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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.
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.
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.
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)
|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|
|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|
The Recon Vest is great for on or off bike adventures. It’s beautifully made and has a trim fit as you would expect for bike apparel. The soft inner collar is a nice touch with one exception. The zipper gets caught on the inner flap at the collar. It’s no big deal, you just need to carefully zip up.
I wear it with a thermal long sleeve, in temps from 38-50(f). I don’t like to be cold on the bike, and it does the job. Love how it looks, and will almost miss it come summer. Highly recommend. Actually destroyed my first vest on a crash, And Velocio was kind of enough to give me a cash discount on the second one. Great company. I’m 6’1, 210, and I like my XL.
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)
Very comfortable and stylish. Love the side pockets.
This vest is incredibly cozy, on and off the bike.