Closeouts. A superior lightweight layer for adding coverage in wet, windy weather, Campagnolo's Racing wind light TXN cycling vest combines Textran® fabric with Dermizax® DT for the ultimate in waterproof breathable, windproof protection.
Textran® waterproof breathable, windproof fabric joins Dermizax® DT for maximum protection against the elements
IQseen reflective detailing helps keep you visible in low-light conditions
Two open back pockets each with an integrated zip security pocket
Reviewed by Berarin from Kyoto, Japan on Sunday, October 21, 2012
I bought this for my husband, who is usually a comfortable L size, but ordered the XL, because this brand runs small. That was the right choice. He loves this vest and has many compliments for it. Especially a detachable pouch that is in the back pocket, which he finds very useful - I don't think that was in the description and he asked me to include that because it's a great feature. Great quality, good for fall cycling and layering. It is a tad expensive. So I used coupons.
Reviewed by twinmomGH from Evergreen state on Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Purchased for husband. 5ft.10, 165, typically mens medium. Ordered a large and he could not zip it. Fit me(ladies size 6). Returned for 2XL, ridiculous for his size. Still waiting for new one to arrive. Technically, this is a very well made vest.
Reviewed by Ceilidh from Cambridge, MA on Monday, March 26, 2012
This is a special-purpose vest, for a particular rider build, weather, and function. Meet these criteria, and you won't find a better vest anywhere (otherwise, the vest is merely Excellent).
RIDER BUILD: this vest is tailored to the classic road cyclist physique(fairly trim upper body relative to height). If you have this build, the complex multi-panel construction will yield a sculpted fit (the best I've ever experienced). Otherwise, once you get the chest measurement right, the torso length will be too long and the armholes will be loose.
WEATHER AND FUNCTION: In contrast to "normal" vests that sit folded in your jersey pocket until needed (for a descent or headwind), this vest is meant to be worn for the duration of a ride - hence the large and useful zipped and unzipped pockets. (If it gets too warm, you can still take it off and stow it - but the fabric and pockets make for a slightly bulky package.) The front & shoulder panels (of a breathable windstop laminated fabric) are absolutely windproof - much more so than normal non-laminated material - and the large mesh back panel vents very well. This combination (for me) makes it ideal for fast autumn rides in New England, when damp cold winds (and even an occasional drizzle) try to cut right through you, but it's too warm for a jacket with sleeves. (In New England conditions, the vest's sweet spot is 45-55F w/ long-sleeve jersey; I have friends who wear this vest into the mid 60s with short-sleeve jersey.)
SIZING: Do NOT use the generic sizing table on the STP page, which will be completely off for the larger sizes, but refer instead to the roll-over measurements in the "Sizes Available" boxes; the latter give Campagnolo's sizing. Going a half-size up from Campagnolo's recommendations yields a snug, non-binding fit (e.g., my chest is 37.5", and the Medium is perfect). Note: the above comments assume your jersey is snug-fitting.
MISCELLANEOUS COMMENTS: If you look at the picture of the white vest -- the white panels are a hard-finish, slightly stretchy Textran; the black side panels are a non-stretchy laminate; the red shoulders are a very stretchy laminate; and the black back panel is an open soft mesh. A lot of thought has gone into the construction of this vest.
Best Uses: Road Biking
Cons: Bulky when folded
Describe Yourself: Avid Cyclist
Pros: Beautifully Snug Fit, Breathable, Dries Quickly, High Quality, Lightweight, Pockets, Stylish, White is highly visible, Windproof
Reviewed by MerlinTi from Sunnyvale, CA on Thursday, March 8, 2012
This vest is well designed, fits snug but well sculpted to not bind. For reference I am Mens 40R and the Large fits just right, snug so that wind cannot penetrate. So far worn on 50F with a single layer base and was just right. The technical fabric is great and repels water fine. Note back is mesh for breathability, so in a rain storm you will get wet.
Reviewed by Cascadebiker from Portland, OR on Thursday, February 16, 2012
Very impressive vest. Fit is snug- order one or even two sizes up. Material is the best combo I've ever encountered with respect to balancing wind proof and breathability. The two pockets in the back are well-designed, and also both include small zip pockets for keys/a phone, or other smaller items.