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Brevet Insulated Vest

$210.00

Brevet Insulated Gilet is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 289.
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An insulating and extremely lightweight layer for cooler rides.

Brevet Insulated Vest$210.00

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Lightweight, packable and water-resistant insulation

Long-distance riders often encounter a wide range of conditions, so a lightweight layer that is both warm and packable is essential. The Insulated Brevet Vest provides exceptional warmth, while highly breathable Polartec Alpha insulation ensures you won’t overheat during harder efforts.

The vest features reflective detailing for visibility, and a water-shedding DWR (durable water repellent) coating for added protection in rain showers. Thanks to the hydrophobic properties of the Polartec Alpha insulation, the vest wont saturate in the same way that natural down insulation will, and is quick drying. Mesh side panels stretch to fit over full pockets and a zip placket keeps out the wind, and when not in use, the vest rolls into an elasticated loop at the neck to stay tightly stored. Please note that the two-way zip included on this product at launch has been replaced by a standard zip.

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 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.

FEATURES

  • Quick drying and hydrophobic Polartec Alpha insulation
  • Self-storing into band at neck
  • DWR (durable water repellent) coating
  • Wind resistant fabric
  • Dropped rear hem for added protection
  • Reflective detailing throughout
  • Stretch side panels to accommodate full jersey pockets

FABRIC

  • 100% Nylon

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Gentle machine wash at 30°C
  • Wash with like colours
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not 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 Extremely warm and folds into your pocket!!! Superb gilet. Fits well although for a racier version I always size down in Brevet collection. The way this filet folds and packs down is very innovative using the label strap to secure it. Fits perfectly into a middle pocket! Also very resistant in showers and rain. Perfect piece of kit for the arsenal against the elements!!
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very impressed Compared to others i'd tried, this is by far and away the best quality available.
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gilet As always with Rapha, stylish yet very efficient and confortable!
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Go To Love this brevet - I wear it on the days I’m not 100% sure how to layer up. Works great with a long sleeve jersey as just an extra layer of warmth, or with a short sleeve jersey when your afraid you may not have enough on.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice lightweight, insulated gilet This is a very nice, lightly insulated gilet that will take the chill off a cool/cold ride. Works great over a long sleeved jersey. (This does not keep you warm like your casual puffy jacket). Fit and construction is excellent. No unexpected surprises with this item. It does what it's expected to do.
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Great option to have. Warm and light. Easy to place in rear pocket
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super! It s really useful in cold climate. I like the vest a lot.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Gillet This is magic - very lightweight with a triple layered construct. I put this on over a t-shirt at home when it arrived and immediately felt the insulated warmth. Wore this yesterday on a 2 degree windy UK November morning ride over my Rapha wind blocker Brevet jersey and a base layer, perfect heat containment and breathability. Got it in pink - it's BRIGHT! Love it
Date published: 2017-11-27
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I have a 39 inch chest / 75kg weight - M or L?

Asked by: CKone
Based on these dimensions you should fit a Large size.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-11-21

Would the insulated gilet be suitable under a hard shell  jacket in cold northern climates?

Asked by: Edhed
You would wear the Gilet under a jacket for added protection from the elements.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-10-31

I have a 42 inch chest/weight 89kg - large or extra large?

Asked by: chris69
We would recommend the Extra Large based primarily on your chest size
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-08-15

does it have pockets?

Asked by: Juanelojuanelo
This product does not have pockets
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-07-21

The medium in the pro range is perfect for me, I have small for the city range and borderline small-medium for the classic range. Which size do you recommend for this gilet?

Asked by: Txema
The Medium fit should be a good fit. This Garment has a more relaxed fitting then the Pro Team Range and is more in line wit the Classic Range.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-04-05

Hi, I'm looking for a gilet to accompany a lightweight jersey when cycling early morning in spring when temps are about 10-15 degrees- would you suggest insulated or standard gilet? 

Asked by: Nick101
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. For cooler temperatures we would certainly recommend the insulated Gilet as it does provide extra protection from the outside elements.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-03-31

Hi, the black gilet with the grey stripes, are those stripes reflective? 

Asked by: Karlr
The stripes are reflective.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-03-29

If worn in heavy rain, will the insulation still provide warmth?

Asked by: Bugs
Hi, this gilet is not intended for use as an outer layer in heavy rain. It is water-resistant and Polartec Alpha is one of the quickest drying insulation materials available.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2017-03-06
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