Skip to main content

Oakley's Visibility Jacket is built for travellers who won't let wind, nor rain, nor gloom deter them from staying active.

How it works

Wear it when you need to stand out in the dark. On an early morning run, the reflective panels increased my visibility to oncoming traffic, and I felt safe navigating city streets before sunrise. The water-repellent fabric kept me mostly dry during an unexpected shower, but I regretted not pulling the hood on tightly (rain can trickle in if you're not zipped up all the way).

Story continues below advertisement

Pros and cons

It's made of polyester, so body heat tends to stay trapped inside. In cooler climates this is a bonus; when you've already worked up a sweat, you'll appreciate the breathable mesh inner lining and the vent across the back. A phone and hotel key card will stay secure in the two front zippered pockets, but there isn't much space for anything else. The hood stashes away inside a zippered pocket, and the whole jacket packs neatly into a built-in pocket.

Final verdict

It's a stylish take-along for fitness buffs who are committed to their early-morning runs, even on holiday. Plus, the slim fit and adjustable cuffs give it a tailored and tidy look. $220; ca.oakley.com

Report an error Editorial code of conduct
Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That means:

  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Criticize ideas, not people
  • Stay on topic
  • Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language
  • Flag bad behaviour

Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed.

Read our community guidelines here

Discussion loading ...

To view this site properly, enable cookies in your browser. Read our privacy policy to learn more.
How to enable cookies