Pattern make me happy, but runs big
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.
- Runs large
- more than 1 month(s)
Looks like a great vest but runs big
I love wearing a vest in the winter months, especially in the rainy PNW. This vest hit all the points I look for...not too heavy, water resistant, pockets, stashable, no bouncy hood. Felt stuck on what size to buy. I'm usually a size 8 in Oiselle, though some size 8 things fit a bit snug (5'8", 155 pounds, 38C bra, athletic build). The size chart put a size 8 as a M-L. That's not a sizing option here so I figured since my measurements trend toward the upper side of the ranges listed, I went with the large thinking that a little loose would be better than too tight. It was WAY too big. Sending it back in hopes the medium will work. The vest description calls it a "relaxed" fit. The large was so big on me it was a sloppy fit. Other than that, the material and design seemed great.
- Portland, OR
True to Its Name
Makes a great wind breaker for chilly conditions and is a great layer for April Showers type weather. A good option for someone who runs too warm for a full jacket. And you would never guess it really does fold up in to the little chest pocket (because it actually isn't that little...I can fit my sunglasses in it).
- The fit is really nice.
- Not much! I would love to see this in other patterns/colors.
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.
- Fits great, is surprisingly water resistant, stash pocket!