This is my first cycling vest and my first item purchased from Ornot. Its now a regular piece of my cycling gear for the 50-60°F days. We haven’t gotten below 50°F yet, but I think it’ll do well with layers underneath. I like the bottom zipper, which opens the vest without having to remove it after you’re warmed up. The color matches the photos online. My one complaint about color is that it may clash with my existing jersey colors, but I’m very particular. Currently, I have a white short sleeve that matches nicely. My other jersey color doesn’t match as well. So, I’m thinking of getting the Ornot long sleeve for better color coordination. But that’s all my opinion. The vest is easy to wash, drys quick enough to be used for the next days ride. If you’re not very sweaty, it might be able to be used a couple times without washing). In regards to the sizing, it can be tough to purchase clothing online. Again, this was my first Ornot purchase, so I used the sizing chart. 38” chest, 155lb, 5’8”. The chart indicated I’d fit in a Small. Unfortunately, Small was way way too tight in the front. The back fabric is very stretchy, so the back seemed totally fine. But the front is not not stretchy. It was hard to zip up and I couldn’t zip it all the way up my neck. I thought it might be just how it was supposed to fit, and I prefer a smaller/aero fit. But, I separately ordered a Medium to try it out. The Medium fit much better! I was able to zip the medium all the way up my neck, and it still fits snugly, not baggy at all, which is what I was afraid of going with a larger size. Sending back the Small was an easy process. All in all, I’ll be ordering from Ornot again. Next order will be jersey. Because I like their business philosophy (made in USA, sustainable practices), simple designs/colors, and my first experience was great.
So delicious. I put cholula hot sauce on this vest and downed it in under 20 seconds. Microwave for over 3 minutes to fully heat. Once again, so delicious. Would like to try with relish and Mayo toppings next time. Skip the cilantro.
Great for those days where its just too chilly to go in just a jersey. Paired with the LS Lightweight is a match made in heaven.