Women's Black Foundation Windproof Vest
We believe the foundation of any good piece of cycling kit is comfort. So we’ve created a collection that puts comfort at its core. The culmination of almost three years of research and development, this collection has become a trusted go-to for multi day endurance athletes and casual cafe spinners alike. Expertly tailored to be comfortably close fitting, these cycling wardrobe staples really are the perfect all-rounders.
“Clothing keeps us warm by trapping warm air next to our skin. But when you’re on a bike travelling at speed, the force of cold air or wind can obliterate that warmth you’ve built up. It’s why having a reliable, thin, packable windproof layer is a godsend, especially for spring and autumn riding when temperatures can fluctuate hour on hour. The Foundation Windproof Vest contains a thin membrane barrier that blocks cold air and water, while allowing warm air to continue circulating around your core. So it’s perfect for popping in your back pocket and calling on when the temperature drops. Like with all of our women’s garments, it’s been carefully designed and optimized for female riders.”
Emily Childs, Managing Director and Head of Women’s Product Development at Attacus
Features & Fabric
- Windproof vest made with premium, technical fabric designed to move and stretch with your body
- Two-way zip means you can unzip this vest from the bottom as well as the top, aiding body temperature control and providing easy access to jersey pockets
- Waterproof and windproof front panel and shoulders
- Flexible mesh back panel for ventilation
- High neck for when the weather turns cooler
- Lightweight so it'll pack down into your jersey pocket
- All of our women's garments are designed, tested and tailored by a team of experienced female cyclists and clothing experts, including our own Attacus co-founder, so you can trust you're buying products developed specifically for female-focused comfort and fit
- Front panels: Italian-made lightweight, windproof fabric with 100% waterproof membrane
- Back panel: Italian-made lightweight, breathable stretch mesh
- 100% Polyester
- Made in Italy
Find out more about the research and development that went into creating our Foundation Collection.
This vest is an outer layer, and has therefore been designed to fit slightly looser than our Foundation Jerseys in order to accommodate full pockets and layers being worn underneath.
Sizing changes as of December 2020
We're always striving to make our products the very best they can be. Part of that process is about listening to feedback from the people who buy and wear our clothing week-in, week-out.
Listening to sizing feedback on our Women's Foundation Vests, the main takeaway was that they were a little snug compared to our Women's Foundation Jerseys. So we've listened, and increased the sizing of the chest and hips of our vests to bring them more in line with our jerseys and allow them to accommodate layers. We recommend using the size guide below to find your size.
HOW TO MEASURE UP
CHEST: Start by measuring your chest all the way around at the fullest part with your arms by your sides. Then use this number to see which size options you fall into from our size chart below.
HIGH HIP: Next, measure your high hip as shown above, about where your hip bone sits. Then use these numbers to see where you fall on our size chart. If your measurements put you in two different size brackets, we'd recommend opting for the larger size.
ZIP LENGTH: Use the number in the zip length column to work out how each size will fit on you, and make sure you're happy with the length. Keep in mind that our Foundation Vest has a high collar, so the zip will start just below your chin.
FIT: Do you fall into more than one size bracket? Then we'd recommend considering how you want your kit to fit. Do you like it close fitting? Or prefer it a little looser? Make sure your chosen size selection reflects how you like to wear it.
STILL IN DOUBT? GET IN TOUCH: If you're still unsure, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to assist you. We'll always start by asking if you've measured yourself and where your measurements put you on our size chart, so it's definitely worth doing this first. We may then be able to offer a bit of extra guidance on how it'll fit.
|Chest||76 - 86||82 - 92||86 - 96||90 - 100||94 - 104||98 - 107||102 - 114|
|High Hip||76 - 86||82 - 92||86 - 96||90 - 100||94 - 104||98 - 107||102 - 114|
|Chest||30 - 34||32 - 36||34 - 38||35 - 39||37 - 41||38 - 42||40 - 45|
|High Hip||30 - 34||32 - 36||34 - 38||35 - 39||37 - 41||38 - 42||40 - 45|
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