REFLECTIVE VIM JACKET
Vim Jacket! Beloved from the beginning, it's a staple in the line, embraced as a go-to lightweight shell, specifically designed for running and walking outdoors. Featuring our stay-safe reflective mesh, at chest, back, sleeves; plus a little brand magic - with a clipped logo on the rear. Other elements remain intact, including the premium windproof and water resistant fabric from Pertex™, adjustable hem and hood, full zip hand pockets, plus self-storage front pocket with elastic strap for easy carrying when the miles heat up!
- breathable + water repellent
- wind proof to 60mph
- storable hood with rear collar button closure
- reflective strips at front chest, center back, sleeves
- oiselle logo on back
- hood and hem adjustability with barrel closure
- packable into own zip pocket with elastic hand strap
- half elastic cuffs
- hand pockets with zipper closure
- locking zippers (won't bounce on the run!)
- lightweight (6oz)
- 24.5" body length (size small)
This looks great on me, a size 14 (xl), and was the bright, lightweight option I was looking for. It works for running, gravel rides, summer hiking, etc. However, from day 1 the dainty zipper has been finicky so I'm treating it verrrrry carefully. Today in a rain shower at Mesa Verde (perfect to bust it out!), the hood elastic came out entirely at one end. I've done a hotel-room fix, but it's a bummer when I've had it exactly 3 weeks.
I bought this at the birthday sale and finally got to really test it out over the weekend. I climbed a couple 13ers and the wind was insane. Had a little bit of light rain as well. The jacket performed perfectly. I only had on a long sleeve tech shirt under it, temps were about 30 degrees but coupled with the crazy wind. My upper body felt just fine. I was impressed. The next day I did a run at much lower elevation where it was pretty windy. Felt really good most of the time for the wind, but got a little hot toward the end. Not enough to have to take it off though. Temps were in the 50s. I'm 5'5" 145 lbs and got the medium.
I'm 5'4 and 123 lbs. I. ordered a small, and it's not too snug. I could comfortably wear a long sleeve inside. I love every detail in this jacket. I ordered this to wear as a mid-layer as I brace myself for below zero degrees running weather!
This jacket has been great for my runs this winter. I typically wear it when the temperature is anywhere from 10s-30s and it's great at keeping me warm. I love the reflective stripe for added visibility. I wouldn't mind having vents because the sweat definitely condenses inside the jacket, but for the most part it doesn't bother me and I can just leave the jacket half-zipped for some more ventilation. I highly recommend!
I ran in my VIM in Seattle for two years and six marathons (eep). I don't mind getting wet in the rain, and this jacket protects me from the wind without turning into a sweaty sauna. Last week someone swiped my jacket. I'm replacing it right away, because it is perfect. I hope you like it too.
I live in this jacket in WI, through fall, winter (mid 20's), and now spring. Its an ideal weight, not too light and not too heavy and I regularly take it off mid run and forget its even on my waist. Its not a rain jacket (doesn't claim to be) or even a jacket to wear against a drizzle if you want to remain dry, but works well in the wind. It could definitely use some under arm vents, as others have suggested. This hasn't stopped me from wearing it all the time, but it would be a huge improvement.
I love the look, feel and fit of this jacket. It is windproof and water resistant. The only issue I'm having is it does not seem to be breathable at all. Sweat condenses inside the jacket and makes me wet! I wish it had a few vents.W
Pros: light weight, easy to pack, less likely to make you over heat Con: I am tall and was expecting a longer jacket. Throw jacket does not always cover my torso. It needs a tall option.