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Classic Gilet II

CAD$185.00 (incl. import duty)

Classic Gilet II is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 98.
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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.

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Lightweight cycling gilet

The Classic Gilet 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.


“The Rapha Classic Gilet II represents a well-thought-out and considered design, with lots of nice little touches. There’s a nice range of colours available too. The price is justified by the quality, versatility and repair service.”
★★★★★ Cycling Weekly »
“Good fit and material make for a top performing gilet. Its stretchy fabric provides a fitted flap-free cut and being Rapha has a race fit. Rapha has used more substantial windproof panels on the front and back which do a good job of keeping the elements out. These panels also feature a hydrophobic coating that sees rain bead off during a shower.” 
★★★★★ Ian Osborne, Bike Radar »


  • 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 Really Nice Gilet This is really a great Gilet, functional easy to fold down and does a great job of keeping the chill off. That said the front chest pocket is to small to really provide any benefit or value in my opinion....although I'm open to feedback as to what you would use it for
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around gilet Great all around gilet for all conditions! A frequently used product!
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic return policy Bought to small, simply rebag, put returns sticker that came with Gillet and within 2 weeks another size up arrives. Thanks Rapha
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stylish and functional gilet! Best gilet ever! Highly visible, stylish and functional. Rapha did it again. Lightweight, wind proof and packs down small enough to fit in a jersey pocket. I purchased the Chartreuse colour - highly visible but not too bright. Rapha style through and through. Recommended!!
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from essential item for any cyclist great update to my favourite ever gilet. functional, fit is superb - it just works!
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Gillet II I am a 195 pund rider and the XL size was a comfortable fit, not too tight and not too loose. The vest folds up easily and will fit comfortably in a jersey pocket. A fine piece of gear for cool days or when there is a bit of wind: it is that extra layer that adds some comfort on a cool day. I like the Napoleon pocket for storing credit cards and driver's license, although I wish it were just an inch bigger in length so I could fit my car key in without it bulging so much, but a small thing in the end.
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Rapha Item I've purchased I love all the Rapha items but so far this is my favorite item I've bought from Rapha ever. I wear a medium and this is not too tight and has room.
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what is supposed to do I bought this to wear when I don't want to flaunt racing kit. Good fit for Large, almost race fit, but not restrictive.
Date published: 2017-12-07
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I wear a large in the core jersey,what size would you recommend for me,40 inch chest

Asked by: David03
Hi, we suggest you purchase this in your usual size and should you need to exchange or refund, we have a 90 days return period for new/unused garments with tags and in saleable condition.
Answered by: Rapha_SR
Date published: 2018-03-12

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
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