What do you wear when it's windy and showery, cold but not freezing? The answer is a gilet (or 'Vest' to our US friends). At times wind proof, shower proof, super light or utilitarian and worn over a jersey and base layer, a gilet is without a doubt a rider's best friend on the road. More >>
A versatile option!
If you have always worn a jacket instead of a gilet with some arm warmers, then we would certainly recommend that you give it a try. Jackets have their place of course, but a gilet is so very versatile, whilst the freedom of riding with your arms unrestricted is very nice. Indeed, many cyclists like climbing mountains whilst wearing a gilet. If the temperature rises, one simple unzip and it is balled up and put in the rear pocket of the jersey. Doing this whilst riding is of course a skill that has to be learnt, but what is life without the occasional crash into a thorny shrub? Once atop the mountain and having surveyed the now conquered gradient, pop the gilet back on and grab your arm warmers, and you can descend at speed without getting cold.
Which Gilet is for me?
In order to choose your cycling gilet, just take a few minutes to think about what you require from it. Windproof, waterproof, packable? Our product descriptions should point you in the right direction and make certain that you ride away with the ideal gilet. Remember, don't forget to check out the 'Rider Reviews' where applicable on the product pages to see what your fellow rider thinks of his or her purchase. Less >>
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Weighing in at a barely-there 100g, the Cafe du Cycliste Madeleine Gilet is clearly a very lightweight, supremely packable outer layer, whether worn from the outset or stowed in a rear jersey pocket ready to combat changeable conditions. Windproof and water repellent, it features a slim cut to avoid flapping, a rear mesh insert to assist with cooling, and convenient openings for easy jersey pocket access. Reflective piping & a Cafe du Cycliste logo complete the gilet. 100% PE / Mesh 80%PA - 20%EA Windproof Water repellent Full zip Lycra hems ...
Weighing in at a barely-there 100g, the Cafe du Cycliste Women's Madeleine Gilet is a very lightweight, supremely packable outer layer, designed to be worn from the outset or stowed in a rear jersey pocket ready to combat changeable conditions. Windproof and water repellent, it features a slim, female specific cut, a rear mesh insert to assist with cooling, and convenient openings for easy jersey pocket access. Reflective piping & a Cafe du Cycliste logo complete the gilet. 100% PE / Mesh 80%PA - 20%EA Windproof Water repellent Full zip Lycra ...
The Solo RT Gilet is a rain and wind protective cycling gilet that for 2012, features an improved fit with a slimmer body and longer back. Not only is the RT Gilet extremely packable for ease of stowage, but it also offers mesh side panels for added ventilation. Featuring a new soft membrane fabric and sealed zip means that the RT Gilet is both wind and waterproof, whilst Solo reflective logos front and back offer a welcome touch of low light visibility. New soft membrane fabric Water / wind proof Reflective Solo front and back logos Slim, fitted cut Dropped ...
A leek, race cut stowaway rain gilet, the Castelli Sottile Due Vest (or 'Gilet' if you prefer) offers waterproof & wind resistant protection for the rider looking for a lightweight yet full featured solution for club runs, training rides or showery sportives. Made from a PU membrane that actually breathes (unlike many others), the Sottile Due sports a contrast auto-lock full front zipper with an easy pull handle, a right-rear positioned zipper that provides unhindered access to jersey pockets, and rear reflective tabs for a welcome touch of low light visibility.Worn from the start ...
Craft's Performance Featherlight Vest (or Gilet if you will) is a supremely, you guessed it, 'featherlight' outer vest that for this year, rocks a DWR - Durable Water Repellant finish and wind protective front, making it the ideal stowaway cycling vest for showery conditions. The Featherlight adopts Craft's well known rider friendly attention to details, like well placed touches of reflectivity, a warm microfibre collar and an elastic mesh fabric rear for enhanced ventilation and a perfect fit. Worn from the outset, or pulled out of a rear jersey pocket for ...
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