Union Jack vest

Where to find one? Recommendations?

16 messages
30/04/2012 at 19:33

Hi all,

As most of my races this year are going to be in Mainland Europe - I wanted to wear a shirt that can show i'm British/English to other runners out there (e.g. other Brits in the race etc). I enjoy having a chat with other Brits along the route.

I've seen one on FOSCA, the Adidas ones on Wiggle and a rather fetching one on Linky but can anyone recommend them or have another suggestion?

Ideally it should be a vest and comfortable to run in.

30/04/2012 at 20:02

Hi Emmy,

I bought a Maltloaf vest from the Fosca website about 18 months ago. It's very comfy to run in

01/05/2012 at 08:46
Thanks Saffy. How do you find their sizing?
01/05/2012 at 12:06
did you know the official team GB vests are available from this weekend?

quite spendy though, £35
01/05/2012 at 12:07
Emmy_bug wrote (see)
Thanks Saffy. How do you find their sizing?

The sizing was perhaps a bit on the small size. If I got another one I'd consider going up a size.
01/05/2012 at 19:03

Thanks Saffy - I'll take that into consideration. I managed to speak with them today and they said that the mens' are generous but the women's are tailored.

@Marc - as much as I like the "official" GB vests - it doesnt scream "Britain" to me. I guess that was the major downer for me.

01/05/2012 at 21:17
yeah, they lack a big chunk of RED
01/05/2012 at 21:40

as much as I like the "official" GB vests - it doesnt scream "Britain" to me.

 The "Great Britain" on the front should make it blatantly obvious, especially to fellow Brits

01/05/2012 at 21:59

I got a Union Jack vest with 'GBR' on the back for around £25 from Global Gear - www.globalgear.eu  Didn't wear it in before running a marathon in it and it didn't rub or chafe at all.  Makes for some cracking races photos   They also do St George's Cross stuff. 

02/05/2012 at 07:50
@Alan - I see your point but that's just my opinion.
02/05/2012 at 11:26
02/05/2012 at 11:29
Hi Phill - Yes please. That'd be great. I found some Union Jack boxers at a tacky store in London but wasn't sure how comfortable they'd be.
02/05/2012 at 11:50
I'm intrigued by the way the chap in the white top is eyeing up said shorts.
02/05/2012 at 11:55

HAHA! I hadn't seen that Helen.... I think a caption competition is in order.

"Hmm... wouldn't mind a pair of those myself".

02/05/2012 at 12:21

There is a time and place to check out the "talent" Mr White Vest and that is neither!

Brilliant photo

12/07/2012 at 09:54

Hi all, I eventually got one from FOSKA and am very impressed with it. Quality is top notch and the size was really good. There's no issues with rubbing or riding up so a very happy customer.

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