Women's Essential Run Vest

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Lightweight running vest for women: Brooks Essential Run Vest

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$60.00 $39.00
Style #220316

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Get the wind off your chest without overheating. Despite solid wind- and water-resistance, this vest is so lightweight you may forget it's there. Another nice touch? The armholes are slightly stretchy for a comfortable fit. A great layering piece for spring and fall.


  • Fit: Semi-fitted
  • Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating
  • Front/back 3M™ Scotchlite™ retroreflectivity for increased visibility
  • Full front zip with inner storm guard and zipper garage
  • Adjustable drawstring waist
  • Back vent for added breathability
  • Internal moisture-proof media pocket
  • Two side zip pockets

  • Climate: 40 to 65 F
  • Fit: Semi-Fitted

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Essential Run Vest
 
4.3

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (21)
  • Comfortable (16)
  • Windproof (12)
  • Dries quickly (10)
  • Stylish (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Running (20)
    • Cold / extreme (12)
    • Wet weather (9)
    • Cycling (5)
    • Hiking (5)
      • Fit:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        90% 

        (19 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        100% 

        (11 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (15), Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (20)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great vest for a cool rainy run

    Used this for a 50 degree marathon in the rain (pouring rain). Helped to keep my core warm and nice to have extra pockets however I did feel the zipper pull strings were...Read complete review

    Used this for a 50 degree marathon in the rain (pouring rain). Helped to keep my core warm and nice to have extra pockets however I did feel the zipper pull strings were a little too long. It makes it easier to open the pocket but there was no place to tuck the extra length so they flop around on both sides. Seems trivial but when you're running in something for 26.2 miles, those little things can become big annoyances. Otherwise, the vest is great for cool, rainy running. Large arm openings to reduce chafing. Smaller in the bust area if you happen to have a large bust.
    All in all, a great running vest!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Poor Quality

    I bought this vest from a store and as soon as I got home I noticed the zipper on the pocket was stuck. The zipper wasn't sewn on properly and it kept falling off...Read complete review

    I bought this vest from a store and as soon as I got home I noticed the zipper on the pocket was stuck. The zipper wasn't sewn on properly and it kept falling off the track. When I went to exchange it, the other vests all had loose threads or poorly sewn on zippers as well. I really like this vest and wanted to use it for running and cycling, but I ended up returning it. The fit was a bit off also, the small was tight across the chest and loose at the waist. I have broad shoulder and it felt a bit snug.

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    5.0

    Love this vest!

    By Tri Girl

    from Apex, NC

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Dries Quickly
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish
    • Windproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Running

      Comments about Essential Run Vest:

      Nice lightweight vest that goes over any running clothes that gives great visibility in both summer and winter running.

      • Fit:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Love Brooks Vests!

      By Sandra

      from Cupertino, CA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Cycling
        • Hiking
        • Running

        Comments about Essential Run Vest:

        I love these vests! I purchased two in different colors! Received many compliments on the style and color. The vests fit true to size and very comfortable!

        • Fit:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        great vest

        By Brooks Fan

        from Claremore, OK

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Dries Quickly
        • Great Look
        • Lightweight
        • Perfect Weight
        • Stylish
        • Windproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cold Weather
          • Running

          Comments about Essential Run Vest:

          Perfect for me because our weather is seldom cold enough for more than a vest with a long sleeve. Love the vest so much more than a jacket!

          • Fit:
          • Feels true to size
          • Sleeve Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          Bright and Happy

          By GGPARK runner

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish
          • Windproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cold Weather
            • Cycling
            • Hiking
            • Running
            • Wet Weather

            Comments about Essential Run Vest:

            I love how bright and visible this vest is! The small is perfect fit (I am 5'4", 115, 34D). I wear this with a Brooks Equilibrium tank and a mid-layer with long sleeves during my fall/winter runs in San Francisco. Once I warm up, I just throw the mid-layer around my waist and run with just the tank and vest. I bought this because I've had a few close calls with cars who don't see me so I have become very safety conscious when running.

            • Fit:
            • Feels true to size
            • Sleeve Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Love this vest

            By Running Beth

            from Urbana, IL

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Dries Quickly
            • Lightweight
            • Stylish
            • Waterproof
            • Windproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Cold Weather
              • Running
              • Wet Weather

              Comments about Essential Run Vest:

              This vest is just perfect for damp, windy days when a jacket would be too hot. It has a lot of bells and whistles - lots of ventilation flaps, cinchers, decorative trim, and an array of pockets. The bright yellow is great for running on the road. And the length and styling are actually flattering. I can think of some improvements, but at this price they may not be realistic. (1) Brooks should put two-way zippers on all its women's gear. Sometimes zipping from the bottom is a better option for cooling off...(2) When zipped down, the neck flops around. Going with a slightly longer neck (that forms a collar) or adding snap-downs would make this thing perfect.

              • Fit:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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