Spring, summer, fall a great running vest is an essential piece of a west coast runner's wardrobe. Vests seemed hard to find a little while ago, but they are back with a vengeance. Below we highlight our favourites for every budget.
The lightest most affordable vest in a figure flattering fit. This women's vest has everything you need and nothing you don't. Rip-stop fabric allows for durable, lightweight protection from an early morning chill or a summertime drizzle. Two zippered front pockets hold essentials, and the longer back creates a flattering line across your bottom. 360 degree visibility too!
Versa Jacket - Sugoi
$140 $98 - SALE
Yes, it's a jacket, but it converts easily to a vest with magnet attached sleeves. It has two front zip pockets and one back zip pocket (for storing sleeves and essentials), and the whole thing can packed into the back pocket. A truly versatile 2-n-1 piece, this hoodless version of the Versa is available for women only, and it's great for running and biking!
OK, another jacket, but still with those easily removed magnetic sleeves that can be stowed in the rear pocket! Other features? Both the sleeves and front of the vest are coated with a durable water repellent coating to keep you dry in changing conditions. And it has a hood! The neutral olive green and navy hues mean this piece works not only as a running piece but also as a running-around-doing-my-errands piece! Available for both men and women.
Last, but certainly not least, presenting the On Running Weather Vest. If you need your vest to all but disappear once you put it on, this is your vest. Completely effortless, it allows full range of motion and both the front and lower back feature a durable water repellent coating. The upper back is vented to maximize breathability where you need it most. On a beautiful spring morning there is no vest we would rather be wearing. If you're doing any sort of speed work, hills, or drills, this is THE VEST. It is built to move with you, not against you. Worth every penny! Also only available for women, but men's is available by special order.
There you have it! The best vests. But don't take our word for it! Come on down and try them on for yourself. You might just find a gorgeous tee or pair of running shorts to round out your running wardrobe.