The Flyout™ Collection is designed for running, but sharp enough for rumbling. This season, we updated the body fabric of this favorite style with a lighter, stretchier knit that's color matched, inside and out. We also lengthened the body and re-shaped the hem for an even better, easier fit. The body knit, combined with the weather-resistant shell and lightweight insulation from Polartec™ creates a jacket that's greater than the sum of its parts. Top it off with an elegantly stitched bird, two front zip pockets, a comfortable stand up collar, and easy-on thumb holes...all the bells, all the whistles.
- lightweight nylon
- Polartec Insulation on body
- Oiselle bird stitched across front body
- front hand pockets
- 24.5" body length (size small)
- athlete is 5'6" and wearing size small
This jacket is high quality. The insulation in the core area is warm. However, I was really looking for a go-to winter running jacket. The sleeves are not warm (e.g. fleece lined like similar winter jackets) and they are way too tight (as others have noted) to wear a baselayer underneath. It would be nice if the collar was fleece or otherwise lined as well. The fit is flattering but the jacket is very short. Winter jackets should give some butt and hip coverage, I say. Like some other reviewers, I'll wear this in the spring or fall over tees and tanks, or solo in more mild weather.
I have to say, I love the look of this jacket. It is very stylish and does fit well. However the sleeve material is quite thick and they are long. If it is very cold that is not a problem (but I would likely have another layer on). But this is a light-mid weight jacket that you will likely get warm in and want to push up the sleeves. That is very difficult to do with this material. It was great for nordic/BC skiing but I often avoided it for running.
I ordered up a size knowing that I'd be wearing a short sleeve or long sleeve layer underneath, and I'm glad that I did. The shoulders and torso are a great fit and love the swoop fit at the hips. What surprised me was how tight the sleeves are...especially in the forearm! Yes, the sleeves are stretchy but the thickness of the material constantly reminds you that it's there and trying to reach a smaller size. I've noticed that on some of Oiselle's long sleeve garments, there's a seam across the mid-forearm. This seam sticks up enough to dig into my arm and it also looks a little odd because the seam sticks straight up. If I get warm and would want to hike up the sleeves a little, this seam would dig in even more. Why was this seam placed there, and not closer to the wrist where the arm is narrower and the skin a little less sensitive to abrasion? Or a flat-seam instead of raised? I'm actually curious and want to understand. Please change this design moving forward, Oiselle!