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Brevet Insulated Vest

$180.00

Brevet Insulated Gilet is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 297.
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An insulating and extremely lightweight layer for cooler rides.

Brevet Insulated Vest$180.00

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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 Please note that the two-way zip included on this product at launch has been replaced by a standard zip.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 My favourite bit of kit! I have 3 of these... they are warm comfortable and visible. Cant wait for the return of those chilly autumn starts so I can start wearing them again.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have If there is only one thing you should take along, this is it
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chic gilet Very chic and very warm despite light weight. I used this in 10 to 15 degree whether.
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit and style Wonderful fit, no flapping in the wind, yet not too tight. Great looking and love the reflective strips for discrete safety features. Nice and warm on the warmer days and works well as an extra layer in bad weather.
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I've been using this as a second layer in warmer weather - for chilly mornings and mountain descents - as well as in the cold Scandinavian winter. It's warm, breathes well, and almost a bit cozy. It's moreover snug without being restrictive, it has enough room for filled up jersey pockets, and it doesn't flap around when going fast downhill. Simply the best gilet I've ever used.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing performance I wore this recently in freezing cold Audax with heavy rain at times & paired with the wind block Brevet jacket it performed fantastically. Warm without being too hot and once the rain stopped they both dried out quickly and maintained performance. It really is a case of get what you pay for but this really works. I’d be tempted to a size down if ordering again.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is it! If you need to buy one item from Rapha this is it! Easy to cary with you and perfect for those cold wheater conditions. This is without a doubt my favorite Rapha item and I've got more than hundred.
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly light However still very warm and with the discounted sale price i`m very pleased
Date published: 2017-12-14
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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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