Viva la Resistance!
You've had other wind vests, but none have left the legacy on your riding kit that 7Mesh Industreis' Resistance Men's Vest will. Cut with an aggressive athletic fit and articulated for comfort and coverage in the saddle, the Resistance features knit side panels that increase breathability without allowing the wind to cut to your core. At the front, shoulders, and back, a Windstopper Active Shell membrane is laminated to ripstop polyester to prevent mountain breezes and gusty spring days from sapping your energy, and full seam taping ensures that gale-force headwinds can't find any gaps in your lightweight armor.
Windstopper is formulated to be as breathable as it is windproof, too, so you won't find yourself having to choose between suffering from cold or from excess sweat. A zippered side pocket provides a secure spot for energy gels, a phone, or house key, as well as a place to stash the Resistance when you're not wearing it. Reflective details take some of the uncertainty out of long rides that might stretch into the dusky hours of the evening.
- Item #SVN000R
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
Materials and Construction are ahead of the pack. Seriously, attention seems to have been paid to details I didn't even know existed until now. I feel like the bar has been raised when it comes to quality and craftsmanship of cycling clothing. I would buy this vest again, and plan to buy other items from 7Mesh, they are in a different league.
True to size for average cycling clothing. Not too baggie, maybe runs slightly larger than Castelli, but on par with most other manufacturers.