Whether it’s an added layer on your trip in the mountains or something you throw on after the gym, the Osa provides a warm, versatile and feminine long vest that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The lycra piping around the hood makes it tighter when the wind is blowing, and the two zippered pockets in the front give you room for your keys or phone. A SKHOOP staff favorite!
2-way YKK zipper in the front
2 hand pockets with YKK zippers
Tight hood with a Lycra band
Rear waistline elastic for a perfect fit
SKHOOP flower on the hood
Shell: 100% nylon
90/10 down/feather, white duck down, RDS Certified Down insulation
700 Fill power
Environmentally friendly DWR repels dirt and moisture
Weight (size M): 280 g
Length (size M, front/back): 30”/34.5”
Overall I love this vest; it is stylish and warm and I would live in it if the pockets weren't so awkwardly placed. While deep, which might be great for keeping hands warm, the pockets are situated such that I can't comfortably carry my iPhone in either pocket because it ends up sitting right over the crease of my legs, an annoyance when I walk. Having an interior chest pocket would solve this issue. Or raise the pockest up so that bulky items like a smart phone don't bump against the crease in the upper legs. And if the purpose of the pockets is to keep hands warm, it would be heaven to have them lined with a soft material. I would recommend this product with the caveat that the vest pockets aren't placed to comfortably carry heavier items like smart phones or keys.
My husband got me the Osa in deep lake for Christmas but he accidentally ordered the wrong size. We returned it, and were told they were sold out of my size but they would let us know if they got any returns since they usually do during that time of year. Over a month later, he gets an email saying they had gotten a return in my size, asking if he still wanted it before they put it on the website. I was blown away at this level of customer service! Aside from the amazing quality of Skhoop gear, I love buying from them because they are truly a wonderful company. I have two Debbie’s and this is my first Osa. I LOVE the added warmth and coziness of the down, and the deep lake color is very true to the picture but is stunning in real life.
1/4 of my closet is Skhoop! I have two OSA vests. One in tangerine, and the other in blue. They are so perfectly designed for my lifestyle. I can wear one as an intermediate layer, or as a top layer when I play golf. I purchased my first Skhoop skirt directly from Osa herself...so many years ago. I hate to use the word obsessed, but since I own 23 skirts in various designs/colors/lengths, 3 vests, a few wool tops, many socks and a beanie, AND, I don’t work for Skhoop, well, maybe I’m just a huge fan of quality, design and talent!
Last year I got the Osavest in black and I live in it. I wish I could have one in all the colors of the rainbow. In Skhoop jackets I wear extra large as I feel the shoulders are a bit tight but my Osa vest is large and it fits perfect. I wear it with a thin sweater or a full fleecejacket under and still look smart and well dressed. I am 5'7" and weigh about 145 pounds. I love it!
I have gotten so many complements on my Skhoop Osa vest in the past month that I have lost track.I most often use it for running as it keeps my core warm, but never overheating.I take it on long distance or short distance jaunts!