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Sorely disappointed; not a great fit - functions to reflect & stand out / POOR choice in sizing
on January 24, 2015
While this is nice and "BOING" so that one is a VERY visible worker/pedestrian, the company needs a bit more work on the ACTUAL size of normal/typical human beings. The only thing NOT keeping this review from being a 1 star is that the vest does its job. It is bright and reflective. However, like another reviewer commented, these vests MUST have been made for "midgets"....or elves...or some small [fictitious] creature, CLEARLY not human.
I was miserably disappointed and beyond unhappy when I tried this on (over my shirt, which is NOT bulky) only to find that the size I ordered (which is the typical size I order for my shirts and jackets, etc.) was MUCH tighter and smaller (overall) than my actual shirt. I practically had to "suck it in" in order to even try to zip it up.
Worst of all: I was going to request an exchange. What happened? I had no other alternative but to RETURN the item at the "wonderfully" high price of UPS. No other choice. :( The cost of the UPS shipping was almost equal to that of the price that I purchased if for. Thus, I did not return it because it, by no means, is worth "getting my money back" - wait: I really wouldn't be getting hardly ANY money back. >: \
In short, I would highly advise and warn against this product, or, at least, get 2 to 3 sizes larger than what you think.
.....Sad part is, I found a reflective vest at a local store in the town I live closest to, and while the vest was more expensive, the size I was wanting actually looked like an actual Large, or Extra Large, or _________. I could actually put the vest on WITH and WITHOUT a light jacket and still have room to move my arms, BREATHE, and function - in that I could either do work outdoors, or use the jacket as a pedestrian safety "tool," which was my original hope. Thus, because I was sent something of a kid's size vest, I've had to wait and go about my days (when I'm out and about) and be without a vest for some time.
Again: "functions" fine, but a sorry excuse for good/accurate sizing and even WORSE opportunity/ability to return or even exchange.