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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Lightweight, highly elastic and featuring a fully windproof front in combination with a mesh back, the Etxeondo Frisch Gilet is an eye catching soft shell outer layer designed to be paired with a cycling jersey for cool, blustery rides this season.Sporting a full length zip (with Etxeondo's customary zip puller), and 3 rear pockets that are more than spacious enough for on the bike supplies, the Frisch is finished with a two-tone look that is enhanced with Etxeondo vertical chest branding. Gore Windstopper Soft Shell at the frontMesh rear panelLightweight, breathable designReflective ...
That's not a spelling mistake you're seeing - it does says Fawesome. Young riders, cover your eyes, we think they mean Flipping Awesome. A product co-developed through the Castelli Team Garmin partnership, the Castelli Fawesome Vest is a high-performance wind stopping, water-repellant cycling gilet, tailored for a super-aero fit that makes it an ideal choice for fast, mountain descents and Big Ring valley floor chase-downs. Weighing in at only 149 grams, it is easily stowed away in a rear jersey pocket when not needed, or alternatively, worn from the outset as lightweight ...
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 Etxeondo Darse Gilet is a beautifully fitting piece from this highly regarded Spanish brand. Constructed from a dual mix of Gore Windstopper and Thermolite enhanced fabrics at the front and rear, the Darse features a full front zip, reflective touches for low light visibility, and one large weather proof zipped rear pocket; making it a perfect go-to cycling gilet for cool rides in blustery conditions down to around - 9 degrees when combined with an Etxeondo baselayer.Riders will appreciate typical Etxeondo attention to detail, like the nicely finished logos and zipper pulls, the anatomic ...
The 2013 Craft Elite Wind Vest is an excellent choice for riders looking for a high-end, slim fit, relatively packable wind proof cycling gilet suitable for club runs, training rides, and generally all rides in cooler conditions.Designed to be worn over a cycling jersey as the outer layer, or pulled out of a rear pocket when the temperature cools mid-ride, the Craft Elite Bike Wind Vest features a windproof, water repellent fabric, tailored with well positioned areas of reflectivity, completed at the rear by a silicon printed elastic rear hem to keep everything in place. Mesh areas on ...
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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