One of my “must have” items, whether running, riding or just hanging out on the lacrosse field, is a lightweight vest. Worn as a top layer, or under a larger jacket or jersey, a vest is a great way to keep my core warm, while not adding extra layers or bulk to my arms. But what vests are best? Obviously everyone will have an opinion, but my current favorite is my new Team Betty vest from Betty Designs.

Made from WindTex fabric, the vest is lightweight, waterproof/windproof and has a ventilated mesh back panel for maximum breath-ability. Three back pockets allow me to carry my iPhone 6 plus a few snacks, with room to spare whether running or riding. I would say my only complaint would be the lack of front pockets, except I just noticed they were missing after wearing the vest for months!

The vest is available in two options – high vis pink, or badass black – I’ll be adding one (or both) to my wardrobe soon (shhh…. don’t tell Steve). In the meantime, use the referral code here and a percentage of your purchase will go to my Pan-Mass Challenge fund to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute