Gilet or pakajak

wilsoneight Posts: 99
edited August 2013 in Road general
Just wanted to know the best gilet for 'just in case' situations on a long ride. Considering the pakagilet but I've never seen one!



  • I Normally take both a gilet and waterproof lightweight jacket on long days as the weight is negligible.
  • chaymck
    chaymck Posts: 157
    Check out Montane gilets- maybe what your after?
  • edhornby
    edhornby Posts: 1,780
    I have a waterproof gilet - a very lightweight jobbie that is quite breathable - but I still find myself opening the neck. it does work in all but the most horrendous weather because the core body temperature doesn't drop too much meaning that you still get enough blood flow to the arms hands
    "I get paid to make other people suffer on my wheel, how good is that"
    --Jens Voight
  • Stu1903
    Stu1903 Posts: 53
    I have the Endura PakGilet and love it. It's very lightweight and easily fits into the jersey pocket. ... rod_id=582
  • +1

    Love my pakagillet, it's not waterproof but keeps the wind out so once you're wet through you don't get cold unless you stop. Waterproof tops need to be seriously good to stop you getting wet from the inside out anyway.