Reviewed by Colomtn from Grand junction, Co on Friday, March 2, 2012
Aside from the large mesh pocket in the back, this is a nice vest. It is extremely light weight, yet seems to be strongly built. It really does help block the wind. I use it mainly for hiking and running in the winter to provide some protection for my chest (over an insulated top).
Reviewed by B Cubed from Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday, May 10, 2011
If you are at all busty, consider ordering the next size up. Although I comfortably wear a size 6 dress and small tops, I had to exchange this vest. I originally ordered a 36 (according to the size chart) and it was way too small in the bust. I ended up getting a 40, which is loose in the waist, but there's room to zip it all the way up and comfortably wear a t-shirt under.
Reviewed by Pedal pusher from NYC on Wednesday, April 27, 2011
This vest is super lightweight so stows easily in a jersey pocket but it's not at all flimsy (I have both the Vaude jacket and the vest and both are really well-made), it's excellent at blocking the wind as well as being waterproof (great to have along on warm but overcast days with changing conditions; chilly mornings or chilly dusks; and rides along the rivers in the wind tunnel that is NYC)...I have no complaint on that end: this vest definitely works as intended. The fit is good, and I especially like the collar: nicely fitted yet comfortable, and the zipper is ace. The side pocket is smallish but I don't have a problem with that as I wear this over jerseys with roomy pockets. My only real complaint is the design of the back: the black mesh panel, while providing needed ventilation, looks really odd-- just kind of a strange oblong shape in the middle of your back. Not well-integrated in the design, and kind of clunky-looking. Compared to the Vaude jacket, which is really handsome, this vest isn't as attractive on. It does the job, though, which is the important thing, but I guess since I got the jacket first and was so pleased with the function AND form, I expected the same from the vest. Maybe it looks better in the white but on the red, I wish Vaude had made the mesh panel red rather than black so it would look less strange and a little more stylish.
Reviewed by Walter from Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe on Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I can't write down a lot of information except that the Xl (46-48) was way too small. I you're a big person with a large chest, maybe the XXL will fit. But one thing I do know, Vaude makes very good stuff.Tents, panniers,rainwair (especially the Event fabric) etc., really top notch. Unfortunately,the Xl didn.t fit. My mother in law uses the windbreaker now en she's very happy with it. But again the fit is very small.