Like the Odlo Running vest, here we have zoned insulation, with PrimaLoft panels on the front, and a mix of windproof (with a membrane) and wind resistant (no membrane) soft shell elsewhere. The result is great for warm activities in cold environments. The cut is quite bulky, but it does have a good deep collar and is well shaped around the arm holes- important for keeping draughts out. There are two hand warmer pockets, and the reflective detail on the back gives a nod to cyclists. The water repellent finish is PFC free in keeping with Vaude’s stated green credentials. Weight 275g.
VERDICT: A tough and versatile warm layer for active types.
BEST FOR: Biking and hiking in cool and breezy weather.
Review by Lucy Wallace @