Vigor Vest is back! Featuring our premium reflective mesh as inset panels (chest and back), and logo detailing at the rear. The self-storage front pocket remains, with elastic loop for easy carrying over hill and dale. All bells and whistles remain: same premium Pertex™ fabric, adjustability, windproof, water resistant, ready to fly!
- 100% Polyamide
- breathable + water repellent
- wind proof to 60mph
- hem adjustability with barrel closure
- reflective strip at front chest and center back
- oiselle logo at back
- packable into own zip pocket with elastic hand strap
- hand pockets with zipper closure
- locking zippers (won't bounce on the run!)
- lightweight (4oz)
- 23.5" front body length / 26.5" rear body length (size small)
I wore this pretty much every morning while training for a marathon through a New England winter and it was exactly what I needed. Warm tights, long sleeves, and this vest was my uniform for the 20 degree dark morning runs. Never too warm or too cold. I tend to get very warm once I get started, even when it's below freezing, so I can't usually wear a jacket (the exception this year was the -20 wind chill on one run). Originally bought a small but exchanged for XS so it would be more snug over a base layer. If you plan on wearing this over more than one layer it's true to size. Reflective touches are nice but I would have like a bit more since this is definitely a winter item for me and will nearly always be worn in the dark!
The perfect shell for rainy runs. Lightweight, stays in place, doesnt ride up at all because of a thin cord at the bottom. I forgot I was wearing it. No hood which is a bonus for me bc I hate flopping hoods. Runs a touch big. Im a large in almost all athletic tops, size 6-8 top, and bought a large which is loose but not baggy. Water resistant.... Used this in a downpour and I came out damp, but it could have been much worse. I thought $100 was initially pricey for a shell, but after using it Im very pleased. It will be a go to piece that I have been look for
Fit: the sizing was good. I am a 4 in tops and a 6 in bras, and I ordered a small. No need to size up. I tried a medium and it was too big.
Now, the function: I layer with a vest for most of my cold runs (30-50º), and while bike commuting. I get way too hot in jackets so vests are usually perfect. Unfortunately, despite how thin it is, the vest is too good at what it does... almost like a rain jacket, it doesn't breathe much. I have finished each run and ride that I've worn it on with a damp, sweaty lower back. It's not the worst thing, but it's uncomfortable.
I wish I had known just how warm this makes you.
I've run in this vest all winter and it's been perfect for Seattle weather... not too warm like a jacket might be, just perfect. It really proved itself at Boston this week however where it kept the wind off my core even tho I was soaked through. I think it played a big part in me hitting my A goal and requalifying for next year. Love it!