Women's Essential Run Vest II

Running vest for women: Brooks Essential Run Vest II

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Specifications

  • use: Running
  • Climate: 40 to 65 F
  • Fit: Semi-Fitted
  • Drawstring: Yes
  • Zipper Garage: Yes
  • Number of Pockets: 5
  • Reflectivity: Front and Back Retroreflectivity
  • Waterproof: No
  • Water-Resistant: Yes
  • Type of Pockets: 2 Zippered Side Pockets, Internal Moisture-Proof Media Pocket, 2 Open Internal Pockets
  • Windproof: Yes
  • Fabric: Main Body: 100% polyester with DWR; Splice: 84% polyester/16% spandex

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Essential Run Vest II
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (8)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Attractive (5)
  • Durable (5)
  • Flattering (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sports (7)
  • Cold / extreme (5)
  • Layering (5)
  • Casual wear (4)
  • Daily use (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (8 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Fit:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (8 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (3), Classic dresser (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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4.0

length needs addressing

By 

from Olympia, WA

About Me Classic Dresser

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Too Short

Best Uses

  • Athletics
  • Casual Wear
  • Cold Weather
  • Daily Use

Comments about Essential Run Vest II:

I love the vest, that's not the issue. I held up the vests up in S, M, L, XL, and the lengths grew substantially longer. I wanted a M or L but they were too short. I opted to buy the XL and now having to get it taken in around the HUGE arm holes so it doesn't gape open. Thankfully it is designed so that I can fold over the fabric under the arms and take it in an inch on each side and it still looks fine without bulk. Please make the smaller sizes longer. If you want to protect your bum from cold and rain, you certainly don't want to expose it to cold and rain. MAKE IT LONGER.

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

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of my favorites

By 

from New York, NY

About Me Casual Dresser

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Flattering
  • Great Color
  • Lightweight
  • Warm

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Athletics
    • Casual Wear
    • Cold Weather
    • Daily Use
    • Layering

    Comments about Essential Run Vest II:

    I use this on runs because I get cold easily but somehow overheat easily too. It's a nice way to control temperature because I can zip and unzip if needed. I'm 5'2" and weigh about 115 lbs so I ordered the small. I prefer the extra room to keep my options open when layering. I use it when the temperature is in the 30s and low 40s with a long sleeve shirt; it keeps the wind out and keeps my core warm. It's definitely one of my favorite additions to my running wardrobe.

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

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    5.0

    necessary layer for cool running

    By 

    from SA,TX

    About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Flattering
    • Great Color
    • Has Great Features Such A
    • Lightweight
    • Soft
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Athletics
      • Cold Weather
      • Layering

      Comments about Essential Run Vest II:

      essential running layer, recommended at the MCM38 Runners Conference and I am so glad Its my big run gear purchase for the year and it is am great addition for winter running. The perfect core warmer that allows the arms to cool

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Fit:
      • Feels true to size

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      4.0

      overall satisfied w/ this product

      By 

      from los Angeles, ca

      About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Athletics
        • Cold Weather
        • Layering

        Comments about Essential Run Vest II:

        Overall I love this vest. Took it out trail running on a cloudy and fairly windy day and it did its job by keeping out the wind and keeping my body warm.

        One small issue I have is the fit. Feels a lil baggy under the armpit area and it flares out at the hips a lil bit more than my liking... I may should have got an XS but I know with the small I can layer underneath more when the weather get colder.

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

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Now a running staple

        By 

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Casual Dresser

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Lots of pockets
        • Warm

        Cons

        • A Bit Too Fitted At Hip

        Best Uses

        • Running Layer

        Comments about Essential Run Vest II:

        My friend and I both ordered these and we've been very happy with our purchase. We use these for running as an added layer. It's lightweight and has lots of pockets for phone, keys, gels, etc. Even has a pocket for an ipod. I am 5'4, 130 lbs and the small fit fine. I was worried at first because I felt that the bottom portion of the vest was a bit too fitted for my hips, but after wearing them several times now, its fine. Would definitely purchase again.

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

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        5.0

        You Need This

        By 

        from Yuba City

        About Me Classic Dresser

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Flattering
        • Great Color
        • Lightweight
        • Soft
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Athletics
          • Casual Wear
          • Cold Weather
          • Daily Use
          • Layering
          • Travel

          Comments about Essential Run Vest II:

          I never thought about wearing a vest until I started using the Runner's Ally app. I get cold easily, so I sometimes find myself wearing this around, even when I'm not running. When it gets too warm, it's light enough to tuck into my Spibelt for the remainder of a run. I will be ordering more.

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

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          5.0

          Perfect Vest!

          By 

          from Washington, DC

          About Me Classic Dresser

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Flattering
          • Great Color

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Athletics
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Essential Run Vest II:

            This was a great addition to my vest & jacket collection. It fits almost the same as my brooks nightlife vest but is slightly heavier material and provides a little more wind proofing. I love that it has pockets. Fits a little on the snug side but not too much.

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

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            5.0

            My favorite vest

            By 

            from Salt Lake City, Utah

            About Me Casual Dresser

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Flattering
            • Great Color

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Athletics
              • Casual Wear
              • Layering

              Comments about Essential Run Vest II:

              I am a vest girl. I wear them all the time and this is one of my all-time favorite vests. Perfect for layering, I wear it both when I run and when I'm just running around town. Love the color options, too.

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

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