Recommend me a Gilet

howiish
howiish Posts: 49
edited May 2011 in Road buying advice
I had a Castelli Leggero Gilet until the weekend when the zip broke! I liked the fit etc but a little reluctant to repurchase as the zip was a pretty flimsy.

Can anyone recommend me another similar light, windproof and breathable gilet suitable for cool summer mornings. Needs to fit into a jersey pocket for when I heat up!

Ta, in advance.

Comments

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Get on to the place you bought it and get it repaired...

    Castelli stuff is about the best stuff out there tbh.
  • Yossie
    Yossie Posts: 2,600
    If the place you bought it can't help, local tailor/clothes taking in shop will be able to assist.

    Worth also a google of Castelli itself - they may have a returns service like Assos who will repair stuff FOC.

    HTH

    Y
  • howiish
    howiish Posts: 49
    Cheers guys, will try that. Although it has had a good innings.....
  • father_jack
    father_jack Posts: 3,509
    aldi about £7
    Say... That's a nice bike..
    Trax T700 with Lew Racing Pro VT-1 ;-)
  • ShutUpLegs
    ShutUpLegs Posts: 3,522
    aldi about £7

    You can buy the whole shop for £7?
  • mrushton
    mrushton Posts: 5,182
    howiish wrote:
    I had a Castelli Leggero Gilet until the weekend when the zip broke! I liked the fit etc but a little reluctant to repurchase as the zip was a pretty flimsy.

    Can anyone recommend me another similar light, windproof and breathable gilet suitable for cool summer mornings. Needs to fit into a jersey pocket for when I heat up!

    Ta, in advance.

    try the UK importers as well (Saddleback). If there is no joy try a tailors and if you have to buy another I just got the Assos Blitzfeder (sleeveless) which packs down ridiculously small. However, the smaller they pack, the flimsier the zip.
    M.Rushton
  • JamesB
    JamesB Posts: 1,184
    Assos lightweight gilet , nice good solid zip on it, and breathes well, probably my most used piece of kit, take it everywhere when may conceivably need it . Some sizes were / are half price on Wiggle I think
  • Paul E
    Paul E Posts: 2,052
    I have one by Craft and it's pretty good at what it does.
  • Velonutter
    Velonutter Posts: 2,437
    I have a number of Gilets and last year bought a Shutt one, it's OK but nothing to write home about.

    I will buy an Assos Climajet one as I have their waterproof jacket and it is the dogs bollox, I should have bought one of their Gilets in the first place.
  • mrushton
    mrushton Posts: 5,182
    Interestingly (or not), if you look at www.velodramatic.com and the section of photos from Mt.Baldy, there is a picture of Hincapie wearing the Assos climajet gilet. He has his own clothing co. rides for BMC yet uses an Assos bit of kit - a god advert for them
    M.Rushton
  • solsurf
    solsurf Posts: 489
    pro bike kit have 40% off the castelli stuff right now including the gilets. http://www.probikekit.com/uk/clearance/ ... -sale.html

    if you wanted to get the same again
  • derosa
    derosa Posts: 2,819
    Hmm, white or yellow Castelli Leggero?
    Could buy both for less than the Assos.

    Big H

    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
  • maddog 2
    maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    Craft and Campag are my favourites.
    Facts are meaningless, you can use facts to prove anything that's remotely true! - Homer
  • howiish
    howiish Posts: 49
    Cheers for the input everyone. Ordered another Castelli in a different colour in the PBK sale, will try to get this one fixed in the meantime.
  • MattJPaul
    MattJPaul Posts: 95
    Damn, PBK sales items disappear before you can even load the page. Would've picked one of those Castellis up in stealth black.
  • gsk82
    gsk82 Posts: 3,470
    endura equipe, wiggle have it reduced to 40quid atm, i didn't even know they sold them

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/endura-equipe-c ... n=products
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • Supergoose
    Supergoose Posts: 1,089
    Altura Reflex is an excellent addition to your wardrobe.

    The dhb e-vent gilet is very good too.
    Rock 'n' Roule
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    I have a endura equipe and it is great pack down really small!