Our lightest vest yet (only 88 grams in a size medium), the Divide is the ideal packable piece for unexpected changes in the weather or chilly mountain descents.
Due to its location next to highest mountains in the Continental Divide, the Front Range of Colorado often experiences severe wind gusts. It's a natural phenomenon as air rapidly descends over the crest of the Rocky Mountains. It was for these conditions that we developed and named the Divide Jacket and Vest.
The Divide instantly became my go to vest for any ride. It’s packability made it an easy decision to bring along for chilly morning starts and ride into the mountains. My ultimate test was riding down Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous road in North America topping out at 11,700 ft., in a small snow/hail storm. I packed the Divide in my back pocket knowing the descent would be a chilly one with a slight chance of rain. What I did not expect was the snow/hail that pelted me for a solid 15 minutes as I descended back down to the trees. While my cheeks stung and hands felt the bite, my core stayed surprisingly warm and I never got that deep in your core chill."
- jersey pocket
- winter weight jersey
I am 5’2” and 90 lbs and I purchased an XS in White. I have not used the vest yet due to the warm weather. It is light weight and easily fits into a jersey pocket. I would have preferred if it was a bit tighter so as to be more aero but I believe that it will work out fine and will actually accommodate a winter weight jersey. I am quite pleased with my purchase.
Great vest. Perfect for cooler starts and packs right into your jersey pocket. Warm on descents. Fit well, though a bit short; I’m 5’8”.