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Classic Gilet II

£45.00 was £100.00

Classic Gilet II is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 9.
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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 Gilet II£45.00

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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."
- 10/10, Cycling Weekly, 24th April 2017


  • 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 Practical Highly practical for those long endurance rides with the extra pockets, light and packs away when not required
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard to feel Very light but it does work well in mild windy days, fits nicely. I have same color Core jersey and hey match just nice. Neck section well made. Size very accurate, 186cm - L is good.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works very well Bought to match the Classic Jersey. Along with the merino arm warmers, your set to take on most cold days the UK can throw at you. You don't overheat when climbing and there is always protection for the fast decent's.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect. Bought in advance of a trip to the Alps. Perfect for cool mornings on the way up, and something a bit warmer on the descents.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best piece of equipment Small, pack-able, warm, blocks wind very well, best piece of cycling equipment I have ever owned.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight item, heavy weight quality I was surprised by how light the item was, but no fear...when the wind comes and you zip it up it's perfect. Keeps the core nice and warm, no wind chill felt through it at all. Packs down very small, easily tucked away when not needed.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent gilet Very thin but does a decent job at windproof. I wore this over a long sleeve brevet and it kept the wind out on descents. Its not a winter cold weather gilet though. Great for around 15°C with a LS jersey. Its very thin, has a high collar and foldable but it does produce flapping noise at speed if it is not fully zipped up. This is due to the light material.
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Front Pocket cosmetic.. lacks draw string This Gilet has some good features, off centre zip and rear pockets. However lacks a drawstring or more elastic just not snug. Front pocket too small only good for a credit card, can not see the point only that it looks that it might be useful. Also flapping in the wind above 18mph rear of the shoulder, which i don't get on a previous HiVis Rapha gilet. However this might be a good thing as i drop into a lower grip which lowers the flapping noise.
Date published: 2017-09-18
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Will fit over a medium classic jersey?

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