Outdoor Research Deviator Hooded Vest
People wear vests for many different reasons. Some people enjoy wearing an additional layer to keep them warm when they are doing activities outdoors while others may feel the weather is too hot for a jacket but too cold for just a shirt. The Outdoor Research Deviator Hooded Vest provides a happy medium for you to stay both comfortable and warm. Before you know it, this vest is going to be your new go-to outerwear.
As the name implies, the Outdoor Research Deviator Hooded Vest has a hood. This is very important because warmer temperatures also mean the possibility of rain. Having a hood is important to be able to protect your head from the rain and also the sun. Most people often forget to wear sun protection and having the hood allows you to easily pop it on and stay sun safe.
This particular product has also incorporated a host of different technologies that make the vest better than most competitors. From Active Insulation Technology to the anti-odor technology, this vest has a perfect formula to make it both tough and long-lasting.
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Active Insulation Layer
This particular product has what is known as an active insulation layer. This is a layer that can help keep you warm while you are outdoors. This is a thicker layer of material that gets activated when there is body heat. Rather than let the heat escape, this insulation layer works to keep the heat back into your body.
In short, the Vest keeps you warm for longer periods. Heat is trapped so that it does not escape, allowing your body to reabsorb the residual warmth. This works great for athletes that are trying to warm up before their sport. Wearing this vest will greatly shorten the time it takes to become warm and limber.
Because it does not get washed often, there is a concern that the Vest can develop odors. Sometimes the smells are caused by food or drinks that you’ve accidentally spilled onto the vest, while other times it may be due to your sweat. When you exercise or become warm, your body will start to produce sweat.
The moisture, warmth, and darkness will help breed bacteria and germs, which directly translates to odors that are hard to remove. The Outdoor Hooded Vest has been chemically treated to prevent bacteria from developing. The chemicals on the material as having antibacterial properties that help remove bacteria that have already shown up. This will help ensure that no funky smells emitted from the vest.
Unlike many other products on the market, the Hooded Vest has a layer of mesh that helps your vest breathe better. When heat and moisture are produced, it tries to find ways to escape the material. Usually, there are spaces between the fibers of the material in which the heat can escape through. Having a mesh layer decreases the amount of work that the escaping heat has to do.
Rather than having just tiny holes, the mesh layer in the Deviator Hooded Vest gives a more direct route for the leaving heat to reach the outer layers. This allows your body and clothing to become cooler quickly. It also makes for positive airflow and allows cool air to come through the vest.
The Outdoor Vest is made with a high percentage of Polyester. This is one of the toughest materials on the market and is known to be rip-resistant. Choosing a product that is made of this material will make it last longer than your average vest, which reduces your need to go shopping as often. An additional benefit that Polyester has is that it does not shrink.
This means that there is a lesser chance the heat of your dryer will affect the shape and size of your vest. Wearing the Outdoor Deviator Hooded Vest will ensure you can enjoy your activities without worrying your vest may break.
One of the materials the Outdoor Deviator Vest is made with is spandex. This is a material that has great elastic properties. Spandex is made with very fine fibers that are interwoven to create a thin netting. Because the fibers are interlocked, it allows the spandex to stretch far without ripping. Having this material in your vest gives you the extra little bit of coverage you are looking for.
The best thing about spandex is it reverts to its original form after every stretch. This means that you will have a vest that can stretch without worrying that the elasticity will give out and turn saggy one day. Wearing this vest while you exercise will give you peace of mind that the vest will move with you rather than against you.
The Outdoor Research Vest comes with a hood and a mock neck collar. This means that when the hood is not in use, it will sit casually and comfortably on your shoulders. When the weather suddenly turns, simply pop on the hood for extra wind protection and warmth. The hood is designed to fit perfectly around your face.
This prevents the wind from being able to enter through the opening and going down your chest. Having the hood of the Vest sit flush against your face can also help prevent outside moisture from getting in. This will help keep your insides warm and the elements out.
The Hooded Vest was designed to be lightweight. It uses a combination of Nylon, Spandex, and Polyester, to make a very thin and light material to wear. It also uses precision sewing, which is a way that ensures the exact amount of material is used. This prevents extra material being sewn into the hems and other areas and increasing the weight.
Putting on the Vest will not feel like any extra weight has been added. This is ideal for people who plan on exercising in the vest as wearing clothes will not drain your energy levels and leave you feeling fatigued. This vest allows you to focus on improving your performance rather than thinking about your discomfort.
When the weather turns and you are caught in the rain, the Hooded Vest can protect you and keep you dry. The materials used to make this vest has very good moisture-wicking abilities. This means that there is a delayed time before the moisture on your vest is absorbed. This is ideal for people who are exercising or hiking in the rain.
When rain droplets get on your Outdoor Research Deviator Hooded Vest, it does not get absorbed right away. Instead, it stays as a droplet on the outermost layer of the vest. The drops then slide off when you move around or when you brush it off. This ensures that the moisture and liquid are not absorbed into the materials of your vest.
This can prevent your vest from becoming heavy and soggy after spending a long time in the rain.
Rip Stop Material
As the name implies, ripstop materials prevent your clothing from ripping. Usually, when there is a frayed seam on your clothing, it will enlarge and become a bigger rip with each wear. The Outdoor Research Deviator Hooded Vest is made with Nylon which has properties to prevent it from destroying itself further.
Ripstop material is woven together using specific techniques that prevent a rip from expanding. For this specific vest, the material that was woven is Nylon. It is done in a cross-hatch pattern so that even if there are certain fibers of your vest that is breaking, it cannot rip following one direction.
In particular, the Outdoor Research Deviator Hooded Vest is made using a trim fit. This particular cutting of the vest makes you look slimmer as it is tapered more to your body. While this is great for people who are wanting to look nice while they wear their vest, it may be a slight hindrance for those who are exercising.
The Outdoor Research Deviator Hooded Vest uses a trim fit, meaning it is a bit tighter. This may increase the possibility of accidentally ripping or bursting a seam when you are moving in a specific way. Trim fits usually mean there is not much leeway in the shoulder or back area to allow larger movements. This can become an issue if you are purchasing the vest solely to exercise in.
The water repellency of the Outdoor Research Deviator Hooded Vest can also help in a pinch. Any drinks or food that are accidentally spilled on the vest will not be absorbed right away. The outer layer will prevent the liquids and smells from absorbing until you can quickly wipe it off. This ensures that your vest will stay cleaner for longer periods.
This particular product was created with three very strong materials: Polyester, Spandex, and Nylon. All of them have great properties along with the fact that they are very hard to rip. Purchasing this vest is going to ensure you have a great piece of outerwear for a very long time.