4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Good vest cheaps I've found so far,
This review is from: BILT Solar Reflective Vest - SM-LG, YellowGood vest. Works on base. the stupid flat over the zip I just cut off. I don't know what it's for. If the argument is water or something 1. it doesn't cover the entire zipper and 2. really? it's a vest. My complaint is the pocket for the ID I don't know how it needs to be redesigned but it's hard to get the ID out with gloves on and I can almost never get it back in. I've thought about cutting a slot in the clear part so I can push the ID out, but it won't help with getting it back in. The last time I came through the gate with this I couldn't get my ID in and had to play it off when the guard had to put my ID back in for me. I said, "Yeah my mom still dresses me in the morning." they laughed and on my way I went. If you want to argue "just take your gloves off" well, when I don't have the ID in the pocket I can pull my wallet out while rolling up, stop, pull the ID out of my wallet, put it back in, and put my wallet back in my back pocket again all with gloves on and much... Read more
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Okay... Sizing runs very small,
This review is from: BILT Solar Reflective Vest - XL-4XL, YellowI've had this vest now for a couple of months and couple thousand miles. It's not bad, but it's not great... It's just okay.
I have the XL-4XL size vest. I am 6'0" 210 lbs, moderately muscular build. I normally wear either a large long or an XL size jacket. I was worried that this vest would be too big. However, I have the side cinch-straps as loose as they go and it fits just right for me. I have a 35" waist. That seems a bit bizarre for a size XL-4XL vest.
The full-length zipper is nice. However, there is a very poorly designed and useless flap that goes over the bottom half of the zipper and attaches with velcro. There is no good reason I can think of to cover the zipper, and it just adds an unnecessary extra step to unzipping the vest.
It flaps a little bit in the wind, but not too badly. It is a bit thinner than I had expected it to be. The reflective stripes have a few small cracks in them after only a couple months of use. I can't speak about... Read more
Good vest for the money,
This review is from: BILT Solar Reflective Vest - XL-4XL, Yellow
I have owned many riding vests over the years. While this is not the best of them, it is sufficient for the task and a great value for your $. If you use the vest every day, ride long distances daily and expect your vest to be another layer of protection, you might want to look elsewhere. However, if you're using your vest as I do now, only when I'm wearing my nice weather leathers, riding generally less than 50 miles at a stretch and not depending on the vest for anything other than visibility, this unit will work just fine for you.
My only real grouse about this vest is that I cant get both sides of the vest to cinch up tight at the same time. So one side or the other always seems to have a bit of slack that flaps in the wind. It's nothing sever, or particularly irritating. In fact, it probably only matter to an anal retentive like myself.