Updated for 2020 with lighter Alpha Insulation and more refined fit
The RECON Vest combines off-bike aesthetic with light weight warmth and performance of our more technical looking apparel. An ideal layer for colder temps over the Thermal Long Sleeve, or equally at home with a Merino 210 and denim. This true cross-over piece features exceptional warmth-to-weight, low bulk and streamlined fit.
Fabric: 54% Polyamide / 32% Polyester / 14% Elastane
Made in: Italy
Caring for your cycling gear properly will extend its life and maintain its performance, fit and quality. It’s important to consider these instructions carefully. While we stand behind the quality of our apparel, not adhering to these instructions will void our warranty against manufacturing & defects.
We strongly recommend washing your new gear before wearing it. You’ll find that your apparel will soften, and fit & comfort will improve after washing - especially with bibs & shorts.
Machine wash cool, 86°F (30°C) with like colors: Cooler temps maintain better longevity for your apparel. Like colors, especially lights, will remain more vibrant when washed with like colors.
Use mild detergent. Do not bleach or dry clean: Strong detergents & bleach can break down the fibers and elastane in the garment, dramatically reducing its life.
Close all fastenings: this goes also for other garments mixed in with your cycling apparel. Velcro closures or clasps can catch on stitching or trim and damage your garments.
Lay flat to dry. Do not tumble dry: Do not put your cycling apparel in the dryer. Even on low heat. Don’t do it. Heat can damage fabric, elastic and heat transfer logos very easily. Lycra (Elastane) is used throughout our garments to provide compression and support and is susceptible to damage from heat and can irreparably damage your apparel.
Our jerseys and bib shorts are intended to be form fit, providing compressive support, maximizing performance of the fabrics, and reducing fatigue and chafing. Due to the compressive nature of the fabrics, you will be able to fit into more than one size. Please use the charts below to help determine your optimum size:
|Size||120 - 130 lbs.||130 - 140 lbs.||140 - 150 lbs.||150 - 160 lbs.||160 - 170 lbs.||170 - 180 lbs.||180 - 190 lbs.||190 - 200 lbs.||200 - 210 lbs.||210 - 220 lbs.||220 - 230 lbs.||230 - 240 lbs.||240 - 250 lbs.||250 - 260 lbs.||260 - 270 lbs.||270 - 280 lbs.||280 - 290 lbs.|
|Size||54 - 59 kg||59 - 64 kg||64 - 68 kg||68 - 73 kg||73 - 77 kg||77 - 82 kg||82 - 86 kg||86 - 91 kg||91 - 95 kg||95 - 100 kg||100 - 104 kg||104 - 109 kg||109 - 113 kg||113 - 118 kg||118 - 122 kg||122 - 127 kg||127 - 132 kg|
|XS||33" - 35"||27" - 29"||34" - 36"|
|S||35" - 37"||29" - 31"||36" - 38"|
|M||37" - 39.5"||31" - 33.5"||38" - 40.5"|
|L||39.5" - 42.5"||33.5" - 36"||40.5" - 43"|
|XL||42.5" - 45"||36" - 38.5"||43" - 45.5"|
|XXL||45" - 48"||38.5" - 42"||45.5" - 48"|
|XXXL||48" - 51"||42" - 45.5"||48" - 50.5"|
|XXXXL||51" - 54"||45.5" - 49"||50.5" - 53"|
|XS||84cm - 89cm||69cm - 74cm||86cm - 91cm|
|S||89cm - 94cm||74cm - 79cm||91cm - 97cm|
|M||94cm - 100cm||79cm - 85cm||97cm - 103cm|
|L||100cm - 108cm||85cm - 91cm||103cm - 109cm|
|XL||108cm - 114cm||91cm - 98cm||109cm - 116cm|
|XXL||114cm - 122cm||98cm - 107cm||116cm - 122cm|
|XXXL||122cm - 130cm||107cm - 116cm||122cm - 128cm|
|XXXXL||130cm - 137cm||116cm - 124cm||128cm - 135cm|
Compared to the Signature Vest, I had to size down from XXL to XL. Good fit however once I got the correct size - checks a lot of boxes but back pockets would be nice. Rear does not dip down as low as Signature Vest but silicone strip is nice and grippy. Great for on and off the bike - once of my favorite articles of clothing I've purchased in the last year for its versatility.
First off I’d like to say thanks velocio one million! Your customer service is top notch and your quality is unmatched. The recon vest was hands down best purchase I’ve made this year for a cycling vest. Super functional and looks amazing!
this vest makes a lot of sense in the pacific north west, where I live. I have other vests, one is heavier than this one, and one that is just a wind blocker, so I have all climates that I would ride in covered. the only problem, and it is barely worth mentioning is that I had ordered the charcoal (black) vest, but I received the blue one, which I decided to keep anyway. The velocio vest has those great zippered side pockets that are missing on most other vests this weight, a good feature.
I love Velocio’s current RECON Vest. I am very happy with the purchase. The original version has been a staple in my commuting kit in New England winters for several years, paired with a merino hoodie. The latest iteration has some important updates. For one, the styling is way better, especially off the bike. I’m now wearing the vest pretty much all the time over a merino base layer (and under a merino hoodie or down hoodie outside). Second, this is my first experience with Velocio’s special deep winter Alpha design, which is on the front chest panels of the RECON vest. It is cozy. When I remove the vest, I notice this feature most. I hope the fabric retains its performance over the LT. I understand why the Alpha Long Sleeve is always sold out! I opted for the Charcoal color way because it is more subdued. Given how much I’m wearing this garment, I may have to order Navy or another Charcoal.
RECON vest is a great addition to the winter/fall riding wardrobe. Has kept me warm without over heating. Sizing is true for an on bike fit. I would recommend sizing up if you intend on wearing the vest off the bike often.