Nike Aeroloft Flash

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If you want to get up and go but don’t want a little cold weather to stop you then you might want to consider the use of the Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest. The vest will keep you warm when the temperature drops thanks to goose down insulation. It’s warm and toasty without the bulk, giving you unrestricted movements. Don’t worry, though; you won’t have to worry about overheating either. The vest has laser perforations integrated into the design to give you a breathable and comfortable experience. 

The Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest does have a bit of a high price tag. Some customers might not think that it is entirely worth the cost, but others would disagree. It’s durable, so you know that it will last. You might spend more money upfront, but you’re not going to need to replace it any time soon. 

The vest might be lightweight and compact, but it can pack quite the punch. Don’t let the thin construction fool you. It will keep your core warm, even on the coldest of days.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Fantastic insulation

Perforations for breathability

Preserves body heat

Reflective detailing

Wind resistant

Lightweight and compact

Cons

High price point

Specific washing instruction

Activities

The intended use of the Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest is for those who want to get out and enjoy a nice run. If you don't want a little cold weather to stop you from getting out, then this might be the perfect option to keep you comfortable.

The reflective detailing located on the vest makes the Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest the perfect choice for those heading out in low light conditions. It's going to help you remain seen while you're out and about. There isn't any need to worry about unnecessary accidents.

Whether it's frigid outside and you want an extra layer on your core, or there's a chill in the air and you a little something for warmth, the Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest has you covered. It has excellent insulation, which will keep you warm when the weather isn't. You won't have to worry about overheating, however, thanks to the perforation integrated into the design. The jacket will allow just enough air flow through it to keep you from getting too hot.

Of course, you can choose to wear the Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest for more than just running. It's ideal for most cold weather outdoor activities. Or, you may just want to wear it for your everyday activities. It looks great and does a decent job at keeping you warm.

Overall, the vest will be perfect for more cold weather activities.

Comfort

Most customers can agree that the Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest keeps them feeling exceptionally comfortable throughout their workout. The vest is super lightweight and thin enough to not feel like a burden while you're wearing it, but that doesn't mean it can't keep you warm. Even though it's thin and light, the jacket can do a phenomenal job at keeping you warm when it is cold, while still preventing you from overheating.

There is Nike Flex fabric built into the sides and back to give you a better fit for optimal comfort. Additionally, the vest is both wind and water resistant so you will get decent protection from the elements, keeping you dry, warm, and comfortable throughout your outdoor adventures.

Materials

The Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest has a body and lining that use 100% Dri-FIT polyester while the fill uses goose down. These materials work together to ensure you are comfortable and warm when heading out in the colder temperatures.

Dri-FIT is a high-performance microfiber fabric that consists of polyester. It helps keep the sweat off of your body and the surface of the materials, keeping you dry. The moisture-wicking materials will take your sweat and other moisture and bead it up, on the surface, where it can quickly evaporate. It will help keep you dry, even when you are going hard.

The use of good down will help keep you warm when adventuring in the colder months. The Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest features a power of 800 Fill. This is very close to the highest rating (900), so you know you are getting a vest that is packed full. When you fluff up the vest, the down will trap insulating air pockets between the filaments. The goose down will keep you warm and cozy when you're out and about, no need to worry about your core getting too cold.

Breathability

When it comes to your running gear, you want to make sure that you are wearing something that will allow for a decent amount of air flow. It's extremely important that you get proper ventilation. Otherwise, you risk overheating and discomfort while you're on the run.

The Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest offers phenomenal breathability to prevent this from happening. The vest features perforated laser detailing that will allow a decent amount of airflow through the vest to keep you from getting too hot while you're out and about.

The Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest offers a fantastic balance. Between the down insulation and the perforations, you get the perfect balance of warmth and airflow. You're going to be able to stay warm when it's cold, but not too hot that it causes discomfort.

In addition to being able to keep you cool and comfortable, the Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest can also keep you dry. There is no need to wear a damp running vest while you're out and about. The Dri-FIT lining is moisture wicking, meaning that it will help whisk the sweat away from your body, and the vest itself, so you are staying dry and comfortable. Whether you're sweating a lot or you’re running in a light rain, the jacket will help protect your body and keep you dry.

Protection

When you're going for a run or a walk, you want to make sure you have some kind of protection. Thankfully, the Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest will help protect you from a variety of obstacles.

As mentioned above, the Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest does a great job of protecting you from the elements. It's going to keep your core warm and toasty, so you aren't freezing while you're out in the colder months.

Even though you are staying warm thanks to goose down insulation, you are also going to get a certain amount of prevention from overheating. The laser perforations will keep you cool enough, allowing some of your body heat to escape while allowing air to flow into the vest.

Additionally, the Dri-FIT polyester that makes up the lining will keep you dry while you're out and about. Whether you get caught amid light rain or you are sweating while on the go, the Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest will keep you dry. It's going to wick away the moisture, pulling it away from both the material of the vest and your body.

In addition to protection from the elements, the Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest can help keep you safe in you're heading out in low light conditions. If you want to head out early in the morning or when the sun is about to set, there is no need to worry. The vest features reflective detailing that will help make passers-by can see you. You may want to consider pairing the vest with other reflective gear if you're heading out at night, but it's nice to know that you have some kind of protection.

Style

Runners like the look and style of the Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest. Not only does it look great, but it is functional as well. The detailing on the vest are not only stylish but second as reflective detailing. It's going to keep you safe and fashionable.

Even though the Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest offers a decent amount of insulation that doesn't mean that it is big and bulky. In fact, it is quite the opposite. The vest is lightweight and compact. It has a packable design, allowing you to take it with you with ease.

There are a couple of color options that you can choose from so you can pick a vest that best fits your needs. The Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest does come in both men's and women's styles, both offering different choices. Men can pick from midnight navy, seaweed and reflect, red, or black. Women can choose from flash and red, flash and purple, seaweed and reflect, black, or purple.

Regardless of the color you choose, customers have stated that the vest is very flattering on them and has a fantastic overall look.

Fit

The Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest is a semi-fitting garment. This basically means that it will follow the shape of your body without being too restricting. It's going to allow for some extra layers between the vest and your body, allowing you to wear a base layer without any problems. There were a few customers who stated the vest was a bit more fitted than expected, although it wasn't too tight and still acceptable.

The Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest runs relatively true to size, some saying it was just slightly large but still fit well. You can order a size down to accommodate for the discrepancy, but most customers wouldn't recommend that. Even though it's slightly larger, downsizing will make the vest too small and won't fit correctly. It's advisable to check out the sizing chart to make sure you are purchasing the correct size for optimal fit.

There are a variety of sizes you can choose from so you can get the one that gives you the most comfortable fit. You can pick from extra small through extra large, in both the men and women's style.

Durability

When you are spending money on a product, which you will for the Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest, you want to make sure that it will last. It's incredibly annoying when you spend your hard earned money on a product just to see it rip or fall apart not long after you get it.

The good news is, most customers can agree that the Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest has a decent lifespan. Of course, all of that is dependant on you taking proper care of it. If you aren't following the laundering instructions and you're not taking care of the vest, then you will run the risk of premature wear and tear.

There has been mention that after washing the Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest started fraying and unraveling, leading to a shortened lifespan. It's not a common problem that this product endures, but it has happened before.

Care

When you're working out, chances are you're going to get sweaty. That sweat will seep into your athletic apparel, in turn causing your clothing to develop an odor over time. Because of this, it's essential to wash your garment, including your outerwear, regularly so you can smell fresh and great no matter what you are doing.

Unfortunately, you can't simply throw the Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest in the wash with the rest of your laundry. Thee are special care instructions you should follow to keep the vest clean without shortening the lifespan.

You can wash the Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest in a machine but make sure you are using cold water. To dry the vest, you'll want to tumble dry it with a tennis ball in the dryer with it. This is going to help fluff up the garment and keep it looking great.

Value

The Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest has a very high price tag, even when compared to similar products on the market. For a running vest without a whole bunch of bells and whistles, customers don't think that it should have such an expensive price tag.

Keep in mind, the Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest has a pretty decent lifespan and as long as it's cared for properly will last a lifetime. Since it has such exceptional durability, it might be worth the extra cost, preventing you from having to replace your running vest any time in the future.

Bottom Line

If you're in the market for a comfortable and stylish running vest, then look no further. The Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest is an excellent option for your running needs. It's going to keep you warm and toasty while still preventing you from overheating thanks to the perforated detailing and goose down filling. The Dri-FIT materials will also keep you dry during your workout.

The Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest looks great, coming in a variety of color options. The reflective detailing integrated into the design will keep you visible when heading out in low light conditions. It's stylish and functional.

Overall, customers love the Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest. It makes a great companion for their cold weather runs.