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Meet the Oslo Travel Vest

Stefan Loble

As you know, here at Bluffworks we focus on creating performance apparel that looks good, while being easy to care for. Our hallmark blazer and men’s pants are customer favorites because they’re lightweight, wrinkle free, and machine washable. But, as we grew our line, we also wanted to expand our outerwear options.

I love vests because they’re small, packable and easy to throw on over most items in my wardrobe. Since they’re sleeveless, they have the added plus of delivering just the right amount of extra warmth whether it’s a particularly chilly day or I want to keep my core warm while warming up for a run or bike ride.

That’s why we designed a layering item that would look great over both active and leisure wear - a hybrid vest that would deliver multiple pockets for storage of key items like a wallet and phone. Our Oslo Travel Vest (to be released in mid March!) will be a slightly more active option than our previous Horizon Quilted Vest, built to support you on a light jog, or deliver a refined athleisure look.

Meet the Fabric

Meet the fabric of the Oslo Vest. A male model sports an athletic hybrid vest in black.

  • 90% Polyester, 10% Spandex.
  • Machine washable, like everything we make.
  • Breathable, water resistant fabric.
  • Wrinkle resistant, with four-way stretch.

Our Oslo fabric is a blend of polyester and spandex to give it a cool and lightweight handfeel, with all the performance features you’ve come to expect. Wrinkle resistant, breathable, and with 4 way stretch, this is a lightweight running vest that can double as a lifestyle travel vest for any journey. The overall look is minimalist, understated and versatile.

The streamlined shell is treated with a thin DWR waterproof layer to resist moisture while still allowing for breathability. As an added touch for comfort, we applied a soft brushed tricot fabric around the neck and inside handwarmer pockets.

Meet the Details 

Detail of side hand pockets and reflective trim
Detail of chest pocket and zipper.Detail of inner mesh pocket.
  1. Reflective details on back of the neck and trim.
  2. Two handwarmer pockets
  3. One chest pocket
  4. Full zip closure with branded zipper pulls.
  5. Two interior pockets, including one made of a lightweight mesh

This vest is loaded with pockets - but not the kind that make you think of a wilderness photographer in the African savannah! We managed to include 5 streamlined pockets, including 1 chest pocket, 2 hand warmer pockets, and 2 additional interior pockets for carrying your personal items.

Because we envisioned the Oslo Vest as being more sporty than its predecessor, we also added subtle lightweight reflective details for safe crossover into active use. This zipper vest has branded pulls and a mock neck to complete the look.

No matter the occasion or the weather, the Oslo Vest is the perfect lightweight travel vest for business people and athletes alike.  Built with smart pockets out of our unique performance fabric, this vest is styled for both active and leisure wear. More pockets than a typical running vest, yet more performance qualities than a classic vest.

How to Wear It

Male model sports the new Oslo Travel Vest worn with black athletic pants and a long sleeve t-shirt hoodie.

The Oslo Travel Vest earns a place in my packing list because I can wear it in both active and more refined settings which cut down on packing unnecessary items. My favorite way to wear the Oslo is as an extra layer, especially over our refined
Como Quarter Zip Pullover. It could go easily well over our Blaze Athletic Pullover, Threshold Hoodie, or a Long Sleeve T-Shirt if you have a more active day planned. For pants, pair them with the Ascender Chinos for a more refined look, or our Rev Athletic Pants for hitting the pavement.

Warm, weather resistant, and full of pockets, yet elegant enough to be worn in any city, we hope you enjoy the release of the Oslo Vest. 

We can’t wait to hear what you think.

Bluff on,

Stefan Loble



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