Men's RECON Vest

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No refunds available, however we will accept exchanges or store credit for returned items. Please contact service@velocio.cc for a return.

Redesigned for 2018, The RECON Vest combines off-bike aesthetic with light weight warmth and high performance of our more technical looking apparel. An ideal layer for colder temps over the RECON Thermal Long Sleeve, or equally at home with a merino faroe and pair of jeans. This true cross-over piece features exceptional warmth-to-weight, low bulk and streamlined fit.


    • Pertex Quantum mini-rip stop ultralight windproof front shell.
    • Polartec® High Loft® insulation for exceptional warmth-to-weight
    • Lightweight micro fleece lined back panel provides thermal insulation, mobility and breathability
    • Three zippered pockets: 2 front, 1 rear
    • YKK Low-friction Vislon two-way zipper with internal flap and garage
    • Reflective stripe with embossed logo and trim details for visibility
  • 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.

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Velocio fit is designed for comfort and performance. Starting with a form-fit silhouette, we've developed our men's-specific patterns from the ground up to compliment a wide range of body types and riding styles. All of our apparel is tailored for on-bike fit to ensure optimal muscle support and range of motion while riding. You may find certain aspects of our garments to seem "off" while standing, yet once you start pedaling these points disappear. 

Velocio bibs and shorts are made from highly compressive performance fabric for excellent support through an athletic fit. They will feel small when you first put them on and will often require washing and a few rides for them to "break in." We strongly believe in the benefits of compression - both in its performance benefits, as well as in its long-distance comfort - and we've designed all of our bibs with this in mind.

Should you want a more relaxed fit, we recommend ordering a size up. Find your fit through our sizing tables below.


 

Taking your measurements

Chest - Start by placing a measuring tape around the largest part of your chest. The tape should be flat but not too snug.

Waist - Your natural waist lies between your bottom ribs and hip bones, close to the navel. To measure, breathe deeply, relax your stomach and lie the tape measure flat around your waist, allowing for a ¼ inch of slack.

Hip - Measured around the widest point of your hips.


Model measurements - Shown wearing size M.

Height: 5’11” (181cm)
Weight: 175lbs (79kg)
Chest: 38” (97cm)
Waist: 32” (81cm)

  • Size Chest Waist Hip
    XS 33 - 35 27 - 29 34 - 36
    S 35 - 37 29 - 31 36 - 38
    M 37 - 39 31 - 33 38 - 40
    L 39 - 41 33 - 35 40 - 42
    XL 41- 43.5 35 - 37.5 42 - 44
    XXL 43.5 - 46 37.5 - 40 44 - 46
  • Size Chest Waist Hip
    XS 84 - 89 69 - 74 86 - 91
    S 89 - 94 74 - 79 91 - 97
    M 94 - 99 79 - 84 97 - 102
    L 99 - 104 84 - 89 102 - 107
    XL 104 - 110 89 - 95 107 - 112
    XXL 110 - 117 95 - 102 112 - 117
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    PR
    03/03/2020
    Patrick R.
    United States United States
    • Size purchased Medium
    • Product fit True to size
    Great piece of kit on & off bike

    I’ve been hauling the vest on the bike, casually off the bike & bike commuting in SF “winter”. It’s insulating, windproof & fashionable. Exactly what I wanted in a vest at this price point. Anxious to see some more color ways in the future-I will be buying another as the assortment grows. Quality has been stellar after a month of very frequent use. 6’4”, 170lbs (slim build & takes a Medium in almost all tops on/off bike)

    AW
    02/28/2019
    Alexander W.
    United States
    No

    ...I’m Not taking it off! I was a huge fan of the 1st version of this piece. Glad to have a little more color, a softer, fluffier collar and an improved zipper. Fit is excellent as I’d expect from Velocio.

    KS
    02/18/2020
    Kathy S.
    United States United States
    • Size purchased Large
    • Product fit True to size
    Men’s Recon vest

    Very comfortable and stylish. Love the side pockets.

    ES
    01/06/2020
    Erik S.
    United States United States
    • Size purchased M
    • Product fit True to size
    My new go to

    This vest is incredibly cozy, on and off the bike.

    AC
    11/25/2019
    ALBERTO C.
    United States United States
    • Size purchased M
    • Product fit True to size
    Almost Perfect

    Great for commuting rides, fits well and keeps the core warm. Looks great and nice reflective safety features.