Brevet Insulated Jacket


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An extremely lightweight yet insulating jacket that packs down easily and provides breathable protection from the elements.

Brevet Insulated Jacket£150.00

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Lightweight, packable, weather-resistant insulation

Long-distance riders can encounter a full range of weather conditions, so a lightweight layer that is both warm and packable is essential. The Brevet Insulated Jacket provides exceptional warmth, while highly breathable Polartec® Alpha® insulation ensures you won’t overheat during harder efforts. Extensively tested across a range of conditions: from the Transcontinental race across Europe, to the cold summits of Australia’s snowy mountains.

This versatile jacket is made for days when the weather is hard to predict. The fast-drying and hydrophobic properties of Polartec® Alpha® mean the jacket won’t hold water like natural down insulation and with a DWR (durable water repellent) coating you can watch the rain roll off.

Soft, brushed jersey side panels add warmth and allow the jacket to stretch over full pockets, while reflective detailing increases visibility in low light. When not in use the jacket rolls up neatly, secured by an elasticated loop at the neck.

Karen Whittier, product manager for insulation at Polartec, explains the science behind Polartec® Alpha®:

Polartec® Alpha® was engineered as an active insulation to regulate core body temperatures during both dynamic and static activities. This ‘adaptive’ breathability helps to eliminate the need for shedding or adding layers while on the move, making it ideal for cycling.

By keeping moisture vapour moving freely through the fabric, it increases overall air exchange and drastically speeds up dry times, providing thermal regulated comfort. Polartec® Alpha® is also highly compressible, made with a stable core that prevents ‘fibre migration’ to keep a uniform consistency, even after heavy wear and repeated laundering.


  • Quick-drying and hydrophobic Polartec® Alpha® insulation for warmth in all conditions
  • Self-storing (folds into band at neck) for easy packing
  • DWR (durable water repellent) coating ensures that you stay dry in wet weather
  • Wind-resistant fabric gives protection from the elements
  • Dropped rear hem for added protection from road spray
  • Reflective detailing throughout for riding in low light
  • Concealed valuables pocket
  • Lockable zip puller to prevent jacket opening while riding
  • Brushed stretch side panels add warmth and accommodate full jersey pockets



  • 100% nylon
  • 81% polyester
  • 19% elastane
  • 100% polyester


  • Gentle machine wash 30ºC
  • Wash with like colours
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean
  • Use non-bio detergent

Body sizing

Chest: measure underneath the armpits with the tape measure straight around.
Back Length: measure from the bottom of where your collar sits/base of the neck to the bottom of your spine.
Arm length: measure from where the seam would start at shoulder to bottom of the wrist.

    CM IN

    Chest < 84 84-91 91-99 99-107 107-115 115+
    50-56 56-62 62-68 68-74 74-80 80+
    < 60 60-62 62-64 64-66 66-68 68+
    Chest < 33 33-36 36-39 39-42 42-45 45+
    20-22 22-24 24-27 27-29 29-31 31+
    < 24 24-24.5 24.5-25 25-26 26-26.5 26.5+

What is the weight of the fibre? Is it equivalent to polartec 100?

Asked by: Sherrin
Hi, the Polartec Alpha used is 64g/sqm.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-12-07

In the pictures at the top of the page, the model is reaching his had to what looks like a pocket, or maybe an opening to allow him to reach the jersey pockets? Is there anything like that or is he reaching under the jacket to reach his jersey pockets?

Asked by: nkadisha1
Hi, there is a valuables pocket, which you see him using in that photo.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-12-07

Hi. Could you where this under a normal brevet jersey and it still perform re breathability? Ta!

Asked by: crispychip
Hi, this designed to be worn over, rather than under a Brevet Jersey.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-12-06

Are the sleeves insulted with polar tech  material or just the front chest & sleeves just shell with brushed poly?

Asked by: Austin
Hi, the sleeves are also insulated with Polartec Alpha.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-28

As it lacks back pockets, it should be worn above a jersey I supose. Would you therefore recommend to size up?

Asked by: BrunoRCC
Hi, this jacket is designed to worn over a jersey or another jacket. However, you do not need to size up. Please choose your normal size.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-25

Looks like it is built on the brevet insulated gilet, am I correct? If so, can you tell me the sleeves? I notice the front and back material look different

Asked by: Kentwong
Hi, the Brevet Insulated Jacket is based on our Brevet Insulated Gilet. The sleeves are created from two different fabrics to allow weather protection and ventilation.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-11-24

How does it compare to claasic wind jacket? In terms of windproofness? Breathe-ability?

Asked by: Kentwong
Hi, this jacket is slightly different from the Classic Wind Jacket. It is designed to both insulate and provide protection from the wind so the are hard to directly compare. It is still highly breathable and provides nearly complete wind protection like the wind jacket.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-12-06
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