can-be-April-showers, we know rain, we know wind, and we solidly love vests. Vests are best, and it’s easy to know why: they are that single, easy on piece that protects your core from the elements while the rest of your body runs free. The fit of this vest is relaxed, with a tall stand up color, and zip pockets...because pockets.
Also available as the April Showers Anorak.
- two front zip hand pockets
- chest zip pocket
- packable into chest pocket
- adjustable hem with barrel closure
- 24.75" front body length (size small)
- 26.25" rear body length (size small)
Sometimes you just need an extra layer for your core. This is great. Lightweight, good in the wind and for light rain. Beautiful.
I was immediately taken with the flower pattern and do love it, but be warned--it runs large! I still kept it, because it isn't so large that I feel silly, but if I could go back, I would have gone a size down.
I was skeptical about how useful a thin water-resistant vest could be, but now I finally understand - it is the ultimate outerwear for drizzly late winter/spring runs in the Pacific Northwest. I think it resists water even better than the vim/vigor material, for reference. If rain is in the forecast during your training schedule this is super easy to pop on for an extra layer of warmth & weather protection without overheating. I love how tiny it packs up, it's super easy to stash if it turns out I don't need it. A wazzie wool layer underneath may be the magic combo for wet running comfort.