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maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
edited June 2009 in Road buying advice
currently its too hot for my normal jackets (Gore Phantoms and Oxygens) but can still get a tad nippy when just running a short sleeve jersey, when it gets late.

so, thinking of a gilet. tried a Campag one on recently which was nice. And Light.

Any recommendations? I'd prefer something light so it can be packed away easily, and soft material would be nice.

Up to £40ish so no Rapha thanks...
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  • markos1963markos1963 Posts: 3,724
    I got one of these recently and so far its been pretty good. It folds up nice and small, easily fitting in a jersey pocket or saddle bag. It cuts out the wind well from the front and the mesh back lets you sweat out ok. It does rustle a bit but I don't mind that at this price.

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  • Steve_b77Steve_b77 Posts: 1,680
    The new Mavic ones are rather nice.

    A bit on the small side when ti comes to sizes and are around £44
  • sovedasoveda Posts: 306
    Endura do a reasonably priced gilet, again it's a bit rustly but fits in a jersey pocket (just) and the mesh back means it isn't too sweat inducing.
  • Coach HCoach H Posts: 1,092
    Not many left at these prices.....there is a reason why!

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  • jswbajswba Posts: 491
    +1 on the Montane. squishes down smaller than a tennis ball and is v useful in a shower!
  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,416
    I've been rocking a ss jersey and arm warmers recently, been too warm for a gilet for a bit.
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  • verlorenverloren Posts: 337
    Another vote for the Montane. I wouldn't use it in the shower though ;)

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  • ColinJColinJ Posts: 2,218
    And another Montane vote - I bought one recently from Chain Reaction at their bargain price of £14.00. Looks like that size (L) has sold out.

    Please note - they are bigger than their nominal sizes - I bought a L and it is a good fit for me but I normally wear XL.
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 9,216
    Featherlites are awesome, I picked one up for £20 in small when they first came on offer.

    Love montane kit, also have the trousers for commuting, and a jacket and a smock.

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  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    cheers all. I've got the Montane Featherlite in a full jacket actually, but I fancied something a bit less 'waterproofy' in the gilet, a bit more 'jersey', if that makes sense. Good price though.

    anyone got a Gore gilet?
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  • Gary DGary D Posts: 431
    maddog 2 wrote:
    cheers all. I've got the Montane Featherlite in a full jacket actually, but I fancied something a bit less 'waterproofy' in the gilet, a bit more 'jersey', if that makes sense. Good price though.

    anyone got a Gore gilet?

    maddog,
    I also have the Adidas Gilet which I bought off Ebay for about £14. It is ideal for cooler mornings just to keep the chill out until you warm up.

    I would guess the reason that the gilets mentioned are "waterproofy" is that they are made of extremely thin nylon which is reasonably windproof - but can be packed very small.
    If they were more "jersey" like, the material would have to be that much thicker to make it windproof - and therefore it wouldn't pack up so small?

    Gary.
    Oh and I feel like I've been raped by an Orangutan :shock: And I've got legs like Girders :lol:
  • eheh Posts: 4,854
    I've got an Addidas one which packs down really small, but does rustle which is annoying as I wear a gilet almost all year round. I also have a nicer old TAL (club colours) which is better (zip excepted) and weren't TAL, Enduras brand for club kit? So maybe look at Endura.

    The Gore ones I've seen are quite thick and don't look like they will be that small packed down. Also heat wise they are probably more suited to spring/autum/winter than summer nights.
  • pabloweaverpabloweaver Posts: 444
    any views on the Nike Windfront before I shell out , I tend to fall between sizes as I have a 38 chest - Small is 36-38 medium is 38-40 .

    are these cut to take into consideration the cycling jersey as well ?

    I dont want it flapping around like a sail or cutting the blood supply off to my arms and head ! :)
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    I was just about to mention Nike! They look like they'll do the business.

    The problem is I always like to try stuff on. When I was buying my gilet I actually went into the shop during a ride when I had all my jersey pockets full and tried it.
  • pabloweaverpabloweaver Posts: 444
    NapoleonD wrote:
    I was just about to mention Nike! They look like they'll do the business.

    The problem is I always like to try stuff on. When I was buying my gilet I actually went into the shop during a ride when I had all my jersey pockets full and tried it.

    there be my problem.. buying on line means taking a good guess ...I hate having to send stuff back and wait for returns ... ( takes the fun out of it :lol: ) so I dont know if I should go small or med...mmmm
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    If you are normally a small I'd go for that, gilets are usually designed with a bit of rom at the back in mind...
  • ukracerukracer Posts: 421
    Adidas adistar can be picked up cheap on ebay and im very happy with mine
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