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Classic Vest II

$128.00 was $160.00

Classic Gilet II is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 68.
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Designed for milder weather, this updated version of our popular gilet is perfect for cool starts and cooler descents. It’s lighter and packs down smaller than its predecessor, is totally windproof, and is an essential on any all-day ride through changeable weather.

Classic Vest II$128.00

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Lightweight cycling gilet

The Classic Vest II is designed for changeable conditions during milder weather. Completely overhauled it features a new, lighter weight stretch nylon fabric and a more streamlined construction, allowing for greater freedom of movement.

Bonded seams and hems provide further weight saving, and also help to create a clean aesthetic. A low-profile bonded chest pocket with a bonded zip keeps small valuables secure without adding weight or bulk, and stretch mesh panels on the sides and centre back aid ventilation when working hard. It is windproof, water resistant and perfect for cool mornings and brisk descents. The gilet has a full-length, offset zip with a soft fleece chin guard to prevent chafing and a lockdown puller to eliminate rattles. Reflective details on the back and sides offer an element of visibility, and when not in use, the gilet packs down small enough to easily fit into a jersey pocket. The gilet has a long-cut back, and a dropped tail protects from road spray.


  • Packs small enough to easily fit in a jersey pocket
  • Windproof and water resistant to prevent chills
  • Reflective elements and logos for safety
  • Off-set front zip to prevent drafts running through layers
  • Discreet bonded chest pocket for easy access without bulk
  • Zipped valuables pocket


  • 100% nylon


  • Machine wash 30°C
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Cool iron
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for autumn and spring riding I bought this to bridge the gap between summer and winter and winter and summer and having researched what was available I am extremely pleased with my decision. I don't normally feel the cold too much so didn't want anything too thick therefore this fitted the bill superbly. It gives enough protection at the front to keep your core warm but is well vented at the back to prevent overheating. Compresses nicely to fit in a back pocket and also looks very good. Overall 10/10 for product quality, use and size
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does everything a Gillet should It does everything I’d want from a Gillet. I’m 6’2 and 84kg and the medium is snug but fits well. Small pockets are great, packs away neatly and has simple but classic styling.
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not a flapper Love the fit of this very neat. Stops the wind at the front whilst mesh at the back allows you to push on without overheating
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential Without a doubt the most essential piece of kit in the armory. Warm and cool at the same time. Layers well or can be worn over a jersey to take the nip out of early morning air. Simply brilliant!
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job! Great windprotection and easy to stowe away in a jerseypocket, rather tight but good fit! Size L (189cm 86kg).
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic design paired with great quality Bought this as #WinterIsComing and have been very pleased with the gilet so far. With a minimalistic design, the quality is as good as every Rapha product and kept me comfortable chilly rides, wearing only a base layers and a jersey underneath. The fit is a bit more relaxed when compared to the Pro Team Range, so If you normally wear L in Pro Team I would size down to a M in classic, or vice versa.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gilet Find this gilet to be really good. Very comfortable and can be folded in my back pocket jersey
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Great fit and a must have for the morning chill rides.
Date published: 2017-08-24
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Is the rear vertical strip fully reflective ? if not which parts are ?

Asked by: Savio
The central strip is not reflective, but detailing on the rear is for this purpose
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-10-13

can this fold into jersey pocket? or is it too bulky.

Asked by: MichaelMM
This garment can be folded into a Jersey Pocket.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-08-01

Hi,i currently own a small brevet gilet that fits with enough room to wear a long sleeved jersey and nylon shell underneath would I fit a small in the classic ii gilet?

Asked by: Lithiumrx
The Small Classic Gillet II should be a good fit too. This also has a relaxed fit.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-06-14

Would this be warmer than the brevet insulated gilet?

Asked by: Conza
The Classic Gilet is designed for miler weather and the Insulated Gilet would be more appropriate for cooler temperatures due to its in built insulation. However, as we all regulate temperature differently it is hard to advice on the temperature range for individuals and differing exertion levels will also affect its properties.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-04-27

I am a L in the original Classic Gilet. Will I be an L in the version 2?

Asked by: DannyP
Hi, the Classic Gilet II is of a more streamline construction, if your Large Classic Gilet in Large fits with ample room to go over a jersey with stuffed pockets then a Large will be suitable. Should you need to exchange, we have a 90 days return period.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2017-04-27

Hi, are there back pockets on this Gilet? Looks like there are in the picture but wanted to confirm

Asked by: Craig_D
Hi, this Gilet has mesh strip at the back for exertion and 2 pockets, one at either side of the mesh strip.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2017-05-13

Hi I wear a larger brevet jersey what size in this please?

Asked by: Shorn
Hi, please refer to the size guide as far as possible. With the information you have provided, we would suggest you try a Large. Should you need to exchange, we have a 90 days return period.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2017-04-21

I wear an S for my classic jerseys and M for ProTeams. This gilet would be ok for S? 

Asked by: EddyEddEd
The Classic Gilet II is made of a stretchy nylon fabric but also has a more streamlined construction so I suggest trying a Medium unless you like it to fit quite streamline.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2017-04-19
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