The fabric technology also allows for the transport of moisture without getting cold; so, unlike your puffy down jacket, this jacket will keep you warm when moisture is involved... or inevitable.
- Hydrophobic insulation on front of torso for fast-forward activities with lighter fill on the back and in the sleeves
- Two-way structural blend, 97% nylon exterior for abrasion resistance,100% polyester interior optimized for wicking and mechanical stretch
- Certified to meet air permeability standards
- Brushed fleece lined pockets
- UPDATED: Snug-fit ribbed cuff for better insulation and fit
- Schoeller 3X Dry Paneling on the elbow and forearm for greater strength in the high use regions
- Kitsbow secured stash pocket, reflective back hem
SIZECHART - VERTIGO JACKET
* Garment fit is small. If in doubt, size up. If you wear a Medium Icon, you might want to size up to a Large Vertigo Jacket.
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I really dig this jacket. I have an Icon and I was wearing it pretty much every day in some capacity. I finally pulled the trigger on the Vertigo, after eyeing it for the better part of a year. I am quite happy I did. It's incredibly comfortable in a vast array of weather and activities. Sizing on it is pretty spot on for me. This jacket is designed to be worn as a single layer and not really part of a layered solution. With that in mind the sizing follows the Icon and all other Kitsbow garments. The lining is soft and great for next to skin. The cuffs have a nice knit detail that keeps the warm air in, but the shell material fits loose for a more relaxed aesthetic. Plenty of pockets (2 breast pockets for small items, one inside pocket on the left can fit a wallet and a rear outer zippered pocket can hold an iPhone or keys, finally there's two hand warmer pockets without closure) for storage and hand warming. I also really appreciate the details of abrasion resistant fabric on the elbows to make sure I am wearing it for the long haul. Thanks Kitsbow for another classic piece of gear.
The Vertigo is another Kitsbow garment that goes with me everywhere. It's emblematic of what I love so much about this company - garments that go from trail to table, performing and looking top notch in any setting. I LOVE this jacket - critical notes below notwithstanding. Off the bike, the Vertigo is versatile across a wide variety of temperatures, and looks great as a casual item (see below for some little nits about the fit). On the bike, it's a must-have item on the coldest rides, but gets warm quickly. On most rides here in the middle of the country, the Vertigo is an indulgence when I can circle back to the car to layer down once I'm good and warm. (The jacket is bit too large to be packed into a pocket or saddlebag once you warm up.) Most importantly, it will be a critical addition to my bikepacking arsenal for cold mornings. None of this is to say that the garment is perfect. There are a few flaws which are frustrating for how obvious they are, but not fatal to my absolute love for this jacket. The lack of a bottom button is hard to forgive - it would give the jacket significant additional off-the-bike warmth. The fit of the jacket also falls within a recurring criticism I have of some of the very best Kitsbow items. The armholes are high and the chest is aggressively tight, but then the body is incongruously boxy. For anyone with a flat-ish stomach who can also knock out more than six pull-ups or twelve push-ups (guess I'm bragging now), the fit of some Kitsbow garments can be a poke in the eye. The Vertigo is one of those garments. The chest is tight enough to restrict arm movement in a sport that is practiced with the arms forward, but sizing up would yield a torso size that I could not achieve without significantly upping my tolerance for post-ride indulgences at the pub. Finally, the front is a bit too short. A touch of extra length would not interfere with performance on the bike and would give the style off the bike a bit of an upgrade. (It would also help the jacket better sync with the Icon, which falls significantly longer than the Vertigo - right now, wearing the two together creates the slightest "fat guy in a little suit" look.)
Word class garment. Toasty. Does not stretch. I am 6’2” 190-195lbs. and XL fits spot on. Large was too small. I live by the ocean and I wear this piece with short sleeve underneath. Super stoked with the Vertigo!
Nice jacket- the medium chest measurements are too large; I bought the small. Slightly too small... I bought in your moving sale so no exchange options. Let me know when you do an in between. I'm 100cm chest. Size chart says small is 107 cm Chest??? Confused.
I really like this jacket, it has already become my go-to on and off the bike in chilly weather. It has really good weight, feels substantial but not heavy. Unlike one of the other reviews I really like the cuff, keeps the warm in and easily stretches over gloves. I'm pretty slender and the fitted cut works well for me. The reason for 4 stars is that it is a little too short, it stops right about at the belt line which leaves most shirts hanging out the bottom...not a deal breaker but could easily be better. I’m trying to find a reason for it being short but can't think of why this would be on purpose. The arm holes are also a bit too small, again I like that it is fitted, but with anything other than a t-shirt it is tight in the armpits. (I'm 5'11", 150 pounds and have size Medium)