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Safety vest sizing on RUSA website

Old 03-21-16, 05:44 PM
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Safety vest sizing on RUSA website

So I want to be part of the crowd now that I am a randonneur. There is no information on the sizing of the basic or the really nice safety vest on RUSA website. Can anyone enlighten me on the sizing chest wise on both/either of these vests?

I had only a day before the event to get a vest and I got a basic Lowes hardware store vest and it was really baggy so I need a vest that fits. I am not a skinny girl, but I know the jersey with a 40 chest (L) will fit me.

And if you know how the sizing on the wind vest runs tell me that, too. They are out of stock on the large of the wind vest.

Thanks, Susan #11213
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Susan,
I would email the person running the store about sizing. Maybe they can refer you to someone
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Originally Posted by falconsusi View Post
So I want to be part of the crowd now that I am a randonneur. There is no information on the sizing of the basic or the really nice safety vest on RUSA website. Can anyone enlighten me on the sizing chest wise on both/either of these vests?

I had only a day before the event to get a vest and I got a basic Lowes hardware store vest and it was really baggy so I need a vest that fits. I am not a skinny girl, but I know the jersey with a 40 chest (L) will fit me.

And if you know how the sizing on the wind vest runs tell me that, too. They are out of stock on the large of the wind vest.

Thanks, Susan #11213
Susan:

I bought the really nice vest. It is made by VO Max. I have a 40" chest and a size medium fits fine with room for layers underneath. It has two rear pockets and looks a bit different than the one on the RUSA site which is a European made one. It is bright yellow, not the more subdued orange one pictured.

Hope this helps.

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Originally Posted by falconsusi View Post
So I want to be part of the crowd now that I am a randonneur. There is no information on the sizing of the basic or the really nice safety vest on RUSA website. Can anyone enlighten me on the sizing chest wise on both/either of these vests?

I had only a day before the event to get a vest and I got a basic Lowes hardware store vest and it was really baggy so I need a vest that fits. I am not a skinny girl, but I know the jersey with a 40 chest (L) will fit me.

And if you know how the sizing on the wind vest runs tell me that, too. They are out of stock on the large of the wind vest.

Thanks, Susan #11213
Pretty sure the RUSA vest is a custom L2S vest. I know (from trying on a friend's) that the XXL is a bit big on my 44" chest but I couldn't tell if it was so big that an XL would fit.

A bit of searching yielded this PDF for the sizing for a different non-customized version of that vest.

https://www.boutique-velo.com/images/rayons/pdf/l2s.pdf

101 cm (40") is on the small end of the L and just barely over the max on the M; you might want to try the medium. Also, IIRC the PBP vests are from the same manufacturer, so you might ask around your local club if they have a mailing list; someone may have one you can try on.
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Originally Posted by antimonysarah View Post
Pretty sure the RUSA vest is a custom L2S vest. I know (from trying on a friend's) that the XXL is a bit big on my 44" chest but I couldn't tell if it was so big that an XL would fit.

A bit of searching yielded this PDF for the sizing for a different non-customized version of that vest.

https://www.boutique-velo.com/images/rayons/pdf/l2s.pdf

101 cm (40") is on the small end of the L and just barely over the max on the M; you might want to try the medium. Also, IIRC the PBP vests are from the same manufacturer, so you might ask around your local club if they have a mailing list; someone may have one you can try on.
I was expecting the L2S vest also. The one I bought in late November from the RUSA store was VO Max. Wore it this afternoon for my ride.
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Originally Posted by jbithaca View Post
I was expecting the L2S vest also. The one I bought in late November from the RUSA store was VO Max. Wore it this afternoon for my ride.
I stand corrected, then. The one I saw in-person was bought a year or more ago, and the picture on the RUSA site hasn't changed. Weird. Guess you'll need to talk to RUSA then.
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