Quality workmanship; runs a tad small

Reviewed by Bonasa from Hamburg, New York on Thursday, February 24, 2011
First of all, let's get the color straight: there is absolutely no shade of this jacket that could in any way be considered "yellow," "killer" or otherwise. It is a fluorescent lime green, just as it appears on the Web site. I thought perhaps it would be that hi viz yellow color that you see road construction workers wearing on their safety vests. Nope: it's 1960s-ish lime green, my friends. I'm not trying to make a fashion statement with the color, and the fluorscent lime is certainly visible enough, but if you're expecting something in any way yellow, you'll be disapponted.

The quality of the construction is quite good; all seams are sewn tight and perfectly straight, reflective silver piping surrounds most of the seams, elastic is applied evenly at the bottom and sleeve cuffs. The material is a very tighly woven, high quality nylon.

One quibble that others have noted is true of mine, too: there's an interior placket loosely attached beneath the zipper that jams the zipper very easily; I jammed it the first time I put it on. Clearly, one will have to be wary of how the jacket is zipped and unzipped to avoid problems in this area.

Finally, the jacket appears to run just a bit small. I wear a 42 shirt, and this jacket is tight across the shoulders. The body length and sleeve length are about right, but it's just a bit tight across the shoulders. And it fits snugly all around; this could be worn over no more than a tightly fitting jersey. It would never fit over, say, a hooded sweatshirt or any layer with any appreciable bulk or thickness. Clearly, it's designed for the performance rider.
  • Best Uses: Commuting, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Running, Wet Weather
  • Chest Size: Feels too small
  • Cons: Zipper Puckers
  • Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
  • Pros: Bright / Visible
  • Sleeve Length: Feels true to length
  • Was this a gift?: No
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