Gilet

designman
designman Posts: 405
edited October 2011 in Road buying advice
Looking for a Gilet for these colder mornings, most be windproof, breathable and waterproof.
Can anyone recommend me one.
Thanks.

Comments

  • Mr Dog
    Mr Dog Posts: 643
    Endura do a great range of gilets well suited to the British weather. I have a Gore Countdown for decents but its mainly for summer use as it has a mesh back. As a rule the more breathable the less waterproof.
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  • I'd advise buying one that fits well and matches the rest of your kit
    A small zipped pocket could be a bonus as would something reflective
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  • mrushton
    mrushton Posts: 5,182
    Budget,size (S,M,L)?
    M.Rushton
  • meanredspider
    meanredspider Posts: 12,337
    designman wrote:
    breathable and waterproof.

    I'm of the school of thought that says you need to pick one or the other.

    Windproof and warm when wet is my choice.
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  • designman
    Castelli do a nice range - not cheap mind, and 'go large' as sizings are small itallian!
  • This is my favorite
    http://www.showerspass.com/catalog/men/ ... -tech-vest
    I also have
    SOTTILE VEST http://castelli-cycling.com/en/products/detail/68/
    but it does not have a mesh back (sweaty)but squashes down to almost nothing
    The Endura Laser Gillet not a good fit and bulky
    http://www.endura.co.uk/Product.aspx?de ... rod_id=125
    I have a campagnolo gillet which looks classy but again to bulky to put in
    your back pocket
    you could look at http://www.shuttvr.com/shop/productdeta ... eam-Gilet/
    I agree with meanredspider
  • maddog 2
    maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    +1 try them on.

    There are loads of gilets and they're all pretty good.... find one that fits the best.

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  • Chris James
    Chris James Posts: 1,040
    designman wrote:
    breathable and waterproof.

    I'm of the school of thought that says you need to pick one or the other.

    Windproof and warm when wet is my choice.

    It seems particularly pointless having a waterprof gilet, as your arms will get wet anway.

    Windproof is fine.
  • ride_whenever
    ride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    I'd say the opposite, having a breathable gilet is pointless as they've got great big arm holes and your arms do the cooling.
  • phy2sll2
    phy2sll2 Posts: 680
    Just ordered the Altura Ergofit Gilet. Will let you know how it performs when it gets here.
  • prawny
    prawny Posts: 5,439
    I've got the cheapest Altura one, it's great but a bit flappy even in a small. And I'm not particularly skinny. When funds allow (looking like a year or two at this rate, I'll probably get an ergofit one.

    I'm sure yours will be great.
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  • Simonhi
    Simonhi Posts: 229
    My Raphas one is a sweet figure hugging thing that has a windproof front, all day comfy.
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Most gilets aren't designed for UK autumn conditions as they lack pockets and have a mesh back which doesn't offer much protection from rear wheel spray. Nanoflex armwarmers are surprisingly good at repelling spray too.
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  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,388
    Arm/leg warmers and Gilet's are the most useful bits of clothing I own - the bonus is that one can't really screw them up so get one that fits well and costs the least!
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  • designman
    designman Posts: 405
    Anyone got a "Endura Windchill Gilet"?
    http://www.allterraincycles.co.uk/product/120876.html

    Sounds good to me, Windproof/Waterproof/Breathable body and sleeves. Thermal Roubaix underarm, side and back.
  • ben16v
    ben16v Posts: 296
    designman wrote:
    Anyone got a "Endura Windchill Gilet"?
    http://www.allterraincycles.co.uk/product/120876.html

    Sounds good to me, Windproof/Waterproof/Breathable body and sleeves. Thermal Roubaix underarm, side and back.

    yes, i have and i wore it to work and back today for the first time this year, it is very warm (4degrees and hailing today and i was fine with nike pro vest longsleeve jersey and this) it has massive pockets on the rear inc a zipped waterproof one and a front zip with glasses cleaner, a few reflectives but the best bit is the tail covers your arse right down to the saddle, too warm for 7+ degrees but a good fitting gilet
    i need more bikes
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    The team sky gilets were £20 nice and wind proof and with three pockets in. Nice kit.