For 2015, the AVIP Wind Vest returns, as POC knows that along with being comfortable, protected, and supported while in the saddle, we also need to be seen by motorists. The Wind Vest checks all of these boxes, as POC's AVIP (Attention Visibility Interaction Protection) concept is wrapped into this streamlined vest, meaning you stay protected and visible through its fabrics and reflective detailing.
This lightweight vest was made using a technical windproof fabric along the front, which effectively blocks those chilling winds from reaching your core. A smooth 4-way stretch fabric was strategically placed along the back, serving to evacuate warm air and moisture buildup from within. The result is a superlight outer layer that keeps your torso shielded from icy air and light rain.
And when you've successfully conquered that tear-inducing descent, simply unzip and stash it in a jersey pocket—the lightweight design packs down nicely. Finishing off the vest are large reflective POC logos, as well light elastic treatments at the arm holes and hem.
- Q & A
Bulkier than other options
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
Really liked the vest - quality materials, design, fit, etc. but didn't exactly work for what I was looking for. I wanted something that could compress down to a small item if you took the vest off mid-ride and this seemed more like something you would have on the whole day.
I ended up going with the Craft Featherlight Vest since it really compresses down to a small bundle.
excellent fit and quality,looks awesome
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XS
dont know if sizing is odd on larger sizes but the XS was perfect for me,im size 29 jeans with 34inc chest and this vest fits like a glove its actually comparable to my Rapha vest,backcountry is unbeatable for 65% off,,the best deal on the planet.