Vim Jacket! Beloved right away, we didn't need to do or change much when bringing this beauty back. Featuring our premium reflective mesh, per your requests (at chest, back, sleeves), and a little brand magic - with a clipped logo on the rear. Everything else remains intact, including the premium windproof and water resistant fabric from Pertex™, adjustable hem and hood, self-storage front pocket, and elastic band 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)
- 23.5" front body length / 26.5" rear body length (size small)
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.
I've been wearing it the past few weeks on my morning runs. The temps have been in the high 20s and mid 30s with a few days having light mist or flurries. This jacket keeps me dry and warm. The first time I wore it, I layered a quarterzip and a long sleeve shirt underneath and I was dying. As for the size, I'm short and small busted and the jacket hit just below my hips. It's just a tad long for me but if you're over 5'6" or chesty it would have to seem short.
This jacket is the perfect, lightweight layer for windy fall running. I hate to be cold, and I love how when I wear this jacket out for a run, it majorly withstands the wind, and if I get too hot, I can stuff it in a pocket and wear on my arm. The arm band in the pocket is genius, and it's so lightweight, I barely feel it! Just for comparison, for those who've ever run with their phone in an armband, this is way, way lighter.
This jacket is always in my luggage. Mainly I go to watch my daughter compete in Triathlons and it almost always rains at least once in the weekend. I always stay warm and dry with this jacket! I have worn it on several runs and it is phenomenal for that as well. A little short if you have longer arms and torso. Would love to have a 4 Long!
I know this isn't a waterproof jacket, but many of the reviews mentioned that it had withstood a decent amount of rain. However, any light moisture immediately drips through whenever I wear this in a drizzle, which is disappointing. I've had it for over a year now. It's a great jacket for running in the cold autumn, and I love its packability and style. Pocket zipper can be slightly hard to open, but they're big enough for a phone and snacks, etc.
In 28 years of running I've never worn a jacket, even in the rain of SW British Columbia, but I'm starting to be a bit of a baby about cold, driving rain so I bought this. It's awesome, and warm. I have to trust it and wear only a single layer underneath, because twice (in rainy, 2-3 degree Celsius weather) I became too hot while wearing it. Love the fact it can pack up into a little pouch for easy carrying though. It's super lightweight, and not too long.